Pinstripers' Jamboree
It started two years ago as a chance for 'stripers from around the country to get together, show off their talents, and raise some money for a good cause. It has grown into a movement. We're talking about the Pinstripers' Jamboree. In 2004, the event drew about 15 artists to the Autorama. Last year, 90 participated. This year, 150 'stripers, sign painters, tattoo artists, and sculptors showed up. Some came with panels and canvases already completed. Hundreds more sheetmetal panels were transformed into art right before the eyes of spectators, who had the chance to bid on their favorite pieces.

All the money raised went to the Rainbow Connection, a Michigan charitable organization that grants wishes for children throughout the state of Michigan who have life-threatening and terminal illnesses.

In addition to the artists who contributed time and talent, the following companies provided support to the Pinstripers' Jamboree: Mack Brush, 1 Shot Sign Paint, Stamp H Factory, Rhino Paint, EC Mich Illinois, Sign Craft magazine, Crain Communications, Painters Supply, General Motors R* Works, TJ Ronan Sign Paint, House of Kolor, Graphic Things by Hancox, Trumm Photo & Imaging, Signs of the Times, X-Caliber, Auto Graphics, Auto Art magazine, Championship Auto Shows, Street Rodder magazine, and Custom Rodder magazine.

Ed Roth Lives
Rod & Custom was proud to present the "Builder of the Year" display. This year's honoree was Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, represented by an impressive collection of 16 of his coolest rods and bikes, some crazy artwork, and a smattering of tribute cars. It was the largest single showing of Roth's customs, and the last time some of these cars will be displayed outside of a museum.