CAR QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS TO PONDER

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.