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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: Oct 20, 2014 4:20:51 AM

Chrysler's slant six was famous,(I had one),But according to Mecum,It wasn't the first
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 11:15:15 AM

The Chrysler Slant Six was originally engineerd for the 1960 Valiant (not PLYMOUTH Valiant. That didn't occur until 1961, since Valiant was a separate make only in 1960--the first Valiant ads read "this is nobody's kid brother.") The 170-cubic inch engine was able to fit under the lowered hood of the Valiant, and the 225-cubic inch version that followed powered replaced the ancient flathead six in 1960 Plymouths and Dodge Darts.
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 5:20:02 AM

Which car featured the first slant six engine ?
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 2:13:03 PM

Correct! Your turn, boxdriver!
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 5:20:37 AM

Studebakers
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 6:49:32 PM

In 1942, the Army Corps of Engineers built the Alcan Highway. Which make of truck did they use?
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 4:23:05 PM

Wow, that was fast! Your turn to throw out the next question!

(Nash's LeMans Dual Jetfire engine was developed independently of, but was quite similar to, the Hudson "Twin-H-Power" performance engine. Both featured dual carburetors and dual intake manifolds. And the LeMans engine was not too far removed from the souped-up Ambassador engine used in the Nash-Healey.)
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2014 10:26:22 PM

Nash had a six cylinder engine the called LeMans
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2014 4:28:17 PM

Being a Pontiac fan, you would expect me to throw out a question about mid-size Tempests with that answer...(LOL)...but not this time! Another make of car used the name "LeMans" to describe an optional engine on some of its models during the 1950's. Name it.
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2014 9:38:01 PM

That answer, my friend, earns you another cigar!

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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2014 5:21:28 PM

"See the light...FORD has a better idea." While the tag line appeared as early as 1966, the iconic light bulb began appearing with the 1968 models, and, in fact, was still glowing as late as 1980.

(When I was working at a radio newscaster circa 1979. I remember seeing a story about an Illinois Ford dealer who was using a hot-air balloon in the shape of the light bulb to promote the new Fairmonts, Mustang IIs, LTDs, etc....only to have the balloon go up, up, and away...never to be seen again! Not the brightest idea in the dealer's book!)
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2014 2:41:54 PM

I remember that tiger theme very well. In fact, I had Tiger Paws on my hot rod.

Which car was advertised using a light bulb?
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2014 5:14:36 PM

Not quite, but I'm giving you a cigar for that one! I had forgotten the Firehawk was the high-performance Firebird during the 1980s and '90s...and it's as valid as the answer I'd been seeking. In 1965 and 1966, Pontiac used the "tiger" theme to advertise its high-performance GTO and 2+2 models, so U. S. Royal (later Uniroyal) worked with Pontiac engineers to create the red-striped tires that appeared on many a GTO back in the day... They were introduced to the general public in commercials featuring a jazzy drum soundtrack played by Shelly Manne--and a cartoon tiger that looked suspiciously like a 1964 GTO...with the brand name "Tiger Paws."

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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2014 2:25:40 AM

If I understand this question correctly, it might be the Firehawk made by Firestone, the name coming from the Pontiac Firebird Firehawk
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2014 2:39:23 PM

The mascot for what 1960's line of high-performance cars also gave its name to the high-performance tires used on one of this make's best-known models?
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2014 12:58:49 PM

Great answer! Another panatela for Bongobro!

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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2014 10:09:35 PM

"Whatever you drive, drive a Seiberling." Not quite the pizazz of "Whatever you drive, drive a Firestone," but the last Seiberling tires built in the U. S. were actually made by Firestone, which itself has been absorbed into Bridgestone. According to Wikipedia, Seiberling tires today are sold in other parts of the world as a "cheaper, second-class type of tire in selected sizes."

A far and desperate cry from its longtime slogan..."A Name You Can Trust in Rubber."
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2014 11:50:54 AM

Back to the tire Q...now that we know Seiberling founded the Goodyear company...which tire company was the last to build Seiberling branded tires?
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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2014 7:34:35 PM

You certainly know your numbers! Congrats! And you get to pick th next question!
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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2014 1:49:01 PM

If the D500 was a power package, the D501 would be the factory race car. It came with the 354 hemi from the Chrysler 300 in place of the normal 325 and a bunch of goodies to make it able to go fast and stop less slow.

[Edited by: mullingspices at 10/3/2014 1:49:54 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2014 7:36:40 PM

For many years, Dodge offered what was called the D-500 power package for its full-size cars (guess you could call them the GTO's of the '50s). In 1957, there was a D-501 package offered on Coronet club sedans and convertibles. What was the big difference between the D-500 and the D-501?
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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2014 2:59:14 PM

Kerrect! Kids today might not know there was a Seiberling tire and would have picked the wrong individual.

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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2014 6:16:57 PM

Strange as it sounds, considering that I grew up hearing "year after year, for (fill-in-the-blank) consecutive years, more people ride on GOODYEAR tires than any other kind!", Charles Goodyear lived from 1800 to 1860--before the first modern car was built! While he is credited with developing the modern vulcanization process in 1835, it was Frank Seiberling who founded the Goodyear Tire and Rubber company in 1898--nearly 40 years after Goodyear's death!

