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  • 1. 

    In what year did the Chevrolet Camaro first come out?

    • A.

      1981

    • B.

      1975

    • C.

      1967

    • D.

      1960

    Correct Answer
    C. 1967
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1967. The Chevrolet Camaro was first introduced in 1967.

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  • 2. 

    A new Corvette was not available in which of these model years?

    • A.

      1958

    • B.

      1997

    • C.

      1983

    • D.

      1977

    Correct Answer
    C. 1983
    Explanation
    The new Corvette was not available in the model year 1983.

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  • 3. 

    What was the name of the original Corvette engine?

    • A.

      Jet Star

    • B.

      Rocketeer

    • C.

      Blue Flame

    • D.

      Hi Torque

    Correct Answer
    C. Blue Flame
    Explanation
    The original Corvette engine was called the Blue Flame.

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  • 4. 

    What option was brand new to the Chevrolet lineup in 1957?

    • A.

      Air Conditioning

    • B.

      AM/FM Radio

    • C.

      Fuel Injection

    • D.

      Power Steering

    Correct Answer
    C. Fuel Injection
    Explanation
    Fuel injection was a brand new option to the Chevrolet lineup in 1957. This technology replaced the traditional carburetor system and provided more precise fuel delivery to the engine, resulting in improved performance and fuel efficiency. Fuel injection was considered a significant advancement in automotive engineering during that time, and its introduction to the Chevrolet lineup in 1957 marked a milestone for the brand.

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  • 5. 

    Which automobile manufacturer's emblem is called the "roundel"?

    • A.

      Cadillac

    • B.

      Saab

    • C.

      BMW

    • D.

      Chrysler

    Correct Answer
    C. BMW
    Explanation
    BMW's emblem is called the "roundel" because it is a circular design that features a blue outer ring with the letters "BMW" in white against a blue background. The term "roundel" is often used to describe circular emblems or badges used by various organizations and companies. In the case of BMW, the roundel has become an iconic symbol of the brand and is recognized worldwide.

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  • 6. 

    What car would someone call a "Pug"?

    • A.

      Porsche 914

    • B.

      Plymouth Prowler

    • C.

      Peugeot 504

    • D.

      Vw Beetle With Porsche Engine

    Correct Answer
    C. Peugeot 504
    Explanation
    The car that someone would call a "Pug" is the Peugeot 504. The nickname "Pug" is commonly used to refer to Peugeot cars, and the Peugeot 504 is a model produced by the French automaker Peugeot from 1968 to 1983.

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  • 7. 

    Which of these 15-inch tires would be considered to have the lowest profile?

    • A.

      195/50

    • B.

      205/50

    • C.

      235/75

    • D.

      275/60

    Correct Answer
    A. 195/50
    Explanation
    The tire with the lowest profile is determined by the second number in the tire size, which represents the aspect ratio or the height of the sidewall as a percentage of the tire's width. In this case, the tire size 195/50 has a lower aspect ratio compared to the other options, indicating a lower profile.

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  • 8. 

    What was significant about the 1963 NSU Spyder?

    • A.

      First Car With Wankel Rotary Engine

    • B.

      First Convertible To Win Rallye Monte Carlo

    • C.

      First Amphi-Car

    • D.

      First Car Designed By Pininfarina

    Correct Answer
    A. First Car With Wankel Rotary Engine
    Explanation
    The significant aspect of the 1963 NSU Spyder is that it was the first car to feature the Wankel Rotary Engine. The Wankel engine, invented by Felix Wankel, is a type of internal combustion engine that uses a rotor instead of pistons to generate power. This engine design offered several advantages, including a compact size, lightweight construction, and smooth operation. The NSU Spyder's use of this innovative engine technology marked a milestone in automotive engineering and set the stage for the future development of rotary engines in the automotive industry.

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  • 9. 

    What car was nicknamed the "Batmobile"?

    • A.

      Lincoln Futura

    • B.

      BMW 3.0 CSL

    • C.

      Mercedes 560 SLC

    • D.

      Pontiac Firebird

    Correct Answer
    A. Lincoln Futura
    Explanation
    The car nicknamed the "Batmobile" is the Lincoln Futura. This name was given to the car because it was famously used as the Batmobile in the 1960s Batman television series. The Lincoln Futura had a unique and futuristic design, which made it a perfect fit for the iconic superhero's vehicle.

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  • 10. 

    The AC Cobra had a Ford engine but the coachwork was done by a foreign company called AC. Where were they from?

    • A.

      Germany

    • B.

      Japan

    • C.

      Great Britain

    • D.

      Australia

    Correct Answer
    C. Great Britain
    Explanation
    AC (Auto Carriers Ltd.) was a British company that was responsible for the coachwork of the AC Cobra. The AC Cobra itself was a collaboration between AC and Ford, with AC providing the bodywork and Ford supplying the engine. Therefore, the correct answer is Great Britain.

