Barroom car trivia:

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by 1972Mach1, Oct 4, 2018.

  1. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    Thought it'd be fun to share little tid-bits of useless car info we may have stuck in our brains to amaze each other's drinking buddies with....I've got a few, but I'll start with one I learned the other day.

    If you take all the first letters of the variations of the Chevrolet Nova, it actually spells NOVA:

    Nova (Chevy)
    Omega (Oldsmobile)
    Ventura (Pontiac)
    Apollo (Buick)
     
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  2. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    I've been told I'm a fountain of useless information....here's some-

    You've all heard of an 1157NA bulb right? What does NA stand for? natural amber

    What does AC and Delco stand for? AC, as in AC spark plugs stands for Albert Champion. And Delco stands for Dayton Engineering Laboratories company. Founded in part by Charles Kettering who invented points ignition and the electric starter
     
  3. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    In the years when they made both, the difference between a Ford F-100 and F-150 is the rear leaf springs are 1/2" wider on the F-150.
     
  4. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    What does Cadillac and Lincoln have in common? They were both founded by the same person- Henry Leland
     
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  5. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    And for the Buick board, the side lamps on a '63-'65 Riviera were intentionally made to look like the grille on a LaSalle.

    lasalle.jpg lasalle1.jpg
     
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  6. Daves69

    Daves69 Too many cars too work on

    3M Stands for Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing.

    I received bonus points at a 3M training class.
     
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  7. TexasT

    TexasT Texas, where are you from

    I got nuthin'
     
  8. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    Well, now you've got 7 or 8 things :D
     
  9. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    Im big with the history of car makes and what a car's logo means. Im always doing service calls at dealerships. One day I was at a Volkswagen dealer and asked the service manager why there wasn't a picture of the founder of VW hung up in the showroom:D:p. He told me he didn't even know who that was. I informed him it was Adolf Hitler. Im sure he was Googling that as I walked away. :D

    I was at a Buick dealer once and they had a vintage "valve in head"sign. No one knew that that meant:rolleyes:

    Im sure you guy know this but what does the Buick emblem mean? Originally, it was one shield- David Dunbar Buick's family crest. In 1960, it became three shields to signify the three new models of Buick- the Invicta, Lesabre and Electra
     
  10. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    REAL useless: The Hyundai "H" emblem symbolizes two guys shaking hands. The dealership and the customer:

    hyundai.jpg
     
  11. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    And it just so happens that on October 4th 1962, Buick introduced the Riviera! So this is the 56th anniversary of the Riviera
     
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  12. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    Mine was one of the first ones made, in October of '62 :D....1st ones had a smooth dash instead of finned, vacuum cannister without the dent, and 120 MPH speedometer.
     
  13. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    If we could only find a way to make money with this information. We'd be multi millionaires:D
     
  14. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    For sure haha....I got lots of crap in there, most of it I remember when there's beer involved and nobody I'm around gives a rip.
     
  15. Mark Ascher

    Mark Ascher 65GS.com

    That is not correct. It stands for “meetings, meetings, and more meetings.”

    Mark
     
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  16. gsx455-4ever

    gsx455-4ever Gold Level Contributor

    Yes Jason , it stands for Natural Amber because the Glass was actually Amber as opposed to the Bulbs that had a painted glass that didn't stay Amber for long as it burned off from the heat . The NA bulbs stayed Amber for the life of the bulb
     
  17. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

    I guess it’s because I’ve been a parts guy, but I knew the NA, AC, and 3M questions. And RTV is ‘room temperature vulcanizing’.
    Patrick
     
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  18. gsx455-4ever

    gsx455-4ever Gold Level Contributor

    I just saw a rendering of the "H" from Honda that is comprised of 3 Men . But its a little inapproite to share
     
  19. gsx455-4ever

    gsx455-4ever Gold Level Contributor

    And its called the Electra 225 Why ???? Because its 225 inches bumper tip to Bumper tip. Actual measurement was 224.9 inches
     
  20. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    Just posted this in another thread, but here's some more completely useless info. Tangentially car related...

    In the movie Bullitt, one of, if not THE greatest car movie ever made. Steve McQueen uses a Safariland #19 upside down shoulder holster for a Colt Diamondback

    Speaking of movies, the license plate on Kowalski's Challenger was Colorado OA-5599.
     
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