Automotive Trivia

Weekly Trivia at Wayne's Garage.

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

1911 Cadillac


1911 Cadillac - Recent Trivia Question

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Question for this week:

Q: 1963/64 was the first year the rotary engine was used in mass production, what was the car?
A: The NSU Spyder. NSU later became part of the Audi group.

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1941 Crosley

1941 Crosley - Recent Trivia Question

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Recent Questions:

Q: What car came out with the first electric starter?
A: 1911 Cadillac.

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Q: What car model first came out in 1967, production ended in 2002 and then restarted came back for 2009?
A: The Chevrolet Camaro.

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Q: 75 years ago our cars had big, heavy inefficient generators to charge the battery. What model of car came out with the first alternator?
A: 1960 Plymouth Valiant.

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Q: What inventor who among his many accomplishments, such as creating the most powerful radio station in the world in 1934 at 500,000 watts and building the first refrigerator with shelves in the doors produced one of the few economy cars made in the big car era of the 1940’s and 1950’s?
A: Powell Crosley, owner of the Crosley Car Company.

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Q: In 1960 a new TV program aired its first episode featuring Buz and Tod driving a Corvette on a famous highway. What was the names of the actors playing Buz and Tod?
A: Martin Milner and George Maharis in Route 66.

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Q: What car company once had one of the largest film studios outside of Hollywood?
A: Ford Motor Co. In 1914 Henry Ford established the Ford Motion Picture Department. Ford began releasing films on a weekly basis, first a newsreel called The Ford Animated Weekly, and then The Ford Educational Weekly. At its peak, the company newsletter, The Ford Times estimated that over 20 miles of film left their factory every week.