Abbott Motor Car Co. of Detroit, featured a handsome, enclosed-body automobile at the 1911 Chicago Auto Show. Note the all-white rubber tires. Since 1901, the annual Chicago Auto Show has staged the unveiling of hundreds of new makes and models to the public, including the 1911 Hupmobile. Represented by the Hearne Motor Company at the 11th annual show, Hupmobile displayed vehicles like its Fore-Door Touring and Runabout with detachable doors. Crowds also viewed two special Hupmobiles: a baby blue Torpedo body model and a white and gold Coupe. Prices ranged from $775-$1100.
Almost 400 automobiles sought the eye of showgoers at the 1911 Chicago Auto Show, including the series of Franklin models pictured in the foreground of this rare photograph. Note the all-white Franklin ambulance toward the rear.
Two complete Hupp Yeats electric-powered automobiles, plus an exposed chassis filled with Exide batteries were exhibited during the 1911 Chicago Auto Show.