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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: Apr 23, 2014 4:44:30 AM

EXCELLENT ANSWER!! Next question
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 9:52:56 PM

The Packard PACIFIC hardtop coupe circa 1954?
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 1:39:44 PM

Name a car with the same name as a ocean
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 2:45:06 PM

Boxdriver, you are correct! Next Q?
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 5:03:02 AM

The first Mustang: the Mustang 1 concept of 1962.
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 6:29:13 PM

New Q:

What was a Mustang I ?
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 5:30:17 PM

Good job, ms! Of course the sound of a K-code 289 was always a dead giveaway for me! I had a neighbor who had a '63 Fairlane 500 hardtop and a '65 Mustang 2 + 2, both K-code 4-speeds.

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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 3:18:53 PM

That Monte Carlo question really threw me! Doesn't help that "Carlo" is part of the name ( the C you referred to), and while Nova was made from 62, it really was Chevy II Nova.

That K code Mustang refers to the GT with the 289 Hi-po engine. If the code was A, the engine was not Hi-po but had the 4bbl carb.
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 2:46:39 PM

True, but the Monte Carlo's platform was shared by the Pontiac Grand Prix.

This question may be a little too tough to handle, so I'll give the answer. The Monte Carlo was the first Chevrolet spin-off model for which the name did not begin with the letter C, as:

Chevrolet: 1911
Corvette: 1953
Corvair: 1960
Chevy II: 1962
Chevelle: 1964
Camaro: 1967
Monte Carlo: 1970...

New question: If you bought a 1965 Ford Mustang with a K-code engine, what was under your hood?
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 12:38:11 AM

The only thing of note I could find is the long wheelbase of the Monte Carlo. Most 2 door GM mid sized cars rode on a 112 inch wheelbase, but the Monte Carlo's was 116 inches, the same as 4 door GM intermediates.
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 10:07:34 AM

Speaking of Montecristos ... which are darn good cigars, by the way ... why don't we change the name to Monte Carlo -- as in the popular Chevrolet personal luxury car? Besides the fact it boasted the longest hood ever seen on a Chevrolet product up to that point, what was the other feature that made the Monte Carlo unusual when it was introduced in the 1970 model year?
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 4:55:38 AM

Give the man a Monte Cristo !!
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 11:33:13 AM

Another hyphenated car company: Studebaker-Packard Corporation. Studebaker hoped the Mercedes-Benz line would bring in people who would not necessarily be interested in Larks and Hawks, but it didn't work out that way at all. Studebaker was already into its death spiral by then; not a good thing for a company trying to increase its presence in the U. S. (You may notice that the grille of the original Lark--and especially the '62 and '63 models--had more than a passing resemblance to contemporary Mercedes front ends.)
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 5:16:38 AM

What company distributed Mercedes-Benz cars in the fifties?
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 2:10:49 PM

Yes, it would, Boxdriver! This mid sized car had a 327 cu. in. engine which differed from the 327 used in the Hornet and Ambassador as the Rebel had a higher compression ratio and mechanical valves in place of hydraulic valves. This car also was factory tested with the Bendix Electrojector electronic fuel injection system but it never made it into production. "Motor Trend" magazine called the Rebel the "fastest stock American sedan" in 57.

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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 5:46:47 AM

Would that be the 1957 Rambler Rebel?
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 1:15:42 PM

Getting closer, but wrong decade. Try the 50's.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 9:28:30 AM

Well, let's go back a couple of years. Chrysler Corporation had restyled its 1962 "full-size" Plymouth and Dodge cars onto a downsized 116" wheelbase (anyone remember "The New Lean Breed of Dodge"?)...technically, these cars were intermediates (their wheelbase was only a half-inch longer than the Ford Fairlane/Mercury Meteor models of the same year).

The new Plymouths and Dodges didn't sell worth a hoot to the average car buyer, but it didn't take long for hot-rodders, and particularly drag racers, to determine that less weight plus more engine equals more go-go-go! Mopar dropped its biggest engine (then the 413, later the 426) into those lightweight Plymouth Savoys and Darts and voila! Those bad boys looked weird, but ran like ... you know what!

