Muscle Car Facts
Q: Why was Ford prevented from using the Mustang name in Germany?
A: In Germany, Ford called its pony car the T5 since the Mustang name was copyrighted by truck maker Krupp.
Q: What was General Motors’ first front wheel drive vehicle?
A: General Motors’ first front wheel drive car was the 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado.
Q: This car was actually used in the crash scene in the final moments in the movie Vanishing Point.
Answer: The car that actually crashed in the final moments of the movie Vanishing Point is actually a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro, not a 1970 Dodge Challenger. Slowing the movie down frame by frame clearly shows a Camaro. Also, while the police survey the wreck, upside down Camaro badging can be seen on the rear of the car.
Q: What was the first Dodge to carry the R/T designation?
A: The first Dodge to carry the R/T designation was the 1967 Dodge Coronet.
Q: What was the optional vinyl top that could be ordered on the 1969 Plymouth Barracuda and Satellite?
A: The optional vinyl top available for the 1969 Plymouth Barracuda and Satellite was called the Mod Top.
Q: The horn on this muscle car made a sound just like the cartoon character for which it was named. What was the car?
A: The horn on the Plymouth Road Runner made the Beep Beep sound, just like the cartoon version of the Road Runner.
Q: Why was the spoiler on the 1970 Plymouth Superbird so tall?
A: The reason why the spoiler was so tall on the 1970 Plymouth Superbird was to clear the trunk lid when it was opened.
Q: The Pontiac GTO Judge got its name from a comedy routine on what famous television show?
A: The Pontiac GTO Judge moniker came from a comedy routine called “Here Come The Judge”, used repeatedly on the Laugh-In television show.
Q: What was the fastest production vehicle in America for 1978?
A: The fastest production vehicle in 1978 was the Dodge Lil Red Express. It was faster than the Chevrolet Corvette, Pontiac Trans Am, and Porsche 928.
Q: What was the first Chevrolet Corvette to be priced over $20,000?
A: The first Chevrolet Corvette to be priced over $20,000 was the 1982 Collector Edition.
Q: The word Fiero has meaning in two different languages. What are the translations?
A: Fiero translates into proud in Italian and fierce in Spanish.
Q: In order to fulfill NASCAR requirements, Chevrolet built a special version of the Chevrolet Monte Carlo. What was it called?
Q: What is the one and only Pontiac Firebird Trans Am equipped with a 6-cylinder engine?
A: The only Pontiac Firebird Trans Am equipped with a 6-cylinder (turbocharged) engine was the 1989 Indy Pace Car.
Q: In the mid-1980’s due to low sales, Ford stated that they would replace the rear-wheel drive Mustang with a Mazda derived front-wheel drive version. Due to thousands of letters from outraged Mustang fans, Ford changed its mind and instead, sold the car under a different name. What was the name of this car?
A: The car that was to become the new Mustang became the Ford Probe.
Q: What is currently the fastest production American pickup truck?
A: Currently, the fastest American production pickup truck is the Dodge Ram 1500 SRT-10.
Q: What 1975 movie was the inspiration for the Dukes of Hazzard television show?
A: The 1975 movie that served as the inspiration for the Dukes of Hazzard was Moonrunners.
Q: In the 1960s, Thom McAn named a shoe after this popular muscle car. They also gave away this car in a sweepstakes. What was the car?
A: The car that Thom McAn named a shoe after and gave away in a sweepstakes was the Pontiac GTO.
Q: These cartoon characters were first animated for what purpose?
A: The Peanuts cartoon characters were first animated to advertise Ford automobiles.
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