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Motoramas were auto shows staged by General Motors from 1949 to 1961. The Motorama or Autorama was aptly described by New Zealand automotive writer, Maurice Hendry, as "those gaudy carnivals of girls, glitter and gladiolas". These automobile extravaganzas, staged by General Motors, mainly in the fifties were designed to whet public appetite and boost automobile sales with arrogant displays of fancy prototypes, concept vehicles and other special or mood cars. They were held only eight times in the period from 1949 to 1961, as follows: in 1949, at New York and Boston (591,971 visitors), in 1950 at New York alone (320,583 visitors), in 1953 at New York, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Kansas City (1,405,143 visitors), in 1954 at New York, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago (1,926,864 visitors), in 1955 at New York, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston (2,237,055 visitors), in 1956 at New York, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston (2,348,241 visitors), in 1959 at New York and Boston (606,494 visitors) and, finlly, in 1961 at New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco (1,026,928 visitors). General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM), also known as GM, is a United States-based automobile maker with worldwide operations and brands including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, Hummer, Opel, Pontiac, Saturn, Saab and Vauxhall. ... 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Chicago (officially named the City of Chicago) is the third largest city in the United States (after New York City and Los Angeles), with an official population of 2,896,016, as of the 2000 census. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Official language(s) English Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ... This article is about the city in Florida. ... This article is about the largest city in California. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Boston is a town and small port c. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Official language(s) English Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ... This article is about the city in Florida. ... This article is about the largest city in California. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Boston is a town and small port c. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Official language(s) English Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ... Boston is a town and small port c. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Official language(s) English Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ... This article is about the largest city in California. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ...


These shows grew out of Alfred P. Sloan's yearly industrial luncheons at New York's Waldorf Astoria, of which the first dates back to 1931. They were almost invariably held in conjunction with the New York Auto Show that for many years was held traditionally in the first week of January. After WW2, the first Motorama was staged again at the Waldorf Astoria, in January 1949. It was called the "Transportation Unlimited" Autorama. Between the New York venue and the Boston extension, nearly 600,000 people saw the show. Seven "special" Cadillacs were exhibited including, inter alia, a Series 61 coupe and a Series 62 sedan that were standard except for a special paint finish; also shown were the Caribbean, the Embassy and the Fleetwood Coupe de Ville, all built on the Series Sixty Special chassis. Cover of Time Magazine (December 27, 1926) Alfred Pritchard Sloan, Jr. ... Official language(s) English Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ... This article is about the hotel. ... The New York International Auto Show is an annual auto show held in the last week of March. ... This article is about the hotel. ... Official language(s) English Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ... Boston is a town and small port c. ... The Caribbean, (Spanish: Caribe; French: Caraïbe or more commonly Antilles; Dutch: Cariben or Caraïben, or more commonly Antillen) or the West Indies, is a group of islands and countries which are in or border the Caribbean Sea which lies on the Caribbean Plate. ... A diplomatic mission is a group of people from one nation state present in another nation state to represent the sending state in the receiving State. ...


During the 1950 edition, more than 320,000 visitors were able to admire the Cadillac Debutante, a special convertible trimmed in leopard skins. Cadillac is a brand of luxury automobile, part of the General Motors corporation, produced and mostly sold in the United States; outside of North America, they have been less successful. ... A debutante (French word for female beginner) is a young lady from a representative family who has reached the age of 18, and as a new adult, is introduced to society at a formal presentation known as her debut or coming out. ...


There was no Autorama or Motorama in 1952; that year Cadillac celebrated its Golden Anniversary [50 years of production]. Two show cars were on display at various venues around the country: the Townsman, a custom Series Sixty Special sedan and the Eldorado special convertible; the latter went into limited production the following year. Cadillac is a brand of luxury automobile, part of the General Motors corporation, produced and mostly sold in the United States; outside of North America, they have been less successful. ... Eldorado is the name of several places, another spelling is El Dorado. ...


The show became known as the Motorama when it began to travel around the country in 1953. That year more than 1.4 million visitors saw it. There was a revue, with orchestra, singers, dancers. Exhibited at this venue were the Buick Wildcat, Pontiac La Parisienne, Oldsmobile Starfire, Chevrolet Corvette, Cadillac Orleans and Le Mans. Buick is a brand of automobile built in the United States, Canada, and China by General Motors Corporation. ... The term wildcat or wild cat may refer to several concepts: Wild Cat is a species of cat. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards and conform with our NPOV policy, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The final Oldsmobile Logo used from the 1990s until the final Olds rolled off the line. ... Starfire can refer to a number of things: The F-94 Starfire is an American jet fighter plane A science-fiction novel by Charles Sheffield Starfire, the DC Comics superhero An office of the future prototype by Sun Microsystems A science fiction strategy game called Starfire, it is owned by... Chevrolet, or Chevy for short, is a brand of automobile, now a division of General Motors. ... French steam corvette Dupleix (1856-1887) Canadian corvettes on antisubmarine convoy escort duty during World War II. A corvette is a small, maneuverable, lightly armed warship, smaller than a frigate. ... Cadillac is a brand of luxury automobile, part of the General Motors corporation, produced and mostly sold in the United States; outside of North America, they have been less successful. ... This article is about Orléans, France; for other meanings see Orleans (disambiguation). ... Le Mans is a city in France, located at the Sarthe River. ...


