LA Auto Show The Early Years


    At the 1910 show, tons of real redwood branches, ferns, moss and boulders were brought in and used to recreate Yosemite’s Bridal Veil Falls.

    The LA Auto Show is taking place on the 17th to the 27th November 2011. If you are in the area make sure to visit this years Auto Show.

    LA Auto Show History 2011

    History of the LA Auto Show Continue.

    The second LA Auto Show, in 1909, moved to the basement of the Hamburger’s Department store and new rules were adopted that strived for uniformity. Green and white was the color scheme and management reserved the right to reject any display that distracted from the overall look.

    For 1910, the show again changed venues. To expand, a former football field at Fiesta Park was converted into the show site with tents providing 80,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space.

    Twenty tons of redwood branches, beds of ferns, moss and potted plants were brought in to create a forest-like atmosphere.

    In 1915, the show was called the Broadway Automobile and Flower show, because it was just that. The show took over four floors of a vacant department store building and devoted two floors for automotive displays and one floor for competitive displays of begonias, orchids, roses, water lilies and other flowers.

    The remaining floor contained accessories, a café and a ballroom for dancing.