Autotrivia Quiz – Friday October 7 – October 13, 2011


Last week I asked who invented the device to make vision safer in the rain, and when?  It was the inventor Mary Anderson who is credited with devising the first operational windshield wiper in 1903.  In Anderson’s patent, she called her invention a “window cleaning device” for electric cars and other vehicles.  

Operated via a lever from inside a vehicle, her version of windshield wipers closely resembles the windshield wiper found on many early car models.  Anderson had a model of her design manufactured, then filed a patent (US 743,801) on June 18, 1903 that was issued to her by the US Patent Office on November 10, 1903.

So to this week.  Which company used 21 left-over carbon-fiber tubs from a failed company to produce a supercar, of which they were only going to make 21.  Clue, think of the word hedonism.  That’s more than enough to get the Googlers going.

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