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Grab your gear shift and get ready to drive. This category is all about those vehicles that make our adrenaline rush.
299 Auto World quizzes and 4,186 Auto World trivia questions.
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  Cars and Belgium    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Belgium is generally considered to have no car history at all. This quiz was made to rectify this misunderstanding. The questions aren't too specific, just some fun Belgian car facts.
Difficult, 10 Qns, PJDQ, Jul 12 10
712 plays
Classic Cars  Bits and Pieces
  Classic Cars - Bits and Pieces   best quiz  
Photo Match
 10 Qns
Classic cars are those that catch the eye with exquisite styling or those that are full of engineering ingenuity. This quiz lists ten such classic cars, all instantly recognisable. However what if you only see part of the car? Sneaky but solvable.
Easier, 10 Qns, 1nn1, May 04 23
1nn1 gold member
May 04 23
575 plays
Smokers Outside the Hospital Doors
  Smokers Outside the Hospital Doors   great trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Late on a Saturday night, I was on my way to the ER after a household mishap, and what did I see? A "Smoker Show" right there on the parking lot! My injury is not that severe; I can make a quick detour! The cars, however, may need more help than I do!
Easier, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Mar 23 23
ponycargirl editor
Mar 23 23
1091 plays
  All Car Quiz   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
This is a quiz about different car models from around the world that were produced in the 20th century. Some continued production into the 21st century. Match the automaker with the model of the car or truck for success. Enjoy!
Easier, 10 Qns, Trivia_Fan54, Nov 11 22
Trivia_Fan54 gold member
Nov 11 22
757 plays
End Of The Line
  End Of The Line!   best quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Identify these vehicles that no longer come off the assembly line!
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Jun 14 13
ponycargirl editor
1659 plays
Driving on the Highway
  Driving on the Highway   popular trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
I've tried to draw some car brand badges. What do you know about these makes of car? The drawings are a bit shaky, but it has been over forty years since I took a pencil in my hand!
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Dec 04 17
JanIQ gold member
Dec 04 17
577 plays
  Vehicles In Colour editor best quiz   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Modern vehicles come in a wide range of colours, but certain hues are implacably linked with particular means of transport. See if you can spot them.
Average, 10 Qns, darksplash, Jul 17 09
4591 plays
  Guess The Make Of The Car    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I'll name the model, you name the make.
Easier, 10 Qns, JDogg, Aug 10 17
Aug 10 17
8792 plays
  Here's the Model, What's the Make?   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I may be a girl but I had one of the biggest collections of model cars when I was young! So if I give you the model names and some clues, can you pick out the manufacturer? Start your engines.....
Easier, 10 Qns, playnice, Feb 09 09
3080 plays
  Manufacturers & Models    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Which manufacturers are responsible for the models these clues indicate? Each sentence contains three car models, but from which auto manufacturer?
Average, 10 Qns, 480154st, Dec 30 22
480154st gold member
Dec 30 22
220 plays
trivia question Quick Question
SRS refers to what part of the car?

From Quiz "Auto Acronyms"

