Christmas 2020 Quiz
It’s time for a little quiz!
A nice easy run of 15 questions covering all things ‘Club & Car’ – How will you do this year?
Give it a go and don’t forget to share the quiz on your favourite social media platform!
What’s your best score?
We celebrated a Birthday earlier this year - How old is "Ayrshire Classics Car Club"?
Yes we're "Sweet Sixteen", the club having been formed as Ayrshire Classics in 2004!
Although we became 'ACCC' in 2004, the club existed as a 'single marque' club prior to that - but which one?
We were originally the Ayrshire branch of the MG Owners Club until members started buying other makes of classic!
We have our annual show "Cars on the Campus" (Covid permitting) in May but what was its forerunner called?
The show was originally held at Dean Castle Country Park and was Called "Cars in the Park" and before that, simply "Dean Park Show", but could be quite a soggy affair on the grass - The hard standing of St Joseph's car park is a popular choice!
We always say "If you think your car is a classic, then it is one" so our members have car covering many years, but how wide a spread is that?
According to our register, it's 1905 - 2019! We only keep a note of a maximum of three vehicles per member but we know some members have a few more than that, so maybe there are some earlier examples we don't know about? Get in touch!
Between them, our members are the custodians of over 170 vehicles, but which era do most of them belong to?
It's 1960 - 1979 with 61 vehicles in this era closely followed by 1980 - 1999. We're lucky enough to have a spread across all the eras listed ! We are a diverse bunch.
As a 'multi-marque' club, we welcome anyone with an interest in cars, but what are the six most popular makes in order of 'number of cars' in our club?
MG (18), Ford (14), Porsche (12), Morris (11), VW & Toyota (10) - That accounts for 75 out of over 170, which shows what a wide range of vehicles our members love!
We had a 'Virtual' car show in place of 'Cars on the Campus' this year, but how many entries did we get?
An amazing 100 vehicles! Great response for what was a last minute idea on a sunny weekend during lockdown.
Can you remember which vehicle won the online popular vote in the online show?
Pauline & David's fabulous Renault won a tightly contested vote on the day. All the entrants were winners in our eyes!
Despite owning his 1968 Mk3 Triumph Spitfire for over 25 years (the car featured in 'The View from the Garage'), Tony has never made it to a show with it. He got close to Culzean once but what stopped him showing the car?
The trunnion on the nearside front failed quite spectacularly causing the wheel to come up through the bonnet. it took a couple of AA trucks to get him & the car home....
We were delighted to visit Alloway Primary School this year to assist with their Transport project. How long did it take Ronnie & Kath to drive home in their Morris 8?
It was 2 hours! Hats off to them both for making the journey and sharing their popular Morris 8 2dr with the pupils!
As much as we love driving on a windy B-Road, the UK motorway network massively reduced travel times after their introduction, but which is the longest, clocking in at 232.2 miles?
It's the M6, which legend has it, had no roadworks on it for a brief period in history......
The UK is no longer the car producing powerhouse it once was, but roughly how many vehicles did it produce in 2019?
It's difficult to be completely precise, but the best estimate is roughly 1.3 Million vehicles!
Electric Vehicles are seemingly the future for private transport in th UK, but what do you think the range of the new "Vauxhall Corsa-E" is on a full charge?
The answer is 209 miles under WLTP testing standards, which should be enough for your daily commute!
How many valves does a rotary engine typically have?
There are no valves in a rotary engine, which is one of the reasons why they can often be spun to 10,000 rpm or more. The portion of the chamber with the intake port is large, sucking fuel and air into it as the rotor exposes the port.
The UK Government have announced the date when it will become illegal to sell new petrol & diesel powered cars - When does this happen?
It's 2030 for cars solely powered by an internal combustion engine will sales of new Hybrids following in 2035.
Christmas 2019 Quiz
It’s time for our annual quiz!
A nice easy run of 15 questions covering all things ‘car’ – How will you do this year?
Give it a go and don’t forget to share the quiz on your favourite social media platform!
At the end of which year was the Tax Disc abolished in the UK?
2014 - it seems so long ago.....
A businessman turned down an offer of over £6 million in 2013 for which registration plate?
F1 - even the number plates are expensive the second F1 gets involved.
