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February 22, 2022

Black and White Photos of the New York Auto Show in 1965

The New York International Auto Show is an annual auto show that is held in Manhattan in late March or early April. It is held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. It usually opens on or just before Easter weekend and closes on the first Sunday after Easter.

The show has been held annually since 1900. It was the first automotive exhibition in North America. The show was held at the New York Coliseum from 1956 to 1987 when the show moved to the Javits Center.

Before the show opens every year, several auto companies debut new production and concept vehicles for the press. In addition, the Greater New York Auto Dealers Association (GNYADA) and the International Motor Press Association (IMPA) host corporate meetings and events.

In addition to individual programs during the show, there are automobile related conferences, forums, symposiums, and other gatherings. The ten day event contribution to economy of the City and State is estimated to be in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

These black and white photos were taken by Michael Dolan that show the New York Auto Show in 1965. “This show was at the 59th. St. Coliseum in New York City, now demolished. This was a user friendly exhibition space. A pleasure to go to either, a boat show , a flower show or a car show. The upper mezzanine circled the exhibition floor and besides a great view, housed all the smaller vendors.”


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