2013 Custom Car + Motorcycle Show

2013 Highlights

100 of the best Customs, Hot Rods, Muscle Cars and Custom Motorcycles were on display again this year at the Orion Custom Car + Motorcycle Show. Orion ticketholders were be able to check out incredible machines from across the world, including James Hetfield’s West Coast Chopper, 1936 Ford Custom “Iron Fist” and a 1953 Buick Skylark “Skyscraper”, as well as Rob’s 1964 Buick Riviera.

On Sunday, awards were given for Best in Show in each category: Customs, Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, and Custom Motorcycles. Plus, festival-goers were also able to cast their votes for the Fan Favorite. See below for who won in each category…


2013 Award Winners

JAMES “PAPA HET” HETFIELD AWARD

Jane & Scott Belish, Hillside, IL
1932 Plymouth Coupe

JAMES “PAPA HET” HETFIELD MOTORCYCLE AWARD

Ian Miller-Owner / Chuck Palumbo-Builder, El Cajon, CA
Custom “Imax”

RICK DORE AWARD

Keith Dupuie, Detroit, MI
1970 Buick Riviera

FAN PICK AWARD

Sean MacVicar, Weeki Wachee, FL
1951 Plymouth

MASTER CUSTOM AWARD (1949-1961)

Justin Hill, Australia
1960 Dodge Phoenix

MASTER HOT ROD AWARD (PRE 1935)

Cory & Ashley Taulbert, Clarkston, MI
1932 Ford Roadster

MASTER MOTORCYCLE AWARD

George Stinsman, Mastic, NY
Model 65 Chopper

MASTER MUSCLE CAR AWARD (1961-1965)

Tom Camplin, Westland, MI
1963 Dodge Polara

MASTER MUSCLE CAR AWARD (1965-1972)

Tony & Michelle Pranger, Fort Wayne, IN
1970 Chevelle

MASTER MUSCLE CAR AWARD (PRE 1972)

Ken Ross, Wixom, MI
1967 SS Chevy Camaro SS


2013 Globe of Death

Globe of Death Globe of Death

The Nerveless Nocks brought danger and excitement to Belle Isle in 2013! The Globe of Death is a daring and exhilarating motorcycle stunt act, where fear is not an option. Orion fans watched this world-famous thrill-show family race their motorcycles within the confines of a 18-foot-tall steel ball cage three times a day each day of the festival.

Michelangelo and Carolina Nock along with their son Cyrus wowed audiences with their skill and bravery racing around in circles and upside down, narrowly missing one another.



2013 Motorbreath Alley Art Show

This year, we decked out The Motorbreath Alley Gallery with YOUR best custom car art!