Back in time, new car introduction day was a major event that resulted in showrooms filled with people and traffic jams caused by drivers cruising by to catch a glimpse of the new offerings. Today hardly anyone pays attention when new models are unveiled, and most trips the local dealer are to the service department and end up with the visitors sitting in the waiting room staring at the television.
This scene at Capitol Chevrolet in Austin, Texas, at West 5th Street and Lamar Boulevard on October 19, 1956, shows a number of people congregated there, and the parking lot is filled. Out in front of the dealership, a salesman is taking a couple out for a test drive in a left over 1956 Chevrolet sedan. Across the street is Davis Motor Sales that apparently sold used cars. Capital Chevrolet is still operating today in a different location at 6200 Interstate Highway 35 in Austin.
The enlargeable image below by photographer Neal Douglass contains plenty of automobiles to peruse, tell us what interests you. The photograph is via The Portal to Texas History.