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IN ITS JUNE 1967 issue, R&T celebrated its 20th anniversary by having Henry N. Manney compose a 39-question quiz. Here, SimanaitisSays selects six portions of these questions for you to address.

No fair just digging into those old issues stored in the garage, attic, or otherwise hidden from your significant other. This is a test of instant recognition, admittedly for those of an automotive history bent or of a certain age. Answers and comments follow tomorrow here at SimanaitisSays.

1. Name these two motorsports personalities.

2. What did the last Bugatti race car and first F1 Honda have in common?

3. Who is this driver?

4. What else is Jackie Stewart good at?

5. Why are these cars bent?

6. Identify this guy taking a nap. (Hint: He’s not Conte Giulio Masetti.)

Nothing awarded this time around, other than personal honor of a job well accomplished. Tomorrow I’ll share the answers, some comments from Henry N. Manney back then, and even my own guesses before I looked things up. ds

© Dennis Simanaitis,, 2018

10 comments on “R&T 20TH + 51ST ANNIVERSARY QUIZ

  1. Mark W
    June 27, 2018

    Starting with the easiest, the rip fellow in the last picture is Henry N. Manney III hisself, obviously tired from a hard day’s work. The pictures are because of something called the focal plane shutter in old cameras which allowed part of the subject to move while the photo was being taken. Now on to guessing: the couple I don’t think were John and Elaine Bond, but that’s the only one I could think of. We’re the Bugatti and Honda races the same event? The go kart driver I can’t guess, but it would be interesting if it were yourself…..

    • simanaitissays
      June 27, 2018

      I believe you did amazingly well for what I’m guessing is a reader of less than “of a certain age.” I.e., my age…. Plus, congratulations on being the first to respond!

      • Mark W
        June 27, 2018

        Thanks, Dennis – I was around for the 20th anniversary, but it took some unlimbering if the brain to go back that far. I figured if I didn’t respond quickly, those brain cells would have sloughed off….

  2. davidhbradyjr
    June 27, 2018

    1. Phil Hill and Denise McCluggage
    2. Rear engine
    3. AT General Curtis LeMay
    4. Trap shooting
    5. Large focal plane shutter
    6. Henry N. Manney

    • simanaitissays
      June 27, 2018

      Good for you, David. Partial credit on No. 2. Yours is the second response overall!

  3. Frank Barrett
    June 27, 2018

    Phil Hill & Denise McCluggage
    Both were losers
    General Curtis LeMay
    Trap shooting
    Large-format focal-plane shutter
    Henry N. Manney III

    • simanaitissays
      June 27, 2018

      Hi, Frank. Good for you. At best partial credit on No. 2. On the podium with third-place entry.

  4. simanaitissays
    June 27, 2018

    Being the nit-picker that I am, I still haven’t seen a completely correct set of answers, however.

  5. Paul Ciaraldi
    June 27, 2018

    I knew all but no. 3. Thought it might have been Oscar Kovaleski. LOL

  6. Bob DuBois
    June 27, 2018

    Phil Hill was easy. Wasn’t sure,but would have guessed at Denise McCluuage. Have no idea about #2, but might have guessed same no. of cylinders. General LeMay was easy. Had no idea about #4. Focal plane shutter and “yr fthfl srvnt” were no-brainers.

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