1954 General Motors Motorama Video

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Video footage of the General Motors Motorama for 1954 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. Among the products and exhibits shown are the Corvette-based Chevrolet Nomad, Pontiac’s Bonneville Special, the Oldsmobile Cutlass, the Buick Wildcat II, the Cadillac El Camino, Firebird I and Frigidaire’s Kitchen of Tomorrow.

1954 Corvette-based Chevrolet Nomad at the GM Motorama of 1954
1954 Corvette-based Chevrolet Nomad at the GM Motorama of 1954

The General Motors Motorama was an auto show staged by GM from 1949 to 1961. It was originally called the Transportation Unlimited Autorama and officially became known as Motorama when it began to travel around the country in 1953. The event had orchestra, singers, and dancers as they showcased prototypes, concept vehicles, and other special or halo models.

1954 General Motors Motorama Memorabilia

1954 GM Motorama promotional poster
1954 GM Motorama promotional poster
1954 GM Motorama souvenir postcard
1954 GM Motorama souvenir postcard
GM 1954 Motorama in Miami.
GM 1954 Motorama in Miami.

Our next piece of history are GM Motorama Spinner Tokens or advertising tokens which were passed out by GM for promoting sales of its Chevrolet, Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Buick and Cadillac lines. It is not known how many spinners were distributed at the 1954-1956 Motoramas.

1954 GM Motorama Spinner Tokens
1954 GM Motorama Spinner Tokens

We also have a video of the 1953 Corvette Motorama Show Car Scenic running footage of the 1953 Chevrolet Corvette unveiled at the 1953 Motorama in New York.  https://vette-vues.com/1953-corvette-motorama-show-car-2/


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