Leadership

Automobile Shows

Issue 12 and Volume 53.

Automobile Shows W. L. Kissel, secretary of the Kissel Motor Car Company, is one of the outspoken manufacturers who believes that the annual national automobile shows, held in New York and Chicago, ought to be abandoned. Mr. Kissel believes that such exhibitions, if held at all, should be under the auspices and management of local dealers, thus relieving the makers of the trouble of carrying on this work at a period when all their time and attention is demanded in taking care of factory affairs. “It is all wrong,” declares Mr. Kissel. “If the shows were held in the summer when the new models are first announced, there might he some excuse for them, but as a matter of fact, they come so late that very little is shown that the public has not already become perfectly familiar with. Of course, there is a great deal of business transacted at…

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