Goldberg Car

How to impress old man Henry Ford


The four Goldberg brothers, Lowell, Norman, Hiram, and Maxwell, invented and developed the first automobile air-conditioner.

On July 17, 1946 , the temperature in Detroit was 97 degrees.

The four brothers walked into old man Henry Ford’s office and sweet-talked his secretary into telling him that four gentlemen were there with the most exciting innovation in the auto industry since the electric starter. Henry was curious and invited them into his office.

They refused and instead asked that he come out to the parking lot to their car.

They persuaded him to get into the car, which was about 130 degrees inside, turned on the air conditioner, and cooled the car off immediately.

The old man got very excited and invited them back to the office, where he offered them $3 million for the patent. The brothers refused, saying they would settle for $2 million, but they wanted the recognition by having a label, “The Goldberg Air-Conditioner,” on the dashboard of each car in which it was installed. Now old man Ford was more than just a little anti-Jewish, and there was no way he was going to put the Goldberg’s name on two million Fords.

They haggled back and forth for about two hours and finally agreed on $4 million and that just their first names would be shown. And so to this day, all Ford air conditioners show...

Lo, Norm, Hi, and Max - on the controls.


QuotaBills
Life is too short for traffic. - Dan Bellack

Khaki: A thing for starting a car - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

There are no traffic jams on the extra mile. - Zig Ziglar

Didn't he take the exercise tax off cars? - Archie Bunker

I am Irish as a person, but I feel Jewish as an actor. - Harrison Ford

Traffic signals in New York are just rough guidelines. - David Letterman

Jesus was a Jew, yes, but only on his mother's side. - Archie Bunker

Why do Jewish divorces cost so much? They're worth it. - Henny Youngman

She died doing what she loved, taking a selfie in traffic. - Unknown

Auto racing began 5 minutes after the second car was built. - Henry Ford

I'm Jewish, so I don't know much about Easter eggs. - Simon Kinberg

The beaten path is the safest, but the traffic's terrible. - Jeff Taylor

You should never have more children than you have car windows. - Erma Bombeck

I had to stop driving my car for a while - the tires got dizzy. - Steven Wright

That Gerald Ford. He can't fart and chew gum at the same time. - Lyndon B. Johnson

Living with a conscience is like driving a car with the brakes on. - Budd Schulberg

The best car safety device is a rear-view mirror with a cop in it. - Dudley Moore

To attract men, I wear a perfume called "New Car Interior". - Rita Rudner

The last mosquito that bit me had to check into the Betty Ford clinic. - Joanna Lumley

A male gynecologist is like an auto mechanic who has never owned a car. - Carrie Snow

When a police officer tells you to stay in the car, you stay in the car. - Reese Witherspoon

A private railroad car is not an acquired taste. One takes to it immediately. - Eleanor R. Belmont

You know you're a redneck if your home has wheels and your car doesn't. - Jeff Foxworthy

I've exercised with women so thin that buzzards followed them to their cars. - Erma Bombeck

I spent a lot of my money on booze, birds and fast cars... the rest I squandered. - George Best

When a man opens a car door for his wife, it's either a new car or a new wife. - Prince Philip

You don't have to carry a designer bag that costs more than a car to look cool. - Kesha

The lead car is absolutely unique, except for the one behind it which is identical. - Murray Walker

This is a Jewish cake - they give this to a Jewish kid before he gets circumscribed. - Archie Bunker

Wealthy people miss one of life's greatest thrills: making the last car payment. - Unknown

Drive-in banks were established so most of the cars today could see their real owners. - E. Joseph Crossman

I have nothing but troubles with my car. Every Sunday I take my family out for a push. - Rodney Dangerfield

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. - P.J. O'Rourke

The dent in his car is hardly cold and he's coming over here to claim his pound of fish. - Archie Bunker

Coming from Canada, being a writer and Jewish as well, I have impeccable paranoia credentials. - Mordecai Richler

A suburban mother's role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after. - Peter DeVries

President Ford tells us all to bite the bullet and Betsy Ford goes on TV and shoots off her mouth. - Archie Bunker

The lead car is absolutely, truly unique, except for the one behind it which is exactly identical. - Murray Walker

Marriage has no guarantees. If that's what you're looking for, go live with a car battery. - Erma Bombeck

Police officers may drive black and white cars, however what goes on in their job is a lot of gray. - Arik Matson

Anytime a person goes into a delicatessen and orders a pastrami on white bread, somewhere a Jew dies. - Milton Berle

Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by traffic from both sides. - Margaret Thatcher

If I weren't skateboarding, I'd love to race cars. I like anything that's fast and active. - Ryan Sheckler

