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Old 08-17-07, 11:15 AM   #1
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Stupid Trivia

Name the automotive makes. These may be lesser known or defunct companies:

1. October birthstone
2. Reddish-brown / Alabama Univ
3. Wiener dog
4. 128 cu. ft. of firewood
5. What King Arthur kept in his scabbard
6. Crosby & Still's partner
7. Early Excel competitor
8. Large sandwich roll
9. Canadian Rock Trio from the 80's (not Rush)
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Old 08-17-07, 11:58 AM   #2
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Off the top:

1 Opel - I owned one
2 Auburn
4 Cord
5 Excalibur
6. Nash
8 Kaiser
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Old 08-17-07, 12:06 PM   #3
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3 Datsun
7 Lotus
9 Triumph
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7. Lotus (without the 1 2 3)
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5. Scarab (I think)
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govettego got all 3
stupid smartass
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The _______ (yr) _______________ (model car) was the first mass produced American automobile to offer 1 horsepower per cubic inch of engine displacement _____ hp/_______ ci.
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1957 Corvette Fuel Injected 283 cu in. had 1 hp per cube.
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1957 Corvette Fuel Injected 283 cu in. had 1 hp per cube.
Jacques, you beat me to to it.
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Hey! It's about time I got one up on you.
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Good one Jacques
The first 5 Corvettes to come off the assemby line did not have what????
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All 3 or

ALL NINE!
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Good one Jacques
The first 5 Corvettes to come off the assemby line did not have what????
How about an outside rear view mirror?
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Good one Jacques
The first 5 Corvettes to come off the assemby line did not have what????
Corvette hub caps - they had dome hub caps
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Sorry Dan, John's right it was the mirrors. Lucky guess I bet.
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Sorry Dan, John's right it was the mirrors. Lucky guess I bet.
So Don - Got any TOUGH ones??????????????????? And no more wiener dogs!
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Sorry Dan, John's right it was the mirrors. Lucky guess I bet.
Check the Corvette Blackbook
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Check the Corvette Blackbook
Black Book, Smlack Book - we'rw going by Donnie T's Red Book!

Nice seeing you tonight Dan! A ton of nice cars!!!!
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Dan I found a dozen or more articles all saying the the same thing. Maybe hub caps were an option in 53, but I found nothing at all to support that the first 5 Corvettes off the line did not have hub cap.


The C1 Years
The original front emblem and horn button on the "Autorama" show circuit Corvette featured crossed American and checkered flags. It was later discovered that using an American flag on a product trade mark was against the law and the emblem was changed shortly before the New York Motorama.
On Tuesday, June 30, 1953 Corvette #1 Serial Number E53F001001 rolled of the assembly line, and Corvette production began. (click here for build sheet research facts)
Want the rarest Corvette? In 1953 the first two Corvettes, VIN Numbers 1 and 2 were said to have been destroyed, but no records prove that fact and there are no witnesses to the destruction. Who knows? They still might be out there somewhere.
The first Corvettes were literally "rolled" off the assembly line. The early production line was not prepared for grounding to a fiberglass body and thusly the first cars would not start.
The first five Corvettes to come off the assembly line did not have an outside rear view mirror.
Its radical fiberglass body was the only really new component on the 1953 Corvette. Everything else was directly off the Chevrolet parts shelf. Because of this, the first Corvette was essentially a regular 1952 Chevrolet under the skin.
Of the 300 (some sources argue 314) Corvettes hand built in 1953 only 183 were sold because of "average" performance at a relatively high price, $3513. The popular Jaguar XK120 sold for $3345; $168 less than the Corvette.
1953 Corvettes were offered in any color you wanted... as long as it was Polo White with Red interior.
A heater and an AM radio were the only Regular Production Options (RPO) offered with 1953 Corvettes.
  • The original front emblem and horn button on the "Autorama" show circuit Corvette featured crossed American and checkered flags. It was later discovered that using an American flag on a product trade mark was against the law and the emblem was changed shortly before the New York Motorama.
  • On Tuesday, June 30, 1953 Corvette #1 Serial Number E53F001001 rolled of the assembly line, and Corvette production began.
  • Want the rarest Corvette? In 1953 the first two Corvettes, VIN Numbers 1 and 2 were said to have been destroyed, but no records prove that fact and there are no witnesses to the destruction. Who knows? They still might be out there somewhere.
  • The first Corvettes were literally "rolled" off the assembly line. The early production line was not prepared for grounding to a fiberglass body and thusly the first cars would not start.
  • The first five Corvettes to come off the assembly line did not have an outside rear view mirror.
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How can you tell the difference between a 56 and 57 Corvette. Without opening the hood or crawling underneath it or lifting it. Oh yeah you are 100% blind and cannot start it up and can only use your sense of touch.
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