- By Herschel D. -
DECEMBER’S – ANSWERS
1. Q: About when did Dr. Porsche first dream of creating a people’s car?
A: In the mid-1920’s, he tried, unsuccessfully, to get Daimler of Germany, interested.
2. Q: What company actually assembled the first 1938 Kdf-Wagens?
A: Daimler Benz, using bodies built by Reuters.
3. Q: The term “ brezel” is applied to a certain model of VW in Europe, what does it mean?
A: “Brezel” means pretzel in German, it is what the pre-1953 VW rear window looks like to Europeans
4. Q: In what post WWII year did VW get around to creating a deluxe VW that was more suitable to export than the plain Jane “home market” beetle that was little changed from the old Kdf-Wagen?
A: In 1949.
5. Q: True or false, the VW model name “Golf” is homage to the popular game.
A: False, the name is a German name for a kind of wind.
6. Q: For what model year did VW change the name of their hatchback from “Rabbit” to “Golf?”
A: In 1983.
* There was no Trivia column for January ’04.
FEBRUARY’S - New Questions
1. When did the VW Beetle wear “heart” taillights?
2. In what year did the Type 4 bus gain a Type 4 engine?
3. There was a VW model called a “Country Buggy.” What was it?
4. What chassis did the Karmann Ghia sit on, Type I, 2. 3 or 4?
5. What was the last year of the Super Beetle?
6. IN what model year did VW finally add a rear window defroster to the Beetle?
- Answers next month, along with new questions -