Autotrivia Quiz – Friday June 22 – June 28, 2012


Last week I asked which father took his daughter’s name to sell the cars he was racing in the early 1900’s?  Any Mercedes-Benz enthusiast would have immediately known that the name was “Mercedes”, the daughter of the distributor Emil Jellinek.

From 1899, he entered in race meetings – first and foremost of which was the Nice Week – where he would race under his pseudonym Mercédès – the name of his daughter, ten years old at the time, and a name that was to become well known in motoring circles.  In the early days, the name referred to the team and driver – not to an automotive brand, the cars being actually made by Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft.

So to this week.  The assembly line style of mass production and interchangeable parts was not pioneered by Henry Ford.  What industry did this first?

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