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THIS WEEK’S TRIVIA ANSWERS – APRIL 25TH 2017

Q1: True or False?
250 of the 8000 to-be-launched Corvairs were “swimmers” in a flood, but sold anyway.

True. They were cleaned up, reupholstered and sold with the other 7,750

Q2: True or False?
The first Lamborghinis were tractors.

True. They are still in production to this day.

Q3: True or False?
The original TV commercial for the Judge featured the rock band KISS singing about the GTO in a dry lakebed.

False. The band was actually Paul Revere and the Raiders, not KISS.

THIS WEEK’S TRIVIA ANSWERS – APRIL 19TH 2017

Q1 – Which automobile was John Dillinger’s favorite car to steal … Ford

Q1: Which automobile was John Dillinger’s favorite car to steal?

Ford

Q2 – What year were rear-view mirrors standard equipment on production cars … 1916

Q2: What year were rear-view mirrors standard equipment on production cars?

1916

Q3 – How did the Ford Mustang get its name … P-51 Fighter Plane

Q3: How did the Ford Mustang get its name?

P-51 Fighter Plane

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  1. To say the Ford Mustang was named for the P-51 is a bit of a misnomer, since the plane was named for horse. It’s kind of like the chicken and egg conundrum.

  2. Ford Mustang history of the name:

    “R.H. Bob Maguire, my boss, and I were looking through a list of names for the car. I had been reading about the P-51 Mustang airplane and suggested the name Mustang in remembrance of the P-51, but Bob thought the name as associated with the airplane was too ‘airplaney’ and rejected that idea. I again suggested the same name Mustang, but this time with a horse association because it seemed more romantic. He agreed and we together selected that name right on the spot, and that’s how it got its name.”

    From “Mustang Genesis: The Creation of the Pony Car” by Robert A. Fria

  3. Lee Iacocca famously said; “So many people have claimed to be the father of the Mustang that I’d hate to be the mother”.

    Years ago, as the editor of an automotive publication in Arizona, I was invited to attended a Copperstate Mustang Club meeting in Phoenix AZ where Bob Eggert (spl?) who became head of Ford Market Research after the Edsel fiasco told the crowded room that when he unwrapped a book for his birthday entitled “Mustang, the Little Horse of the Southwest”, he said he turned to his wife and said “that would be a good name to add to the Fairlane Project list”.

    Then, when the list went out before the various “Focus Groups”, the name “Mustang” kept coming up as the number 1 choice. Bob also brought along photocopied handouts showing proof that he was involved in the naming process as head of Ford Market Research.

    So despite the above quote from Fria’s book, Ford car names weren’t being approved by any one particular person in those days. After the Edsel, Ford car names were increasingly being chosen scientifically using “Focus Groups”. (Although Carol Shelby is credited for the Cobra and GT-350 names).

    Therefore, since Bob Eggert (spl?) was head of Ford Market Research back in the day, and since he publicly said (in front of me, the press and a bunch of Mustang collector’s) that he added the name “Mustang” to the list of possible names based on the name of a book, and also had documentation that showed his involvement in choosing the name, I tend to believe his version of using focus groups to choose the name “Mustang”. Perhaps the list of names referred to in Fria’s book was Bob Eggert’s (spl?) focus group’s top choices. Bob also told the crowd that day that Lee Iacocca (who was then head of production) initially wanted to use the name “Torino”, but later went along with “Mustang”.

    BTW, I’ve also seen on cable TV’s “History Channel” that the Ford Mustang was named after the P-51 Mustang Airplane which is incorrect too. The P-51 Mustang airplanes twin-booms were probably the inspiration for GM’s tailfin styling, but not for Fords’ car name. As Bob said back then, “if anybody tries to tell you that car was named after an airplane, ask them, ‘then why the hell does it have a horse on its grill'”.

  4. The fighter with twin booms was the P-38 Lightning. The P-51 Mustang became such a good figher when the GM Allison V12 was dumped in favor of the Rolls-Royce V12

  5. Yes, it was the P-38 that had the twin-booms and supposedly influenced GM’s Harley Earl to add tailfins to cars. You both caught my airplane number/name typo.

    Still, Ford’s Bob Egger’s got it right about the car being named after the Mustang horse, not the Mustang airplane.

    Unfortunately, the History Channel got it wrong big-time by stating that it was the airplane, and that’s a shame because of all those people who watched and were then misinformed.

  6. The 57 Buick Caballero housed a 364″ Buick Nailhead engine, not a 264″. The 57 Cabby is the most desirable of all Buick Station wagons. It had a same options as the Buick Century.

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