Automotive Trivia

Weekly Trivia at Wayne's Garage.

Wayne's Garage is an Auto Repair shop in Eugene and Springfield Oregon


French Vedette - Recent Trivia Question


Question for this week: (New question on Wednesdays- answer on Friday)

Q: Henry Ford had a successful job and career before he quit to design and build automobiles. What company did he quit from?

A: Henry Ford was chief engineer for the Edison Illumination Company. He could have had a successful career in the electric power industry but left it in 1899 to try a risky new business of designing gasoline-powered automobiles.


Roadside America

Roadside America - Recent Trivia Question


Recent Questions:

Q: What was the first model of car to be manufactured entirely in Australia?

A: 1948 Holden FX


Q: On July 13, 1995 Chrysler Corporation made headlines by opening a car dealership in a once unthinkable area. What country was it?

A: Vietnam.


Q: Ray Harroun won the first Indy 500 in 1911. What did he do different that almost got him kicked out of the race and has him credited with a new automobile invention?

A: Drove without a mechanic which was common safety practice at the time and instead used a rear view mirror which was a new invention.


Q: How did the rear compartment on a car get the name “trunk”?

A: It came from the practice of mounting a steamer trunk above the rear bumper on early cars.


Q: What did the 1949 French Ford Vedette first introduce that is used on most cars made since the 1980’s?

A: The Macpherson Strut.


Cars we Repair and Service:
Acura, Audi, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GEO, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Infinity, Isuzu, Jeep, Kia, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercury, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Oldsmobile, Plymouth, Pontiac, Saturn, Scion, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo.

We do not work on cars older than 1985.

A little history of car makes we service.