Author Topic: Miniature Dealership Showroom  (Read 1087 times)

Offline soonerinmo

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  • Name: Brian Combs
Miniature Dealership Showroom
« on: May 15, 2012, 01:02:19 AM »
I don't know if anyone has seen this before, but I thought it was amusing. This guy built a miniature Cadillac showroom floor, circa 1950s. I find vintage showroom photos interesting, and building a diorama like this would be a blast.  ;D

http://www.flickr.com/photos/63987872@N07/sets/72157629644977692/
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Davidinhartford

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Re: Miniature Dealership Showroom
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2012, 07:40:02 AM »
That's very cool!   ;D

Offline Richardonly

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Re: Miniature Dealership Showroom
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2012, 09:12:24 AM »
Thank you for a wonderful visual into 1956.  It makes you want to shink down to scale to take a walk through the building and sit in the "new" cars.

Thank you, Richard
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Re: Miniature Dealership Showroom
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2012, 05:59:19 PM »
That's really neat!!  Lots of detail and I can't imagine where he
got all the props (or made them).

Especially the one view with the paper on the showroom window.
I remember those days when the new model debut was a really hyped
up "secret" and the paper came down only on a certain  day at all dealers!

Mike
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Offline Eric DeVirgilis CLC# 8621

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Re: Miniature Dealership Showroom
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2012, 12:00:54 PM »
It almost looks like a replica of the showroom scene in Driving Miss Daisy. Although that was set in 1955 the cars were similar colors to those in this model display plus it has the black 60 Special in the center- just as in the movie.

Very nice.
« Last Edit: May 17, 2012, 05:19:12 PM by ericdev »
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Offline D2

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Re: Miniature Dealership Showroom
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2012, 05:31:39 PM »
Thanks for sharing that link with us, Brian.  I  loved the parts on the counter.  Very neat walk down memory lane.

Dennis
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