I'm going to the backseat of my car with the woman I love, and I won't be back for ten minutes. - Homer Simpson

If you haven't seen your wife smile at a traffic cop, you haven't seen her smile her prettiest. - Kin Hubbard

There are two things in this world that don't last long: dogs chasing cars, and pros putting for pars. - Lee Travino

I have drawn inspiration from the Marine Corps, the Jewish struggle in Palestine and Israel, and the Irish. - Leon Uris

Women are like cars: we all want a Ferrari, sometimes want a pick-up truck, and end up with a station wagon. - Tim Allen

When walking, you see things that you miss in a motor car or on the train. You give your mind space to ponder. - Tom Hodgkinson

Life's golden age is when the children are too old to need babysitters and too young to borrow the family car. - Unknown

Do you think you're safe in a car with your seatbelt on? Dream on. My friend thought so. Now she's pregnant. - Anke Engelke

This is the real enemy, the invader from the East, the Druze, the ruffian, the oriental parasite; in a word: the Jew. - George Bernard Shaw

For all of the fights I have had in my life, both on and off the ice, I have only been in the back of a cop car once. - Tie Domi

I hooked up my accelerator pedal in my car to my brake lights. I hit the gas, people behind me stop, and I'm gone. - Steven Wright

The actual building of roads devoted to motor cars is not for the near future, in spite of many rumors to that effect. - Harper's Weekly

A relationship without trust is like a car without gas. You can stay in it all you want, but it won't go anywhere. - Jay Shetty

I do get scared of the dentist, so a drive-through dentist might make me feel more at home. If I got to stay in my car. - Jessica Pare

Every year during their High Holy Days, the Jewish community reminds us all of our need for repentance and forgiveness. - Billy Graham

My kids always perceived the bathroom as a place where you wait it out until all the groceries are unloaded from the car. - Erma Bombeck

I'm not a car guy. The subway gets me where I need to go efficiently and cheaply, and I don't worry about traffic. - Joe Scarborough

Is fuel efficiency really what we need most desperately? I say what we really need is a car that can be shot when it breaks down. - George Carlin

It is amazing how quickly the kids learn to drive a car, yet are unable to understand the lawn mower, snowblower and vacuum cleaner. - Ben Bergor

A car hits a Jewish man. The paramedic rushes over and says, "Are you comfortable?" The guy says, "I make a good living." - Henny Youngman

My life is the land, the dogs, the car, the motorcycle, the pond, the canoe, going to pick up mail. It's just a rural retreat that I enjoy. - Burt Shavitz

When I get real bored, I like to drive downtown and get a great parking spot, then sit in my car and count how many people ask me if I'm leaving. - Steven Wright


