Results for - Here today, gone tomorrow...Part 6

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Automotive companies sprouted all over the United States staring at the turn of the century. Many companies foundered because of mismanagement, overexpansion, misjudgment of the public taste, and underestimating supply chain costs.

The DeLorean DMC-12 became and remained famous as the time-traveling car in the Back to the Future movies—but the actual automobile was infamous for years before Marty McFly stepped inside one in 1985. Founded by John DeLoren in 1975, the company only produced 9,000 vehicles until it folded in 1982. Did you ever see the Back to the Future films?

1. The DeLorean DMC-12 became and remained famous as the time-traveling car in the Back to the Future movies—but the actual automobile was infamous for years before Marty McFly stepped inside one in 1985. Founded by John DeLoren in 1975, the company only produced 9,000 vehicles until it folded in 1982. Did you ever see the Back to the Future films?

Yes
73%
1,616 votes
No
17%
366 votes
Undecided
4%
77 votes
Not Applicable
6%
141 votes
American Motors Corp. existed from 1954 to 1987. The company came about following the merger of Hudson Motor Car and Nash-Kelvinator in 1954, and at the time was the largest corporate merger. AMC sold the Jeep brand from 1970 after it purchased Kaiser-Jeep, and also sold the Pacer and Concord under its nameplate. In addition, AMC produced the Rambler, which was named Motor Trend Car of the Year in 1963. In 1968, the company introduced the Javelin to compete in the sports car segment. French automaker Renault owned 46.1% of AMC stock, and in 1987, Chrysler agreed to buy Renault's AMC shares, as well as the remaining stock. Do you remember American Motors?

2. American Motors Corp. existed from 1954 to 1987. The company came about following the merger of Hudson Motor Car and Nash-Kelvinator in 1954, and at the time was the largest corporate merger. AMC sold the Jeep brand from 1970 after it purchased Kaiser-Jeep, and also sold the Pacer and Concord under its nameplate. In addition, AMC produced the Rambler, which was named Motor Trend Car of the Year in 1963. In 1968, the company introduced the Javelin to compete in the sports car segment. French automaker Renault owned 46.1% of AMC stock, and in 1987, Chrysler agreed to buy Renault's AMC shares, as well as the remaining stock. Do you remember American Motors?

Yes
63%
1,391 votes
No
23%
497 votes
Undecided
7%
145 votes
Not Applicable
8%
167 votes
General Motors launched the Saturn brand in 1985 to try to compete with the Japanese auto brands that were making inroads in the American market. The company was billed as

3. General Motors launched the Saturn brand in 1985 to try to compete with the Japanese auto brands that were making inroads in the American market. The company was billed as "a different kind of car company," created by GM as a standalone car company, though wholly owned by General Motors. It was managed separately in the beginning, but eventually was brought into GM's fold. Saturn's first car was the S-Series and it was well-received by automotive critics and the public. The company would turn out models such as the Ion and Aura. After GM's bankruptcy and restructuring in 2009, the auto giant tried to sell Saturn. No deal materialized, and GM ended Saturn production in 2009. Do you remember Saturn?

Yes
78%
1,711 votes
No
11%
244 votes
Undecided
4%
95 votes
Not Applicable
7%
150 votes
Studebaker Automobile Co., founded in South Bend, Indiana, was a company that made electrically-powered cars at the beginning of the 20th century. By 1904, the company started selling gas-powered cars—two-cylinder, 16-horsepower touring vehicles. In 1913, Studebaker was the third-largest producer of cars in the U.S., trailing Ford and Overland. The company survived the Great Depression and produced trucks for the military during World War II. After the war, the company produced a curiously-styled car called

4. Studebaker Automobile Co., founded in South Bend, Indiana, was a company that made electrically-powered cars at the beginning of the 20th century. By 1904, the company started selling gas-powered cars—two-cylinder, 16-horsepower touring vehicles. In 1913, Studebaker was the third-largest producer of cars in the U.S., trailing Ford and Overland. The company survived the Great Depression and produced trucks for the military during World War II. After the war, the company produced a curiously-styled car called "Coming-and-Going cars," because both ends looked identical. Packard Motor Car Co. bought Studebaker, and the combined company found it difficult to compete with General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler. In March 1966, Studebaker shuttered its Hamilton, Ontario, facilities, ending 114 years in business. Have you heard of Studebaker automobiles?

Yes
76%
1,680 votes
No
13%
296 votes
Undecided
4%
79 votes
Not Applicable
7%
145 votes
AM General's Hummer was based on the military's Humvee, which was also created by the military contractor in 1981 and first came to the public's attention during the first Gulf War. It was Arnold Schwarzenegger who pestered AM General to produce a civilian version of the military vehicle in 1992 called a Hummer, and the vehicles were popular with celebrities and those craving attention. General Motors purchased the Hummer brand in 1999, expanding the lineup and driving demand to its peak in 2006. When backlash grew against gas guzzlers like the Hummer the company filed for bankruptcy in 2009 and discontinued the Hummer. Do you remember the Hummer?

5. AM General's Hummer was based on the military's Humvee, which was also created by the military contractor in 1981 and first came to the public's attention during the first Gulf War. It was Arnold Schwarzenegger who pestered AM General to produce a civilian version of the military vehicle in 1992 called a Hummer, and the vehicles were popular with celebrities and those craving attention. General Motors purchased the Hummer brand in 1999, expanding the lineup and driving demand to its peak in 2006. When backlash grew against gas guzzlers like the Hummer the company filed for bankruptcy in 2009 and discontinued the Hummer. Do you remember the Hummer?

Yes
84%
1,848 votes
No
6%
142 votes
Undecided
3%
70 votes
Not Applicable
6%
140 votes
05/01/2022 Trivia 2293 58 By: Hulagirl56
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