Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Fwd: For Car Buffs...this is good


 
 
 
 
  
       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 'Vettes' 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 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 its 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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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