Pickled Egg Quiz

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Got 14/25 on the cars. Kicking myself over some I missed but I'm not sure having Austin Montego and Rover Montego is on, also the Yugo 45 said Yugo 45 on the side.
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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
29 Dec 2017, 20:37
I got 18/25



Too easy!!
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British Chocolate Bars anyone? 17/24 to beat :-D

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Theres a 21 strong playlist of picture click quizzes fos British, Italian, and German Sports cars for the various decades here.

21 short quizzes- Iconic Sports Cars (Picture Click)

They throw in a few odd balls so I wouldn't expect 9 out of 9 performance every time even on the British Ones.

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So where exactly was Britain's first Motorway and when was it officially opened?
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That would be the Preston By-Pass opened in December '58. Coincidentally, also the site of Britain's first contraflow..... and reduced speed limit due to workforce in road....... and 50mph speed limit for no good reason.... and miles of coned off lanes for no apparent purpose, etc, etc..... :-D
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bobins wrote:
14 Apr 2018, 08:49
That would be the Preston By-Pass opened in December '58. Coincidentally, also the site of Britain's first contraflow..... and reduced speed limit due to workforce in road....... and 50mph speed limit for no good reason.... and miles of coned off lanes for no apparent purpose, etc, etc..... :-D


Yes, wiki tells us it was planned as early as 1937, and a fact finding mission from Lancs CC went across to Germany in 1938 to see how it was done!

and an Austin Sheerline Limosine was the PM's carriage of choice for the opening in 1958. Huge headlights!

http://www.simoncars.co.uk/austin/sheerline.html

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Cheers magazine has a quiz every month otherwise known as "The Dirty Dozen". Very informative, some easy/interesting/surprising in the 12 Questions.

I did like the answer to this one. Three are pretty easy to find, but the 4th may surprise a few of you.

Name four F1 racing drivers with names linked to places in Scotland
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Eddie Irvine, Lewis Hamilton, Stirling Moss and Ayr Town Centre
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I like an old railway poster so this was right up my street

10 out of 14 for me.
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10 for me, some guesses, some a faint bit of knowledge
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7 - far more than expected, most pure luck.
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A simple question for Pickled Egg regulars and newcomers alike - where and when was the starting point for the first automobile journey in Britain, and why that location ?
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bobins wrote:
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A simple question for Pickled Egg regulars and newcomers alike - where and when was the starting point for the first automobile journey in Britain, and why that location ?


Thought I had read something about that, but turns out to be a complete irrelevance. It was in fact the Bertha Benz Memorial Route . German of course. So Mannheim to Pforzheim is an incorrect answer. She did have to pop to the chemist to get some Ligroin from the local chemist to fuel her journey.

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Evelyn Ellis and Frederick Simms drove a car which Ellis had bought in Paris in 1895 from

From here
https://www.google.com/maps/@51.1822521 ... 312!8i6656

to here
https://www.google.com/maps/@51.4774791 ... 312!8i6656

without the services of a man with a red flag :-D
datchethistory.org has much more including this image of Evelyn Ellis and his french car!
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The Hon Evelyn Ellis in his Panhard-Levassour at Rosenau in Datchet 1895, courtesy NMM Beaulieu
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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
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Evelyn Ellis and Frederick Simms drove a car which Ellis had bought in Paris in 1895

......without the services of a man with a red flag :-D

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Absolutely shocking behaviour :lol: That's one for the anarchists to dwell on :-D

Well done Neil :)
I went past Micheldever Station today on my motorbike and thought I'd look up a bit of its history as there were a few buildings and structures that caught my eye. It also turns out that Micheldever Station had an army depot in WW2 that was known as 'The Woolworths depot' as they could provide almost anything that the army could conceivably need - if an item was ordered by late afternoon, then it could be in Normandy the following day.
http://www.micheldevervillage.org.uk/ar ... ilway.html