This has lead to some interesting finds on Google. One site compiled the Top Ten Moments Caught on Google Maps. When they came through our street, I missed the car but could determine the day because the in-laws were in town and it caught their car on the street.
But this is the coolest thing I found so far. There is a web site called Street With A View that documents the Google car coming through. In fact, the web site shares:
On May 3rd 2008, artists Robin Hewlett and Ben Kinsley invited the Google Inc. Street View team and residents of Pittsburgh’s Northside to collaborate on a series of tableaux along Sampsonia Way. Neighbors, and other participants from around the city, staged scenes ranging from a parade and a marathon, to a garage band practice, a seventeenth century sword fight, a heroic rescue and much more...So actually the #1 moment caught in the first link, was actually this staged event. If you watch the video you can see what a Google car looks like. It is nice to see a company like Google have a sense of humor about their product.