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Was it Ransom Olds of Oldsmobile?
Seems he was quite a prolific inventor! My first guess would of been Henry Ford.
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Oscar Sederberg and William Bill Gronau built the first garage in Kiron in 1913.
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I don't know, we have to wait until MercMad63 tells us, he is the one who originally asked the question.

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I'd Like to change my answer, the first automobile garage in the world was built for Dr. Carl Benz (inventor of the automobile 1886), in Ladenburg, Germany.
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George Washington Carver...? I don't know.

I think it's safe to say that the home garage was invented just about the same time as marriage.


Other wild guesses:
Anita Effen-Garage
Parker N. Zyde
Otto Hauser
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SORRY GUYS,I've been under car all day. It was Ransom Ely Olds! He built the first home garage and even named it as such.
Scrimshaw ,you nailed it!. I have a large collection of car books and that little gem was in one of those small books Floyd Clymer published in the early 50's.
They cover everything concerning Americas early motoring days. And i suspect mr Clymer may have known Olds personally . Floyd Clymer was alos the youngest ever car dealer in the USA,at 12 years old he was dealing new cars!. The world needs a few more like him think to get us out of the toilet.
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Seems that Olds was brilliant man...they must resurrect Oldsmobile!
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LoL I liked Joe's answer better!

Some racing trivia on the most famous race in the world --- Yes I am talking about the 24 hours of LeMans.

What genuine production engine was the most successful at LeMans and how many times did it win?
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935/82 flat 6-cylinder boxer from a porsche 956? i dont know if they were genuine production. it says a limited amount were produced for customers.

http://hillmanimages.com/912/962.html
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935/82 flat 6-cylinder boxer from a porsche 956? i dont know if they were genuine production. it says a limited amount were produced for customers.

http://hillmanimages.com/912/962.html
Not what I would call genuine production. They only produced them for racing or a limited production run of 200 for homologation, it wasn't the same engine as the 911. Your going to have to go back further!
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Some racing trivia on the most famous race in the world --- Yes I am talking about the 24 hours of LeMans.

What genuine production engine was the most successful at LeMans and how many times did it win?
Alfa Romeo 8c
4 Wins 1931-4
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Some racing trivia on the most famous race in the world --- Yes I am talking about the 24 hours of LeMans.

What genuine production engine was the most successful at LeMans and how many times did it win?
Suprised no-one has answered this. The Jaguar XK6 engine won LeMans 5 times in in the 50's, in one race it took 5 of the first 6 places and was the first engine to average over 100 MPH for 24 hours. This is the same engine that was in all Jaguar cars from mid 40's to the mid 80's (except for the V12 cars).

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Suppose I get to go again. Here is one closer to home - for most of us anyway.

What was the last year an American production car used vacuum operated windshield wipers?
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