Woodies and car trivia


Ken Nelson
 



Trivia contest:   Who can identify the unnamed green woodie British break which is the 9th car in these pictures below??  Vauxhall?  Wierd Daimler??  Rover? What???

Ken


1948 Chevrolet
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Ford
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Chrysler
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1948 Packard
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Ford
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1942 Chrysler Town and Country
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Plymouth
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Buick
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Very British Challenge: Can anyone identify this Woodie?
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Chrysler
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British -- Austin A 70 Countryman
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Pontiac
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Craftsmanship not often seen today!
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Pontiac
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Mercury
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Assorted Woodies
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1946 Oldsmobile Special 66
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1940 Ford
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Back in the days when cars had style, and even with so many makes and models, all changing every year, they made a profit.
And, not only that, you could sit on the porch and name the cars as they drove by.  Unlike today, when they all look the same.
This was when a car was called an "automobile"!!
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Who opened the first drive-in gas station?
A: Gulf opened up the first station in Pittsburgh in 1913.
 
Q: What city was the first to use parking meters?            
A: Oklahoma City, on July 16, 1935.
 
Q: True or False? The 1953 Corvette came in white, red and black.            
A: False. The 1953 'Vett's were available in one color, Polo White.
 
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 was the first car fitted with an alternator, rather
Than a direct current dynamo?              
A: The 1960 Plymouth Valiant
 
Q: What was the first car fitted with a replaceable cartridge oil filter?            
A: The 1924 Chrysler.
 
Q: What was the first car to be offered with a "perpetual guarantee"?    

A: The 1904 Acme, from Reading, PA. Perpetuity was disturbing in this case, as Acme closed down in 1911.
 
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 car first referred to itself as a convertible?            
A: The 1904 Thomas Flyer, which had a removable hard top.
 
Q: What car was the first to have it's radio antenna embedded in the windshield?            
A: The 1969 Pontiac Grand Prix.
 
Q: What car used the first successful series-production    
Hydraulic valve lifters?              
A: The 1930 Cadillac 452, the first production V16
 
Q: Where was the World's first three-color traffic lights installed?

A: Detroit, Michigan in 1919.
Two years later they experimented with synchronized lights.
 
Q: What type of car had the distinction of being GM's    
100 millionth car built in the U.S.?              
A: March 16, 1966 saw an Olds Tornado rollout of Lansing, Michigan with that honor.
 
Q: Where was the first drive-in movie theater opened, and when?
A: Camden, NJ in 1933
 
Q: What autos were the first to use a standardized production key-start system?            
A: The 1949 Chryslers
 
Q: What did the Olds designation 4-4-2 stand for?            
A: 4 barrel carburetor, 4 speed transmission, and dual exhaust.
 
Q: What car was the first to place the horn button in the center of the steering wheel?            
A: The 1915 Scripps-Booth Model C. The car also was      
The first with electric door latches.
 
Q: What U.S. Production car had the quickest 0-60 mph time?            
A: The 1962 Chevrolet Impala SS 409.
 
Q: What's the only car to appear simultaneously on    
The covers of Time and Newsweek?              
A: The Mustang

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