An orphan car is one whose manufacturer no longer exists, and the Orphan Car Show is where hundreds of these cars strut their stuff the first weekend in June. The show is hosted by the Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum, funded by the Walter P. Chrysler Museum, and held in Ypsi's Riverside Park.

14th Annual Ypsilanti Orphan Car Show, Sunday, June 6, 2010

13th Annual Ypsilanti Orphan Car Show Sunday, June 7, 2009

12th Annual 2008 Ypsilanti ORPHAN CAR SHOW Sunday, June 1, 2008

In the press

I go to several good car shows every year and this is one of the very best. It is open to any make of car no longer in production (thus the orphan name), although they bend the rules a little bit for something really unusual. The quality and variety of the cars are unbelievable.