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Back in the days when cars had style, and even with so many makes and models, all changing every year, they made a profit. And, not only that, you could sit on the porch and name the cars as they drove by. Unlike today, when they all look the same. This was when a car was called an “automobile”!!


Who opened the first drive-in gas station?

A: Gulf opened up the first station in Pittsburgh in 1913.

Q: What city was the first to use parking meters?

A: Oklahoma City , on July 16, 1935.


Q: True or False? The 1953 Corvette came in white, red and black.

A: False. The 1953 Vette’s were available in one color, Polo White.


Q: What was Ford’s answer to the Chevy Corvette, and other legal street racers of the 1960’s?

A: Carroll Shelby’s Mustang GT350.


Q: What was the first car fitted with an alternator, rather than a direct current dynamo?

A: The 1960 Plymouth Valiant


Q: What was the first car fitted with a replaceable cartridge oil filter?

A: The 1924 Chrysler.

Q: What was the first car to be offered with a “perpetual guarantee”?

A: The 1904 Acme, from Reading , PA. Perpetuity was disturbing in this case, as Acme closed down in 1911.

Q: What American luxury automaker began by making cages for birds and squirrels?

A: The George N. Pierce Co. Of Buffalo, who made the Pierce Arrow, also made iceboxes.

Q: What car first referred to itself as a convertible?

A: The 1904 Thomas Flyer, which had a removable hard top

Q: What car was the first to have it’s radio antenna embedded in the windshield?

A: The 1969 Pontiac Grand Prix.

Q: What car used the first successful series-production Hydraulic valve lifters?

A: The 1930 Cadillac 452, the first production V16

Q: Where was the World’s first three-color traffic lights installed?


A: Detroit , Michigan in 1919. Two years later they experimented with synchronized lights.

Q: What type of car had the distinction of being GM’s 100 millionth car built in the U.S. ?

A: March 16, 1966 saw an Olds Tornado rollout of Lansing, Michigan with that honor.

Q: Where was the first drive-in movie theater opened, and when?

A: Camden , NJ in 1933

Q: What autos were the first to use a standardized production key-start system?

A: The 1949 Chryslers

Q: What did the Olds designation 4-4-2 stand for?

A: 4 barrel carburetor, 4 speed transmission, and dual exhaust.

Q: What car was the first to place the horn button in the center of the steering wheel?

A: The 1915 Scripps-Booth Model C. The car also was the first with electric door latches.

Q: What U.S. Production car had the quickest 0-60 mph time?

A: The 1962 Chevrolet Impala SS 409.

Q: What’s the only car to appear simultaneously on the covers of Time and Newsweek?

A: The Mustang


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