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    Quote Originally Posted by topscribe View Post
    Yes, the Valiant was a Plymouth. Believe it or not, the Valiant is still around
    today, just under a different name and cover. It evolved into what was known
    as the "K Car," the small sized car produced by Plymouth and Dodge. Its
    chassis was used to create the minivan, which was produced first by Chrysler
    Corporation (if you don't count the VW bus). Now it runs around under the
    skin of not only the Dodge Caravan, but also the PT Cruiser.

    Now, that's longevity

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick7 View Post
    Once again, a history lesson from Topper, you never cease to amaze me. I should probably be paying you for supplementing my education.
    The bill is on its way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denver Native (Carol) View Post
    Mtn - you are really making me work tonight

    The Opel project sports car prototype is named Corvette, after a light fast type of World War II warship. The name was suggested by Myron Scott, employee of Campbell-Ewald, Chevrolet's advertising agency. Strong consideration had been given to naming the car "Corvair". Chevrolet executives wanted a "C" word, and rejected 1500 suggestions.
    Interesting, I always thought the Corvette was named after the original corvettes, the smallest and fastest of all the three-masted square-rigged sailing ships in our original US Continental Navy.

    The corvette was a reconnaissance ship, also known as called a 'sloop-of-war' armed with just up to 20 guns on only one deck.

    The "light fast type of World War II warship" was named after these sailing ships of the 16th century, as were many other "modern" warships.

    For example, the name Enterprise dates back to pre-Revolutionary war, originally French, then British, then the first US Enterprise was the captured HMS George.

    Then a few years later a brand new privateer was purchased and named the Enterprise.

    Then in 1799 the war schooner USS Enterprise was commisioned which was instrumental in the capture of Tripoli, 01 August 1801, a day famous in the history of the USMC.

    So on and so forth to today's USS Enterprise CVN-65, the world's first nuclear powered aircraft carrier.




    Thanks for the info DN, I should be ashamed that I did not already know this !

    At least they didn't name her the "Corvair"




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    Here is another story on it:

    http://www.carofthecentury.com/the_r...ette_story.htm
    Following from the story:

    The legend of Corvette clearly developed from the work Harley Earl did during World War Two, and thus why he code named this sports car after the German brand “OPEL” in its early concept phase or genesis years (see all the convincing examples below). It’s important to note how the Opel name often receives a sentence or two in numerous books written on Corvette, but no author, journalist or auto historian has ever done a comprehensive job on where and why the name was used in the first place. Again, this all has to do with Harley Earl’s secretive nature and how he never put his mouth all over his creations. But thankfully, he left an incredible paper trail that is now finally coming forward, and once perused, straightforwardly debunks many of the detractor's claims on how and why the Corvette was created in the beginning.

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    The resurfacing of Chrysler's hemi engine marked a new era in NASCAR racing.
    In the Daytona 500 of that year, Paul Goldsmith was the pole-sitter in his
    Dodge. However, the race finished with Plymouth going 1-2-3, led by Richard
    Petty.

    Who was the famous driver who finished 4th, and what make of car did he drive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by topscribe View Post
    The resurfacing of Chrysler's hemi engine marked a new era in NASCAR racing.
    In the Daytona 500 of that year, Paul Goldsmith was the pole-sitter in his
    Dodge. However, the race finished with Plymouth going 1-2-3, led by Richard
    Petty.

    Who was the famous driver who finished 4th, and what make of car did he drive?

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    Marvin Panch -Ford-Wood Bros.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bronco Bible View Post
    Marvin Panch -Ford-Wood Bros.
    Ford is correct.

    Marvin Panch is not.

    I'm not going to tell you who it is, but his initials are A.J. Foyt.



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    Quote Originally Posted by topscribe View Post
    Ford is correct.

    Marvin Panch is not.

    I'm not going to tell you who it is, but his initials are A.J. Foyt.



