'Little Deuce Coupe' & other unique vehicles this weekend at EyesOn Design

By Mike McManaman, Cruise the D editor, MMcManaman@wdiv.com
Published On: Jun 12 2013 07:37:49 PM EDT
Updated On: Jun 20 2013 02:20:23 PM EDT

photography by: Vahan Nazarian © 2013

GROSSE POINTE SHORES, MI -

In 1963, the Beach Boys released a song called "Little Deuce Coupe". The album cover featured a modified 1932 Ford Model B built & owned by Detroiter Clarence Catallo and customized largely by the famed Alexander Brothers shop in Detroit. This hot rod will be on display this Father’s Day at the EyesOn Design Automotive Design Exhibition located at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores.

The "Little Deuce Coupe", a heavily modified 1965 Dodge A100 truck known as the "Deora", Chris-Craft boats, pedal cars, and plenty of other rare & classic vehicles will be on display Sunday.

The Deora, another Alexander Brothers creation, was created for the 1967 Detroit Autorama car show. This golden futuristic looking truck used the back hatch of Ford station wagon as a windshield/entry into the vehicle.

You’ve probably never seen it on the road, but you might have seen it in toy box! It was actually included in the original release of Mattel’s die cast toy cars known as Hot Wheels.

The theme of this year’s show is “Revolution over Evolution” so you can expect to see automotive designs that emphasize change.

The show is from 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. and tickets are $20. Active duty military with ID get in free. Children 12 & under get in free as well. Tickets will be available at the door or by calling (313)-824-4710.

If you’re going, how about you share some pictures of these classics with the rest of us? Use the hashtag #CruiseTheD & follow us on Twitter @CruiseTheD for all your latest car cruising and classic car news.

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