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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
image
Craftsmanship not often seen today!
image
Pontiac
image
Mercury
image
Assorted Woodies
image
1946 Oldsmobile Special 66
image
1940 Ford
image
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"!!
****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ***************
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


Bob Merlis
 

Allard

On Aug 31, 2020, at 9:19 AM, Ken Nelson <citbuff@...> wrote:



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
image
Ford
image
Chrysler
image
1948 Packard
image
Ford
image
1942 Chrysler Town and Country
image
Plymouth
image
Buick
image
Very British Challenge: Can anyone identify this Woodie?
image
Chrysler
image
British -- Austin A 70 Countryman
image
Pontiac
image
Craftsmanship not often seen today!
image
Pontiac
image
Mercury
image
Assorted Woodies
image
1946 Oldsmobile Special 66
image
1940 Ford
image
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"!!
****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ***************
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


Bob Merlis/M.F.H.
606 N. Larchmont Bl. #205
Los Angeles, CA 90004
323.962.6887



Byron Brill
 

That’s either a Healey Abbott or a Healey Westland.  A few of these in coupe or roadster form were made by Donald Healey using the Riley 2 ½ liter engine and transmission as motive power.  The estates (as these were called in Britain) were extremely rare and this one, which first appeared on the auction circuit a few years ago, may be the sole survivor.

 

And the Austin A70 Hereford estate shown two cars below the Healey, one of six known by the club to remain, belongs to me and Mara.  The picture shows the car soon after receiving a decent home restoration about 30 years ago.  Unfortunately, it was subsequently sold to an attorney who left it in an open carport for the next 20+ years, so is in need of recommissioning.

 

Byron

 

 

 

From: ArcaneAutos@groups.io [mailto:ArcaneAutos@groups.io] On Behalf Of Ken Nelson
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2020 9:19 AM
To: ArcaneAutos@groups.io; Donut Derelicts <donut-derelicts@...>
Subject: [ArcaneAutos] Woodies and car trivia

 

 

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

image

Ford

image

Chrysler

image

1948 Packard

image

Ford

image

1942 Chrysler Town and Country

image

Plymouth

image

Buick

image

Very British Challenge: Can anyone identify this Woodie?

image

Chrysler

image

British -- Austin A 70 Countryman

image

Pontiac

image

Craftsmanship not often seen today!

image

Pontiac

image

Mercury

image

Assorted Woodies

image

1946 Oldsmobile Special 66

image

1940 Ford

image

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"!!

****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ***************

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

 


Lou
 

   
   
   
Hi Ken,               
    Thank you for the automotive trivia.       
There were no images in the first part   
so I couldn't guess what British break   
is in 9th place.       
    I also have some different answers    
to a few of your questions:       
Q: What was the first car fitted with an alternator, rather
Than a direct current dynamo?              
     Tho an unregulated generator was standard on a 1937 Chevy,   
there were several options including a 12 volt alternator.   
Here's the accessory book ad:         
Here's the wiring diagram:       
   
And here's one of my 37 Chevys with an original 6 volt alternator:   
   
(It still works!)                
   
Q: What U.S. Production car had the quickest 0-60 mph time?               
The locally made Tesla in ludicrous mode is 2 seconds faster than the 409 Chevy.     
   
        Thanks again for the trivia,        Lou           
   
       
   
   
   
   

On 8/31/2020 9:19 AM, Ken Nelson wrote:


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
image
Ford
image
Chrysler
image
1948 Packard
image
Ford
image
1942 Chrysler Town and Country
image
Plymouth
image
Buick
image
Very British Challenge: Can anyone identify this Woodie?
image
Chrysler
image
British -- Austin A 70 Countryman
image
Pontiac
image
Craftsmanship not often seen today!
image
Pontiac
image
Mercury
image
Assorted Woodies
image
1946 Oldsmobile Special 66
image
1940 Ford
image
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"!!
****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ***************
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



Gary Foster
 

yes i think its a Healey from the 46 to 54 range mostly coach built cars , there known suppliers were ticford, abbott,west land and elliot with ticford being most known for some very nice shooting breaks my best guess be a 48 because of that's the last use of the kick back fount fender extension on the door and the hub caps a dead match ,a real sweet find   gary foster

On Monday, August 31, 2020, 4:35:57 PM EDT, Lou via groups.io <c1937@...> wrote:


   
   
   
Hi Ken,               
    Thank you for the automotive trivia.       
There were no images in the first part   
so I couldn't guess what British break   
is in 9th place.       
    I also have some different answers    
to a few of your questions:       
Q: What was the first car fitted with an alternator, rather
Than a direct current dynamo?              
     Tho an unregulated generator was standard on a 1937 Chevy,   
there were several options including a 12 volt alternator.   
Here's the accessory book ad:         
Here's the wiring diagram:       
   
And here's one of my 37 Chevys with an original 6 volt alternator:   
   
(It still works!)                
   
Q: What U.S. Production car had the quickest 0-60 mph time?               
The locally made Tesla in ludicrous mode is 2 seconds faster than the 409 Chevy.     
   
        Thanks again for the trivia,        Lou           
   
       
   
   
   
   
On 8/31/2020 9:19 AM, Ken Nelson wrote:


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
image
Ford
image
Chrysler
image
1948 Packard
image
Ford
image
1942 Chrysler Town and Country
image
Plymouth
image
Buick
image
Very British Challenge: Can anyone identify this Woodie?
image
Chrysler
image
British -- Austin A 70 Countryman
image
Pontiac
image
Craftsmanship not often seen today!
image
Pontiac
image
Mercury
image
Assorted Woodies
image
1946 Oldsmobile Special 66
image
1940 Ford
image
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"!!
****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ***************
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