What was the best selling car in the 1980's?
The Ford Escort of course (Our very own Richard Stanley bought most of them....)
What year did rear seat belts become compulsory in the UK?
It was 1991 - Well after the days of 'Klunk-Klick'
What is the most common firing order for a four cylinder engine?
And yet we put the leads back on in the wrong order so often..........
The Beetle was the world's best selling vehicle of all time until the late 1990s, when it was overtaken by which car?
You might have known it would be Toyota !
The Ford Model T was given which two word nickname?
Tin Lizzie (although bone shaker does describe the ride....)
What do the letters JDM stand for?
JDM - The TLA loved by the FAF PPL....
Which was the smallest car ever made?
The Peel is the one. Can't see me fitting inside one anytime soon.
What was the worlds first motorsport racetrack?
Yes, It's the British obsession with motorsport yet again!
Who invented the petrol powered internal combustion engine?
Nicolaus Otto (I bet you thought it was Karl Benz!)
How many colours was the Model T Ford available in?
You can have any colour you want - as long as it's black! (which dried quicker than other available paints)
What was the top speed of the Benz Motorwagen, the worlds first practice motor car?
6mph - roughly the speed of a medium to brisk walk
Which was Triumph's best selling TR model?
It was the second last of the line - The TR7 (Not the TR8 pictured above)
Which of the following was not an official description for the Volkswagen Type 2?
Although 'Bus' is a frequently used term, the Type 2 was never officially referred to as a 'bus' by VW
Christmas 2018 Quiz
We all fancy ourselves a subject experts from time to time so I thought I’d give the members & visitors a chance to prove (or disprove!) it.
Do you think you could recognise your car from a picture of just one part of it?
Do you think you could name someone else car from the same type of shot?
Well it’s time to have a little fun and find out !
20 multiple choice questions await you!
No prizes but you can share your results on your preferred social media channel and either bask in the glory or give us all a giggle.
Good Luck !!!
Can you identify this 'Green Machine"?
It's the rear view of the Triumph Spitfire Mk3. ACCC FACTOID: This was the last of the Spitfire models to include the 'classic' rear before Triumph moved to the corporate 'squared off' look employed across the rest of the range.
Will you pass your next stone guard challenge?
It's a 1966 Mk1 MGB Roadster. ACCC FACTOID: The Mk1 can be distinguished from the later models visually from the front by the spacing between the sidelight / indicator cluster and the grill. The earlier cars had a wider spacing with the later ones being much closer. The grill itself also changed from the 'classic' chrome slats to a honeycomb mesh as the model progressed.
Which car does this front end belong to?
It's a Vauxhall Viva HA. ACCC FACTOID: The Viva was produced between 1963 & 1979 with three different model designation, HA, HB & HC. This stalwart of the roads was featured in song by the likes of Elvis Costello and was the car a Coronation Street character died in on screen !!
Many a child had this in 'Corgi' form - Can you identify it?
It's a Lotus Europa. ACCC FACTOID: Produced between 1966 & 1975, the Europa is a classic example of the Lotus philosophy of 'Simplify and then add lightness' - The Europa name reappeared in 2006 on an Elise based car which ran till 2010
Do you know this famous front-end?
It's Volkswagen Type 2. ACCC FACTOID: It doesn't seem so long ago that Type 2's or Busses / Campers as they are usually known were changing hands for a few hundred pounds but the explosion in popularity as 'celebrities' started using them has caused an explosion in values. With many being converted into Camper Vans, the original Micro Bus & Panel Vans are becoming ever rarer.
More Chrome - But from what vehicle?
It's the famous 'Bug' - The Volkswagen Beetle. ACCC FACTOID: The Type 1 'Peoples Car' is one of the longest running production models in history and was voted 4th most influential car of the last century!
Which car needs this additional breathing aid?
It is the Ford Sierra Cosworth. ACCC FACTOID: The Ford Sierra RS Cosworth is a high-performance version of the Ford Sierra that was built by Ford Europe from 1986 to 1992. It was the result of a Ford Motorsport project with the purpose of producing an outright winner for Group A racing in Europe.
Do you have a handle on this Classic?
