Norwalk Motorcade 1957
The 4th annual Norwalk Motorcade was held at the Excelsior High School in Norwalk, California. Coachmen President Keith Christesen was the Director of the show, and in 2016 he told Sondre Kvipt of Kustomrama that the show was held on the grounds of the high school that the members of the club attended. "The show expanded to encompass all of the grounds on all sides and brought a huge crowd, as we drew in entries for many communities in the outlying areas. This was the babyhood of car shows. No one had 'yet started doing this as the customizing era had just started and we were groundfloor. In its peak, we had displays from all of the local car dealers, the Army National Guard, the Motorcycle shops and many others, about 4 acres of show grounds." Keith was able to get club member Bob Stephenson, who was a photographer, to film much of the shows. "We even got him a ride in an airplane to fly over and film for the air," he told Kustomrama.
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