Q: What was the first car fitted with an alternator, rather than a direct
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 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
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. Then they experimented
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
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
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
A: The 1915 Scripps-Booth Model C. The car also was the first with electric
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
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
Q: What automaker's first logo incorporated the Star of David?
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 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
A: Only 400, 1963, 300J's were sold (they skipped" "I" because
it looked like a number 1)
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: Which car company started out German, yet became French after WWI?
A: Bugati, founded in Molsheim
in 1909, became French when Alsace returned to French rule.
Q: In what model year did Cadillac introduce the first electric