The Chrysler Employee Car Show Was Ballin'tastic

Detroit in the summer is carshowtopia. You've got the Concours d'Elegance in Plymouth, Back to the Bricks in Flint, Motor Muster in Dearborn, the Woodward Dream Cruise (the granddaddy of them all) stretching from Pontiac to Ferndale, and many more. So, among such studly competition, how awesome can a measly Chrysler Employee Motorsports Association car show possible be? The answer: surprisingly awesome.

Let me begin by saying: There was an all-original Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder. Actually. In real life.

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Now, I could just say "nuff said" and drop the mic. But I won't, because there were 453 gorgeous machines on display outside of the Chrysler Museum in Auburn Hills, and it'd be a darned shame if I didn't show more. Take this sweet Power Wagon, for example.

And check out the wing on this awesome BMW 2002 race car:

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It probably goes without saying that there were a bunch o' Vipers.

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And then, of course, there were hoards of LXs. And fields filled with other Mopar goodness. And some pretty nice showings from the General and the Blue Oval.

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BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE! One of the most impressive things about the show was the Chrysler Museum, which has been closed to the public since the beginning of 2013. The Chrysler Employee Motorsports Association car show is one of very few times that your average Billybob can walk right in and see the Chrysler collection.

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And, probably my favorite part of the show: LOOK WHO WAS STANDING IN FRONT OF ME IN THE FOOD TRUCK LINE! Don't mind me. Just hangin' out at a sweet car show with Ralph Gilles. No big deal.

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If you'd like to see more pictures of the show, check out CEMA's Facebook album.

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