Austin Autorama


Last weekend I accompanied Bill and a car-savvy friend to Austin AutoRama over at the Palmer Events Center. The event was comfortably crowded, and it was nice to see so many father-son attendees. I enjoyed walking around the displays and learning which vehicles were rare, how they all got into the building (most were pushed, not driven), and that the shiny olive finish that I admired was, indeed, unusual.


Autorama was a judged event with “$10,000 in Ca$h Awards!” for categories such as  Paint, Interior, Rod, Engine Traditional, Modern Muscle, and Restored. Now that I am quite the car expert, I would like to offer my suggestions for additional award categories…


Best Mini-Me Display Using Red Lighting In A Trunk


Most Mirrors Used to Show Off An Undercarriage


Coolest Golf Cart Customized To Look Like A ’57 Chevy That Was Not Originally A ’57 Chevy Turned Into A Golf Cart


Scariest Driver Of A Jeep That Includes A Mini-Me Display


Most Famous Celebrity Car That I Didn’t Realize Was From a Pixar Movie

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