An orphan car is one whose manufacturer no longer exists, and the Orphan Car Show is where hundreds of these cars strut their stuff the first weekend in June. The show is hosted by the Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum, funded by the Walter P. Chrysler Museum, and held in Ypsi's Riverside Park.
14th Annual Ypsilanti Orphan Car Show, Sunday, June 6, 2010
13th Annual Ypsilanti Orphan Car Show Sunday, June 7, 2009
12th Annual 2008 Ypsilanti ORPHAN CAR SHOW Sunday, June 1, 2008
In the press
- 2009 Orphan Car Show: MT Tech Editor brings out his 1967 Sunbeam Alpine, Autoblog, June 2009
- Photos from Orphan Car Show in Ypsilanti, Subdriven / The Car Lounge, 2009
I go to several good car shows every year and this is one of the very best. It is open to any make of car no longer in production (thus the orphan name), although they bend the rules a little bit for something really unusual. The quality and variety of the cars are unbelievable.