More than 1.9 million visitors attended the show in 1954; it started on January 26 in the Waldorf Astoria, New York. On display were the experimental Oldsmobile F88 and Cutlass, Buick Wildcat II, Chevrolet Nomad station wagon, General Motors Firebird XP-21, Cadillac El Camino, La Espada and Park Avenue; they all had Fiberglass bodies. This article is about the hotel. ... Official language(s) English Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ... The final Oldsmobile Logo used from the 1990s until the final Olds rolled off the line. ... This article is about the sword. ... Buick is a brand of automobile built in the United States, Canada, and China by General Motors Corporation. ... Chevrolet, or Chevy for short, is a brand of automobile, now a division of General Motors. ... Kazakh nomads in the steppes of the Russian Empire, ca. ... Estate car body style (Saab 95) A station wagon (United States usage), wagon (Australian usage, though station wagon is widely used) or estate car (United Kingdom usage) is a car body style similar to a sedan car but with an extended rear cargo area. ... General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM), also known as GM, is a United States-based automobile maker with worldwide operations and brands including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, Hummer, Opel, Pontiac, Saturn, Saab and Vauxhall. ... Cadillac is a brand of luxury automobile, part of the General Motors corporation, produced and mostly sold in the United States; outside of North America, they have been less successful. ... 5th generation Chevrolet El Camino The Chevrolet El Camino, a car-based small pickup truck built by Chevrolet in the United States, was produced in response to the success of the rival Ford Ranchero. ... Park Avenue in the Upper East Side (2004) Park Avenue runs north and south between Madison Avenue and Lexington Avenue in Manhattan in New York City. ... Fiberglass or fibreglass is material made from extremely fine fibers of glass. ...


The 1955 show dates were New York January 20-25, Miami February 5-13, Los Angeles, March 5-13, San Francisco March 26 to April 3, Boston April 23 to May 1. Exhibited at these venues were the Buick Wildcat III, Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad, Cadillac "LaSalle II roadster and sedan, and Cadillac Eldorado Brougham. Official language(s) English Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ... This article is about the city in Florida. ... This article is about the largest city in California. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Boston is a town and small port c. ... Buick is a brand of automobile built in the United States, Canada, and China by General Motors Corporation. ... Chevrolet, or Chevy for short, is a brand of automobile, now a division of General Motors. ... Cadillac is a brand of luxury automobile, part of the General Motors corporation, produced and mostly sold in the United States; outside of North America, they have been less successful. ... Derived from a Cadillac concept vehicle exhibited during the GM Motorama of 1955, the luxurious, limited edition Eldorado Brougham models of 1957 through 1960 epitomized luxury car styling and technical/mechanical innovation of the late fifties. ...


In 1956 over 2.2 million visitors attended. The dates were New York January 19-24, Miami February 4-12, Los Angeles March 3-11, San Francisco March 24 through April 1, Boston April 19-29. Shown there were the Buick Centurion, General Motors' Firebird II, the Oldsmobile Golden Rocket, Pontiac Club de Mer, Cadillac Eldorado Brougham and Eldorado Brougham town car. Official language(s) English Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ... This article is about the city in Florida. ... This article is about the largest city in California. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Boston is a town and small port c. ... Buick is a brand of automobile built in the United States, Canada, and China by General Motors Corporation. ... Centurion can mean: A centurion was a professional officer of the Roman army. ... General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM), also known as GM, is a United States-based automobile maker with worldwide operations and brands including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, Hummer, Opel, Pontiac, Saturn, Saab and Vauxhall. ... The final Oldsmobile Logo used from the 1990s until the final Olds rolled off the line. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards and conform with our NPOV policy, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Cadillac is a brand of luxury automobile, part of the General Motors corporation, produced and mostly sold in the United States; outside of North America, they have been less successful. ... Derived from a Cadillac concept vehicle exhibited during the GM Motorama of 1955, the luxurious, limited edition Eldorado Brougham models of 1957 through 1960 epitomized luxury car styling and technical/mechanical innovation of the late fifties. ...


No shows were held for the next two years. In 1957, however, Cadillac did display a couple of show cars at various venues. These were the Director and the Eldorado Brougham town car of the previous year. Also, in 1958, a special Eldorado Biarritz convertible toured various automobile shows; it was equipped with a rain sensor designed to automatically raise the top and all window glass, in case of a rain shower. Cadillac is a brand of luxury automobile, part of the General Motors corporation, produced and mostly sold in the United States; outside of North America, they have been less successful. ... Generally a director is a person or one of a body of persons appointed to manage the affairs of a government agency, company, corporation, group or project. ... A rain sensor is a water conservation device connected to an automatic irrigation system that causes the system to shut down in the event of rainfall. ...


In 1959, the Motorama was held from October 16-22, 1958, at the Waldorf Astoria, New York, before moving on to Boston. Shown in these two east coast cities were General Motors' Firebird III and the Cadillac Cyclone. 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the hotel. ... Official language(s) English Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ... Boston is a town and small port c. ... General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM), also known as GM, is a United States-based automobile maker with worldwide operations and brands including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, Hummer, Opel, Pontiac, Saturn, Saab and Vauxhall. ... Cadillac is a brand of luxury automobile, part of the General Motors corporation, produced and mostly sold in the United States; outside of North America, they have been less successful. ... Cyclone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


The final Motorama show was held in 1961 in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. More than one million visitors attended. 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Official language(s) English Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... This article is about the largest city in California. ...


In general, more than 100 trucks were needed to transport the Motorama shows around country, each arriving at a precise time and in a given order. Cars and simultaneous revues were displayed on lifting, revolving platforms known as "grass-hoppers".


Some 10.5 million visitors saw - and loved - the Autorama/Motorama shows between 1949 and 1961. 1949 (MCMXLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...


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