Indianapolis Automobile Company

This is an image of the storefront of one of the early Indianapolis-based auto dealerships, the Indianapolis Automoble Company. Indianapolis was an automobile manufacturing center at the time this photo was published in the Indianapolis Star on August 15, 1909. This was one of several dealerships in Indianapolis which was only superseded by Detroit as the auto manufacturing capital of the United States. The rapidly growing community of sales showrooms in the city was expanding at a fast clip and concentrated in the bustling downtown in an area dubbed "Automobile Row."
Among the competitors to the Indianapolis Automobile Company was the better known Fisher Automobile Company, the first to establish itself in the city. Both these companies along with manufacturers, dealerships and garages formed the Indianapolis Automobile Trade Association in 1908. If you have more information on the Indianapolis Automobile Company please contact First Super Speedway.

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