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comment What's the origin of valet parking?
@T.E.D. While I don't doubt that the source probably isn't the best, I wouldn't trust an entry claiming the American Hotel & Motel Association were publishing books on motels with 1980s style cover design in 1886, the very year the first patented motorcar was developed :). Pretty sure that one is a typo for 1986. I guess my point could be characterised more simply as - if you can't find explicit references to valet parking when it first emerged, try exploring the role of a valet from around that time.