Rolling Off the Assembly Line
  Rolling Off the Assembly Line    
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Automobile manufacturing has been successful for some companies, while others have fallen by the wayside. Do you know all of these?
Tough, 10 Qns, reedy, Nov 22 13
reedy gold member
1159 plays
  You: The Ambulance Driver   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
C'mon, admit it. You've always wanted to drive an ambulance. Flashy lights, playing with the siren, lots of fun, right? It can be, but there is much more to it than simply "driving fast." Do you have what it takes to operate an ambulance?
Easier, 10 Qns, Pangea250, Apr 28 21
Apr 28 21
1668 plays
  Zoom Zoom    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
These cars may not be speed demons but they are ubiquitous makes worldwide. Can you match model to brand?
Easier, 10 Qns, George95, Feb 09 21
George95 gold member
Feb 09 21
379 plays
Its a Ragtop Day
  It's a Ragtop Day   popular trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Most of the first automobiles had removable cloth tops, or no tops at all. Sure, roadsters and convertibles are somewhat impractical, but they sure are fun! This quiz looks at some fine examples of the coachmaker's art over the last 100 years.
Average, 10 Qns, CmdrK, Apr 06 17
CmdrK gold member
389 plays
  Take You Riding In My Car - Again   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
As a sequel to my first quiz on the subject, all your have to do is match these car models to the companies that made them.
Easier, 10 Qns, darksplash, Jan 05 18
Jan 05 18
370 plays
  Take You Riding In My Car    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
The motor car brought great independence to the masses from the start of the 20th Century. See if you can match these car models to the companies that made them.
Average, 10 Qns, darksplash, Dec 06 17
Dec 06 17
405 plays
  Internal Combustion Basics    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
The basics of the gasoline internal combustion engine.
Average, 15 Qns, maranello550, Nov 12 20
Nov 12 20
4532 plays
  Famous Luxury Automobiles   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
It has been said that the difference between men and boys is the price of their toys. This quiz covers some of the most exotic automobiles ever to grace the roads of this planet. See how many you can guess.
Average, 10 Qns, woofi, Dec 27 22
Dec 27 22
3442 plays
  Mechanical Mayhem    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz to test a basic mechanical knowledge, all to do with cars.
Average, 10 Qns, Rhysta, Feb 23 17
1629 plays
  Auto Acronyms    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Do you really know what all those letters stand for? Test your knowledge on these Auto Acronyms.
Average, 15 Qns, honey2u, Sep 03 12
2578 plays
  Hollywood Cars   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Some very cool and not so cool cars have been featured in TV and movies, can you remember who drove what?
Tough, 15 Qns, pintobeast, Feb 01 19
Feb 01 19
1619 plays
  International Road Legends   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here's a quiz about cars that have inspired legends in their own countries and sometimes around the world. Happy motoring!
Tough, 10 Qns, Bruyere, Sep 22 09
Bruyere editor
1183 plays
  European Cars    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz designed to test your knowledge on European car manufacturers and the cars they produce.
Average, 10 Qns, JSV58194180, Feb 12 16
1909 plays
  Parked in History   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Test your knowledge on ten car models (some classics and a few we'd rather forget) that are no longer in production. You'll find a mix of manufacturers and countries of origin. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, Coonielady, Aug 26 13
626 plays
  For International Car Lovers Only    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
The world has a lot of cars! Not all of these are available in the USA.
Average, 25 Qns, GoodVibe, Feb 25 19
GoodVibe gold member
Feb 25 19
3344 plays
  So You Want to be a Car Owner?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Is buying a car in the U.S. really a piece of cake or are there easy mistakes that you can make? What about owning one? Are there things to know that'll make being a proud car owner easier? Take this quiz and see. Good luck. :o )
Average, 10 Qns, borisanchovy, Apr 30 12
1647 plays
  Movie Cars - the Cars are the Stars    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Mechanical fury is the name of the game. These big screen 'Mean Machines' stole the lead role. So buckle in, bring the revs up, side step the clutch, hang on and enjoy the quiz! :D
Tough, 15 Qns, go-baby-go, Jun 04 23
Jun 04 23
2735 plays
  How To Read A Tire    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In this quiz we'll try to learn how to read the markings on the sidewall of a tire. Also included will be some tire history. The markings will be US specific.
Average, 10 Qns, maskman22, May 11 11
418 plays
  Car Flake    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
What device epitomizes America better than the automobile? The stereo? Maybe. The Computer? Too universal, even though it was perfected here! But the car, especially the large-engined, 20 foot long, snazzy, chromey land yacht, is as American as apple pie
Difficult, 15 Qns, Photoscribe, Aug 27 08
803 plays
  The Crummy Car Club    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
My high school's "Crummy Car Club" was founded by the theology teacher, who had named his 80's-vintage Volvo station wagon "The Womb of Suffering" after a line in the Bhagavad-Gita. Enjoy this eclectic quiz!
Average, 10 Qns, pu2-ke-qi-ri, Jun 10 22
Jun 10 22
581 plays
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Auto World Trivia Questions

1. In what year did Ford first produce the Thunderbird for sales to the public?

From Quiz
For The Birds - Cars Named For Birds

Answer: 1954

Prototypes for the T-Bird were shown in 1953, but general production did not start until 1954 and the car was not for sale to the public until October of that year.

2. Which German company produced the R32 motorcycle in 1923 and by 1932 were producing the 3/20 car?

From Quiz Wheels Keep Rolling

Answer: BMW

BMW started out making aircraft engines, of which they produced thousands during WWI, but at the end of the war, they were forced to stop production according to the terms of the Versailles Treaty. They diversified into making agricultural equipment from 1918, and began making motorcycles as the terms of the treaty began to be lifted.

