2023 Orphan Car Show in Ypsilanti Photo Gallery

Jackson Wheeler
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Car companies and brands may come and go, but the products—if engineered and built well—could live on for decades. And what better way to honor the many parent-less vehicles than with a car show in a town near Detroit with a rich automotive (and wartime armaments) history: Ypsilanti.

This unique college and blue-collar town has been hosting the Orphan Car Show for 25 years (now in a lovely riverside park), with astute judges who tell the stories and background of all the exhibited vehicles that glide past the review stand.

For 2023, there were lots of brands represented this past weekend (as you’ll see below in the gallery), but this year’s show focused on the “Orphans of General Motors.” That means Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Saab, Saturn, Geo, Oakland, and—from long, long ago—Durant and Dort. We’ll go mostly in chronological order—and wonder which brands today are destined for orphan status.

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Jackson Wheeler is a skilled editor at Speedofdaily.com, specializing in automotive content. With a background in Journalism and Automotive Engineering, he combines his passion for cars with his writing expertise to deliver captivating articles. Jackson's deep knowledge of automotive technology and his racing experience make him a valuable asset to the team, providing readers with informative and engaging content.
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