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First used by X in 1914, the ‘Bowtie Emblem’ logo has no definite origin. It may have been designed from wallpaper founder, William Durant once saw in a French hotel room. More recent research by historian Ken Kaufmann presents a case that the logo is based on a logo of the "Coalettes" coal company. Identify X, which uses the ‘Bowtie Emblem’ logo.
In 1931, this automobile company was bought by Rolls Royce secretly using a company name, The British Central Equitable Trust. The true identity of the purchaser was not even known to this company until the deal was completed. The founder of the company was called “W.O” and was previously known for his successful range of rotary aero engines in World War 1. Identify this company.
X, a company which manufactures tires for automobiles, commercial trucks, light trucks, SUVs, race cars, airplanes, farm equipment and heavy earth-mover machinery was founded in 1898 by Frank Seiberling in Akron, Ohio. X is known throughout the world for it’s Blimp. X is the most successful tire supplier in Formula One history, with more starts, wins, and constructors' championships than any other tire supplier. They pulled out of the sport after the 1998 season. It is the sole tire supplier for NASCAR series.
Chicken Tax is a 25% tariff on potato starch, dextrin, brandy, and light trucks imposed in 1963 by the United States under President Lyndon B. Johnson as a response to tariffs placed by France and West Germany on importation of Chicken. Chicken Tax directly curtailed importation of German-built X vans in configurations that qualified them as light trucks—that is, commercial vans and pickups. Eventually, the tariffs on potato starch, dextrin, and brandy were lifted, but over the next 48 years the light truck tax ossified, remaining in place to protect U.S. domestic automakers from foreign light truck production (e.g., from Japan and Thailand).
The U.S. state of Nevada passed a law on June 29, 2011, permitting the operation of autonomous cars in Nevada, after Google had been lobbying in that state for robotic car laws. The Nevada law went into effect on March 1, 2012, and the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles issued the first license for an autonomous car in May 2012, to a X modified with Google's experimental driverless technology. Identify X.
The founder of this automotive company was known to have been adopted as his son by Gandhi. At the time of this person’s death, Gandhi had this to say about him -" Never was a mother blessed with a son like him“. Identify the personality.
The Whiz Kids were a group of ten United States Army Air Forces veterans of World War II, which included future X president, Robert.S.McNamara. The group was part of a management science operation known as Statistical Control, organized to coordinate all the operational and logistical information required to manage the waging of war. The Whiz Kids went on to become executives of which major automotive company in 1946?
Electronic Data Systems (EDS), founded by Ross Perot was sold to X, a major automobile company, for a sum of $2.55 billion, in a deal under which EDS was to operate as an autonomous unit with Perot at the helm. Almost from the start, there was conflict over the exercise of power by Perot and X's chairman. Two years later when the profits of X continued to fall, Perot called the chairman a buffoonish bureaucrat and decrying the bureaucratic culture that he felt was killing X, said "The first person at EDS who sees a snake kills it. At X, the first thing you do is organize a committee on snakes. Then you bring in a consultant on snakes. Third thing you do is talk about it for a year.“
Like the Big Ben and the Trafalgar Square, London’s X are a symbol of the English capital. It began with the name ‘hackney’, believed to be derived from a French term haquenée – meaning a horse of medium size recommended for lady riders. What is X?
X is a Swedish multinational manufacturing company whose name means “I Roll” in Latin. Its first car was affectionately known as “Jakob” and the vision to building this car was so that it could withstand the rigors of Sweden's rough roads and cold temperatures. In 2012, it became the first company to introduce airbags for pedestrians.
The X, is an automobile manufactured by the Ford Motor Company in the United States over eleven model generations from 1955 through 2005. When introduced, it created the market niche eventually known as the Personal Luxury
car in USA.
X was an American manufacturer of luxury automobiles which was active in various forms from 1913 to 1937. A distinctive feature of X was the "bowtie" style front bumper, which used two pieces of steel, with the top piece bent to resemble a bowtie. X were considered some of the very best cars of the time and its advanced features meant their best car, Model J would become a status symbol over time. Some of the well known personalities to drive the Model J were Al Capone, Howard Hughes, William Randolph Hearst, the families Mars, Whitney and Wrigley; members of European royalty such as the Duke of Windsor, Prince Nicholas of Romania, Queen Maria of Yugoslavia, and the Kings Victor Emmanuel III of Italy and Alfonso XIII of Spain.
