November 1, 2012 History
Anniversary of First New York Auto Show Coming Up

the first new york auto show

The first major New York auto show took place in the old Madison Square Garden in the NoMad District on November 3, 1900. While there had been previous auto shows in NYC, this was the first modern show that resembled the type of events that we see today.

The New York auto show cost $0.50 (around $13 today) to enter and was attended by 10,000 people. The event was called “horseless horse show.” The show included a ramp for cars to show their ability to accelerate uphill.

As you can see in our NoMad Then section, the first major New York auto show is one of the many classic NYC events that the NoMad District has played host to.

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