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Cars & Transport Trivia

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Who said of his cars 'You can have any color you want as long as it's black'

Henry Ford Click to see the answer

What dangerous particle was removed from petrol in 2000?

Lead

Which color traffic light means go?

Green

What is the price of a Lotus Carlton?

GM

The first cars were designed to run not on petrol, but on what?

Steam

Which of these classes of vehicles is exempt from road tax?

Electric Car

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In Saudi Arabia, women are banned from what car-related activity?

Driving Click to see the answer

Which of the following is a famous model by Ford?

Mustang

What part of the car is responsible for keeping the battery charged?

Alternator

Who had the slogan 'Drivers wanted'?

VW

What is the UK speed limit for towing a caravan with a car on a motorway?

1882

A standard car sits how many people?

5

Tacker units were developed to track the movement of cars in which decade?

1990s

What did most UK cars run on before the introduction of unleaded petrol?

4 Star

In what decade did 'bubble cars' make their first appearance?

1950s

What color is the badge issued to disabled drivers to allow them to park in designated bays?

Blue

What shape is the break down warning sign compulsory in many European countries

Triangular

Which tyre manufacturer controlled the stock of Citroen for many years?

Michelin

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What is the most popular color for a new car in the UK?

gold Click to see the answer

Which country manufactured the most cars in 2013?

China

What is the successor to the Noble M12?

75,000

What was the name of the car in the Dukes of Hazzard?

General Lee

What color are most Ferrari's?

Red

Mitsubishi had a partnership with which actor?

Jackie Chan

How often do you have to renew the photo on your driving license?

10 Years

What type of road can you not drive on with a provisional license?

Motorway

Mercedes-Benz is based in which country?

Germany

What is the main objection that most buyers have to electric cars?

Sweden

Which nation's engineers were the first to develop the modern motor car?

Germany

In which city is the HQ of Peugeot?

Paris

A circle you drive around at a junction is a?

Roundabout

The Discovery is a model from which manufacturer?

Land Rover

Heinkel produced cars in which country?

Germany

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Who produced the Polo?

VW Click to see the answer

In which country was the first Audi made?

Germany

The A7 car number plate is used by which Royal?

Queen

Which country overtook the USA in terms of numbers of cars produced in 2006?

Japan

The wearing of what is compulsory in most countries?

Seatbelts

What change was made to UK car tax in 2014?

Paper Discs Will No Longer Be Issued

What is the speed limit for a car on a British motorway?

70 Mph

The Cowley car plant is in which English city?

Oxford

What is the name of the German motorway which, in parts, has no speed limit?

58

How old do you have to be to apply for a provisional driving license in the UK?

17

New York is famous for what color cabs?

Yellow

What is the estimated annual revenue of the car parking industry?

Jaguar

What is the number plate of Alan Sugar's limo, often seen on the Apprentice?

AMS 1

What does the abbreviation MPV stand for when talking about cars?

Multi Purpose Vehicle

We call it petrol, but what do the Americans call it?

Gasoline

The world's largest car park is outside what sort of building in Canada?

Shopping Mall

What is the main background color on the badge of the Lamborghini?

Black

The UK's first toll road is part of which motorway?

M6

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A car with a removable roof is called a what?

Convertible Click to see the answer

What is the maximom a garage is allowed to charge for an MOT?

1940s

What fuel did the car use in the 'Back to the Future' films?

Plutonium

Who made the Quattro?

Audi

The RAC motoring club is almost as old as cars themselves. When was it founded?

1897

The world's first pneumatic tyre was invented not for car, but for a ?

Bicycle

Glass's is a guide to what?

Used Car Prices

The two types of car insurance are third party fire and theft and fully what?

Comprehensive

What is the name of the white suited incognito driver on Top Gear?

Stig

When is the smoking ban in cars carrying children to come into effect?

2015

Coche' is car in which language?

Spanish

In what Middle Eastern nation are women banned from driving cars?

Saudi Arabia

A V8 engine has how many cylinders?

8

How many chevrons feature on the badge of the Citroen?

2

Ferrari cars are produced in which country?

Italy

What was the name of the government scheme to boost car sales after the 2008 credit crunch?

Vehicle Scrappage Scheme

ANPR stands for what?

Automatic Number Plate Recognition

Whose official car is nicknamed 'the Beast'

US President

What was Queen Elizabeth doing when she learned to drive?

Serving In The Army

We call it a bonnet, but what is it called in America?

Hood

What was the name of the talking car in Knight Rider?

KITT

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Prince sang about a little red what?

Corvette Click to see the answer

What is the speed limit on motorways in the USA?

1

What is the literal translation of the word 'automobile'?

