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COA Motoring Quiz No: 17

 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:14 pm    Post subject: COA Motoring Quiz No: 17 Reply with quote

Q1. How often does US President Obama drive a car ?

A. Not too often !!!!.................Since 2007 when President Barack Obama came under 24/7 Secret Service Protection he has only driven a car on two ocassions. The first was around three months ago when he drove a Dodge charger at a Secret Service Training Ground.

The second was last August (2010) during his visit to a General Motors manufacturing plant of the new electric Volt car in Detroit. His visit to the factory resulted in the President driving one of the new Volt elctric cars along the production line.

Following lengthy discussions with his entourage and Secret Service team the President was allowed to get behind the wheel of the Volt and drove it for a distance of around 3 metres (Yes......three metres).

Q2. Which car manufacturer established the first automotive proving ground and what year ?

A. Dodge in 1915

Q3. The Purvis Eureka sports car was manufactured by Purvis Cars at Dandenong in Victoria from 1974 to 1991. The innovative sports car was first exhibited at the Melbourne Auto Show in 1974 and featured a Volkswagen Beetle chassis and engine on a fibreglass body. How many vehicles were produced by Purvis Cars by the time production ended in 1991.

A. 683
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