Ironically, Chrysler did this in response to rumors that GM was downsizing its full-size Chevy. The Chevy II that debuted in 1962 was actually a front-engine response to the Falcon, Valiant and Lark, since the rear-engine Corvair didn't sell well to the compact-car crowd!
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 12:50:15 PM

Good answer, Bongobro, but...not quite the correct one. There was another car before the 64 GTO that had a big engine stuffed into a mid sized body.
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 11:50:04 AM

Seems like my comment about "Gran Turismo Omologato" after my HHR question sparked this question. The 1964 Pontiac Tempest LeMans offered the GTO option in late 1963; for $290.50, the W62 GTO package added a 389-cubic-inch, 325 horsepower engine, the famous "GTO" and "6.5 Litre" trim badges, blacked-out grille and hood scoops to your basic pillar coupe, convertible or new hardtop coupe. By December 1963, the combination of "three deuces and a four-speed and a 389" was attainable by spending $112.51 for the Tri-Power option (348 horsepower, BTW).

In his book GTO: PONTIAC'S GREAT ONE, author Darwin Holmstrom calls the standard GTO engine "the most massive and powerful V-8 ever mounted into a midsize car up until that point."

I have a question ready, since I'm pretty sure I nailed this one (LOL)....
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2014 2:30:18 PM

What was the name of the first mid sized car to have a big block V8 engine in what has become known as the muscle car segment (in other words, high performance intermediate sized car), and in what year did this occur?
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 8:04:41 AM

Correctamundo!

Not only that, ms, the Borrego was recalled by Kia for quality-control and assembly problems. The company donated them to first-responder groups for practice on cutting open wrecked cars built with high-strength steel (that was one of the few things that were state-of the-art on the Borrego).

The Borrego should have come off the line with an Edsel horsecollar grille, so great was that disaster!

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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 1:35:46 PM

The Kia Borrego would fit the bill. Introduced in late 2008 as a 2009 model using outdated body on frame construction, this model never sold well and disappeared at the end of the model year. Sales were so low the 2010 model was never built.
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 11:26:53 AM

Let's see...at the rate I'm goin', I'll need a new humidor! (LOL)

As long as we are in the world of sports utility vehicles, of which the Chevrolet Suburban can arguably be called the granddaddy of them all...

there was one SUV that was introduced with modest fanfare for 2009 then dumped at the end of that same model year.

(Hint: It was built by a carmaker better known at the time for its much smaller passenger cars....)
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2014 12:49:04 PM

Another cigar for Bongobro! The question indeed referred to the Chevrolet Suburban.

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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2014 9:09:14 PM

May need a judge to sort this one! A "Carryall" (spelled without the hyphen between "Carry" and "all" is the secondary name of the Chevrolet Suburban, which will soon enter its 80th model year as the longest-running automobile or truck model name in automotive history.

A "Carry-All" (spelled with a hyphen between "Carry" and "All") is the model name for a modified DeSoto 4-door sedan sold between 1949 and 1952. In concept, it was similar to the Kaiser-Frazer Vagabond/Traveler models, with a folding rear seat enabling one to use the trunk area much like a station wagon, but without the hatchback style door of the K-F models...but, unlike the Vagabond/Traveler, all four doors opened and closed normally.

(It is NOT to be confused with the DeSoto Suburban, which was a seven-passenger car that was configured to convert from a sedan to a cargo carrier with ease--and was Howard Cunningham's family car on "Happy Days.")
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2014 12:44:31 PM

What is a Carryall?
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2014 8:09:24 PM

True enough, ms, but how many people in 1964 asked for the Gran Turismo Omologato package on their eight-cylinder Pontiac Tempest LeMans? (No new question, here, that's long for "GTO.")

True, also, that you have the correct answer! "Heritage High Roof" was supposed to recall the 1949 Chevy Suburban, on which the design of the HHR was based. Although, to me, the front end has always looked more like a heavy-duty GMC truck of the same era, such as the 860 "Cannonball" cab-over-engine tractor....

