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An Everyday Journey Through Motoring History, Facts & Trivia

Belt up and enjoy this 365-day ride as you cruise past the most momentous motoring events in history. Packed with fascinating facts about races, motorists and the history of the mighty engine, this is a must-visit web site for any car enthusiast.

On This Day


Saturday 6th August 1932

86 years ago

Richard Hollingshead Jr. of Camden, New jersey, US first registered his patent for the drive-in movie theatre. He wanted to create an alternative to ordinary movie houses, where parents could bring the children in their pajamas, avoid baby-sitters, and relax in the comfort of their own car while watching a Friday night film. Hollingshead was awarded the patent in May of the following year, though it was declared invalid in 1950. After the patent was revoked, thousands of drive-ins appeared across the US, reaching a high of 4,063 in 1958. The largest drive-in theatre in patron capacity was the All-Weather Drive-In of Copiague, New York. All-Weather had parking space for 2,500 cars, an indoor 1,200 seat viewing area, kid's playground, a full service restaurant and a shuttle train that took customers from their cars and around the 28-acre theater lot.

First drive-in theater Camden New Jersey, US 1933

First drive-in theater Camden New Jersey, US 1933

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