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New question for w/e.  21 April :-       NO GOOGLING!

 

What was the make of the first front wheel drive and transversely mounted engine car ? 

 

 

Clues:-   No, it wasn't the Mini in 1959 - it preceded this by quite way, and the company was to have significant associations with Audi. 

Good luck,

Gareth.  

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Was it a mass produced car for the road or was it a race car? 

I want to say auto Union or NSU but in probably well off! 

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Not produced as a  race car.

You haven't been far off the mark with your answers in the past Steve, so might be worth continuing along the same lines.

Kind regards,

Gareth.

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Hmm, I still think this has something to do with auto Union in some way but I'm guessing it's not them directly if that makes sense. 

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Not Auto Union by name, but continue along those lines. 

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Now unfortunately I don't have much knowledge of Audi pre 1968 but I'd guess that one of the companies that came together to make auto Union developed the transverse engine? 

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Good clue towards the end of the week:- 

Three initials with last one as BMW, and almost giving it away - first one not that far from B, 

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Answer:-

DKW - Dampf Fraft Wagen (steam driven car) in 1932. 

Merged with Audi to form Auto Union - so we'll done there Steve - and continued to produce cars until 1966. 

Will give this a miss for a bit since there isn't much activity with it. 

Just let me know if anyone wants the occasional teaser question. 

Anyway it might have been useful in some respects. It will now be possible to earn a pint off AA patrolmen when they don't know why their vans are painted yellow. A further pint off the go faster stripes boys, and upset BMW M3 drivers by reminding them that their marque had its origins in a humble British car. Also upset the classic Mini followers claim to being the first front wheel drive transverse engined cars. 

Kind regards,

Gareth

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Please do continue with the Teasers Gareth....I don't always answer them (as I genuinely don't know the answers and do not wish to cheat via Google) but always enjoy reading the dialogue.

Cheers,   Trevor

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Thanks Trevor,

OK, a brain teaser this week rather than a motoring history question.:- 

If  Skoda. =  19 11 15 04 01

.  VW.        = 22 23

 Seat.       =  19 05 01 20 

                  What does  Audi = 

Good luck and kind regards,

Gareth.

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On 4/23/2018 at 8:06 AM, Magnet said:

Answer:-

DKW - Dampf Fraft Wagen (steam driven car) in 1932. 

Merged with Audi to form Auto Union - so we'll done there Steve - and continued to produce cars until 1966. 

Will give this a miss for a bit since there isn't much activity with it. 

Just let me know if anyone wants the occasional teaser question. 

Anyway it might have been useful in some respects. It will now be possible to earn a pint off AA patrolmen when they don't know why their vans are painted yellow. A further pint off the go faster stripes boys, and upset BMW M3 drivers by reminding them that their marque had its origins in a humble British car. Also upset the classic Mini followers claim to being the first front wheel drive transverse engined cars. 

Kind regards,

Gareth

Yea, please continue Gareth as I enjoy this thread :) I'd just missed this post! Sorry. 

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54 minutes ago, Magnet said:

Thanks Trevor,

OK, a brain teaser this week rather than a motoring history question.:- 

If  Skoda. =  19 11 15 04 01

.  VW.        = 22 23

 Seat.       =  19 05 01 20 

                  What does  Audi = 

Good luck and kind regards,

Gareth.

I'm unsure what the numbers relate to but Id guess that Audi are number 23

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Sorry Steve,

The brain teaser is along the lines of:- 

If Skoda translates to the number listed, what number would represent Audi. 

23 is wrong. 

 Correct answer will run to 8 digits. 

It's 'thimple', but then again I know the answer, so it's easy for me! 

Many thanks for having a stab at it Steve. Sorry you are wrong since you have a good record of near misses so far. 

Kind regards,

Gareth.

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28 minutes ago, Magnet said:

Sorry Steve,

The brain teaser is along the lines of:- 

If Skoda translates to the number listed, what number would represent Audi. 

23 is wrong. 

 Correct answer will run to 8 digits. 

It's 'thimple', but then again I know the answer, so it's easy for me! 

Many thanks for having a stab at it Steve. Sorry you are wrong since you have a good record of near misses so far. 

Kind regards,

Gareth.

Thanks for you're kind words Gareth, but I have to say numbers and maths are not my strong point! 

Hmm if 23 is wrong then is the numbering system similar to Vw? 

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1 . 21 . 4 . 9   ?

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Spot on Trevor. Many thanks.

I'm sure you are much better with figures than you think Steve. 

The logic behind this was that the numbers applying to the A and D of Audi had already been given in Skoda, so you only needed the U and I

Best clue was with the adjacent letters V and W which also had adjacent numbers 22 and 23, out of the 26 letters of the alphabet. 

So A would have been 1 or 01 and Z =26. 

Kind regards,

Gareth.

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Actually Gareth, my Maths skills are dire but it is all about logical sequences (my time served at Bletchley :-)

Keep 'em coming....

 

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3 hours ago, Magnet said:

Spot on Trevor. Many thanks.

I'm sure you are much better with figures than you think Steve. 

The logic behind this was that the numbers applying to the A and D of Audi had already been given in Skoda, so you only needed the U and I

Best clue was with the adjacent letters V and W which also had adjacent numbers 22 and 23, out of the 26 letters of the alphabet. 

So A would have been 1 or 01 and Z =26. 

Kind regards,

Gareth.

Ah! It makes sense! 

 

3 hours ago, Trevor said:

Actually Gareth, my Maths skills are dire but it is all about logical sequences (my time served at Bletchley :-)

Keep 'em coming....

 

I clearly lack in logic skills as well Trevor lol 😂

Definitely keep these motoring questions coming :) 

Cheers

Steve

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