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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2014 2:11:13 PM

How would the general public remember Heritage High Roof when they went into the dealer's showroom, or when talking to their friends? What if someone saw one on the street and wanted to know what it was? On the other hand, HHR is quite easy to remember. Trying going to your local Chevvie dealer and asking for a Heritage High Roof and see what the salesperson says!
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2014 8:30:21 PM

The 4,000th post in this thread starts...now...

The 2006-2011 Chevrolet HHR has been in the news lately, for all the wrong reasons (two recalls surrounding ignition switches and possible glitches with the car's electric power steering system)...

but in its heyday it was a popular compact crossover SUV. Full disclosure: Mrs. 'bro and I own a 2008 HHR and it has worked brilliantly since we bought it in the summer of '08...

According to Chevy, what do the letters "H H R" stand for?
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2014 7:41:40 PM

Kerrect! Another cigar for the man!

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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2014 9:31:19 PM

Chances are these guys are comparing notes on their Jeepsters (the 1948-51 generation, rather than the later 1967-74 "commando" generation)! That yellow-and-black paint job they offered in the early days were stunning!
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 1:26:45 PM

At that same Toyota convention, if talk turned to MoPars, and those two buddies were talking about their VJ-3's, what kind of vehicles would these be?
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2014 4:02:40 PM

Bingo, bango, bongo! The FJ40 was produced from 1960 to 1984, according to the April 2014 HEMMINGS MOTOR NEWS. And if your buddy in Honolulu has one in any kind of shape, the prices look good!

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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2014 1:37:48 PM

We've seen a few of those around here over the years, and there was one here last year (I wonder if it's still around). The FJ40 is a Land Cruiser.
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2014 8:17:29 PM

Not quite. The Ford Model T AUTOMOBILE and the Chevrolet Model T 1-ton TRUCK were marketed simultaneously from 1918 to 1921 (rather like in 1963 when you could purchase a Chevy II 300, a Ford 300, or a Chrysler 300. One was the cheapest model, one was a mid-range model, and one a top-line model!).

Let's try a new question: You're attending a Toyota owner's cconvention. You hear two buddies talking about their FJ40's. What kind of vehicles are they talkin' about?
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2014 10:05:00 PM

There were both Ford and Chevrolet Series D...
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2014 2:58:31 PM

Not quite...many cars shared paint and brass trim (or lack of same)...

Think of the model name...
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2014 1:27:02 PM

I think it was paint! Both vehicles had painted radiators, not brass as in other early vehicles.
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 9:20:25 PM

During the same era as the Chevrolet Model D V-8, the bowtie division introduced its first one-ton truck. It shared something with its major competitor...although it wasn't mechanical...
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 1:39:44 PM

That answer earned you a nice, long cigar, Bongobro! Got another Q?
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 8:27:13 PM

195---nope! It's a little-known secret that Chevrolt offered a luxury-based model, the Model D, from 1917 to 1919. The Chevrolet Model D was even more luxurious than contemporary Buick models...but did not sell particularly well. The "1919" models were actually unsold 1918 models...
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 2:27:31 PM

In what year did Chevrolet first use a V8 engine?
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2014 4:03:44 AM

I had it as the Duesenberg,so,next question is up to you
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 2:34:38 PM

I think Mercedes first used the straight eight in aircraft during WWI. Isotta Fraschini first introduced it in cars in 1918, and Leyland used it first in 1920. In 1921 Duesenberg used its first atraight eight. Is this what you have?
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 4:51:02 AM


That's one I don't subscribe to.

What company introduced the straight eight engine ?
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2014 11:21:49 AM

Do you subscribe to HEMMINGS CLASSIC CAR, box driver? That was one of the topics of the newest (May 2014) issue! Good job! Specifically, the Econ-O-Miler was introduced in 1956 and remained with the Champion, Commander, Scotsman and Lark Cruiser chassis through 1962. For some reason, they renamed the model "Lark Taxi" in 1963...

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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2014 5:14:18 AM

Studebaker and a taxi driver
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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2014 5:48:08 PM

If you were driving an Econ-O-Miler in the late 1950s and early 1960's, what make of car were you driving?

BONUS: In what kind of business would you be employed?
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2014 1:11:14 PM

Very good, Bongobro! Your turn!
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