• Short Summary

    NEARLY 500 MODELS FROM EVERY MAJOR CAR MANUFACTURER IN THE WORLD ARE ON DISPLAY AT THE U.

  • Description

    NEARLY 500 MODELS FROM EVERY MAJOR CAR MANUFACTURER IN THE WORLD ARE ON DISPLAY AT THE U.S. INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW WHICH OPENED IN NEW YORK APRIL 21ST. AT A PREVIEW FOR THE PRESS, APRIL 20, EUROPEAN CARS APPEARED TO BE MAKING EVEN GREATER EFFORTS TO CAPTURE A LARGE SHARE OF THE AMERICAN MARKET WITH A RANGE OF PRODUCTS DESIGNED WITH PLENTY OF SALES APPEAL.

    FRANCE'S RENAULT CARAVELLE, AN ATTRACTIVE DROP-HEAD, WAS ONE OF THE IMPORTED MODELS IN THE SPORTS CAR RANGE TRADITIONALLY DOMINATED BY OVERSEAS MANUFACTURERS. AT THE SHOW, DOMESTIC AMERICAN MANUFACTURERS ARE SHOWING MORE OF THEIR OWN MODELS IN THIS FIELD.

    AMONG THE MOST EYE-CATCHING STANDS IS THE BRITISH JAGUAR DISPLAY. THE COMPANY IMPORTED SIGRID NELSSON OF SWEDEN TO GIVE AN ADDED ATTRACTION THEY SAY SHE HAS WON SEVERAL WOMEN'S DRIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS. THE POPULAR E-TYPE ROADSTER IS A CERTAIN WINNER WITH THE CROWD. AFTER THE SHOW OPENED, THE COMPANY REPORTED JAGUARS SELLING AT THE RATE OF A CAR AN HOUR.

    CHRYSLER OF AMERICA DISPLAYED THEIR "300" MODEL WITHOUT A PRETTY GIRL, BUT ITS "NEW LOOK" SHOULD STILL ATTRACT PLENTY OF SUYERS. THE TRIM FARINA-STYLED BODY OF THE PEUGEDY SALOON SHOWED MUCH OF THE APPEAL OF THE CONTINENTAL DESIGN FOR AMERICAN MOTORISTS.

    BRITAIN, AS IN EVERY YEAR SINCE THE INTERNATIONAL SHOW BEGAN, HAS THE LARGEST NUMBER OF EXHIBITS. MG, NOW PART OF THE BRITISH MOTOR CORPORATION, DISPLAYED THEIR FIRST MODEL, MADE IN 1925, ALONGSIDE THE HUNDRED THOUSANDTH MG RECENTLY OFF THE PRODUCTION LINE. ON THE STAND COMPARING THE TWO, WAS A WOMAN POLICEMAN FROM BRITAIN.

    ONE OF THE BIGGEST DRAWS AT THE SHOW IS EXPECTED TO BE THE BRITISH-MADE ROVER "CAR OF THE FUTURE" - A PROTOTYPE FOUR-PASSENGER CAR POWERED BY A GAS TURBINE ENGINE. ITS SLEEK-STYLED BUT CONVENTIONAL TYPE OF BODY CONCEALS A REVOLUTIONARY ENGINE.

    ANOTHER PROTOTYPE IS THE U.S. FORD'S COUGAR. THIS SPECTACULAR MODEL HAS DOORS OPENING UPWARDS LIKE WINGS TO GIVE EASY ACCESS TO DEEP BUCKET SEATS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7OAGG8M3XP4SXQ8CSJXD24WW6
    Media URN:
    VLVA7OAGG8M3XP4SXQ8CSJXD24WW6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/04/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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