Sixth Annual Official Show of the Automobile Club of America

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Event names Sixth Annual Official Show of the Automobile Club of America; Sixth Annual Automobile Show
Event type exhibition
Country US
Location New York City
Start date January 14, 1906
Number of days 8
Tech focus LTA, balloon, instrument, kite, glider

The Sixth Annual Official Show of the Automobile Club of America was held in 1906, after the Automobile Club of America had spun off the Aero Club of America.

On display were:[1]

  • A new balloon called Aero Club No. 1 created by Leo Stevens
  • Another Stevens balloon, No. 3.
  • L'Allouette, brought by Charles Levee
  • An unmanned balloon intended to carry instruments for scientific purposes
  • Oinos, a 408-cell tetrahedral balloon created by Alexander Graham Bell (who attended and gave a lecture)
  • The bodies, with uninflated balloons, of Thomas S. Baldwin's California Arrow and Alberto Santos-Dumont's No. 9.
  • An Otto Lilienthal glider
  • Samuel P. Langley's Aerodrome
  • Engine parts from the Wright Brothers aircraft (attendees were skeptical of their claim of having already accomplished heaver-than-air flight)

Seemingly followed by by Third Annual Exhibition of the Aero Club of America, 1907 – and perhaps therefore construable as the second annual exhibition of the Aero Club of America – when was the first?

References

  1. Bill Robie, For The Greatest Achievement: A History of the Aero Club of America and the National Aeronautic Association; Washington: Smithsonian Institute, 1993; pp. 11–13.

Sources

  • Scientific American 94:4 (Jan. 27, 1906), 93-94
  • (described further in Brockett pub #130 aka pub #1640). google for "sixth annual automobile show new york city 1906" for more