New York International Auto Show (NYIAS)
Why does a city where walking and taking the subway constitute the two most popular forms of transit care about new cars and trucks? Who knows, but it hasn’t stopped the Big Apple from hosting one of the country’s oldest and most well-attended auto shows for over a hundred years.
Starting back in 1900, the New York auto show showed the would-be motoring public an array of "horseless carriages." Oldsmobile used the 1901 show to debut its little one-cylinder runabout that came to be nicknamed the "Curved Dash Olds," due to its design that made it look more like a small horse-drawn sleigh than a motorcar.
The Big Apple might not seem like the best place for a car show, but the New York International Auto Show remains one of the most well-attended car shows in the U.S. First held in 1900, it’s also the longest-running car show in the States. With its April time slot, the New York auto show is the last major show of the season so it often gets debuts that weren’t quite ready earlier in the year. The 2005 New York Auto Show was no different, as 17 all-new concept cars and production models made their world debuts. No one category stood out as we saw everything from classic muscle cars to futuristic import concepts. One of the most notable cars at the show was the 2007 Ford Shelby Cobra GT500. With more than 450 horsepower, this modern version of a Ford classic looked as though it had everything it needed to uphold the Shelby Cobra name.