The post looking for car nuts got me to thinking it would be fun to run up some simple trivia about the American passion for steel and speed. No prizes just braggin' rights. I'm not going to go for the jugular and get real obscure, these will be certainly within the realm of most folks - even those with moderate interest in cars: 1. Who was Zora Arkus Duntov? 2. What does SAE mean? 3. Tires weren't always black. What other color were they? 4. Who was the first manufacturer to use front seat belts? 5. In black & white movies showing Model T's on dirt roads, there are 3 tracks - one for each tire and a 3rd between them. What was the third track for? 6. Who is responsible for developing the Interstate Highway System? 7. What are moonies? 8. What is Jeep slang for? 9. As long as you know the number of the Federal highway you are driving on, you will have a general idea of which direction you are traveling. Why? 10. Why do old gas pumps have large glass resevoirs at their top? 11. What does PCV stand for? 12. Who was Harley Earl? Now, here are some tougher ones... 1. Name one thing Tommy Ivo is famous for. 2. Who invented the extended tip spark plug. 3. Why would a used car salesman put sawdust in a rear axle? 4. Who was Malcolm Campbell 5. The term "talking a blue streak" comes from racing. What does it mean? 6. What is octane? 7. What do these terms mean: "shaved", "frenched", "tucked & rolled", "decked", and "blown"? 8. What was unusual about the lug nuts on the left side of some 60's and 70's Mopar passenger cars? 9. What color is Marvel Mystery Oil? 10. True or False - One of the earliest versions of "in car" music was an underdash record player. 11. Who was the force behind the initial designs for the VW bug? 12. Name any winner of the Daytona 500 prior to 1960. I'll post the answers down further but I expect you folks to cover these.