Automotive Trivia

Weekly Trivia at Wayne's Garage.

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

Stanley Rocket

Stanley "Rocket" - Recent Trivia Question


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

Q: Jacob German, a New York cab driver was the first person to be arrested for speeding, when he was stopped in 1899 driving at the breakneck speed of 12 miles an hour. What kind of vehicle did the police officer use to chase him down?

A: A bicycle. The speed limit at the time was 8 mph between streets and 4 mph around corners



Locomobile Old 16 - Recent Trivia Question


Recent Questions:

Q: What was the name of the steam powered car that held the land speed record from 1906 to 1924 and for steam powered vehicles until 2009?

A: Stanley "Rocket" or "Flying Teapot".


Q: The first Ford pickup was introduced in 1917; what was the model of their first truck?

A: Model TT.


Q: History was made at the Imported Motor Car Show in Los Angeles, California in January of 1958 when two new makes were introduced at the same time, what were they?

A: The Toyota and Datsun (Nissan) brand names made their first appearances in the United States. Previously, these auto makers had sold in the U.S. only under American-brand names, as part of joint ventures with Ford and GM.


Q: In 1966 after 114 years the last Studebaker factory closed down and Studebaker passed into history. What kind of fuel did the first Studebaker vehicles require?

A: Usually grain, hay or grass. Studebaker started in 1852 as a wagon builder and became the world's largest manufacturer of horse-drawn carriages by the time of the Civil War, before becoming an automobile manufacture.


Q: In December 1977 the Plymouth Horizon was first introduced starting a new trend in American cars, what was so different about this relatively inexpensive car?

A: It was the first American-made small car with front-wheel drive. Technical advances in drive technology had reduced the size and cost of front-wheel drive systems. Previous American cars with front wheel drive were high end priced large cars.


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.