see also   Car  Section
1937 Brooks Stevens Zephyr Land Yacht
2007 Ford Shelby GR1 Concept Car
$383.00 Paint Job
Aerodynamic Advantage on the Prairies
Anti-Theft Car
Apprentice Auto Body Shop
Aussie Ford Coupe
Aussie Porsche
Austin Mossper
Auto Body Hoist
Auto Repair Pricing
Blind CarGo
Blonde’s 710 Cover
Amish Prom Limo
Annual Meeting of Women Drivers
Apple Car
Aussie Car Alarm
Baguetti
Bartender Mechanic
Bed Bug
Birth Control At Its Finest
Blonde Gears
BMW’s New Half Car
Box Car
Broken Window Repair
BTTF II Car
Bumper Mini Cars
Bumper To Bumper on the Freeway
Cadillac Concept
Canadian Car Crash
Canadian Smart Car
Car Axident
Car Bandaid
Car Dirt Art
Car-Eating Cow
Car Elas Sale
Car for Saudi Women
Car Gas Wash
Car Jump
Car-nage
Car Playground
Car Plunge
Car Pool Lane
Car Rest Stop
Car Shower
Car Stereo Without The Car
Car Stool
Car Surgeon
Car Swarm
Car Trolley Transportation
Car Whitewash
CarGate
CarGo Loads
Carlusion
CARnivore
Carpool 4 Us
Carsicle
Cartographer
Cheap Cars For Sale
Cheap Jeep
Chevy Block For Sale
Coca Cola Twins
Coffin Dragster
Colour Car
Corona Bug
Corvette Hood Ornament
Corvette Suspension
Crab Bridge
Croatian Landscaping
Dad’s Ex-Ferrari
Damage B Minor
Deaf Car
Dent Stop
Dent Wizard
Denver Booted
Diet Carbs
Doodles Car
Downer Rental Car
Driverless Mercedes
Easter Car
Engine-eous
Exhaust Condensation Reducer
Eye Testing In Progress
Fake Brakes
Falcon Resting in a Tree
Ferrari Park
Field of Dreams
Filling The Water Truck
Find Your Car
Firemen’s Revenge
Firm Car Inspection
First Driving Lesson
Five Firm Brakes Tire
Flat Tire in Alaska
Florida Car Alarm
Foiled Again
Follow The Leader
Ford Door Lock
Ford Mistakes
Ford Police Chase
Ford Quadricycle
Ford Was All We Had
Fork Door Handle
Found The Apple Maps Car
Full Wheel Deal
Game Car
Gas and Dash
Geico Car
GM’s Scratch and Dent Sale
Good As New
Good Driver
Half Price Car
Happy Snow Car
Harrison Ford
Hey Look, We Passed A Ford
Home Depot Delivery
Hot Corvette
Hot Pipe Car
How To Conserve Gas
How To Identify Where A Driver Is From
Hubcap Shine
IBITE
If 2020 Was A Car
If Apple Made A Car
If IKEA Ran GM
India Road Assistance
It’s Making This Weird Noise
Jesus Drove A Honda
Just Like Grandpa
Kia vs Nokia
Lazy Line Painters
Leap Frog
Lehman Brothers Protest
Lipstick Wheel
Lottery Winner’s Christmas Present
Lowdown Volvo
Lucky Cars
Mechanics Gone Wrong - Car Teeter Totter
Mexican Repair Shop
Model T Ford Repair Costs in 1928
Motorcycle Side-Car
Move Over
Move Over Car
Muffler Hanger
New 1953 Jaguar
New Audi
New Driver Training
New Mechanic
Newfie Steering Wheel Lock
Ninja Stickshift
No Passing Lanes
One Horsepower Car
One Size Fits All
One Way Repairs
Orcar
Paint Protection
Painting The Center Line
Parallel Parking Car
Parking Guide
Parking Privilege
Picasso Car
Pickup For Sale - Come Get It Quick!
Pipe Dreams by Exhausting Cars
Please Help My Car
PLZSTOP
Portable Auto Body Shop
Privileged Corvette Parking
Puddle Jumper
Pulley Car
Pushmobile
Redneck Auto Mechanic
Redneck Cadillac
Redneck Car Movie Screen
Redneck Car Repair
Redneck Car Upgrade
Redneck Carriage Car
Redneck Muffler Extender
Redneck Power Windows
Redneck Solution for High Gas Prices
Roadside Assistance
Rock Solid Car
Romanian Auto Safety
Roof Ride
Russian Windshield Wiper
Saks-e Parking Job
Say No To Gasoline
Scholar vs Dropout
Scientific Driving Test
Scubaru
Seatbelt Extender
Seaworthy Car
See Through Car
See Through Van
Shimmy Car-nage
Sideboard Car
Sidecar
SideCar Illusion
Simon's Gas
Singer Roadster
Skoda Limousine
Smart Car Redesign
Souped Up Car
Speed Bmup
Steering Wheel For Couples
Stolen Car
Stratus Sphere
Strange Old Vehicles
Stretch Jeep
Student Driver
Sunday Drive in the Country
SUV Stagecoach
Talented Thief
Technology Collision
Texas Rims
The Dog Had An Accident
The “New” Economy
The Passing Lane
Think Big
Thinking Outside The Garage
This Is My Road
Tire Substitute
Too Late Sign
Topless in Sechelt
Totaled Toyota
Tractor Car
Tree Hugger Car
Truck Lift Repair
Ukrainian Cattle Car
Underground Parking
Uplifting Antique Car
UPS and DOWNS
Very Hot Rod
Very Lowdown Car
Very Smart Car
Vice Grip Suspension
Vintage Campers
Volvorine
Wall Parkade
Weakest Part
Whatchamacallit Car
Wheely Unstable
When Air Was Free
Who Lost The Keys?
Whoop C
Windshield Defrogger
Wired Cars
Workshop Labour Rates
World’s First Horse Power Vehicle
Worn Brakes
Thought You Should See This
You’ll Be Safe In Here!
Young Mechanic Apprentice

 

Redneck Mercedes

Hala Fruit

Hydro Water Power

Selfie Shoes

Tons Of Anarchy

Science World

Da Hood Shirt

What Do You See? - Part III

ThaiTanic

Aging Mermaid

Get Along Shirt

Bruce Lee Coffee

Dry Satellite

Carving The Turkey

Don't Break The Window

Nike Coffin

Redneck Ladder

Proof of Global Warming

Leading a Remote Life

Centaur of Attraction
Full list of creditsFacebookTwitterDiggStumbleUponDelicious

19-Oct-2020