The Big Lockdown Classic & Retro Car Quiz

Has the Big Lockdown affected your memory?

Let’s spend a few minutes finding out if you’re a Mike Brewer or more of a Tea Brewer (awful pun, I know…)

Enjoy the Big Lockdown Classic & Retro Car Quiz (with a little Vintage thrown in for good measure)
Share your results and let’s see how everyone does.



Who designed the Volkswagen Beetle?

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Hopefully an easy one to start with ! Hitler instructed Ferdinand Porsche to design and build a 'car for the people' - It was the best selling car model in the world for a rather long time!

Which Beatles album includes the song 'Drive my Car'?

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It is of course 1965's 'Rubber Soul' which also included such classics as 'Nowhere Man', 'Girl' & 'Norwegian Wood'

Which company bought the struggling Rover Group in 1994?

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It was BMW who still successfully produce the new 'Mini' owned the Rover Group for 6 years but subsequently sold brands off to other car manufacturers.

In which country did the worlds first organised motor race occur?

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In 1895 the first true race was held, from Paris to Bordeaux, France, and back, a distance of 1,178 km. The winner made an average speed of 24.15 kph

How many Model T cars did Ford produce between 1908 & 1927?

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15 million were produced over those 19 years.

How did Charles Stewart Rolls die?

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Charles Stewart Rolls was a Welsh motoring and aviation pioneer. With Henry Royce, he co-founded the Rolls-Royce car manufacturing firm. He was the first Briton to be killed in an aeronautical accident with a powered aircraft, when the tail of his Wright Flyer broke off during a flying display in Bournemouth.

Name the device that allows a vehicle wheels to rotate at different speeds when cornering.

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A differential is a gear train with three shafts that has the property that the rotational speed of one shaft is the average of the speeds of the others, or a fixed multiple of that average

Who produced the worlds first petrol driven car in 1885?

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The Benz Patent-Motorwagen ("patent motorcar"), built in 1885, is widely regarded as the world's first production automobile, that is, a vehicle designed to be propelled by an internal combustion engine.

Which company won the Le Mans 24 Hour Race 5 times between 1951 & 1958?

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Between 1950 and 1959, 24 hours of Le Mans was dominated by British built and designed Jaguar cars. Five of the 10 races were won with drivers in Jaguar cars, including a hat-trick between 1955 and 1957 for the Jaguar D-Type.

Which company created the first front wheel drive car in 1934?

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Who won his third & final F1 World Championship in a car of his own design?

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Jack Brabham's 1966 FIA Drivers' Championship remains the only such achievement using a car bearing the driver's own name.

Which manufacturers badge consists of a circle with alternate quadrants of white and blue?

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It is of course BMW

Who won an Oscar for her role in the 1989 film 'Driving Miss Daisy'?

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Driving Miss Daisy is a 1989 American comedy-drama film directed by Bruce Beresford and written by Alfred Uhry, based on Uhry's 1987 play of the same name. The film stars Jessica Tandy, Morgan Freeman, and Dan Aykroyd.

Which 1985 film featured a Delorean Car?

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It's Back to the Future - You weren't getting that one wrong!

Before Henry Ford formed his own company, which inventor friend employed him?

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Henry Ford took a job at the Edison Illuminating Company, which later became Detroit Edison, and soon worked his way up to chief engineer, becoming friendly with Thomas Edison before departing to form his own company.

Which car manufacturer received the first Royal Warrant as a supplier of motor cars to the Crown?

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Daimler was awarded a Royal Warrant to provide cars to the British monarch in 1902; it lost this privilege in the 1950s after being supplanted by Rolls-Royce.

Which famous film car did Professor C. Potts drive?

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Caractacus Pott is one of the main characters in Ian Fleming's novel Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang and, as Potts, its film adaptation

What was the first car Mike Brewer asked 'new boy' Ant Antstead to tackle when he joined Wheeler Dealers?

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Rare grey market vehicle; one of 25 Escort RS Cosworths imported by a company called Sun International, and only one of 12 units legally registered in the U.S. Special guest and Escort RS Cosworth designer Frank Stephenson assisted in the addition of the third wing, which was part of his original design.

Ayrshire Classics Car Club are renowned for the wide variety of vehicles that its Members own but which in which age bracket do most of our current members vehicles fall?

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Of the 169 vehicles our current Members own, 58 were first registered between 1950 & 1969, narrowly pipping 1980 - 1999 (53) into second place.

Which is the most popular make (by number owned) amongst ACCC Members? (This is very close!)

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MG by a margin of one over Ford. Porsche, Toyota, VW and Mercedes follow closely behind in that order!

The Big Lockdown Classic & Retro Car Quiz
Tyre kicker

Oh dear. I think you should join the Club so we can help you expand your car knowledge! We have tea & Biscuits!
Apprentice Mechanic

You show potential - Keep coming back and chatting to our members. You'll soon be qualified

You're showing a good level of knowledge - Stick around and stick the kettle on!
Master Mechanic

Excellent result ! It's high time you did a talk for the Members or wrote us an article !!
The Stig

Some say you might have written this quiz - We know you are the Stig !


  1. John Horsburgh June 9, 2020

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