It's the gorgeous Porsche 911 Targa. ACCC FACTOID: The Porsche 911 was developed as a much more powerful, larger, more comfortable replacement for the Porsche 356. The new car made its public debut at the 1963 Frankfurt Motor Show. It was initially designated as the "Porsche 901", after its internal project number. However, Peugeot protested on the grounds that in France it had exclusive rights to car names formed by three numbers with a zero in the middle. So, instead of selling the new model with another name in France, Porsche changed the name to 911. It went on sale in 1964.
Can you shed some light on this car's identity?
It's a Porsche Spyder. ACCC FACTOID: The Porsche Boxter Spyder is good for a 180mph maximum speed and a 0-62mph time of 4.5sec. It was lauded for the superb power and handling it possesses and of course those looks!
Best of British? Which Classic is flying the flag?
It's the Mk2 MGB Roadster. ACCC FACTOID: The Mk2 'B' had a few changes from the Mk1 most notably the 4 speed all synchromesh gearbox which necessitated a wider tunnel inside the car. You will also notice different door cards to suit the different handles inside and even headrests!
A bold Retro look - but which famous car is it?
It's that famous front from the VW Golf GTi. ACCC FACTOID: The most difficult job for a car manufacturer must be to replace a successful and much loved line like the Beetle with something just as popular. VW did this with the Golf and created a new marketplace with the hot hatch GTi version. A real game changer!
'If only I'd kept mine' they all cry - but kept what?
It's the Ford Escort. ACCC FACTOID: The Escort had a production run from 1967 to 2004 becoming Fords most popular UK model over that period. Growing through 6 generations, the Escort had Rally success and even joined the 'hot hatch' craze with the ever popular XR series of cars. The early examples are commanding strong money these days.
Built to look good and keep which Classic cool?
It's a Bentley Mk6. ACCC FACTOID: This was the first post war offering from Bentley and despite being eye wateringly expensive, it was very successful. In common with most early post war cars, the steel wasn't of the greatest quality so completely original examples are now hard to find.
A splash of colour adorning which unmistakable vehicle?
It's the Ferrari California. ACCC FACTOID: This landmark car for the Italian giant sported a few firsts. The first front engined Ferrari with a V8, The first to feature a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, The first hard top convertible with a folding metal roof, The first with multi-link rear suspension & The first with direct petrol injection.
Classic shut lines and flowing shapes on which car?
It's the Lotus Elan. ACCC FACTOID: The Elan was the first Lotus road car to use a steel backbone chassis with a fibreglass body. This style of construction was to be repeated in subsequent Lotus models for nearly three decades. The Elan had legendary roadholding and is still 'a dream to drive'
Another Retro Classic showing its period lines - but which one?
It's the Volkswagen Corrado. ACCC FACTOID: This replacement for the Scirocco was based on the same floorpan as the Golf & Jetta but with the addition of flush windows & an active spoiler. The VR6 variant was named as 'One of the 25 cars you must drive before you die'
A famous front-end, but can you identify it?
It's the famous Ford Popular. ACCC FACTOID: The 'Pop' was Britain's cheapest car when it was launched in 1953. Electrics were 6 volts, a provided starting handle often necessary. Rod operated drum brakes, synchromesh only on 2nd and top gear. The boot accessed with a coach key, no heater or demister, semaphore indicators, pull-wire starter, manual choke. No water pump, engine cooling by thermosyphon – this was very basic motoring.
More classic lights & curves but which car do they belong to?
This is an MG Midget. ACCC FACTOID: The Midget was a badge engineered version of the Austin Healey Sprite and was renowned for it's drivability and sheer fun. You will frequently hear former owners refer to it as the best car they ever drove.
A desirable Retro - but do you know the one to ask for?
It's the Audi Quattro. ACCC FACTOID: The Quattro started life as a famous & desirable Rally winner although if you ask any TV fans, it's now known as the car DCI Gene Hunt drove in 'Ashes to Ashes'.
A real icon - can you name it?
It's the Aston Martin DB7. ACCC FACTOID: Launched in 1994 this was the highest production Aston Martin ever with 7,000 examples being made. The car was based on the Jaguar XJS floorpan but had extensive modifications and improvements to give it the unmistakable 'Aston' look.
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