Automotive Trivia

Weekly Trivia at Wayne's Garage.

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

Ford Quadricycle

Ford Quadricycle - Recent Trivia Question

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Question for this week:

Q: In 1896 Henry Ford completed his first car, what was it called?
A: Ford Quadricycle.

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1911 Cadillac

1911 Cadillac - Recent Trivia Question

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Recent Questions:

Q: From where did the term dashboard originate?
A: From the old stage coach days the dashboard was a vertically mounted board that is positioned so that it deflects debris from the horse’s hoofs called “dash”.

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Q: Before cars were equipped with easy to use flashing turn signals, drivers had to stick their arms out the window rain or shine and indicate their turn or use some kind of mechanical signal device. What year were flashing turn signals introduced and on what kind of car?
A: In 1939 Buick was the first U.S. automaker to offer factory-installed flashing turn signals. The new-fangled feature was advertised as the "Flash-Way Directional Signal".

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Q: In 1992 the first Hummer manufactured for civilian use was sold. What famous person was the buyer?
A: Then Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger. It weighed 6,300 lbs and was 7 foot wide.

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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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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.