(Photos by Mike Brooks) – Those who follow me here at Bangshift know that after hitting up several cities, my indoor car show coverage wraps up here at home with the Buffalo Motorama. This years installment did not disappoint! The show continues to grow each year and for 2018 the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center was bursting at the seams! (If you’re reading this Mayor Brown, it’s time to consider building a new venue, we’re gonna need a bigger boat.) The show’s main floor featured some of the countries best show cars along with several local builds. Attendees got to check out cars from big time builders as well as SEMA cars and vehicles one would normally have to travel hundreds of miles to see in person.
From survivor and restored musclecars, drag and circle track prepped racecars, boats, trucks, modern exotics, to “white glove” show cars, this show brought it all! Even more cars and motorcycles were on display downstairs in the main ballroom. Adjacent to that was the show within the show known as the “Open wheel and Hot Rod” room. This room is packed with old school traditional rods, customs, gassers, pinstripers, and vintage racecars. One of the highlights was the 1964 Buffalo Autorama best of show winning “Starlite coupe”. The car has pretty much been tucked away untouched and unseen since.
The car is a big part of local hot rodding history and it was awesome to see it back on display. I was there from open to close on the final day of the show and had a riot blasting pics from the floor as well as the rafters high above. I was also able to catch some of the “extracurricular” activities outside the venue as cars spilled out into the streets after the show closed. You’ll see these and all the other photos rolled out in the days to come. Check ’em out!