It's another year and the Painless Performance and Street Rodder Top 100 program is in full swing at the 62nd Annual Meguiar's Autorama in Detroit, Michigan. It's another great day and the action is most definitely heating up as the Top 100 hot are selected for this year's Motor City Autorama.
Leading off this year's Top 100 selection is the '56 Chevy Bel Air belonging to Cornell Haskins of District Heights, Maryland. The two-tone light and dark brown is set off nicely by the Billet Specialties wheels.
Next Top 100 selection is the '48 Chevy pickup belonging to Tom and Pat Holmes of Omaha, Nebraska and built at the shop of Top End Engineering in Lincoln. The light green 3100 series pickup is accented by the polished five-spoke wheels, shaved hood and door handles, and light tan interior.
Another Top 100 is the '30 Model A coupe belonging to Tony Lombardi of Niles, Ohio. The Olds V-8 sports blower and four Stromberg's. It sits nicely on '32 Ford framerails. Side steer, steelies and tall and skinny's continue the traditional look.
The '23 Ford belonging to Bill Meekins of White Hall, Maryland is another Painless Performance Top 100 recipient for his Flathead powered T-bucket sprayed in black and sporting Ford wires and dirt track tires.
The '39 Ford belonging to Mike and Toni Mondrella sits oh-so perfect and deserves its Painless Performance Top 100 award. Sprayed in brilliant red and outfitted with wide whites, chromed steelies and spider caps the coupe gives a period correct look.
Another Top 100 is the '67 Buick Riviera Sport coupe belonging to Gil Morgan of Dearborn, Michigan. Painted in deep blues and black and sitting on chromed five-spokes the Riv is an excellent example of an entrant in the Conservative Hardtop class.
More Top 100 hardware goes to the '51 Ford Tudor sedan of Brad and Jason Pecka of Ardoch, North Dakota. The brothers built the car in their home garage including the black paint. The Mild Hardtop class competitor looks good on its Billet Specialties wheels.
Should radical customs be your style then the '39 Chevy belonging to Harley Tucker of Elizabeth Town, Kentucky is in your wheel house. Another Painless Performance Top 100 selection this chopped top coupe sits on wide whites and steelies with spider caps.
The quintessential hot rod is the '32 Ford in any build; and this Deuce three-window highboy coupe belonging to Cliff and Gwynna Waller of Lindale, Texas has all the earmarks of an award winning Street Rodder Top 100. Light green paint set off with the yellow wires gives good contract and plenty of eye appeal.
Another custom that received a Top 100 award is the radical '49 Chevy fastback custom belonging to Paul White of Portland, Maine. Plenty of bodywork including top chop, shaved hood and door handles, and frenched headlights set this custom off.
Well, there you have it the kickoff event for the Painless Performance and Street Rodder Top 100 program at this year's 62nd Annual Meguiar's Autorama in Motor City.