Is it a Model T or a Toyota Tercel? Since the early 1900s, the auto industry has changed in incredible ways, changing four-wheeled vehicles from curiosities to necessities around the world. Along the winding highway of auto history, thousands of companies have sprouted and died, and reckless drivers have, too. (Those early cars weren't exactly big on the safety features.) What do you really know about automobile history?
In our quiz, we’ll take a look at some of the earliest automobiles — do you know where the first cars started spinning their wheels, and which technologies they used to do their work? The earliest designs are very different from today’s, but did you know that engineers considered many alternate fuel sources other than gasoline?
Cars didn’t just change vacation plans. These inventions overhauled society in fantastic ways. Do you remember the names of the cars that really shifted America’s ability to travel? And do you know how these companies changed consumers’ buying habits, too?
Whether you love Ford or Chevy, Dodge or Chrysler, Jeep or Tesla, cars are ingrained in human culture around the world. Step on the accelerator and see if you can keep up with our car history quiz!
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