Speakers on for music: Those Were the Days


 Car Trivia



Q: What was the first official White House car?


A: A 1909 White Steamer, ordered by President Taft.


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 'Vetted' 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 has the quickest 0-60 mph time?


A: The 1962 Chevrolet Impala SS 409. Did it in 4.0 seconds.


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.


Q: What automaker's first logo incorporated the Star of David?

dodge   brothers   emblem

A: The Dodge Brothers.


Q: Who wrote to Henry Ford, "I have drove fords exclusively when I could get away with one. It has got every other car skinned, and even if my business hasn't been strictly legal it don't hurt anything to tell you what a fine car you got in the V-8"?


A: Clyde Barrow (of Bonnie and Clyde ) in 1934.


Q: What car was the first production V12, as well as the first production car with aluminum pistons?


A: The 1915 Packard Twin-Six. Used during WWI in Italy , these motors inspired Enzi Ferrari to adopt the V12 himself in 1948.


Q: What was the first car to use power operated seats?


A: They were first used on the 1947 Packard line.


Q:Which of the Chrysler "letter cars" sold the fewest amount?


A: Only 400, 1963, 300J's were sold (they skipped" "I" because it
looked like a number 1)


Q: What car company was originally known as Swallow Sidecars (aka SS)?


A:Jaguar, which was an SS model first in 1935, and ultimately 
the whole company by 1945.


Q: What car delivered the first production V12 engine?


A: The cylinder wars were kicked off in 1915 after Packard's chief
engineer, Col. Jesse Vincent, introduced its Twin-Sis.


Q: When were seat belts first fitted to a motor vehicle?


A: In 1902, in a Baker Electric streamliner racer which crashed at 100 mph. on Staten Island !


Q: In January 1930, Cadillac debuted it's V16 in a car namedfor a theatrical version of a 1920's film seen by Harley Earlwhile designing the body, What's that name?


A: The "Madam X", a custom coach designed by Earl and built by Fleetwood. The sedan featured a
retractable landau top above the rear seat.





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