Automobile Trivia

It is interesting to note how early some automotive innovations appeared before they were rejected by the public or enhanced into today’s standard equipment…  
Where did the name ” Pick UP Truck” come from?
You must Read   ‘ til the end to learn..

Q: What was the first official White House car?

image001.jpgA: 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 ‘Vettes were available in  
one color, Polo White.
 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 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 car was the first to have its radio
antenna embedded in the windshield?

A: The 1969 Pontiac Grand Prix.
 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 Tor o nado 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 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’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: 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: In January 1930, Cadillac debuted it’s  
V16 in a car named for a theatrical version  
of a 1920’s film seen by Harley Earl while  
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.
 Q: What is the Spirit of Ecstasy? 

 A: The official name of the mascot of Rolls Royce,
she is the lady on top of their radiators.  
Also known as “Nellie in her nighty”.
Q: Where did the name ” Pick Up Truck” come from?

   The first pick-up trucks were shipped to dealers in crates
that the new owners had to assemble, using the crates,      
as the beds of the trucks.
The new owners had to go to the dealers   to get them,  
thus, they had to:   “pick-up”   the trucks.
And now you know the “rest of the story.”

Corvette Capitalism

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A guy looked at my Corvette the other day and said,

“I wonder how many people could have been fed for the money that sports car cost?”

I replied I’m not sure;

“It fed a lot of families in Bowling Green, Kentucky who built it,

it fed the people who make the tires,

it fed the people who made the components that went into it,

it fed the people in the copper mine who mined the copper for the wires,

it fed people at Caterpillar who make the trucks that haul the copper ore.

It fed the trucking people who hauled it from the plant to the dealer

and fed the people working at the dealership and their families.”

BUT….I have to admit, I guess I really don’t   know how many people it fed.

That is the difference between capitalism and the welfare mentality.

When you buy something, you put money in people’ s pockets and give them dignity for their skills.

When you give someone something for nothing, you rob them of their dignity and self-worth. Well, for those who had some dignity to begin with that is.

Capitalism is freely giving your money  in exchange for something of value.

Socialism is having the government take your money against your will and give it to someone else for doing nothing.


Patriot Post Memes



This is what the dem lies and media have coming for 2023.  A year of what the HOR is doing wrong.  I can’t listen to them anymore.


No bill or law should be over 10 single spaced pages long.  Pass each funding bill separately, with a week to be read by the American public.  If the government shuts down all HOR members, Senators, President & staffs are not paid–PERIOD.


Hi, I’m Suzie Fly Me Editor:  Why does Joey take so many vacations, LL ?

Watch Out He’ll Fall On You Cat:  What else does he have to do?  The only thing left for him to **** up is the Far East.  When China or North Korea invade their neighbors, that will be it.  St Croix was this vacation.

A brief history, you might want to go there one day for a relaxed lifestyle.

The locations can be enlarged by moving your cursor.

Vacation ideas.

More information.

Maybe the 50 people accompanying Joey will meet Millie.

We have our two teams for the college football championship.  TCU and Georgia.  The game will be on 01-09-23.


The Monday Night Game was suspended when a player suffers cardiac arrest after a tackle.


The Land of Switzer says they will keep their two sexes.


I have stopped knowingly reporting anything concerning White privilege or superiority.  It can be found in the 2 news sources I list.


Mitch is a rich ” Swamper ”  maybe Karma will visit.

A College degree has always been a stupid idea for a job unless technical knowledge is necessary.  The problem is knowing how to thimk.  The founders never mentioned a degree in the Constitution.

These are all worthy investigations.  The Hunter deal should move on to Joey, for failing to enforce immigration laws, one of many illegal policies.

Having bad credit is not a good sign for a HOR member.  Sleep in your office and shower in the Congressional Gym.

The gym is almost kept secret.  It cost taxpayers 20 dollars a month, a good deal, better than your gym.

The HOR members and Senators I see on the various media screens look as if the heaviest thing they lift is 1.75 liter of liquor or a crack pipe.

Favorite Movie Quotes

“A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.” The Silence of the Lambs, 1991

“Bond. James Bond.” Dr. No, 1962

“There’s no place like home.” The Wizard of Oz, 1939

“I am big! It’s the pictures that got small.” Sunset Blvd., 1950

“Show me the money!” Jerry Maguire, 1996