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Kustoms are king at the Automotive Hall of Fame August 18th

The Automotive Hall of Fame will feature the unique genre of car customization labeled 'Kustoms' in a display to celebrate classic vehicle design on August 18th.
1957 Imperial Speedster

1957 Imperial Speedster

DEARBORN, MICH. – The Automotive Hall of Fame (AHF) is bringing Kustoms to the AHF on Wednesday, Aug. 18 from 1-4 pm. Kustoms are factory cars with paint and body modifications made by owners that provide a personal statement about their style. This event will celebrate those who design, create and promote this unique form of custom car culture.

The event, in partnership with Hagerty Insurance, include:

Kustom car display, featuring:

  • 1947 Crystal Cadillac: Featured in nine global magazines
  • 1956 Cadillac Fire Maker: A Fire breathing “caddy”
  • 1957 Imperial Speedster: Featured Autorama car
  • And many more…

Panel discussion of Kustom Cars: Past and Future (2:30 pm). Panelists include:

  • Bob Laravee Sr, creator of Autorama shows since 1953
  • Larry Erickson: designer of Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top’s Cadzilla and Author of Hot Rod Dreams
  • Kevin Anderson: customs historian and creator of the 1947 Crystal Cadillac show car
  • Murray Pfaff: creator of the 1956 Cadillac Fire Maker and 1957 Imperial
  • Speedster and more


  • Wed, Aug.18, 1-4 pm
  • The Automotive Hall of Fame  - 21400 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, MI 48124

  • Admission: $15 for adults, $13 for students/seniors, $10 for children (ages 6 –12), free for ages 0 – 5. Tickets are available at
Automotive Hall of Fame

The Automotive Hall of Fame
21400 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, MI 48124
(313) 240.4000

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