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    A.J. finished 24th


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    Quote Originally Posted by Denver Native (Carol) View Post
    What car sold more than one million units in 1965, setting a record that still stands today?
    I have not read any posts in here yet....my guess is the Mustang.

    http://images.google.com/images?q=19...ct=title:cool:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bronco Bible View Post
    A.J. finished 24th
    Uh-oh, you're right.

    heh . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by -HW- View Post
    I have not read any posts in here yet....my guess is the Mustang.

    http://images.google.com/images?q=19...ct=title:cool:
    Good guess - but it was the Impala

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denver Native (Carol) View Post
    Here is another story on it:

    http://www.carofthecentury.com/the_r...ette_story.htm
    Following from the story:

    The legend of Corvette clearly developed from the work Harley Earl did during World War Two, and thus why he code named this sports car after the German brand “OPEL” in its early concept phase or genesis years (see all the convincing examples below). It’s important to note how the Opel name often receives a sentence or two in numerous books written on Corvette, but no author, journalist or auto historian has ever done a comprehensive job on where and why the name was used in the first place. Again, this all has to do with Harley Earl’s secretive nature and how he never put his mouth all over his creations. But thankfully, he left an incredible paper trail that is now finally coming forward, and once perused, straightforwardly debunks many of the detractor's claims on how and why the Corvette was created in the beginning.
    The Corvette was created in "the beginning" to compete with European cars. This dream of the creator finally came to fruition after 50 years. Corvette has dominated the 24 Hours of LeMans in its class for the past 5 years straight.



    WHAT WAS THE FIRST ZO6 CORVETTE ?




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    Quote Originally Posted by Az Snake View Post
    The Corvette was created in "the beginning" to compete with European cars. This dream of the creator finally came to fruition after 50 years. Corvette has dominated the 24 Hours of LeMans in its class for the past 5 years straight.



    WHAT WAS THE FIRST ZO6 CORVETTE ?




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    The first signed special edition in Corvette’s 54-year history, the Corvette Z06 ‘Ron Fellows edition’ marks the contribution of the Canadian racer to the success of the Corvette racing programme. Only 399 are planned for production, with 33 destined for Europe. All are distinguished by unique Arctic White paint accented with a racing-style fender stripe and Ron Fellows’ autograph, along with a full-width racing-type rear spoiler and polished 10-spoke aluminium wheels.

    The ‘Ron Fellows edition’ is based on the Corvette Z06. At the heart of the Z06 is the LS7 V8 engine, achieving 377kW (512 hp) at 6300 rpm, matched to a rear-mounted 6-speed transaxle to provide optimum weight distribution. In first gear the Z06 delivers a 0-100 km/h performance of 3.9 seconds and it has a top speed of 320 km/h.

    The special-edition is distinguished by unique interior and exterior appointments. The Corvette Z06 is only available in Arctic White that is accented with a racing-style fender stripe and Ron Fellow’s autograph. The front fender graphics are reminiscent of the identifying graphics of the Corvette GT1 race car. They feature double Monterey Red Metallic stripes with Machine Silver borders and Fellows’ autograph in a contrasting Victory Red shade. In recognition of Fellows’ Canadian heritage, a red maple leaf logo motif is incorporated with the graphics. Other exterior cues include a full-width racing spoiler and a unique windshield banner.

    Special interior equipment includes red seats, console, door trims and instrument panel. The red leather armrest, featuring the Corvette crossed flags logo is signed and numbered inside by hand. A final refinement is a carbon-fibre “tech” pattern interior trim plate.

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    "The first signed special edition in Corvette’s 54-year history, the Corvette Z06 ‘Ron Fellows edition’ " sounds like quite a ride DN !!!

    However, I was actually looking for:

    WHAT WAS THE FIRST ZO6 CORVETTE ?
    I'll give out a clue.

    Only 199 were built.









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    After talking with you today, I know the answer!!



    But my lips . . . er . . keyboard is sealed.



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