In 1900 the founders of X, a tire manufacturer, published the first edition of a guide for French motorists. At the time there were fewer than 3,000 cars in France, and the guide was intended to boost the demand for cars, and thus for car tires. For the first edition of the guide, nearly 35,000 copies were given away free of charge, and contained useful information for motorists, including maps, instructions for repairing and changing tires, and lists of car mechanics, hotels and petrol stations. Today, it is the oldest European hotel and restaurant reference guide, which awards stars for excellence to a select few establishments. The acquisition or loss of a star can have dramatic effects on the success of a restaurant. Identify X.
(Note-X is still a manufacturer of tires).
Way back in the 1930s this car was the first mass manufactured vehicle in its country of origin and had a rabbit-shaped hood ornament. On 15 July 2013, it was re- launched as a low-cost brand nearly three decades after it was phased it out in 1986 and would be used in Indonesia, South Africa , India and Russia. Identify this automobile brand.
Today, this brand name is mostly associated with automobiles. Derived from the Zoroastrian God of wisdom, intelligence and harmony of the earliest civilizations in West Asia (Persia), this brand name was used by General Electric for their tungsten filament bulbs from 1909-1945. Which brand name?
After the Cuban Revolution, the USA imposed an embargo on Cuba, making international trade very difficult. As a result, the cars that were present were nurtured. Due to the presence of many rich US citizens in Cuba under Fulgencio Batista, classic cars were the standard and due to constant good care, many remain in good working order.
Which is the all time bestselling car in the world?
The limo that carries US President, Barack Obama, is code-named "Stagecoach" but given its weight, wheelbase and bunker-like level of protection, the Limo One has been nicknamed “The Beast.”
Which company produces the Limo Ones for the Obama administration?
This is the brand philosophy of a company, which is the parent of an Indian automobile company _______ is a simple yet powerful verb which defines our Group and succinctly sums up the aspirations of our stakeholders and employees. When we spoke to customers across the world, all of them without exception expressed a strong sense of optimism about the future and shared a common desire to _____, to succeed and create a better future for themselves”. Name the company and its brand position(the blank).
Count Francesco Bracca was an Italian who was a World War I ace. What was his contribution to the automotive business in Italy?
The Prancing Horse Logo of Ferrari. The emblem was on his plane during the war and was presented to Enzo Ferrari by is mother
X is a motorcycle manufacturer founded in Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1929 by František Janeček, who bought the motorcycle division of Wanderer. The name X was established by concatenating the letters of the founder’s name and the company he had bought. In the past, especially in the fifties of the 20th century, X was one of the top motorcycle manufacturers. In India, the X models were sold by a company called Ideal X, which shut down in 2005.
Born to a family of grape farmers, X was the owner of a tractor manufacturing company. With the profits from his business, he had purchased a Ferrari for himself. X wasn’t satisfied with the Ferrari as its clutch had problems. He consulted the mechanic at his tractor firm, who pointed out that Ferrari was using the same clutch that was used in their tractors. When X voiced his complain to Enzo, the Ferrari founder responded by insulting X, who vowed to build his own car (Y), which would outdo Ferrari. Thus, began a fierce rivalry between Ferrari and Y, which still lives on today. Identify X and Y.
X is an American manufacturer of snowmobiles, ATV, and neighbourhood electric vehicles. It was founded by Edgar Hetteen, described by the Snowmobile Hall of Fame in St. Germain, Wisconsin, as the father of the snowmobile, and his partners Allan Hetteen and David Johnson. In 2011, X acquired Indian Motorcycles and began its revival process after the motorcycle company had become defunct in 1953. Identify X.
The emblem of X, an automobile manufacturer symbolises the amalgamation of X with DKW, Horch and Wanderer. Its similarity to the Olympic logo caused the International Olympic Committee to sue X in International Trademark Court in 1995, to which they lost. However, owing to this similarity, X updated its logo in 2009. identify X.
