Automotive Trivia

Weekly Trivia at Wayne's Garage.

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


French Vedette - Recent Trivia Question


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

Q: On July 13, 1995 Chrysler Corporation made headlines by opening a car dealership in a once unthinkable area. What country was it?



Roadside America

Roadside America - Recent Trivia Question


Recent Questions:

Q: Ray Harroun won the first Indy 500 in 1911. What did he do different that almost got him kicked out of the race and has him credited with a new automobile invention?

A: Drove without a mechanic which was common safety practice at the time and instead used a rear view mirror which was a new invention.


Q: How did the rear compartment on a car get the name “trunk”?

A: It came from the practice of mounting a steamer trunk above the rear bumper on early cars.


Q: What did the 1949 French Ford Vedette first introduce that is used on most cars made since the 1980’s?

A: The Macpherson Strut.


Q: What famous roadside attraction dealing with transportation can be found in Shartlesville, Pennsylvania?

A: Roadside America, the 8,000 square foot miniature replica of towns and villages with model cars, trains and mechanical figures is a panorama of life and the growth of rural America which took over 50 years to assemble.


Q: In the early sixties, a modified 1956 VW Bug raced in drag races where it consistently won races against V8s. What name was given to this car?

A: The Inch Pincher. In 1964 the car could run a quarter mile in 14.9 seconds at 91.5 mph. The next year at the NHRA Winternationals, the Inch Pincher was given its name because it could win with fewer cubic inches. Hot Rod Magazine in January 2008 named it as #53 in the "Top 100 Most Influential Hot Rods of All Time".


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.