Mrs Glockrunner Posted January 4, 2019 Share Posted January 4, 2019 Q: 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: Where was the first drive-in restaurant? A: Royce Hailey's Pig Stand opened in Dallas in 1921. Q: True or False? The 1953 Corvette came in white, red and black. 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? 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 roll out 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 Q: What was the lowest priced mass produced American car? A: The 1925 Ford Model T Runabout. Cost $260, $5 less than 1924. Q: What is the fastest internal-combustion American production car? A: The 1998 Dodge Viper GETS-R, tested by Motor Trend magazine at 192.6 mph. 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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