Autotrivia Quiz – Friday May 11 – May 17, 2012


Last week I informed you that in 1912 a manufacturer built cars alongside domestic appliances.  I asked what was the manufacturer and how many did they build?  In 1912, Miele & Cie.

was among the many manufacturers trying to get a share of the emerging market for automobiles.  The company made passenger cars with two and four seats, limousines, and pick-up trucks, manufacturing 125 vehicles before this business venture was finally abandoned.

However, that was not the end of Miele & Cie.’s activities in the automotive arena.  In 1924, the company began making bicycles, followed by a model with a supplemental electric motor in 1933.  In the same year, Miele & Cie. introduced its first motorcycle.  This too was abandoned and Miele restricts itself these days to white goods.

So to this week.  What car does the cartoon character Granny drive in the Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries?  Clue: ask your children under 10 years of age!

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