Autotrivia Quiz

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Gabriel in the Mors.
Gabriel in the Mors.

Last week I wrote on F1 drivers coming from the rear of the field and winning. One of the best was John Watson who made up 22 places in a U.S. Grand Prix West in Long Beach harbor. But that pales into insignificance, compared to a Frenchman who won a Paris-Madrid race by passing several cars. Just how many did he pass? I suggested guess first then do your research. I said you will be surprised.

The answer? It was Fernand Gabriel in an 11.2 liter Mors. He started in position 81 and was the leader at the end of the 1903 Paris-Bordeaux race.

So to this week. I’d like you to identify a British car which began manufacture in 1959. Enormously popular. Blistering top speed of 120 km/h. No locks, no boot lid and no real windows. Enough clues!

For the free beer at the next car Club meeting, be the first correct answer to email [email protected]  or [email protected] . Good luck!