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  • 11. 

    Who built the Porsche 914?

    • A.

      Porsche /Volkswagen

    • B.

      Porsche/Lotus

    • C.

      Porsche/Audi

    • D.

      Porsche/BMW

    Correct Answer
    A. Porsche /Volkswagen
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Porsche/Volkswagen. The Porsche 914 was a joint project between Porsche and Volkswagen. It was a collaboration between the two companies, with Porsche handling the design and engineering, and Volkswagen providing the chassis and some other components. The 914 was produced from 1969 to 1976 and was marketed as both a Porsche and a Volkswagen model, depending on the region. This partnership allowed for the production of a more affordable sports car that combined Porsche's performance and Volkswagen's practicality.

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  • 12. 

    Chevrolet actually built several prototypes of a Corvette version with what engine?

    • A.

      Audi 5 Cyl. Engine

    • B.

      Rotary Engine

    • C.

      12cyl Gasoline Engine

    • D.

      Turbo-Diesel

    Correct Answer
    B. Rotary Engine
    Explanation
    Chevrolet actually built several prototypes of a Corvette version with a Rotary Engine.

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  • 13. 

    Which of the following sports coupes appeared and disappeared in the 90's?

    • A.

      Mazda Miata

    • B.

      BMW 850ci

    • C.

      Porsche 911

    • D.

      BMW E30 M3

    Correct Answer
    B. BMW 850ci
    Explanation
    The BMW 850ci is the correct answer because it is a sports coupe that was produced and discontinued in the 90's. The Mazda Miata, Porsche 911, and BMW E30 M3 were also sports coupes, but they either debuted before the 90's or continued production after the 90's.

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  • 14. 

    Who was the first manufacturer to offer V8, V12, and V-16 engines?

    • A.

      Ford

    • B.

      Cadillac

    • C.

      Cord

    • D.

      Auburn

    Correct Answer
    B. Cadillac
    Explanation
    Cadillac was the first manufacturer to offer V8, V12, and V-16 engines. This is significant because it demonstrates Cadillac's innovation and leadership in the automotive industry. By introducing these engines, Cadillac set a new standard for power and performance, cementing its reputation as a luxury car brand. This achievement also paved the way for other manufacturers to follow suit and develop their own multi-cylinder engines.

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  • 15. 

    Which Ferrari was named after Sr. Ferrari's son?

    • A.

      Solara

    • B.

      Testarosa

    • C.

      Modena

    • D.

      Dino

    Correct Answer
    D. Dino
    Explanation
    The Ferrari named after Sr. Ferrari's son is the Dino.

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  • 16. 

    In what year did Dodge start producing the Charger?

    • A.

      1968

    • B.

      1969

    • C.

      1967

    • D.

      1966

    Correct Answer
    D. 1966
    Explanation
    Dodge started producing the Charger in 1966.

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  • 17. 

    How many modern day V-8 small-block motors has Chevrolet produced?

    • A.

      10: 262,265,267,283,302,305,307,327,350 And The 400

    • B.

      7: 260,289,302,351,389,402 And The 421

    • C.

      8: 273,318,340,360,383,413,426 And The 455

    • D.

      6: 250,260,273,292,360 And The 379

    Correct Answer
    A. 10: 262,265,267,283,302,305,307,327,350 And The 400
    Explanation
    Chevrolet has produced 10 modern-day V-8 small-block motors, including the 262, 265, 267, 283, 302, 305, 307, 327, 350, and the 400.

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  • 18. 

    Who was responsible for the introduction of the Ford Mustang in 1964?

    • A.

      John Fairlane

    • B.

      Lee Iacocca

    • C.

      Henry Ford Jr.

    • D.

      Edsel Ford

    Correct Answer
    B. Lee Iacocca
    Explanation
    Lee Iacocca was responsible for the introduction of the Ford Mustang in 1964. He was a key figure in the development and launch of the Mustang, serving as the vice president and general manager of the Ford Division at the time. Iacocca played a crucial role in the decision-making process and the overall vision for the Mustang, which became an iconic and successful model for Ford.

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  • 19. 

    What was the sticker price of a 1966 Mustang with a 289 c.i. and 3 on the floor?

    • A.

      3,200

    • B.

      2,300

    • C.

      1,500

    • D.

      4,000

    Correct Answer
    B. 2,300
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 2,300. This was the sticker price of a 1966 Mustang with a 289 c.i. and 3 on the floor.

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  • 20. 

    What kind of car did the Cunningham's have on "Happy Days"?

    • A.

      Packard

    • B.

      Desoto

    • C.

      Nash

    • D.

      Hudson

    Correct Answer
    B. Desoto
    Explanation
    On the TV show "Happy Days," the Cunningham family had a Desoto car. This can be inferred from the question which asks about the kind of car they had on the show. Since Desoto is one of the options provided, it can be concluded that Desoto is the correct answer.

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