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You may remember my Monte Carlo-based challenges. This is _similar_ to those, with a few differences. First, it covers various Chevrolet models, SSs in particular. Second, the point totals are based on the entire board/group ... not individually. Third, the point tallys are simple (see below). And, fourth, instead of individual prizes, the boards/groups are competing (as paired, see below) for the prize of being mentioned on one of my upcoming Friday evening radio shows in April.

PT VALUES (Jeopardy! and Multiple Choice rounds)

+ 1 for each response (regardless if it is correct or not ... thus, a "participation" point)

+ 3 for each correct response

- 2 for each incorrect response


Monte Carlo Mailing List (MCML) v El Camino Mailing List (ECML)

Cheers & Gears (C&G) v GM Inside News (GMI)

1st Gen Monte Carlo (FGMC) v 4th Gen Monte Carlo SS (MCSS)

3rd Gen Monte Carlo (3GMC) v 2nd Gen A-Body (2GMC)

National Monte Carlo Owners Association (NMCOA) v Monte MadneSS (MMSS)

Illinois Monte Carlo Owners Group (IMCOG) v Monte Carlo City (MCC)

5th Gen My Monte (5GMM) v 6th Gen 2000montecarlo (6GMC)

ChevyTalk (CT) v Race Day News (RDN)

Automobile Forum (AF) v Racing 1 (R1)

TriplePlate (TP) v CarNuts (CN)


Send your replies to wrmnshowcase @ aol.com; do NOT reply in this thread.

Make sure your subject line includes "SS" and the name of the board.

In the body of the Email, include your responses and your board name.

Please NO research!!! Simply answer with your BEST guess.

Any entries that do NOT follow these directions will NOT be included in the totals.

JEOPARDY! round (make sure replies are in the form of a question)

1 ... Chevrolet GM Bunkie Knudgen's personal 1963 car supplied this for the special SS interior of the 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS.

2 ... For 1972, the only engine available in the Chevy Nova SS was this -- big blocks were no longer an option.

3 ... In 1967, the El Camino was the only Chevelle model that featured this, without SS trim.

4 ... When the SS option was selected for the Camaro in 1970, this was the standard engine.

5 ... Hot Rod magazine writer John Baechtel opened his article in the March 1984 issue by noting that the 1984 Monte Carlo SS received the magazine's vote for this.


1 ... The demise of the Caprice/Impala SS was more or less solidified in the mid-1990s with General Motors' refusal to sell the tooling for the 1996 Caprice to RCI Inc., a Michigan-based company that outfits police cars, which wanted to continue the production of the popular Caprice at a factory in which country?

a) Mexico

b) United States

c) Canada

d) Japan

2 ... The SS option was added to the Chevy II Nova in this year.

a) 1962

b) 1963

c) 1964

d) 1965

3 ... A variety of Chevy's V6 and V8 engines were available on the 1964 Chevelle Super Sport.

a) True

b) False

4 ... In 1996, the SS option on the Camaro was designed and installed by SLP, which stood for:

a) Street Lethal Performance

b) Street Legal Performing

c) Street Legal Performance

d) Sweet Legal Performance

5 ... In 1970, Motor Trend magazine tested a 1970 Monte Carlo SS454, along with a 1970 Ford Thunderbird and a 1970 Pontiac Grand Prix, and the MC bested the other two vehicles in terms of performance, running 0-60 in 7.0 seconds and the quarter mile in 14.9 seconds at 92 miles per hour.

a) True

b) False

BONUS round

* no "participation" pt

* + 5 if correct

* - 5 if incorrect

Which 1961 model was a 1-time offering, not previously available nor again produced on the Impala?

a) 4-door sedan

b) 2-door sedan

c) 4-door hardtop

d) 2-door sport coupe

The name for the Chevrolet Caprice was coined by Bob Lund (Chevrolet's General Sales Manager) after a classy restaurant he frequented in which city?

a) Los Angeles

b) Dallas

c) Chicago

d) New York

On May 30, 1999, Chevrolet's 2000 Monte Carlo SS pacecar edition led the fields at two racing events ... the Indy 500 and the NASCAR Daytona 500.

a) True

b) False

Cort, "Mr MC" / "Mr Road Trip", 32swm/pig valve/pacemaker

MC:family.IL.guide.future = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/

"There comes a time when we heed a certain call" ... USA For Africa ... 'We Are The World'

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BTW, forgot to mention that I'll post the correct responses sometime mid-week ... so get your replies in soon!

Also, I've decided to revise the point values ... to minimize negative scores ;).


+2 = participation

-1 = incorrect reply

+4 = correct reply


+1 = participation

-2 = incorrect reply

+3 = correct reply


(no participation, remains the same)

-5 = incorrect reply

+10 = correct reply

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Hmmm...I've only received a handful of responses thus far. Is this challenge too hard? Perhaps I should come up with some "easier" questions.....

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