3. The "Zonda" was produced by which car manufacturer?

From Quiz Car Models And Brands

Answer: Pagani

Pagani is an Italian car manufacturer founded in 1992. Pagani started producing the Zonda in 1999 and ceased production in 2011. The Zonda was replaced by the Huayra.

4. A checkered flag waving on the left, crossing with another waving red flag on the right, containing a fleur-de-lis and a bow tie. It changes in style along with every new generation of this automobile. What car does this badge belongs to?

From Quiz Car Badges

Answer: Chevrolet Corvette

Launched in 1953, the Chevrolet Corvette displayed its iconic badge from day one, having been crafted by the hands of Robert Bartholomew, an interior designer at General Motors. However, the checkered flag switched position with the red flag in 1984, assuming the form in use today.

5. What was the name of the British motor manufacturer that produced the TR7?

From Quiz Parked in History

Answer: Triumph

This sports car was produced from 1974 until 1981. Initial sales of the TR7 were delayed in Triumph's home country because of high demand in America.

6. Early SAABs, DKWs and Trabants have this peculiar engine type in common. Usually leaving a blue cloud behind them, these engines were more usually associated with motorcycles. What kind of engine is it?

From Quiz Automotive Engines Around the World

Answer: Two-Stroke engine

SAAB used two-stroke engines in the models 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, Sonett (I and II), GT750, Formula Junior and Quantum. DKW first produced steam-driven cars (actually DKW stands for Dampf-Kraft-Wagen - steam-driven car in English), later using two-stroke engines (from 1928 till 1956). Trabants, in East Germany, used a 600 cc two-stroke engine from 1957 till 1989. Two-stroke engines usually don't have an oil pump, so the lubricant is diluted within the fuel, consequently burning it in the explosion. That's why they produce a blue smoke while running.

7. In 1964 Lee Iacocca, a famous designer working for a major American motor company, coined a term to classify the brand's latest compact coupe. Which term was that, and what was the car in question?

From Quiz Auto Design Language

Answer: Pony Car - Ford Mustang

The Mustang is considered the first "pony car", a term specifically created to describe it. When it became a success, every other car company in the United States market started launching their own "pony cars"; Chevrolet with the Camaro, Dodge with the Challenger, Plymouth with the Barracuda and so on. In retrospect, "pony car" is more like a marketing phrase describing a specific historical event rather than an actual class of automobiles.

8. When General Motors launched the Corvair, Volkswagen quickly planned a direct competitor for it. What was this VW project called?

From Quiz Abandoned Automobile Projects

Answer: EA 128

When General Motors launched the Corvair in 1959, VW was concerned that it might threaten its market share in the United States. The Corvair was bigger, more powerful and more appealing than any VW product of similar design by the American standards of the time. VW didn't waste a second and ordered a brand new design from Porsche, which came out both as a big sedan and a station wagon, using a rear mounted air cooled engine from Porsche 911. Howver, after the relative failure of the Corvair (despite being a fine automobile) and due to the huge price tag of the intended new car, VW dropped the project. The EA 128 only had 2 units produced (a sedan and a station wagon), both painted silver, using the 911's mechanics and suspension.

9. He studied structural engineering, founded his famous (and still existing) car company in 1952 and was known to urge his designers to "simplify and add lightness". His name was what?

From Quiz Great Names of Automobile History

Answer: Anthony Bruce Colin Chapman

One of the most influential English car builders, if not the most, Mr. Colin Chapman was considered by many a visionary, and his creations and philosophy still remain as benchmarks for most affordable, fun small sports cars of today. His company, Lotus Cars, is still alive and well.

10. Which car would I rent if I wanted to have the first American car to win the French Grand Prix, which it did at Le Mans in 1921?

From Quiz Vintage Auto Rental

Answer: Duesenberg

The Duesenberg Automobile and Motor Company was founded in Indianapolis in 1919. Automotive experts have said that the Duesenberg has been "the most luxurious truly fast car ever built". It won the French Grand Prix at Le Mans the very first time it was entered in 1921.

11. Typically made of cast iron, what part holds the cylinders and many other components inside a lubricated housing?

From Quiz The Engine....VROOM-VROOM!

