It has been six decades since the Motor City’s first Autorama.Sixty years! 1952 gave us a handful of things to feel good about: Ernest Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea,” Gene Kelly’s “Singin’ in the Rain,” and Mr. T.

Cliché be damned: We pity the fool who doesn’t make an effort to attend the 60th annual Detroit Autorama. If you’re within breathing distance of Motown, stop by the Cobo Center February 24-26 and bask in the awesome of the event touted as America’s Greatest Hot Rod Show.

Strong choices abound. Autorama features America’s finest collection of show cars—everything from 1940s- and 50s-era restomods and classic muscle cars to some bad-mother rock crawlers and rat rods.

Whether you call Detroit home or are just in town for a visit, you’re in the automotive motherland. Visit the Autorama and feast your eyes on a huge collection of head-turning show cars—one of which will take home the prestigious Ridler Award, given to the car judged best in show of the vehicles being shown for the first time.

Scope out Kid Rock’s car collection, high-five Billy the Exterminator, and compare spray tans with a cast member from MTV’s “Jersey Shore.”

Make sure you stop by one of Summit Racing’s booths to grab an exclusive show coupon that will save you 10 percent on your next Summit Racing purchase—no matter how large or small—and get an autograph from Summit Racing’s own NHRA Pro Stock champion Jason Line, Funny Car drivers Tim and Dan Wilkerson, and Bigfoot monster truck driver Dan Runte.

So if you’re in the neighborhood and share our enthusiasm for having your face rocked off, we strongly suggest making time for this weekend’s Autorama.

If you’re someone who makes good decisions, we’ll see you there!