Fresno Autorama is officially closed for good

Fresno Autorama is officially closed for good, Blackie Gejeian made it officiall after more than 50 years he said there will bo no more, the 2010 show was the last.

Blackie is closing the show for good because of ongoing health problems. Blackie is 85 years old
 I had asked him why didn’t he let someone take over the stressfull part and he said when he cant run it he would end it and that running it was the part he enjoyed

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Comment by Jimmy Pitta on March 17, 2012 at 12:10pm

Thanks for the note Fredric, the cancellation of the Fresno Autorama is a loss to both custom car owners and fans. Blackie has been doing this longer than many of us have been alive, he started the Autorama in 1958, shoehorning 70 cars into the Fresno Armory. He moved the show to the Fresno fairgrounds two years later so he could show more cars. The Autorama always drew thousands of spectators because of Blackies determination to bring the best to his show. About 20,000 car lovers attended the show each year.

Here are a couple of videos of the show and Blackie.

Blackie's Fresno Autorama Music Video

http://youtu.be/1e0OA_ziQK0

 

Hot Rod Legend Blackie Gejeian & The Fresno Autorama: SEMA 2007

http://youtu.be/gZvGY772Wkg

 

We at Autofests wish Blackie the best and thank him for all he has done for the industry, he is truly a legend.

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