There is a word in the English language that Dallas car people recognize, it’s the Autorama. Put Dallas in front of Autorama and you have a premier kicker of an indoor event. Hundreds of the best and most beautiful cars from all over North Texas and beyond poured into the Market Hall to compete for show awards and bragging rites. During the show, no mater where I went people’s faces told the story of true amazement at the quality of cars entered in the show.
During the Sunday portion of the event the weather started out with a raucous thunder storm but that did not keep car fans from getting their money’s worth with hundreds of quality customs, muscle cars, hot rods, motorcycles, lawnmowers and at least one boat. When not looking at custom transportation and dragsters, car fans had a great selection of vendor’s booths that showed the latest tools and parts for you car. In the non car line, the show had something for young and old alike. You could play Guitar hero, buy die cast or race radio controlled cars. As always, Tri-five Chevys seem to be a hot item at the show.
The Dallas Area Classic Chevy Club made a display of 8 cars. The club display showed a sampling of all three years of Tri-five Chevy’s including a Corvette, Handy Man’s Panel wagon and a full race 55. My personal favorite was (I believe these are the correct color names) a Matador Red, 4 door, 57 Chevy Belair with an India Ivory hard top. I grew up in a very similar salmon and ivory model. The clubs members we not limited to the club display. I saw at least 3 club members’ cars in solo displays.