Trivia!

It's hard to believe that there is a generation of drivers out there that have never seen or even heard of the Ford Pinto. The Pinto was Ford's answer to the oil crisis of the 1970's. Initially offered as a two-door coupe, a hatchback (dubbed the "Runabout") was soon offered as well as a wagon. Despite controversy surrounding the saftey of its gas tank design (which Ford was able to successfully dispute), the Pinto was a huge sales success. Ford made the Pinto from 1970 to 1980 before it was replaced by the Ford Escort.

The Ford Pinto

Mercury, a divsion of Ford that was just recently phased out, had their own version of the Ford Pinto. What was it named?


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Mercury's version of the Pinto was called the Bobcat.

The Mercury Bobcat




                                                                                                            
Mercedes-Benz is the world’s oldest automobile maker and one of the most famous brands in the world. Their logo is a simplistic three-pointed star in a circle. What is the meaning of the emblem?


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The Mercedes-Benz logo represents the company’s domination of vehicles on land, on water and in the air. The two lines pointing down represent the land and water, the one pointing up represents the air. Although Mercedes-Benz is known for their automobiles, they have created engines for aircrafts and submarines.


                                                                                                            

In 1991, the Dodge Viper RT/10 was the Official Pace Car of the Indianapolis 500. But the Viper was not the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's first choice.

What was the original car chosen to pace the famous race in 1991 and why was it not used?

1991 Dodge Viper RT/10 - Official Pace Car








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The original car chosen to pace the 1991 Indianapolis 500 was the Dodge Stealth R/T. But when it was learned that the Stealth was built in Japan along side the Mitsubishi 3000GT, race officials thought it would be better to have an all-American car pace the race. Although the Viper was still a few years away from production, a prototype was built and used for the race.

1991 Dodge Stealth R/T