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09/09/13 Grif.Net – Automobile Firsts (part 1)

09/09/13 Grif.Net – Automobile Firsts (part 1)

[You will be worshiped as near-deity for bringing up such useless
information the next time your friends get talking about cars]

Q: Who opened the first drive-in gas station?
A: Gulf Oil

Q: What was the first official White House car?
A: A 1909 White Steamer, ordered by President Taft

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: What was the first (and ONLY) color the new 1953 Corvette came in?
A: Polo White

Q: Where was the first gas station in the US located?
A: Pittsburgh, PA

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: When was the first drive-in gas station opened?
A: 1913

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Dr Bob Griffin
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