Self Moving

What is the name of the famous car plant based in Birmingham?

2 years

What is the highest mileage ever recorded on a car?

Imp

What lower speed limit is often put into place for cars around schools?

20 Mph

Which manufacturer produces the Civic?

Honda

Volkswagen produced which iconic car?

Beetle

What gear should you be in when starting a car?

Neutral

Europe's biggest car show is held in which German city?

Frankfurt

At what age does a car have its first MOT?

3 Years

What is the name of a vehicle which comes out on the F1 track after an accident?

black

What color has drivers' club the AA always used on its vehicles?

Yellow

Which gear should you be in to go backwards?

Reverse

What is the color of the Oldsmobile logo?

Packard

Are pregnant women exempt from using seatbelts?

No

What percentage of the world's population drives on the left?

35%

What is TVR's slogan?

16,000

What is the maximom mps of the Caparo T1?

Model T Ford

What is the estimated city MPG (Miles per gallon) of the Kia Rio?

USA

Who made the Primera?

Nissan

What is the BBC's long running car programme called?

Top Gear

What is the speed limit for a car on a single carriageway A road in the UK?

60 Mph

In the UK its called a bonnet, what is it in the USA?

Hood

What is the maximom fine for driving a car when drunk?

3.5-litre

What part of the engine needs water to operate properly?

Radiator

Which car manufacturer makes the Fiesta?

Ford

A hybrid car is powered by both gas and what else?

Electricity

What city in the north east of England has one of the country's largest car factories?

Sunderland

Which Caribbean nation has the most dangerous roads?

Dominican Republic

What is the record for the distance a person has pushed a car in 24 hours?

Specialist Division

What was the title of the film which featured Herbie?

The Love Bug

Which member of the Top Gear team was seriously injured in a crash in 2006?

Richard Hammond

Emissions leave a car engine courtesy of what?

Exhaust

In which town is the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency based?

Swansea

SAAB cars are based in which country?

Sweden

What is the name of device fitted to a car's exhaust which helps filter pollution?

£5,000

What is the record for the longest journey in a solar powered car?

Omaha

Which country invented the car alarm?

USA

The UK's first toll road was designed to route cars around which city?

Birmingham

Euro NCAP assesses what?

Car Safety

What is the name of the Rolls Royce mascot?

1980s

The bit of a car with all the lights and dials is called the what?

Dashboard

Kia Motors a come from which country?

South Korea

What is the main background color on the badge of the Ferrari?

tow a trailer or caravan

In the USA it's a trunk, what is it in the UK?

Boot

The world's first petrol station was in which country?

USA

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In what decade was the UK the second largest manufacturer of cars in the world?

1927 Click to see the answer

In what year was 'convertible' first used to describe a car with a removable roof?

Germany

In what decade did sales of SUV vehicles peak worldwide?

2009

In what decade was the first conveyor system automatic car wash introduced?

1933

In how many countries is the BBC's Top Gear broadcast?

1916

In 1957 Ferrari produced the Dino 206 SP Berlinetta. What top speed could its 1,986 cc engine reach?

1903

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In what year was Audi founded?

Midget Click to see the answer

In what year was VW founded?

Voyager

In 2009 and 2010, which automaker recalled vehicles due to issues with the floor mats?

Massachusetts

In what year was the UK's first car rental company established?

Birmingham

In what year did the UK make wearing a seatbelt in a car compulsory for under 14s?

Ford Mustang

In what year did the UK introduce legislation to ensure children travelled in the correct child car seat?

bicycles

Immobilisers have been compulsory on all cars in Germany since when?

1973

In what year did cars operated as taxi cabs start operating in London?

Porsche

How old do you have to be to drive a car on private land in the UK?

1989

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How much does a Noble M600 cost?

1913 Click to see the answer

How many passenger vehicles were produced in the UK in 2008?

1950s

If you are 'twocking' a car, you are doing what?

1932

In what year did production of the Ford Taurus end?

China

How much London congestion charge do you pay driving a hybrid car?

1967

How many tyres are manufactured every year?

1907

In France, speed limits on motorways vary depending on what?

1927

In addition to introducing what became an iconic sports model, this low-price line from one of Detroit's Big Three also marketed a fancy two-door station wagon with special trim and hard-top-style windows called the Nomad. Other models include: Biscayne, Delray and Bel Air. Which car was this?

1904

In what year did the Nissan Xterra make its debut?

Ford

In 1914, how many month's pay would a Model T Ford cost?

1913

If you have an IN10 endorsement on your driving license, what were you caught doing?

1977

In 2007, what region of the world was the biggest market for cars?

