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A Boy’s Dream: Experiencing GM’s Motorama in Person

Posted January 11, 2018 9:00 AM by dstrohl

I couldn’t believe my good luck.

A junior-high friend invited me to join him and his father on a journey into New York City to see the 1956 General Motors “Motorama.”

This was billed as the biggest car show in the world and considered by aficionados to be the “grand pooh-bah” of automobile braggadocio. I was a GM fan even at age five… about the time I started naming every car and model in GM’s post-WWII lineup.

My parents owned Chevrolets, and my first vacation memories started with their 1948 black sedan, affectionately named “Cleopatra.” The car’s rear-window shelf was large enough to stretch out on and sleep during a journey from New Jersey to Ottawa in 1950.

A look at the premier event for little Chevy fanboys...in 1956.

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01/12/2018 7:08 AM

... started with their 1948 black sedan, affectionately named “Cleopatra.” The car’s rear-window shelf was large enough to stretch out on and sleep during a journey from New Jersey to Ottawa in 1950.

Listening to todays media talk... how did any of us ever survive our youth.

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