f/8 and Be There
Fred Lynch

Foreign Car Show in 1957

Posted Friday, September 10, 2010, at 7:30 AM

A crowd estimated as high as from 3500 to 4000 persons visited the exhibit of foreign-make cars held Oct. 13, 1957 on the parking lot at the Childs supermarket on west Broadway in Cape Girardeau. Many were from a distance, including points in Illinois and Kentucky. There were 30 of the cars shown, all by local dealers with the exception of two. (Photo by G.D. Fronabarger)


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  • not a t top... gullwing

    -- Posted by racer3694 on Fri, Sep 10, 2010, at 10:07 AM
  • Check out that Yugo in the background...

    -- Posted by bobby62914 on Fri, Sep 10, 2010, at 11:58 AM
  • Here's an MGA from that era that came to a bad end.


    -- Posted by ksteinhoff on Fri, Sep 10, 2010, at 2:20 PM
  • Just have to guess that a foreign car show in 1957 went over like a turd in a punch bowl.

    Good grief, where are the tail fins? :-)~

    -- Posted by fxpwt on Fri, Sep 10, 2010, at 7:40 PM
  • Rick, That gullwing Mercedes Benz is an SL series in 1956. Last year or so they reintroduced the Gullwing which you would like. Expect to Pony up around $200,000 with some of the extra bells and whistles.

    -- Posted by voyager on Fri, Sep 10, 2010, at 11:10 PM
  • Neat picture! I have a Triumph TR3 (like the white convertible in front), an MG TD and other Triumphs and have been a "sports car nut" for many years. Of course I'd love to have a Gullwing even if they were hard to get in and out of (very high door sills). Oh yeah, all the little Hillman staion wagons are cute, too.

    -- Posted by CAREFREEBEV on Thu, Sep 16, 2010, at 11:32 AM