December 31, 2020 / No.37

If the actual work of producing an auto show isn’t hard enough writing a weekly history of 120 years of the New York Auto Show is even more grueling, though I will say it was also a blast looking at how far the show and the car industry has come.

I want to thank you for taking this incredible year-long journey with us as we celebrated the men and women who have been responsible in making the New York Auto show the most celebrated auto exhibition in the world. We look forward to inviting you to an expanded Javits Center in 2021 where we will host a new generation of vehicles and attendees.

People have for 120 years flocked to the New York Auto Show and have been thrilled to see the exciting vehicles that the auto industry has created. Engagement and education have been the heart of the show process as generation after generation of New Yorkers have learnt about the new models available to them all under one roof.

The vehicles and fashions may have changed over the years, but the one aspect of the Auto Show that has remained rock solid - people – who visit every year and buy entry tickets to the main event – The New York International Auto Show. 

This edition of Steering History is a celebration of the people without whom there would be no Show, our loyal fans who come to see our industry and walk away with an excitement for new cars and trucks that cannot be experienced in the same way anywhere else. 

I wish you a very Happy and Healthy New Year and a brighter 2021. 

--- Mark Schienberg, President of the New York International Automobile Show

Like today, visitors to the early shows were fascinated by new technology.
They marveled at the aerodynamic jet-inspired automobile designs of the 50s.
They fell in love with the Jaguar E-Type during the 'Swinging Sixties'.
Today, visitors continue to be amazed by the products on display.
And use their time primarily to research their next new car or truck.