Automotive Trivia

Weekly Trivia at Wayne's Garage.

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

1939 Mercedes Nurburg

1939 Mercedes Nurburg - Recent Trivia Question

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Question for this week:

Q: What car manufacture was the first to offer the record player as a factory installed option?

A: Chrysler in 1956.

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El Camino vs Ranchero

Early El Camino and Ranchero - Recent Trivia Question

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Recent Questions:

Q: Who was the last vehicle manufacturer to offer a car with wooden wheels as factory equipment?

A: Mercedes (The 1939 Nurburg).

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Q: In Nascar racing, what are marbles?

A: Loose bits of tire rubber that forms during a race near the outside wall.

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Q: In 1958 Chevrolet introduced the El Camino to compete with what vehicle?

A: Ford's popular Ranchero. They were both sedan-pickups.

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Q: What year were air bags first required in cars in the US for the driver and front seat passenger?

A: The Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 required passenger cars and light trucks built after September 1, 1998 to have air bags for the driver and the right front passenger.

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Q: Code named “F1” in a top secret project, what luxury car debuted in September of 1989?

A: Lexus with the LS 400 model.

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Q: What happened in Titusville, Pennsylvania that later paved the way for the transportation and automobile industry?

A: In 1859 Edwin Drake invented a method to drill for oil and struck oil at sixty-nine feet, creating the world’s first successful oil well. This source of crude oil opened up a new inexpensive source of power and quickly replaced whale oil in lamps. Oil or petroleum, the source of gasoline is also where asphalt comes from, used to surface roads and highways.



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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.