Automotive Trivia

Weekly Trivia at Wayne's Garage.

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

VW Beetle

VW Beetle - Recent Trivia Question

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Question for this week:

Q: The first car model to record a sale of million vehicles in a year was the Model T, in 1922. What was the next car?
A: 1973 Volkswagen Beetle.

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1941 Crosley

1941 Crosley - Recent Trivia Question

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Recent Questions:

Q: What is the origin of the word Mazda?
A: God of an ancient religion of Persia.

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Q: What do the Mercedes-Benz 300SL, the Delorean and the Bricklin have in common?
A: They all had Gull-wing doors.

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Q: What inventor who among his many accomplishments, such as creating the most powerful radio station in the world in 1934 at 500,000 watts and building the first refrigerator with shelves in the doors produced one of the few economy cars made in the big car era of the 1940's and 1950's?
A: Powell Crosley, owner of the Crosley Car Company.

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Q: In 1960 a new TV program aired its first episode featuring Buz and Tod driving a Corvette on a famous highway. What was the names of the actors playing Buz and Tod?
A: Martin Milner and George Maharis in Route 66.

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Q: What car company once had one of the largest film studios outside of Hollywood?
A: Ford Motor Co. In 1914 Henry Ford established the Ford Motion Picture Department. Ford began releasing films on a weekly basis, first a newsreel called The Ford Animated Weekly, and then The Ford Educational Weekly. At its peak, the company newsletter, The Ford Times estimated that over 20 miles of film left their factory every week.

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Q: Before cars were equipped with easy to use flashing turn signals, drivers had to stick their arms out the window rain or shine and indicate their turn or use some kind of mechanical signal device. What year were flashing turn signals introduced and on what kind of car?
A: In 1939 Buick was the first U.S. automaker to offer factory-installed flashing turn signals. The new-fangled feature was advertised as the "Flash-Way Directional Signal".