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09/11/13 Grif.Net – Automobile Trivia (part 1)

09/11/13 Grif.Net – Automobile Trivia (part 1)

[Continue to astound your friends with your new-found wealth of trivia]

Q: What was Ford’s answer to the Chevy Corvette, and other legal street
racers of the 1960’s?
A: Carroll Shelby’s Mustang GT350

Q: What American luxury automaker began by making cages for birds and
squirrels?
A: The George N. Pierce Co. of Buffalo, who made the Pierce Arrow, also made
iceboxes

Q: What type of car had the distinction of being GM’s 100,000,000th car
built in the U.S.?
A: March 16, 1966 saw an Olds Tornado roll out of Lansing, Michigan with
that honor

Q: What did the Olds designation 4-4-2 stand for?
A: 4 barrel carburetor, 4 speed transmission, and dual exhaust.

Q: What U.S. production car has the quickest 0-60 mph time?
A: The 1962 Chevrolet Impala SS 409. It did it in 4.0 seconds.

Q: What’s the only car to appear simultaneously on the covers of Time and
Newsweek?
A: The Mustang

Q: What was the lowest priced mass produced American car?
A: The 1925 Ford Model T Runabout. Cost $260, $5 less than 1924.

Q: What is the fastest internal-combustion American production car?
A: The 1998 Dodge Viper GETS-R, tested by Motor Trend magazine at 192.6 mph.

Q: What automaker’s first logo incorporated the Star of David?
A: The Dodge Brothers

Q: Who wrote to Henry Ford , “I have drove Fords exclusively when I could
get away with one. It has got every other car skinned , and even if my
business hasn’t been strictly legal, it don’t hurt anything to tell you what
a fine car you got in the V-8”?
A: Clyde Barrow (of Bonnie and Clyde ) in 1934

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