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    The 1971 International Automobile Show in New York opened its doors to the public today.?

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    The 1971 International Automobile Show in New York opened its doors to the public today. Yesterday, (Friday 2 April) however, staff cameraman Tony Green attended a preview of the new models and stands at the show. More than 600 new vehicles are on show to tempt the motor enthusiast. Also present are stands stressing the dangers of air pollution, and the anti-social attitudes of those who drive cars. Officials have been surprised at this direct confrontation with the car manufacturers, but there is no evidence of nay lessening of interest in the new automotive lines and innovations as a result.

    SYNOPSIS: Among visitors at Friday's New York preview of the International Automobile Show was television and stage actress Diana Rigg. Her attention was focussed on Britain's Triumph "Stag" convertible.

    Also from Britain, Jaguar's new E-type, powered by the world's only V-12 power unit in mass production. It's the first car to be built in any quantity since the Lincoln Zephyr of the late 1930's. Designed mainly for the American market, the Series Three E-type has atop speed of 150 miles an hour (240 kilometres an hour).

    The Peugeot revolving stand featured the highly successful 504 saloon.

    Swedish motor manufacturers on show included Saab, whose Sonet 3 sports car drew admiring glances. This was one of many European exhibits.

    Perhaps the most novel car at the show is the "burp-powered" Wonkamobile which runs on soda-pop!
    From Japan, the Datsun 240-Z sports car....a product of the Nissan Motor Company.

    This version of the Mini Moke runabout is assembled in Australia.

    But it was companies such as Ford who had the most new models on display. The mechanical model is called "Milano".

    For those whose car requirements are dictated by sporting or recreational needs, the "Bronco" estate could prove the answer.

    Another Ford on view at the 1971 International Automobile Show in New York is the latest version of the "Thunderbird". 45,000 square yards of floor area at the Show has been carpeted, and much of the overall decor is on a more lavish scale than ever before. The show ends next weekend.

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