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    Trivia Tuesday, March 24, 2015


    • Can you answer our weekly car trivia?

    1.) What car was reportedly sketched on the back of an air sickness bag and released on April Fool's Day?

    2.) What was automaker MG's octagonal badge shape modeled after?

    3.) Dodge built 505 copies of the 1969 'Winged Warrior' Dodge Charger Daytona. Why did Plymouth build so many more copies of the Daytona's sister car, the 1970 Road Runner Superbird? (1,920 units)?

    4.) Name an automobile model that every one made featured a dash plate that guaranteed it had been driven over 100 MPH.

    5.) In 1934, less than 10% of Jaguar's annual production was exported. What was that figure by 1951?

    a.) 15%

    b.) 25%

    c.) 55%

    d.) 85%

    6.) How was the vehicle style name 'pickup' born?

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    1.) What car was reportedly sketched on the back of an air sickness bag and released on April Fool's Day? 

     

    1970 AMC Gremlin

    [Perhaps this is a bit unfair, but I know this only b/c I know someone who is a HUGE fan of AMCs in general, but not as much as I am a fan of the Caprice Classic!]

     

     

    Cort :) www.oldcarsstronghearts.com

    1979 & 1989 Caprice Classics | pigValve, paceMaker, cowValve
    "I didn't mean to take away your dreams" __ Hootie & The Blowfish __ 'Only Lonely'
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    3. NASCAR Homologation requirements. NASCAR raised the production requirement from 500 examples to one for every two manufacturer's dealers in the United States.

     

    6. Henry Ford used it first when he introduced Ford Model T with open rear and called it "Ford Model T Runabout with Pickup Body".

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    #4 is Auburn Speedster. Ab Jenkins who set speed records with the car signed each model of 852 guaranteeing that he had driven the car over 100 mph.

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    Answer I had found RE #6 was this : the early Ford trucks were shipped crated, and the crating material was meant to be used as the bed. Customers had to go pick the crates up at the dealer, hence 'pick up' truck.

     

    Don't know how truthful that is. ;)

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    1.) What car was reportedly sketched on the back of an air sickness bag and released on April Fool's Day? 

     

    2.) What was automaker MG's octagonal badge shape modeled after? 

     

    3.) Dodge built 505 copies of the 1969 'Winged Warrior' Dodge Charger Daytona. Why did Plymouth build so many more copies of the Daytona's sister car, the 1970 Road Runner Superbird? (1,920 units)?

     

    4.) Name an automobile model that every one made featured a dash plate that guaranteed it had been driven over 100 MPH.

     

    5.) In 1934, less than 10% of Jaguar's annual production was exported. What was that figure by 1951?

    a.) 15% 

    b.) 25%

    c.) 55%

    d.) 85%

     

    6.) How was the vehicle style name 'pickup' born? 

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    1.) What car was reportedly sketched on the back of an air sickness bag and released on April Fool's Day? 

     

    1970 AMC Gremlin

    [Perhaps this is a bit unfair, but I know this only b/c I know someone who is a HUGE fan of AMCs in general, but not as much as I am a fan of the Caprice Classic!]

     

     

    Cort :) www.oldcarsstronghearts.com

    1979 & 1989 Caprice Classics | pigValve, paceMaker, cowValve
    "I didn't mean to take away your dreams" __ Hootie & The Blowfish __ 'Only Lonely'

     

     

     

    Omg.  This made me seriously laugh!  It is kind of a family joke when we talk about one of my aunts (side note -  I have one big family 17 aunts and 16 uncles - mom and dad came from big families lol) prized possessions. 

     

    Yep, it was a 1970 AMC Gremlim - purple, her favorite color and so fitting for the 70s. 

     

    It was a Birthday present and before it was delivered, my dad put a clear coat on it for her down at his shop.  One of my other Uncles had just got his drivers license ( I think) and was down helping my dad out, and he took that baby out for a spin!  It was a big ole family secret for many years!  Back then, she would not have been so keen to have one of her brothers drive her baby first!

     

    What I loved about that car, besides how cool I thought it looked, was that brand new 8-track!  lol

     

    So, thanks for the piece of trivia!  I am so going to have to share it!

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