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The Woodies You May Never See Again.

Those were the days.....when if you had an accident, you needed a good carpenter more than a mechanic.

Those were the days of motor vehicles, called automobiles, not cars!

 

1948 Chevrolet

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Ford

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Chrysler

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1948 Packard

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Ford

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1942 Chrysler Town and Country

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Plymouth

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Buick

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Very British Challenge: Can anyone identify this Woodie?

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Chrysler

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British -- Austin A 70 Countryman

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Pontiac

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Craftsmanship not often seen today!

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Pontiac

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Mercury

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Assorted Woodies

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1946 Oldsmobile Special 66

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1940 Ford

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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"!!

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Who opened the first drive-in gas station?

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

Q: What city was the first to use parking meters?        
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A: Oklahoma City, on July 16, 1935.

Q: True or False? The 1953 Corvette came in white, red and black.        
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A: False. The 1953 'Vett'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?        
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A: Carroll Shelby's Mustang GT350.

Q: What was the first car fitted with an alternator, rather
Than a direct current dynamo?        
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A: The 1960 Plymouth Valiant

Q: What was the first car fitted with a replaceable cartridge oil filter?        
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A: The 1924 Chrysler.

Q: What was the first car to be offered with a "perpetual guarantee"?   
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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?        
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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?        
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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?        
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A: The 1969 Pontiac Grand Prix.

Q: What car used the first successful series-production  
Hydraulic valve lifters?        
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A: The 1930 Cadillac 452, the first production V16

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

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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.?        
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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?

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A: Camden, NJ in 1933

Q: What autos were the first to use a standardized production key-start system?        
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A: The 1949 Chryslers

Q: What did the Olds designation 4-4-2 stand for?        
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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?        
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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?        
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A: The 1962 Chevrolet Impala SS 409.

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