An elevated view inside the Coliseum before the opening of the 1935 Chicago Auto Show. A total of 300 vehicles from 24 manufacturers were exhibited. Decorating the side walls of the exhibition hall were 32-foot tall giant tradesmen. One of two 43-foot colossal goddesses is seen in the background. This would be the final year that the show was held at the Coliseum, the main exhibition hall for the annual extravaganza since 1901.
A scene captured during the 1935 Chicago Auto Show features Chevrolet vehicles and technical displays in the foreground and glimpses of DeSotos directly behind. Towering over the exhibits are two of the 14 giant figures of transportation that circled the main show floor. Each of the stylized men stood 32 feet tall.
Newspaper spot ad promotes the Ford V-8 engine that produced 85 horsepower. Ford’s had longer, wider and sleeker bodies for 1935. Also that year, the “Air-Line” Hupmobile exhibited examples of its five series of automobiles at the show. Body styles included two-door coupe, four-door sedan and four-door Victoria models. The newspaper ad featured the four-door touring sedan that was priced from $795 to $1,395.