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What ever happened to the cars of tomorrow? Many years and many miles ago, cavernous exhibit halls would be packed with thousands of gawking spectators jostling around the newest machine from Henry Ford, or sneaking a glimpse at the stunning female models who were on display as much as the cars.
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"The shows themselves mirror greater cultural trends," said Matt Anderson, curator of transportation at the Henry Ford museum in Dearborn, Mich. "The first one [in 1900] in New York, the cars were sort of mystical in and of themselves, and at the time there was not a lot of public interest.
After World War II, the era of the dream car began at shows, explained Mr. Anderson of the Henry Ford museum.