AMARILLO, Texas (KVII) — Happy National Odometer Day! How many miles do you have on your vehicle?
Show us a photo of your car/truck/motorcycle. How many miles? ...
Odometers were first developed in the 1600s for wagons and other horse-drawn vehicles in order to measure distances traveled.
In 1903, Arthur and Charles Warner, two brothers from Beloit, Wisconsin, developed the first odometer for the automobile. They called it the Auto-meter.
By the early 2000s, mechanical odometers would be phased out on cars from major manufacturers. The Pontiac Grand Prix was the last GM car sold in the US to offer a mechanical odometer in 2003, the Canadian-built Ford Crown Victoria and Mercury Grand Marquis were the last Fords sold with one in 2005.