Official catalogue for the 1935 International Jubilee Motor Show, held at the Exhibition Buildings, Carlton Gardens, between 13-22 June 1935.
Large exhibitors included Austin, Buick, British-Empire Chevrolet, Hillman and Humber, Hupmobile, Oldsmobile, Reo Royale, Renault, Citroen, Singer, Triumph and English Vauxhall. There was also a section for commercial vehicles, including caravans and Thornycroft trucks; motor cycles, accessories, and tyres.
Catalogue: International Jubilee Motor Show, 1935. A 62 page booklet with a coloured cover showing a large car with a well-dressed couple in front of an outline of the Exhibition Building. The back page of the catalogue is missing, and the last 3 pages are torn. There are hand-written sums on the last two pages, with the name 'Thelma McGuigan'.
Motor Shows within the Exhibition Building during the 1930s were lavish events, complete with brass band entertainment, lounge bars and dining rooms, motorbike races, and a special section for women motorists, 'The Creche', where 'light' and 'baby' cars were displayed.
By the 1950s, more Australians were able to afford their own cars, and a wider range of middle-range cars was available. These catalogues give detailed information about the types of cars on display and a range of accessories that could be purchased for the 'Motoring age'.
These three catalogues are also graphically interesting as their coloured covers show the Exhibition Building. There is scope for their use in publicity and for reproductions for the shop.
Place & Date Depicted
Text, front cover: OFFICIAL CATALOGUE/ Price/ 6d./ INTERNATIONAL/ JUBILEE/ MOTOR/ SHOW/ 1935/ EXHIBITION BUILDING MELBOURNE/ JUNE 13TH to 22ND.
Austin (Motor Cars) , Buick (Motor Cars) , Chevrolet (Motor Cars) , Hillman (Motor Cars) , Humber (Motor Cars) , Hupmobile (Motor Cars) , Oldsmobile (Motor Cars) , Reo (Motor Cars) , Renault (Motor Cars) , Citroen (Motor Cars) , Triumph (Motor Cars) , Singer (Motor Cars) , Vauxhall (Motor Cars) , Thornycroft (Motor Trucks)
Type of item
14.6 cm (Width), 21.7 cm (Height)