Last August we posted a series of photos of the 1960 Detroit Auto Show held at the recently completed Cobo Hall on the Detroit River in the heart of the “Motor City.” Today’s photograph, taken by Joe Clark shows a display of the new 1961 Automobiles being presented on the parking ramp of Detroit’s new Cobo Hall. This image appeared in Life Magazine’s November 17, 1960, issue with the following caption:
“On the futuristic ramp of Detroit’s Cobo Hall, a parade of 1961 model autos spiraled down from the roof to be enshrined, almost like jewels, for this week’s opening of the 43rd National Auto Show in the brand-new $54 million exposition palace beside the Detroit River”.
Interestedly the domestic compact cars, the Plymouth Valient, and the Mercury Comet, first introduced in 1960, and the Pontiac Tempest and the Dodge Lancer, new 1961 models introduced at the show and highlighted in the line-up at the top of the ramp.
Tell us what else you find of interest in the enlargeable photograph below, and be sure to view the series of nine interesting images posted earlier at the 1960 Detroit Auto Show. The photo is courtesy of the Portal to Texas History.
- Cobo Hall parking ramp with the Detroit River and Windsor, Ontario, Canada in the background.