At some point in the 1950s, automotive manufacturers realized that the flat surface inside the glovebox was a perfect place to put a piping hot cup of coffee.
Of course, the idea was that you were supposed to enjoy it while the car was parked at a scenic overlook, not barrelling down the highway at 72 miles an hour on bias-ply tires and dodgy brakes.
It only took two or three generations of automotive design to realize that a ceramic cup perched delicately inside a 1/4-inch depression in the sheetmetal of a glovebox lid wasn’t a suitable place to put scalding hot liquids.
Bumper Jack Slot
Bumper jacks were GM’s alternative to scissor-type jacks from other brands. ...