The Mission

The Peking to Paris Rally is a recreation of the 1907 challenge issued by Le Matin, "Is there anyone who will undertake to travel this summer from Peking to Paris by automobile?"
The 2016 version will follow a route of 13,695 Km (8,510 miles) and take 35 days. We are travelling in Rhubarb and Custard, a 1936 Buick. We know nothing about cars or rallying.

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Pop Quiz Answers

1.  Match the Chinese names to their meaning:
(a) Chi Cho - Motor Car (b) Huo Cho - Train and (c) Chi Chi - Panda

2. What do the letters in the brand name Fiat stand for? Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torinolit. 'Italian Automobiles Factory, Turin'

3. Name three American cars named after a word for Horse.

Mustang, Pinto, Charger

4. Rolls Royce. (a) in what year was Rolls Royce nationalised?

(b) the development cost of which aero engine was blamed for the company's collapse
RB 211

(c) what was the company renamed after nationalisation
Rolls Royce 1971

(d) who now owns the Rolls Royce brand name?
Rolls Royce (licenced to BMW)

5. Which British Leyland car was styled by Pininfarina?
Morris Ital

6. Where in London is Sierra Drive?
Internal road on the ford plant at Dagenham 

7. When Mercedes Benz launched its 190 model it was rumoured that Ford bought one to find out how an innovative component worked. What was the component?
Wing mirror

8. Cars are sometimes rebranded around the world. Give the alternative names for the following:
(a) Oxford Ambassador (India)
(b) Rabbit Golf (USA)
(c) Keffer Beetle (Germany) 

9. The following towns had new car plants built for them. Name the cars that the plants initially produced.
(a) Speke Triumph TR7
(b) Valencia Ford Fiesta
(c) Mirafiori Fiat 131 Mirafiori 

10. Which cars were launched with: (a) hydra gas suspension and a square steering wheel Austin Allegro (b) the slogan '£795 - anyone who offers you a new car for less must have something missing'? Ford Escort Popular (c) the engine from the VW Phaeton. Bentley GTC

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