(I also remember seeing those two-page ads in LIFE magazine showing a cavalcade of cars from 1900 to the current model year, showing cars that were originally built with Goodyear tires--now THAT really dates me, doesn't it?)
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2014 1:47:36 PM

Which of the following people did not work in the tire industry?

Harvey Firestone
Frank Seiberling
Charles Goodyear
Andre Michelin
Giovanni Battista Pirelli
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 5:30:11 PM

You're correct AND you're right! Interesting that the former Lincoln-Mercury Division has repositioned itself with the original name of Leland's old concern, "The Lincoln Motor Company," in the past year or two!

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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2014 6:20:16 PM

I deliberately left off the founding of Lincoln, thinking you might ask that one!
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2014 9:32:54 AM

Take a second look at my answer to the Cadillac question. As I (correctly) implied, Henry Leland not only developed the Cadillac, but also its major American competitor in the luxury field...a company that has reverted to the original name Henry Leland gave it when it was founded nearly 100 years ago...

So name it!
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2014 3:15:31 AM

Correct! Taking the remnants of the Henry Ford Company, Leland named the new company after Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, whose coat of arms appears on the Cadillac crest.

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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 11:42:07 PM

Henry Leland. I am quite confident this is the correct answer...because he also founded a company which today is Cadillac's major American competitor!

Maybe a little too confident?...
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2014 3:33:38 PM

Who founded the automobile company that eventually became Cadillac?
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2014 3:12:26 PM

Great job, MS! Next question, please!
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2014 2:29:13 AM

The LaSalle II was the prototype for the Buick Riviera
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 8:39:51 PM

Sorry it took too long to answer back. Had several family gatherings and didn't get back to the category here!

There was a "Gremlin" in your response, mullingspices..."Ventura" was actually the code name for the Edsel while it was in development at Ford Motor Company, and, while an international name search was well underway, the "E-Car," as it was also known in Dearborn, was ultimately named for the only son of Henry Ford I ... "Edsel."

Let's try this question:

"LaSalle" was the companion car to Cadillac from 1927 to 1940...but the name was used for the prototype of what classic Buick?
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 2:12:04 PM

Sounds like the AMC AMX
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 9:03:03 AM

Hint #2: This car was neither a "Pacer" for performance nor did it win a "Citation" for its reliabiity...
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 8:59:08 PM

Hint #1: The prototype Ventura looked something like a 1968 Pontiac Catalina (if you squint just so!)...
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2014 2:23:12 PM

Actually, the "Ventura" name also appeared on prototypes of another vehicle that was introduced under an entirely different name...by an entirely different company. Name it!
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2014 1:48:14 PM

Great answer, Bongobro! Sorry to see there won't be any more Ventura models made.

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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2014 8:25:41 PM

Especially since the Pontiac Ventura first appeared in 1960! Essentially, it was a Pontiac Catalina with interior trim from the Bonneville and was sold as two- and four-door hardtops for '60 amd '61. While the series disappeared in 1962, the trim didn't, as a "Ventura Custom" trim option was offered on 1963 through 1970 Catalinas, except the 2-door sedan. Models with the Ventura trim option were shown as separate models in the 1966 through 1970 models.

The Nova-clone Ventura, originally called "Ventura II," debuted for 1971; the "II" disappeared after 1972. It disappeared after 1977 when Pontiac expanded the gussied-up Phoenix series introduced at mid-year to cover the full Pontiac compact range.

(Interesting side note: The prototype for the 1962 Pontiac Grand Prix was shown with a "Ventura" name plate on the door, according to historical records.)
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2014 8:42:03 PM

Since Pontiac Ventura was mentioned, in what model year was the Ventura first sold? (I know you're a Pontiac guy, Bongobro, but it is kinda interesting.)
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2014 4:39:20 AM

That's right, nice going MS,next question please
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2014 6:04:21 PM

There could be a debate here. When the 1973 "N-O-V-A" compacts (Chevy Nova, new Oldsmobile Omega, Pontiac Ventura and new Buick Apollo debuted), all four of them offered two-door hatchback sedans as well as the AMC Hornet. Arguably, the Hornet is a true hatchback and not a butchered two-door as the GM X-bodies were....so we'll give this one to mullingspices since he was firstest with the mostest!
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2014 2:21:08 PM

1973 AMC Hornet
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Right church,but wrong pew. :)
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2014 7:22:33 PM

The AMC Gremlin. The flip-up rear window on four-passenger models was technically not a door like on the '71 Vega, say, but it served as the hatch to load the rear compartment.
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2014 5:59:16 AM

Name the first American made compact hatchback
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2014 5:59:08 PM

Bingo! Next question, boxdriver!
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2014 5:25:30 AM

Packard !
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 7:25:35 PM

Speaking of aircraft engines, which car maker built Rolls-Royce Merlin aircraft engines during World War II?

[Edited by: bongobro at 9/2/2014 7:27:01 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 1:30:10 PM

Great answer! Another panatela for you.

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