DETROIT, MI — If you’re a hot rodder or high performance automobile enthusiast, there’s no better place to be for the last weekend of February than Detroit, MI. That’s because the Autorama-World of Wheels-Cavalcade of Customs indoor show series makes its annual stop in the Motor City. And the Detroit Autorama is always one of the marquee events on the series schedule.

The Ridler Award (and the naming of the Great 8 finalists for the coveted award) is one of the traditions that makes the Detroit Autorama arguably the most anticipated show of the year. We got a first-hand look at this year’s finalists and the list is a good one.

The Ridler Award will be announced Sunday, but here’s a quick glance at this year’s Great 8:

George Conrad’s 1978 King Cobra

Jim McDaniel’s 1958 Chevrolet Pickup

Luigi Deriggi’s 1950 Mercury 2-Door

Rejean Desjardins’ 1965 Ford Mustang

Shawn Nichoalds’ 1967 Chevy Nova

Tim Hampel’s 1953 Chevrolet 3100

David and Kenny Snodgrass’ 1955 Chevy Convertible

Kathy Cargill’s 1969 Dodge Superbee

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