Automotive Trivia

Weekly Trivia at Wayne's Garage.

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


Willy's Jeep - Recent Trivia Question


Question for this week: (New question every Wednesday)

Q: In 1932 the Datson car company was renamed to Datsun, why?

A: To honor the sun depicted in the national flag and also because "son" also means "loss" in Japanese.


Fairlady Z

Fairlady Z/240Z - Recent Trivia Question


Recent Questions:

Q: What early 20th century bank robber wrote a testimonial letter to Henry Ford, complimenting him on making such great “getaway cars?”

A: Clyde Barrow of Bonnie and Clyde.


Q: The names Peep, Leapin’ Leana, Blitz Buggy and Puddle Jumper were given to what vehicle before it received the name we know it as now?

A: The Willys Jeep.


Q: What car company in 1965 promoted a “Twin-Stick Floor Shift with Instant Overtake”?

A: Rambler. It referred to a transmission with 5 forward speeds.


Q: What tire company developed the “Tiger Paws” mascot in 1961?

A: Uniroyal.


Q: When Nissan/Datsun introduced their popular sports car in 1970 it was called the Datsun 240Z in the US. What was it known as in Japan?

A: Fairlady Z. It was named that after the president of Datsun Motors attended the Broadway Musical "My Fair Lady" while visiting the US in 1958.


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.