My Car Quest

June 29, 2022

Can You Answer These Questions?

by Mike Gulett –

Here are some fun questions that need to be answered. Think about it if you need to and let us know your answers in the Comments.

All of the answers can be found in the Archives of My Car Quest.

Question One

In the early 1950s a man with the nick name “Wacky”, an American importer of MG, Jaguar, Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin and Bristol cars started making his own cars with a Bertone design based on the MG TD chassis. He made about 100 of these cars and he also had Bertone rebody six Aston Martin DB2s.

Below is one of his cars – what is the man’s name?

Arnolt-Bristol Bolide

Question Two

What is this concept car (below) that was a futuristic design in 1968 and still looks modern today?

Hint: it is American.

1968 Dodge Charger III Concept Car

1968 Dodge Charger III Concept Car

Question Three

Who is the designer of the Alfa Romeo Montreal?

Produced from 1970 to 1977 the beautiful Alfa Romeo Montreal was not imported to North America even though the model is named after a city in Canada.

Alfa Romeo Montreal

A NACA duct is prominent on the hood of this Alfa Romeo. The design was introduced in Montreal as a concept car and the name, Montreal, stuck as the model name. There were 3,917 made and they are now being sought after as collector cars.

Question Four

Sciabola is an Italian word meaning saber in English. This was the name Giotto Bizzarrini selected for the planned super car model that came out of the work he did for a US car company.

Who was that company and what was the name of the model Bizzarrini worked on?

Bizzarrini Sciabola Brochure

Question Five

In the photo below name the make, model and designer of these two cars.

Hint: The designer of record is the same for both (not the same firm but the same person).

Bizzarrini GT 5300 at Concorso Italiano

Question Six

He was a free lance designer and car salesman who moved from California to Italy in the early 1960s to live his car obsessed dream. He designed some very exotic and beautiful modified Ferraris.

He designed three Ferrari Nembo Spyders and he designed modifications for Ferrari owners who wanted something a little more special.

Below is one of his creations. What is his name?

Thomassima

Question Seven

The Cobra was introduced in the September 1962 issue of Road & Track. On the cover at the top they called it the AC-Ford Cobra and at the bottom the cover photo was labeled Shelby AC Cobra. Inside, the article title is AC-Ford Cobra.

It is understandable if anyone was confused about what to call the Cobra when it was introduced in 1962. It seems that Carroll Shelby just wanted to call it the Shelby Cobra.

What do you think was the official name of the Cobra?

Road & Track September 1962

Carroll Shelby Driving a Cobra – Road & Track September 1962

Let us know what you think are the answers in the Comments.

I did this once before a few years ago here:

Do You Know The Answers To These Questions?

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Can You Answer These Questions?
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Here are some fun questions that need to be answered. Think about it if you need to and let us know your answers in the Comments. All of the answers can be found in the Archives of My Car Quest.
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  1. Wacky Arnolt
    Dodge Charger concept,
    ?
    American Motors, AMX/3-my ex boss, friend and neighbor Walter, had the Nardo test car,

    Giorgetto Giugiaro designed the worlds most sexy/dynamic long loved ageless cars before age 27,
    deTomaso Mangusta,
    Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada
    ?A/C Ford Cobra

  2. 1. arnolt
    2. AMX
    3.Bertone
    4.Pantera
    5.De Tomaso Mangusta & Bizzarini Strada
    6. NO IDEA.
    7. Shelby AC Cobra

  3. wallace wyss says

    7. AC Cobra, Interestingly the cars arrived from England with the AC badge on the nose. But Shelby was ready for them, with a metal badge saying Shelby Cobra and had his merry men switch them out. But AC got their revenge years later when they sold a 427-styled continuation car of sorts called the AC Mk IV. Nary a mention of Shelby.

  4. Glen Durmisevich says

    1. Stanley “Wacky” Arnolt
    2. 1968 Dodge Charger lll concept
    3. Marcella Gandini
    4. AMC AMX lll
    5. DeTomaso Mangusta and Bizzarimi Strada designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro
    6. Thomassina
    7. AC Shelby Cobra

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