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Orphan Car Show Celebrates Station Wagon, Ypsilanti's Automotive Heritgate

Sep 19, 2014

Ypsilanti celebrates its rich automotive history this weekend with the Orphan Car Show.

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Bill Nickels is Secretary of the Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum.  He says the last few years haven't been easy for classic car restorers, with the recession hitting hard.

"Classic car stuff is based upon extra income people have to spend," Nickles says, "and there was a definite downturn as the economy downturned and prices dropped on classic cars.  Since then the prices have been coming right back up."

In the spotlight for this year's Orphan Car Show:  that  good old family workhorse - the station wagon. 

This weekend also marks the public grand opening of the National Hudson Museum. 

The Orphan Car Show happens Sunday at Riverside Park in Depot Town.