Saturday 3rd November 1900
The first significant car show in the United States opened in New York City. The Automobile Club of America organised the week-long event held in Madison Square Garden. Fifty-one exhibitors displayed 31 automobiles along with various accessories. The show also featured ramps to demonstrate hill-climbing abilities and starting and braking contests. Tickets for the popular event, nicknamed the ‘Horseless Carriage Show’, cost 50 cents. By the end of show week it is also estimated that 48,000 visitors had attended. The vehicles on display range from $280 – nearly 6 months salary at the average annual wage of $589 – up to $4,000.