Automotive Trivia

Weekly Trivia at Wayne's Garage.

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

Inch Pincher

Inch Pincher - Recent Trivia Question


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

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".


'56 Kharmann Ghia

Kharmann Ghia - Recent Trivia Question


Recent Questions:

Q: What car first appeared in 1955 at the appeared at the Frankfurt Motor Show, to a huge reception and was later cited it as having “a purity of line and perfection of proportion that almost takes ones breath away” by Autocar Magazine?

A: Karmann Ghia by Volkswagen.


Q: Coin operated parking meters were invented in 1932. Who was the inventor or where were they first installed?

A: The first coin operated parking meters were installed in Oklahoma City in 1935. Holger George Thuesen and Gerald A. Hale designed the parking meter at the request of Oklahoma City lawyer and newspaper publisher Carl C. Magee who later received a patent for it.


Q: George Romney, father of Mitt Romney was a Governor of Michigan and ran for president of the US in 1968. What big impact did he have with the auto industry in the ’50’s and 60’s?

A: George Romney was Chairman and President of AMC between 1954 and 1962. He was largely responsible for the introduction of the compact car in the US. He mocked the products of the "Big Three" automakers as "gas-guzzling dinosaurs".


Q: The first police radio system, connecting headquarters to patrol cars and patrol cars to one another, was installed in 1933. Where was it first used?

A: Eastchester Township, New York.


Q: On September 11, 1970, what car was introduced at a cost of less than $2,000, designed to compete with an influx of compact cars?

A: Ford Pinto.


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.