First Annual* Sub5Zero Christmas Motoring Trivia-ganza: The Answers


You asked for ‘em, we’ve got ‘em. And even if you didn’t ask for them, tough cookies; you probably didn’t ask Aunt Gertrude for that 30-pack of tighty whities either, did ya?

Round One

  1. Italy
  2. BMW or Honda
  3. EcoBoost
  4. Fiberglass
  5. Godzilla

Round Two

  1. Desmodromic valves
  2. Swallow Sidecar, or S.S. for short (World War II gave that abbreviation a rather negative connotation, hence the switch to Jaguar)
  3. Ford and Mercury
  4. One (Mario in 1969)
  5. Land, sea and air; the company used to make marine and aero engines

Round Three

  1. 1962
  2. The engine was changed from air-cooling to water-cooling
  3. Its pistons were oval-shaped
  4. AMG
  5. A Wankel rotary

Round Four

  1. Cadillac
  2. MG Metro 6R4
  3. Tuning forks
  4. Their bodies were built in Italy by Pininfarina
  5. Manufacturing and selling typewriters

Round Five

  1. The Sears catalog
  2. Jim Clark
  3. Dodge Aspen
  4. The now-defunct Ontario Motor Speedway in Ontario, California
  5. Trick question; you still can! They’re medium- and heavy-duty trucks built by a Turkish firm called Askam.