Automotive Trivia

Weekly Trivia at Wayne's Garage.

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

Playboy car

Playboy the car - Recent Trivia Question


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Question for this week: (New question every Wednesday)

Q: When Nissan/Datsun introduced their popular sports car in 1970 it was called the Datsun 240Z in the US. What was it known as in Japan?

A: Fairlady Z. It was named that after the president of Datsun Motors attended the Broadway Musical "My Fair Lady" while visiting the US in 1958.

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Yugo the car

The infamous Yugo - Recent Trivia Question

In the U.S. the Yugo is best remembered as being the Euro-equivalent to the Edsel or Aztek, as it was most often on the receiving end of jokes, some of which are:

>Why does a Yugo have a defroster on the rear window? To keep your hands warm while you push it.

>What do you call a Yugo's shock absorbers? Passengers.

>The Yugo came out with an air bag. Before an accident you had to start pumping real fast though.

>How do you double the value of a Yugo? Fill the gas tank!

>What do you call a Yugo at the top of a hill? A miracle.

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Recent Questions:

Q: In 1926 at a Massachusetts Public Works Commission hearing it was argued that automobiles be banned from having a new automotive accessory that had been introduced 4 years earlier. What automotive accessory was Massachusetts attempting to ban from use in the automobile?

A: The Radio.
The Massachusetts Public Works Commission argued that radios would:
1. Distract the driver and cause accidents.
2. Tuning the radio would take attention from the driver.
3. Using it would lull the driver to sleep.
4. Drivers of other vehicles would be distracted by the noise.

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Q: Hugh Hefner made the name Playboy famous, but he actually got the name from an automobile, what was the company?

A: Playboy Automobile Company, which only lasted from 1947 to 1951 when it went bankrupt.

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Q: Who was the first woman driver to compete in the Indianapolis 500?

A: Janet Guthrie in 1977.

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Q: In 1989 Global Motors filed for bankruptcy; what car were they associated with in the 1980’s?

A: The Yugo.

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Q: American Motors Corporation was created from two car companies that were merged. What were the two car companies?

A: Hudson Motor Car Company and Nash-Kelvinator.



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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.