Americans have a real love affair with the automobile! It was a relationship that began early in the 20th century, with the affordable Model T, the car that got working families on the road. But the mid-20th century was when America rolled out the cars that most people consider to be truly classic: the Ford Mustang and Thunderbird, the Buick Roadmaster, the Corvette and Camaro, the Charger and Challenger.
Of course, during the oil crises of the 1970s, U.S. automakers had to scale back. Buyers didn't want powerful rolling steel or cars that could seat seven or eight people, and Japanese-made cars were suddenly selling like Mustangs had in the 1960s. American automakers scrambled to compete. The now-defunct American Motors Corporation all but owned this niche of the market, with cars like the Gremlin. But when the crisis was over, suddenly the minivan and the SUV were king, giving us brands like the Navigator and Escalade, the Suburban and the Voyager.
Are you an aficionado of American cars? Then we've got a quiz that will test you on a little of everything. You'll find some questions in a historical vein, about the earliest U.S. brands and the ones that, sadly, no longer exist. We'll test you on logos, on slogans, and on current offerings. The only thing you won't have to worry about are imports!
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