If there was one indoor car show we would love to go back in time and visit, it would have to be the Motoramas that were held inside L.A.’s beautiful ’30s Streamline Moderne Pan Pacific Auditorium. The massive light greenish/blueish facade was so impressive. Upon walking indoor our breath would have been taken away by a giant room full of what we love the most: hot rods and custom cars displayed during the beginning of the heyday of the indoor car show. Unfortunately, the Pan Pacific Auditorium burned to the ground in the late ’80s, ending its decades-long reign, so an indoor car show will never be held there again. They erected a building on the site that loosely resembles the old beauty, but if you want to get an idea of what it was really like visit Disney’s California Adventure. The new entrance is a good replica.
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Which ’40 Ford would you have liked to drive home?
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