1.) Most windshields are basically “parallelograms”, IE; though there is often a minor arc to a given side, they still present themselves as ‘rectangular’ to the eye.
This is the 1954 Kaiser, which shows the feature Kaiser used since 1950; nicknamed the ‘Sweetheart’ windshield. Note the obvious double-arc’d top edge of the glass. For the sake of this question, we’re calling it a ‘non-parallelogram’.
Is there a more recent vehicle with a similar “non-parallelogram’ windshield? If so; name it.
2.) How is it factually possible that Chevrolet did NOT have a small block V8 in 1955 in the U.S.?
3.) Which GM Divisions built both small block and big block V8s in the 1960s?
4.) First post-war U.S. make/model to feature a speedometer marked higher than 120 MPH.
5.) 'Body by Fisher' and 'Body by Fleetwood' were two common badges found on certain GM cars. There was a third 'Body by —' tag found for many years on GM vehicles- what did it read?
1.) What's the deal with this vehicle on the right?
2.) True or false; Benz invented the automobile.
3.) Name two non-American brands to use Ford V8s and two non-American brands to use Chrysler V8s.
4.) How much wider was Pontiac's first year 'Wide Tracks' than it's GM siblings?
5.) Last one is a trick question, because I don't know the answer. Maybe one of you does. What year/make/model is this emblem off of?
COME 'N GIT 'EM!
1.) What American car is credited as having introduced the plastic front grille?
2.) In the '50s and '60s, Chrysler built the 300 series of high performance cars. They began naming them in alphabetic order, starting in ’56 with ‘300-B’. By the time the run concluded, Chrysler had skipped a letter- why?
3.) What ‘obsolete’ engine configuration did Chrysler use in one of its 1990s concept vehicles?
4.) The first (2000) 1976 Cadillac Sevilles produced were all metallic silver with grey leather interiors. Why no color deviation?
5.) A chief engineer for a vehicle manufacturer was laid up in the hospital for a stretch after surgery. To keep busy during the resulting downtime, he carved a bar of soap into a 3-D emblem for the company, which was put onto production vehicles nearly unaltered. What is the company & emblem?
• Uhhh, the updated rating for the "cybertruck" is 14,000 lbs, or 286,000 lbs less than initially claimed.
The Ford F-350 is good for somewhere in the 35,000 lb area. I think that might be more than double the Tesla "truck".
• It strikes me that instantaneous torque is the opposite of one would want in slippery/icy/snowy conditions.
That's kinda why cars don't drag race when the strip is wet.
I want to see that one. I watched ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ over the weekend, very good, better than I thought it would be.
I want to see Guy Ritchie’s newest that opens this week—‘The Gentlemen’.
I saw the movie "Knives Out." It got great reviews. It's in a known genre (whodunit) but it's in a class of its own ... very quirky and different. It deserved the good reviews. If anyone saw the suspense thriller "Body Heat" with Kathleen Turner and William Hurt, you learn how that web all came together in the last 10 or so minutes. With this one, it became somewhat apparent about 65% to 75% of the way into the film. What the additional running time did is iron out the details for more "clarity." Recommended.