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While our editors traverse the country to find the best content for those magazines, we find other oddities related to the old-car hobby that we really had no place for - until now. With this blog, we're giving you a behind-the-scenes look at what we see and what we do during the course of putting out some of the finest automotive magazines you'll ever read.

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The Big Apple's Best Auto Shows

Posted August 12, 2010 9:00 AM by dstrohl

Sure, most of the big show car debuts take place at the Detroit auto show these days, but the New York auto show is no slouch, especially with 110 years of history behind it. In June 1983, Audrey M. Snediker reviewed that history and showed us some of the more unique and eye-catching cars that have graced the New York auto show.

Here's an excerpt.

"The celebrated bicyclist Joe McDuffie was enlisted to drive an electric car down the ramp, starting and stopping at brief intervals, thereby demonstrating that motors could indeed pull and brakes could hold on steep inclines. . . . A cllimax of the show was the feat of a 12-year old boy who 'bravely' drove an electric car around the ring without mishap, testifying to the safety of the vehicle once and for all."

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