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Hot Rods Shine During AutoRama At Cobo Center

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Steve Huck's tiny engine ... not much wider than a WWJ 950 microphone. (WWJ/Kathryn Larson)

Steve Huck’s tiny engine … not much wider than a WWJ 950 microphone. (WWJ/Kathryn Larson)

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DETROIT (WWJ) – It’s all about cars and characters at this year’s AutoRama. And one of the main attractions at Cobo Center this weekend is a tiny engine made by electrician, Steve Huck. He says showing it off is a dream come true.

“I think it’s a great thing, I’ve been coming to this show probably for 30 years – since I was in eighth grade,” said Huck.

This year, he has a booth he’s sharing with his two baby engines the V-4, known as “lil pee-wee, and “lil demon”, the roaring V8. HE says it took him four years to create the beauties.

“It’s all one-hundred percent made, I built every single piece. There is nothing there that you can buy except the screws, maybe the ball barings, the springs but everything else I had to make,” he said.

Hot rods of all shapes and sizes were drawing the crowds, including Dexter’s Ken Staples. He’s says his favorite parts staring at those high shine paint jobs…

“I appreciate the paint because I know that is the finished product and that’s what everyone sees,” said Staples.”If you don’t do that right … all the other work can go downhill after that.”

Hundreds of hot rods are on display at Cobo Center through Sunday.

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