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Whether they're hauling on a ranch or towing in the city, American-made trucks have become part of the United States' cultural landscape. What marks have your favorite models left?

Which 1963 Chevrolet pickup truck was based on a car with a rear-mounted engine?

  • the Corvair
  • the Bel Air
  • the Nova

What was unique about the Chevrolet Corvair Rampside truck?

  • it was designed to help build parking ramps
  • it featured a ramp in the side of the bed
  • the bed was trimmed in rubber

What's the significance of the 1937 International C-1 Pickup?

  • it was sold internationally
  • it helped save International Harvester
  • it came after the A-1 and the B-1

How many trucks did International Harvester produce in 1929?

  • about 15,000
  • more than 50,000
  • more than 100,000

Why was 1998 a milestone for Ford's F-Series trucks?

  • it was the trucks' 50th anniversary
  • it marked the billionth F-Series produced
  • Ford launched a new heavy-duty model that year

Identify two of the features of the 1991 GMC Syclone.

  • a supercharger and rear-wheel drive
  • exclusive red paint and steel wheels
  • all-wheel drive and a turbocharger

What was the GMC Syclone's quarter-mile time?

  • 10 seconds
  • 13.4 seconds
  • 15.2 seconds

Which competing truck beat the Chevrolet El Camino to market?

  • the Ford Ranchero
  • the GMC Sprint
  • the Subaru Brat

What's the only model year that the Chevy El Camino and the Ford Ranchero were both sold?

  • 1958
  • 1959
  • 1960

Which of the following trucks do experts consider among the most collectible from the 1950s?

  • the Plymouth Scamp
  • the Ford Ranchero
  • the Mack F-series

The Ford Ranchero was based on which Ford vehicle?

  • the Ranch Wagon
  • the Truck Wagon
  • the Chuck Wagon

Ford produced 21,705 examples of the Ranchero for the 1957 model year. What was the 1958 production tally?

  • 50000
  • 9950
  • 20100

What's the tow rating of the 2015 GMC Sierra 3500HD?

  • 19,700 pounds
  • 20,000 pounds
  • 23,200 pounds

How much horsepower does the 2015 Ford F-450 Super Duty have?

  • 390 hp
  • 420 hp
  • 440 hp

Deck out a 2015 RAM 3500 HD with its optional towing accessories, and it can tow a lot. How much, exactly?

  • 30000
  • 23200
  • 19500

Which of these 2015 model year heavy duty pickups was originally designed for fleet use and is newly available to individual buyers?

  • the 2015 Ford F-450 Super Duty
  • the 2015 RAM 3500 HD
  • the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD

The 2015 Ford F-150 changed the consumer pickup industry by using a new aluminum body. How much weight is saved thanks to this design?

  • 150
  • 400
  • 700

Ford's Dearborn Truck Plant manufactures the F-150 and other Ford models. How many trucks can the plant make when it's running at full capacity?

  • about 30 per hour
  • about 60 per hour
  • about 100 per hour

When did Chrysler decide to turn Dodge's Ram truck lineup into a separate brand?

  • 2007
  • 2009
  • 2011

According to Chrysler, what was the strategy behind making Ram its own official brand?

  • to focus on Dodge's cars
  • to save money
  • to get the Ram head logo more Facebook friends

How did Cadillac classify the Escalade EXT?

  • a truck with street cred
  • a luxury pickup truck
  • the next coming of the El Camino

Which of the following pickup trucks offered 22-inch chrome wheels and power-retracting side steps?

  • the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
  • the Cadillac Escalade EXT
  • the Ford Explorer Sport Trac

Ford's SVT division showed off its first vehicles at the 1992 Chicago Auto Show. What truck was displayed?

  • the SVT F-150 Lightning
  • the SVT F-150 Cobra
  • the SVT Explorer Sport Trac

How many examples of the SVT F-150 Lightning did Ford build for its first year?

  • 4993
  • 5276
  • 6021

For the 1999 model year, Ford gave the SVT F-150 Lightning a new drivetrain. How much horsepower did it feature?

  • 345
  • 360
  • 380

What was the MSRP for the 1990 Chevrolet 454 SS?

  • 15100
  • 18295
  • 23495

What kind of engine was in the Chevrolet 454 SS?

  • a 6.4-liter turbodiesel
  • a 6.8-liter V-8
  • a 7.4-liter V-8

What was the Chevrolet 454 SS's 0 to 60 mph sprint time?

  • less than 8 seconds
  • 12.4 seconds
  • 13 seconds

In which of the following model years could you buy a Ford F-100 pickup?

  • 1946
  • 1981
  • 2014

What model year marked Ford's first commercial truck?

  • 1905
  • 1912
  • 1948