Turin

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In what year was the BBC's Top Gear first broadcast?

1977 Click to see the answer

In 1955, how many companies accounted for 90% of UK car production?

5

In what year was the DVLA's allow customers to pay vehicle excise duty online and by telephone?

2004

How many new cars were registered in the UK in 2013?

2.72 million

In what year was British Leyland nationalised by the Labour government?

1975

In 1922, there were how many companies producing cars in the UK?

183

In what year did the first drive up petrol station open in Pittsburgh, USA?

1913

How old does a car have to be to qualify for an exemption from Road Tax?

In which state was the first American petrol driven car built in 1893?

Massachusetts

In 2011, which European city was said to be the most congested with traffic?

London

In what American city did the first petrol station open?

St. Louis

How many times did Ford's mass production process speed up assembly production?

In what decade did the UK overtake France as Europe's biggest car producer?

1930s

How much did the Triumph TR5 PI cost when it was launched in 1967?

£1,260

How many US states have already passed legislation allowing driverless cars?

38 states

In what year did compulsory driver testing start in the UK?

1935

In which other European country can you get a car license aged 17?

Greece

In 2011, Barack Obama said he wanted how many electric cars on America's roads by 2015?

1 million

Approximately how many people die every year due to car accidents?

1.3 million people

In which city is the HQ of Fiat?

Lingotto

In what year was the London congestion charge introduced for motorists?

2003

How much did the first UK driving license cost when it was introduced in 1903?

20 shillings

In what year was the windscreen wiper invented?

1903

In what US state are most of the car world land speed records set?

Nevada

In what year did France abolish car tax in favor of road tolls?

2001

How many seconds did it take Triumph TR5 to go from 0 - 60 mph?

8 seconds

In what year were driving licenses introduced in the UK?

1903

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How many car fans watch Top Gear each week?

£62.50 Click to see the answer

What part of a car is known as a 'dickie' in Asia?

Sports Hatch

How many doors did the Continental Mark 2 have?

driving with no insurance

How many hybrid cars had been sold worldwide by September 2014?

Pittsburgh

For 2010 -11 which car ranked as the fastest in the world?

15

By law, your car tyres have to have what depth of tread on them?

2

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In which part of the UK is the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency?

Wales Click to see the answer

Great Wall cars is based in which country?

China

What group of car drivers are most likely to be in an accident?

Under 25s

How many attempts did Prince Harry have at passing his driving test?

1

Which of the following is a luxury car brand?

Bentley

What two languages does the word automobile derive from?

Latin And Greek

To stop a car you would apply the what?

Brakes

What percentage of the world's population drives on the right?

65%

What would you check with a dipstick?

Oil

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Drivers under what age usually pay a surcharge when renting a car?

5 Click to see the answer

What main factor led to the decline in sales of SUV cars after 2000?

12

How many generations of the Studebaker Champion were made?

Ford Mustang

How long do you have to produce your driving license at the Station if a Police Officer asks you to do so?

£1,260

How many hybrid cars were sold in the UK in 2014?

London

How many doors did the Lotus Sunbeam have?

1998

How many doors did the original Mini have?

4

Chevrolet produced which car?

5

Holden Motors is a division of GM in which country?

10%

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Car speedometers were invented in which country?

2 Click to see the answer

Ford joined Chevrolet and Toyota in the sub compact craze during the 1970s with which model dubbed 'The Little Carefree Car'?

16

How many cars can the world's largest car park hold?

0

Ford produced the Crown what?

2.2 million

After the Great Depression of 1929, how many British car firms remained in business?

USA

Chrysler introduced the Dodge Aries in which year?

1

What make of car did ZZ Top sing about on the album Rio Grande Mud?

Briggs Automotive Company

What make of British car did Inspector Morse famously drive?

Silverstone

What percentage of cars sold in the USA are automatics?

Germany

According to Guinness World Records, what was the most influential car of the 20th century?

hydrocarbon oil duty

Daewoo Motors is based in which country?

7

Austin Powers' showed his style with what brand of car painted like the British flag?

military jeeps

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From what distance do you need to read a number plate during a driving test?

20 metres Click to see the answer

DAF cars were first built in which country?

Netherlands

What did Karl Benz first want to be before becoming an automobile engineer?

Locksmith

An open-wheel car usually has how many seats?

1

How many copies has the 'Need for Speed' car racing video game sold worldwide?

150 million

What percentage of new cars registered in the UK are diesel?

12%

What material is the Rover V8 Engine made of?

Aluminium

The Series 4 was the final version of Aston Martin's dramatically-styled Lagonda luxury saloon. In which year did production cease?

