Sunday, September 21, 2008

Wheel Love

Sean Monkman writes:
North America’s love affair with the open road has led to a natural intersection between car culture and pop culture. Test your knowledge of cars in pop culture:

1. What was the nickname of the car driven by cousins Bo and Luke Duke on the ’80s TV series The Dukes of Hazzard?
2. In the Back to the Future trilogy, what speed does the modified Delorean need to reach before the 1.21 gigawatts of power trigger the flux capacitor and instigate time travel?
3. Natalie Cole had a #5 hit in 1988 with a cover of the song Pink Cadillac. Who wrote and originally released the song (as a B-side) in 1984?
4. What is the 1981 Rush song Red Barchetta about?
5. Which Stephen King novel concerns a murderous 1958 Plymouth Fury?
6. Which of the following auto-centric songs features this lyric: “I told that girl I could start right away / And she said, ‘Listen babe I’ve got something to say / I got no car and it’s breaking my heart / But I’ve found a driver and that’s a start’ ”?
7. Which of the following things about Knight Rider is untrue?
8. What nickname did Austin Powers use for his car
9. Which of the following is not true about the 1965 television series My Mother the Car, widely acknowledged as one of the worst TV programs ever made?
10. Steve McQueen famously did his own stunt driving in what classic 1969 film?

Ready to answer the questions? Do the quiz here.