ATLANTA, GA—The Atlanta Motorama is the everyman’s car show.

It’s packed with hot rods and trucks that were driven to the show from all over. In most cases, these cars were built or restored in driveways and home garages over a lengthy period of time. They’re often owned by budget-minded gearheads who tinkered and wrenched on them on the weekends. And we’ll always have an affinity for this crowd—our core customers and friends.

However, you do have to appreciate the craftsmanship of some of our industry’s professional fabricators and builders. That’s why the Atlanta Motorama has a special spot for these high-dollar vehicles: the Show Car Garage. This year’s Show Car Garage featured several nationally-acclaimed cars and trucks, including five Ridler Award finalists from the Detroit Autorama.

Here are the 10 that really caught our eyes:

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Chris and Greg Allen’s 1967 Camaro, “Nickleback.”

LS1-powered 1967 Pontiac GTO

Danielle Lutz’s 1934 Custom Pickup

1959 Lincoln Continental

Richard and Pat Jones’ 1969 Charger R/T

Gary Corkell’s 1941 Ford Pickup

1956 Chevy with 454 and Hilborn injection

Eddie McMillan’s 1971 Plymouth ‘Cuda

David Walsh’s 1960 “Boss 429” Starliner

K. Reid Hotaling’s 1940 Ford Opera Coupe

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Author: David Fuller

David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.