Automotive Trivia

Weekly Trivia at Wayne's Garage.

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

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang the Movie - Recent Trivia Question


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

Q: Where was the first drive-in movie theater opened?

A: Camden, New Jersey – 1933.

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - Recent Trivia Question


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Recent Questions:

Q: The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act was signed into law on September 9, 1966 in response to the national uproar over automobile safety prompted by a book targeting a car. What was the name of the book and the author?

A: Unsafe at any Speed by Ralph Nader. It was about problems with the early Corvair.

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Q: Ian Fleming, (author of the James Bond books) wrote a children’s book about a car that could fly which was later made into a movie. What was the name of the car and the movie?

A: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

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Q: From where did the car name “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” first come from?

A: A race car driven by Count Louis Zborowski in the early 1920’s. It was the first of 3 cars of that name he built. It was a chain-drive lengthened Mercedes chassis with a 23 litre six cylinder Maybach aero engine.

It caused a sensation in 1921 when on its first day out at the Brooklands Easter meeting it won two races and came second in a sprint behind another of Zborowski's cars.

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Q: When Chrysler first introduced the hemi engine it was not called a “hemi”, what name was it introduced as?

A: Chrysler first introduced the engine for the 1951 model year and called it the “firepower engine” until 1958.

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Q: In the second Harry Potter movie what kind of car did Arthur Weasley make fly?

A: Ford Anglia.



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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.