New Auto Show Programs

I uploaded two programs for auto shows in Rochester in the 1950s. The 1955 Auto Show was held at the old Armory on E. Main Street. My favorite car from that year is the Studebaker. I liked the huge chrome grill and it looks more sporty than most other cars that year. Studebaker would manufacture …

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Old News – Auto Accessory

Auto accessories have always been popular. They filled a void of gadgets that manufacturers didn’t put on their auto. Notice that the auto in the picture doesn’t have a trunk. There were some trunks that could be added to the backs of the car. This cabinet is added to a running board. That way you …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #33

In this article from William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he writes about George Selden’s patent on the automobile. Selden only made 2 full size models of his auto, but that wasn’t until 1905, 20 years after the patent was finally filed. One of those …

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Old News – 1917 Auto Show

With news that an auto show was coming, I wanted to see what brand of autos were sold in Rochester in 1917. I checked the 1917 Rochester City directory and found dealers for these cars: Cadillac, Cole, Ford, Hudson, Maxwell, Moline-Knight, Nash, Oldsmobile, Packard, Pierce-Arrow, Reo, Saxon and Studebaker. Out of all of those brands …

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