The LA Auto Show is taking place between the 17th and 27th November 2011. If you are in the area make sure that you visit the Auto Show.
Automobiles were mostly painted black and still more of a novelty than a necessity in the 1920’s. While the city’s first traffic light was installed in 1920, on Broadway between 3rd and 7th, the first traffic laws weren’t enacted until 1925.
Continue – History of the LA Auto Show.
Even so, LA was already a major ‘car town’ with more cars per person than Chicago or New York – and the Los Angeles Auto Show kept getting bigger.
Organizers kept searching for larger venues, moving the show four times between buildings and tents from 1920 to 1930.
By the mid-1920’s, the show had grown to 120,000 sq. ft. and it settled in for a four year stay at the corner of Hill and Washington in 1926 (where the LA Furniture Mart is today).
The extra exhibit space under the large tents made it possible to bring in new kinds of vehicles, including boats and airplanes.