1962

What make of car features in a title from his 1965 album Highway 61 Revisited?

Buick 6

Citroen's first car was named the what?

Citro√ęn Type A

FIFA is sponsored by Hyundai and which other car producer?

Kia

How many doors has the MG A have?

2

Approximately how many Austin FX4 have been built?

About 75,000

What was Porsche's first car when the company opened?

1948 Porsche 356

Carrying a first aid kit in the car is compulsory in which European country?

France

After successfully passing a theory test, how long do you have to sit the practical?

2

What symbol appears on the Hillman badge?

Wings

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Black, silver and which color feature on the badge of BMW?

2 Click to see the answer

How many generations of the Ford Falcon have there been?

the weather

How many generations of the Cadillac Cimarron have there been?

1 million

Charles Spencer King is best known for his design of what?

1

How many doors does the Aston Martin Vanquish have?

250kph

How many generations of the Cortina were there?

less than 1%

How many cars were manufactured worldwide in 2013?

15 minutes

Although it was never officially badged as such, this Rover saloon has since become best-known by its codename: SD1. What did the 'SD' part of that name stand for?

5

America's first car rental business started in which city?

350 million

How many doors did the original Thunderbird have?

183

Car headlights which can be dipped were invented in which year?

2

What make of British car is James Bond famed for driving?

Audi

Buick's assembly plant is where?

4

A BE classification on your driving license means you can do what?

Bugatti Veyron

At the outbreak of WW1, how many cars was the UK producing annually?

93.14 million

How many generations of the VW Golf have there been?

Peugeot

What make of cars was Lord Nuffield responsible for manufacturing?

1963

Ask the Man Who Owns One' was the slogan of what had once been one of the most prestigious luxury automobiles, a make that disappeared after its 1958 run. Its 1950s models included: Clipper, Patrician, Caribbean, Cavalier and Executive. Which car was this?

25

How many countries, territories and dependencies drive on the left?

stealing it

How many generations of the Corvette have there been?

Chevrolet

Giovanni Agnelli founded which company?

10.6

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Bugatti went out of business in which year?

2 Click to see the answer

How many generations of the Cadillac Allanté have there been?

Toyota

How many generations of the Lincoln Versailles were produced?

170

How many 'MG-T(X)' models were there?

£300,000

How many million Ford Model T cars were produced between 1908 and 1927

India

By what name was this three-door version of the Mk1 Cavalier known?

2

What percentage of new cars registered in the UK are neither diesel nor petrol?

Range Rover

Ettore and his son Jean are famous names in motorcar manufacture. What was their surname?

9 million

A manufacturer from which country was the first to fit car seatbelts as standard?

Victoria

How many doors did the Reliant Scimitar have?

5

Click it or Ticket' was a seatbelt awareness campaign aimed at drivers in which country?

Bugatti

What make of cars has the nick name 'Silver Star'?

Blue

What was Rolls of Rolls Royce fame first name?

25

A phone was first used in a car in which decade?

Tempo

Fuel tax is officially known as what?

60 million

According to statistics, what color of car is most likely to be involved in an accident?

Mustang

A company from which country first developed key entry where you press a button on the fob to open the car?

Pinto

How many doors did the Cadillac Allanté have?

125cc

Ford produced which car?

8

1963-1976: Which small, two door saloon was the only British-designed competitor to the Mini during the 1960s?

Kia

How many generations of the Buick Wildcat have there been?

£2,201,500

What was Delorean's first name?

Romania

Hot-rodders of the 1950s loved to customize this car's 1949-1951 models. Later in the decade, its marketing took aim at entry-level luxury buyers who wanted something flashier than its more sedate big brother Lincoln. The models included: Montclair, Monterey, Park Lane and Turnpike Cruiser. Which car was this?

5 shillings

What was Ferrari's first sports car that could do over 198mph?

South Korea

BAC stands for what?

3

Airbags became a common safety feature in cars during which decade?

Mercury

What part of the UK has a different drink drive limit?

1919

What was Mr Chevrolet's first name?

Netherlands

Before making cars Peugeot made what?

2

Dacia is a car manufacturer from which country?

7

As a car manufacturer which year was Peugeot founded?

2

What was Britain's first full-length motorway?

Torpedo

Detroit was founded by the man whose name was given to this car. Do you know who he was?

1

How many generations of the Chevrolet Monza were there?

113,000

How many generations of the Thunderbird have there been?

Plymouth

How many doors has the Noble M12?

Citroen

At what age can children in the UK stop using a car seat, whatever their height?

76

What Nationality was Bruce McLaren?

Flint

August Horch founded which company?

2

At which race track was the record set for most motor races in 24 hours?

2

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