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The first motor show

Posted in Anniversary, Transport on Tuesday, 30 November 2010

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The Prince of Wales visits Britain’s second ever motor show. Illustration by Peter Jackson

11 December marks the anniversary of the first ever motor show, which opened in Paris, France, on this day in 1894. The first British motor show followed in 1895 with six cars being exhibited in Tunbridge Wells. The second show in Britain was a much grander affair held at the Imperial Institute in London and visitors were thrilled to see the Prince of Wales when he paid the show a visit (pictured above).

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