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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2006 11:53:40 PM

This could be fun!

ASK an automotive trivia question... AFTER you have answered the question above your post. Incorrect posts can be challenged, politely!

BE SURE YOU KNOW THE CORRECT ANSWER TO THE QUESTION YOU ARE ASKING. Revisit this thread to see if your question was correctly answered, if not, enter a challenge. Try not to make it too difficult so all can participate..... I'll get it started.

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NAME THE MODEL YEAR Chevrolet marketed their first Bel Air model.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 11:29:20 AM

Ride 'em, box driver! The vehicle was another way to extend the versatile Hornet/Gremlin/Concord/Spirit/Eagle platform, but it would have been marketed as a Jeep product. It was dropped because AMC was building as many Hornets and Gremlins as they could (but I think it would have been a successful niche vehicle since Rancheros and El Caminos of the day were almost as large at their full-size predecessors of the late '50s).

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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 5:37:19 AM

Cowboy
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 4:36:12 PM

In the early 1970s, American Motors considered producing a light-duty pickup based on the Hornet/Gremlin platform. What was it called?
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 5:00:05 AM

Correct, next question,please
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 10:31:47 AM

It was not the company you'd think of first! In 1959, International Harvester introduced the Travelette--basically the four-door passenger section of the Travelall station wagon with a regular-sized pickup box.

Dodge didn't introduce its crew cab until 1965; regular-production crew cabs weren't available from Chevy/GMC and Ford until well into the 1970s.

[Edited by: bongobro at 7/25/2014 10:32:12 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 4:57:28 AM

Which company claimed to have introduced the 6 passenger crew cab pickup ?
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 2:42:42 PM

Correct.

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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 4:20:34 AM

'65 T-Bird
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 2:07:51 PM

What was the first car equipped with factory sequential turn signals?
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 4:13:05 AM

good answer,next question,please
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 6:23:27 PM

1933 Pierce Arrow
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 5:10:01 AM

Name the first car that didn't have running boards
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 11:15:59 PM

Correct, Boxdriver!

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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 4:50:24 AM

the ’65 – ’67 Barracuda Formula “S” only.
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 6:18:45 AM

Close, but you're fishing.
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2014 7:39:38 PM

Probably the Dodge Charger Hemi for 1966?
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2014 6:04:07 AM

Which car used a blue stripe tire with white letters as original equipment?
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2014 4:12:14 PM

Better late than not at all! Good job! Next question please!
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2014 3:50:34 AM

Sorry for the late response...I had a couple days of work (finally!) and didn't have time for research.

I think it was Packard that had the first limited slip differential, marketed under the name "Twin Traction"
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2014 6:11:39 PM

Okay...a little hint. It was a development from a company that was NOT one of Detroit's Big Three...and it debuted in 1956.
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2014 3:58:13 PM

We all know and love the limited-slip differential (Positraction, Safe-T-Track, Sure-Grip, etc.)...but what make of car was first to offer a limited-slip rear axle? And under what name did it first appear?
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2014 5:35:23 PM

Woo-Hoo! I wonder what his sermon was on the next Sunday?

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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2014 5:11:09 PM

The Rev. C. H. North, of the Third Pentecostal Holiness Church in Oklahoma City, parked next to one of them new-fangled "Park-O-Meters" that the city installed in August 1935 and discovered he didn't have a nickel. When he came back from the grocery store across the street, he discovered he'd committed the venial sin of not putting money in the meter and, for his penance, received the first parking ticket ever!
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2014 3:55:43 AM

Who was Reverend C.H. North, and what was his connection to automobile history?
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2014 9:32:05 AM

Good job! Next (and maybe simpler!) question!
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2014 1:24:31 AM

Here goes:

Cyclone...Mercury, Porsche
Hurricane...Kaiser, Willys
Scirocco...Volkswagen
Tempest...Pontiac
Tornado...Willys, Porsche, Kaiser
Torrent...Pontiac
Typhoon...AMC

I'm sure there's more
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2014 6:37:56 PM

With all the reports of severe weather we've had in the past few days, I thought I'd do something we haven't done for a while: The Car Trivia Match Game. Following is a list of words associated with turbulent weather...
and below them cars associated with those words...your job is to match as many of them as you can. You win if you match a minimum of four (sorta like the World Series!) If you can correctly match all seven, I'll give YOU the cigar!

THE WORDS:

Cyclone
Hurricane
Scirocco
Tempest
Tornado
Torrent
Typhoon

THE MAKES (There may be more than one matching make involved...)

