Saturday, December 1, 2012

L.A. Auto Show Burns to the Ground...

Look forward to three upcoming posst on the L.A. Auto Show. I was there soaking up with discriminating gusto what was truly badass. Cool cars, road rockets, not the grocery getter's. But first, as I spend time working on the photos taken for the posts, a little history.

The 1929 L.A. Auto Show before openning (March 3rd). Image via Los Angeles Times.

It's hard to see in the image (March 6th), but there is a balloon flying overhead in the upper left corner with a banner that reads, "See the new Oldsmobile now on display." Image via Los Angeles Times.
In 1929, a fire destroyed the L.A. Auto Show that was being held in large tents at the corner of Washington and Hill streets. The twelve-story building at the back of the second image, still stands today.

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  1. Looks like a devastating fire. Had no idea the L.A Auto Show has been around for that long.