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The American auto industry is one hundred plus years old and has spanned from Henry Ford’s Model T to cars that run on vegetable oil. The American auto industry has come a long way.

Penske Automotive Group wanted to steer away from all the useful safety tips and give you some trivia facts that might wow your crowd around the dinner table this Labor Day Weekend.

Try these out:

  1. In 1916, 55 percent of the cars in the world were Model T Fords.
  2. The first radios were offered in automobiles in 1929.
  3. In 1938, Buick introduced the first turning signal.
  4. Cars are the most recycled consumer product in the world.
  5. Women purchase 60 percent of new cars annually in the United States.
  6. Windshield wipers were introduced by a women named Mary Anderson.
  7. The Oscar Mayer “wiener mobile” was created in 1936 and manufactured by a Chicago-based General Body Company.
  8. An oil shortage was the key factor for the implementation of the 55mph national speed limit in 1974.
  9. Hong Kong has the most Rolls Royces per capita.
  10. 10.  A brand new Ford cost $265 in 1924.

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