AMC
Buick
Kaiser
Mercury
Oldsmobile
Pontiac
Porsche
Volkswagen
Willys

Have fun!!
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2014 2:33:11 PM

Kerrect! (Now...what kind of cigar did Taft smoke?!) One for Bongobro.

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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2014 5:20:06 PM

Helen "Nellie" Taft, wife of President William Howard Taft, was the first to drive--and own--her own car!
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2014 12:58:16 AM

Which American president's wife was the first to drive an automobile?
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2014 4:58:55 AM

My information says it was 1930, but thats close e'nuf,next question Please
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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2014 1:56:11 AM

I think it was the 1934 Peugeot 401 Eclipse
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Name the first car to have a electric steel retractable top!
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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2014 2:13:32 PM

Boxdriver, that's right! Allstate tires and tubes were the first of a long line of products to come from Sears.

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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2014 5:25:05 AM

I believe that tires were the first items to carry the name of Allstate
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2014 2:39:18 PM

Great info, Bongobro, Sears was indeed the company behind the Allstate name,
but...which item(s) did the Allstate name first appear on?
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2014 9:34:22 AM

Sears and Kaiser-Frazer were "in good hands with Allstate" for many years. Sears founded Allstate Insurance in the 1920s, but they also used the "Allstate" name on a number of automotive items (tirew, batteries, seat covers, accessories and the like). When Sears wanted to market automobiles (to go with their new auto service centers), it was easy for Kaiser-Frazer to join forces with what was then the world's largest retailer to produce the Allstate automobile in 1952-53. The car, curiously, was sold only in a handful of Southeastern states, and actually contained Sears-made "Allstate" parts in what was a redressed Henry J.

K-F supposedly worked on a full-size Allstate, but Sears said "no." In fact, from 1955 to 1971, Sears de-emphasized the car's existence, as if it never existed at all (they did sell some 2300 Allstates in the two-year period). The Allstate Insurance division finally purchased and restored an Allstate car in 1971.

(Could you imagine, say, Walmart creating a similar car? They'd probably think of a replica of Sam Walton's beloved 1979 Ford F-150 pickup!)
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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2014 2:43:29 PM

The Allstate name today is known for insurance. What item(s) was the name originally used on, and which company did the name belong to?
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Message Posted: Jun 30, 2014 6:12:26 PM

A tip of the Stetson (or in her case, should it be Lilly Dache?) to you! Next question!
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2014 2:50:50 PM

Having joined GM in 1943, Helene Rother was the first woman automobile designer. She specialized on automotive interiors, such as fabrics and colors. After WWII she opened her own studio and continued working on cars such as Nash (and later AMC) and vehicles such as ambulances and hearses
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2014 4:50:08 PM

Now for another ladies' day question...what did Madame Helene Rother contribute to the American automobile industry?
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2014 12:53:21 PM

A Partagas 1845 Extra Oscuro for Bongobro! Bertha had to fix several things on the way to her mother's house, so she must have also been a competent mechanic.

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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2014 12:32:35 PM

Bertha Ringer was the woman who invested in the formation of her future husband's fledgling car company in 1871. She married that man, Karl Benz (as in Mercedes-Benz...) in 1872. In 1888, without notifying Herr Benz or the road authorities, she and her sons Eugen and Richard took the family Patent Motorwagen from Mannheim to Pforzheim, Germany...becoming the first person, much less a woman, to drive a vehicle for an extended distance. For the record, it was 106 kilometers (66 miles).

She had driven to her mother's home, but it also proved that the infant automobile industry was a force to be reckoned with...and it sure convinced her husband!
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2014 1:33:32 PM

Hint: she lived in Germany , born in 1849, married in 1872
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Message Posted: Jun 22, 2014 9:14:29 PM

Who was Bertha Ringer and what did she have to do with cars?
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Message Posted: Jun 22, 2014 11:52:37 AM

Ah yes! As the classic Rolls-Royce ad once put it, "People who feel diffident about buying A Rolls-Royce can buy a Bentley."

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Message Posted: Jun 22, 2014 5:35:54 AM

correct,In 1952 Bentley used the 4-speed Hydo-matic from GM.next question,Please
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Message Posted: Jun 21, 2014 2:48:12 PM

I think Bentley beat Rolls Royce in installing the automatic transmissions in its cars.
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Message Posted: Jun 21, 2014 1:37:56 PM

no,but closer
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Message Posted: Jun 21, 2014 12:06:02 PM

Ya know, game show hosts always say "trust your first instincts." My first instinct was Rolls-Royce...right this time?
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