Autotrivia Quiz – Friday 22 July – 28 July 2011


A couple of weeks back I asked which European country switched side of the road to drive on in September 1967.  The first correct was Bobby Pearson who wrote, “If my memory serves me the answer to which Euro Country stitched driving sides in Sept. ’67 is Sweden.  

The countrywide switch-over was made at midnight.  I’m a Yank but all my Swedish cousins tell me that everyone was so eager to try driving on the other side of the road there was a monumental traffic jam at midnight at switchover time.”  Thought you might like that little bit of trivia.

Last week was another easy one.  I asked what is the connection between Simon and Garfunkel and Alfa Romeo?  Remember the 1960’s?  Remember the movie, The Graduate?  What was the car driven by Dustin Hoffman?  It was an Alfa Romeo Duetto, and the music was by Simon and Garfunkel!

So to this week.  Which auto manufacturer began making covered wagons in 1852, made electric cars in 1902 and didn’t make a petrol engined car till 1911?

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