Answer: Cylinder Block

The cylinder block is the main part of an engine. It is where the engine is mounted to the chassis and also where the power is made to propel the automobile.

12. What car immediately replaced the SSC Ultimate Aero as fastest production car in the world?

From Quiz Cool Cars!

Answer: Bugatti Veyron SuperSport

The Ultimate Aero had a top speed of 257mph, and the Veyron SS goes up to 268! However the Supersport has since been beaten.

13. When reading a tire size of P215/65R/15 95H, what does the 'P' represent?

From Quiz How To Read A Tire

Answer: Passenger Tire

When a tire size begins with a "P," it indicates the tire is a "P-metric" size. "P" rated tires are made to be fitted on vehicles that are primarily used as passenger vehicles. Passenger vehicles include cars, minivans, sport utility vehicles and light duty pickup trucks. P-metric sizes began in the 1970s and they are the most commonly used tire today.

14. When did the Mercury Cougar makes its debut in America?

From Quiz A True Vintage Automobile

Answer: 1967

Mercury was the more luxurious division of Ford. As such, many people considered the Cougar to be a like a Mustang but a lot more elegant. The most powerful Cougar was the GT 390.

15. What are the three main ingredients needed to make a petrol engine run?

From Quiz Mechanical Mayhem

Answer: Fuel, air and spark

Take away one and the engine will not run. However take away a small amount of one and the engine will run poorly, time for diagnosis!

16. The Triumph Acclaim was born in 1981 out of a need to replace ageing British Leyland products such as the Austin Allegro. On which car was it based on?

From Quiz Cars with a previous life

Answer: Honda Ballade

I didnt last very long but it was the start of a 20 odd year partnership between BL and Honda. When the Acclaim ceased production in 1984 it was replaced by the Rover 200 series again a car based on the next generation Honda Ballade. With the end of the Acclaim so too came the end of the Truimph name on cars.

17. Who is the host of the "Street Fury" import car video series?

From Quiz Import Cars

Answer: Carlton "Big C" Lewis

"Street Fury" airs on the G4 cable television network. It features the host's visits to import car events around the country.

18. Jim Rockford from the "Rockford Files" cruised what 1970s car?

From Quiz Hollywood Cars

Answer: Pontiac Firebird

The show used 1974-1978 Pontiac Firebirds. The cars were equipped with motors ranging from 350 cubic inch to 400 cubic inch.

19. What car was the basis for the Ferrari-killing, publicity seeking halo car, the Ford GT?

From Quiz Little Known Secrets of the Automotive World

Answer: The Lola GT

The Lola GT6, whose chassis and general form were acquired by Ford after a frustrated attempt to purchase Ferrari, was turned into the Ford GT40 in 1965. The "40" stood for its height, and it was a car that pretty much owned every European and American race track it contended on, except Nurburgring, where it ran its first race, and the Targa Florio. Ferrari played second fiddle to the machine for something like three years before the Porsche 908 forced its Mk. IV version into retirement.

20. What kind of car would the Roman counterpart of the Greek God, Hermes, drive?

From Quiz Clued in on Cars

Answer: Mercury

The Mercury line of cars are luxury cars manufactured by the Ford Company. Mercury and Hermes are both called the 'Messenger of the Gods'.

21. In what year was the Camaro introduced to the American public?

From Quiz Car Flake VI

Answer: 1966

The Chevrolet Camaro, a car that always had serious quality control problems, was introduced in 1966 for the 1967 model year, the same year that the Mercury Cougar was. The Camaro, which always had a pleasant body design, was always treated as an afterthought by Chevy, and through four major redesigns, still had its sorry reputation for QC following it into its demise. Different Camaro sub-models were: the SS 350, RS, Z-28, IROC-Z and Berlinetta, as well as the base model. The SS-350, Z-28 and IROC-Z were performance models and the '67+ RS and '80-'90's Berlinetta were appearance option packages. There is talk of reviving the model, but this time, they better improve things, quality-wise.

22. In which year was the BMW 3-series (E21 body style) introduced to the US market?

From Quiz Random Euro Cars

Answer: 1977

The BMW-series replaced the BMW 2002 and was first introduced to the European market in 1975 and to the US market in 1977. The first few years of the 3-series, only coupe body styles were produced.

23. The world's first commercially mass-produced and marketed hybrid automobile was the Toyota Prius. It became available on the Japanese market in what year?

