Catalogue 'The Annual International Motor Show, 1952', issued for Annual International Motor Show, held from 23 April - 3 May 1952. The show was under the control of the Chamber of Automotive Industries. The catalogue includes: a Guide for visitors, plans, alphabetical list of exhibitors, three pages of historical photographs entitled 'Peeps into the past', an image of 'America's first motor car by Elwood Haynes, images of motor buses at the Black Spur in 1900, details of passenger cars, caravans and trailers, commercial vehicles, etc. on display, and lists of motor cycles and exhibitors selling motor accessories.

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86 page catalogue has a coloured cover showing a variety of cars driving up towards the Exhibition Building.


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'.

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