From Quiz Hybrid Vehicles - Test Your SQ

Answer: 1997

While the Honda Insight was the first hybrid-electric vehicle to reach the US market in 1999, Toyota pulled out all stops to get its Prius to market in Japan in October, 1997.

24. Which now defunct auto company was responsible for marketing the first Wankel-powered car?

From Quiz Car Flake V

Answer: NSU

NSU Motorenwerke AG, which was absorbed by Audi in 1969, produced the first Wankel-powered automobile, and to this day, is one of only three companies to have used the engine, when they plunked a 498cc single rotor into their NSU Spider. Other famous models they produced were the Ro80 and the woebegone Prinz, which looked like a poker dealer's cap with wheels. The Ro80 wasn't half bad looking and the first ones resembled the first generation of the Ford Taurus, only shorter. The company started as a sewing machine and bicycle manufacturer in 1892.

25. What infamous world leader was responsible for the basic idea of the "Volkswagen", or "Peoples' Car"?

From Quiz Car Flake IV

Answer: Adolf Hitler

Yes...Adolf his own self came up with the idea that was brought to fruition by Dr. Ferdinand Porsche, who was also responsible for the sports car that bears his name. Those first Porsches were essentially nothing but streamlined VWs, but have since developed into full contenders in the world of exotic GT cars. Volkswagen itself, recently, tried to enter the upper stratosphere of luxury automobiles with a model called the Phaeton, their version of the Audi A8, that went for almost $80,000! It goes without saying it was doomed, and is no longer in production.

26. Chevy's higher performance cars have the badge "SS" what does "SS" stand for?

From Quiz Random Car Things

Answer: Super Sport

Old and new "SS" models include but are not limited to: Impala, Camaro, TrailBlazer, Malibu Maxx, and Chevelle.

27. The guy who brought the Subaru to America, Malcolm Bricklin, brought a gullwing-sports car to the United States during the 1970s. Where was the Bricklin SV-1 made?

From Quiz Automotive Flops in America

Answer: Canada

The SV-1, which was made from 1974-1976, was intended to focus on safety. Problems included gullwing doors that leaked, a plastic body that could warp, and electrical issues. The car was powered by an AMC V8 in 1974 and a Ford V8 in 1975-1976. Only 2,854 were built.

28. What pitiable, much-maligned car was the 70s Mustang II based on?

From Quiz Car Flake III

Answer: Pinto

Yes, and it even _looked_ like the woebegone thing as well! The chunky, decidedly un-Mustang-y looking Mustang II was a sales success, but a car-flake bomb, as it had anemic straight-line performance and mushy, ill-defined handling. It also wasn't the most crashworthy car around either, back then, considering its origins! The car ran from 1974 to 1978 and was replaced by the even _less_ Mustang-y looking 1977-78 model Mustang, whose basic body style lasted for a record-breaking 17 years! Even the 1968 Corvette or the many single permutations of the Dodge Dart and Plymouth Valiant didn't last that long!

29. What was the name of the too-far-ahead-of-its-time car that Preston Tucker tried to bring to market?

From Quiz Car Flake II

Answer: Torpedo

The Tucker Torpedo was an odd bird in the post-war world of the late 1940s. It looked like a cyclopean Oldsmobile of that vintage, but had a flat, rear-mounted six cylinder engine, all around independent suspension and a headlight that followed the same arc as the steering wheels. Not exactly cyclopean, but the Torpedo had three, (count 'em) three headlights, and the center one was the one that followed the wheel arc. The Torpedo was also a safety conscious marque that had one of the first passenger roll cages and had safety belts as an option before anybody. Fifty one were built, and amazingly enough, after more than 50 years, 47 still survive! The "big three" tried and succeeded in suppressing production of this car, as most of Preston Tucker's supplies were cut off and bad publicity was routinely circulated about him and his car. Originally sold for less than $3000.00, the value of the remaining models varies between $250,000 to $500,000 today! In 1988, Francis Ford Coppola directed Jeff Bridges in a George Lucas production of "Tucker: A Man and His Dream", about the creator of this visionary, but weird-looking, automobile.

30. What is the brake horsepower rating on the Mclaren F1?

From Quiz Automotive Knowledge

Answer: 627hp

The Mclaren F1 was once the fastest car in the world.

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