There are two theories as to why X is entitled "The Doctor“ - one is that X adopted the nickname upon having earned a degree, which in Italy entitles one to use the title "Doctor". Another, as spoken by X himself, "The Doctor because, I don't think there is a particular reason, but it's beautiful, and is important, The Doctor. And in Italy, The Doctor is a name you give to someone for respect, it's very important, The Doctor... important". X also often jokes that the name arrived because in Italy, X’s last name is a very common surname for Doctors. Identify X.
This manufacturing and automotive company traces its origins back to 1758, when the "St. Antony" ironworks commenced operation in Oberhausen, as the first heavy-industry enterprise in the Ruhr region. Its logo, a lion, resembles the coat of arms of the city of Brunswick and is taken from Bussing, a company it acquired. It was while working with this company, that Rudolph Diesel completed his first fully functional diesel engine. Identify the company.
After World War II, X decided to leave the aeronautical field in order to address Italy's urgent need for a modern and affordable mode of transportation. Aeronautical engineer, Corradino D'Ascanio was asked by Enrico, the son of X’s founder, to create a simple, robust and affordable vehicle. The vehicle had to be easy to drive for both men and women, be able to carry a passenger, and not get its driver's clothes dirty. In 1946 X launched the Y, which meant ‘Wasp’ in Italian, and within ten years over a million units had been produced. Identify X and Y.
A subsidiary of Audi through its subsidiary Lamborghini, this Italian motorcycle company is known for producing other products as well. It initially began as a company producing vacuum tubes, condensers and other radio components. Its association with radios was also signified in its earliest logo, which specified the word Radio. In 1930s and 1940s, this company also produced cameras, of which, Sogno, a half-frame Leica-like camera is now a collector's item. Identify the motorcycle manufacturer.
The new brand identity and logo of this Indian automotive brand were developed by the British firm, Wolf Ollins. It was revealed on 9 August 2011 in London, to coincide with the third test match between England and India. The red colour in the logo depicts continuity, change and confidence and the logo itself represents self-dependence. Identify the company.
These vehicles, popular in Southeast Asia, started from the knockdown production of the Daihatsu Midget which had been introduced in 1957. It has appeared in movies such as Octopussy, Children of Men and Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior. Former James Bond, Pierce Brosnan has also appeared taking a ride in this vehicle in a Visa commercial.
Only 4 automobile companies to have royal warrant from British queen
Which company’s logo will you get when you add the 2 images?
The first is the Iwasaki Family Crest. The founder was from the Iwasaki family (Yataro Iwasaki)
The second is the three-leaf crest of the Tosa clan – Yataro worked for the Tosa clan and later took over their shipping business and renamed it Mitsubishi
The first logo features the initials of the founder and his 2 brothers – Louis, Ferdinand and Marcel
The second shows a front end of a car enclosed in a gear wheel
The third logo came after World War I – Renault’s light weight tanks were very popular during the war, so much so, they changed the logo to a tank after the war.
The current logo’s was initial design was made by Victor Varsely in 1972
Andre Citroen – Founder
Eiffel Tower – Citroen used it as an advertising board for 9 years
PSA Peugeot Citroën – Parent company
Citroen DS - The first mass production car with front power disc brakes
The ______ Patent-Motorwagen built in 1886, is widely regarded as the first automobile; that is, a vehicle designed to be propelled by an internal combustion engine. To whom was the patent awarded?
Benz Patent-Motorwagen (Karl Benz)
(BTW His wife Bertha financed the development process, and would hold patent rights under modern law, as a married woman she was not allowed to apply for the patent.)
NK Firodia founded the company
He established the business in collaboartion Vidal & Sohn Tempo Werke (Tempo) and produced the Hanseat three-wheeler.
Bajaj Auto recently ended its alliance with Force Motors. It had initially bought a controlling stake in the company and had named it Bajaj Tempo.
The Matador – its most popular model was built in 1969 and defined the light commercial segment in India
Daimler-Benz had a 16% stake in Force Motors and Force even produced diesel engines for Mercedes-Benz
In 2012, an F1 team agreed with Warner Bros to promote The Dark Knight Rises at the British Grand Prix. Responding to the media, the team principal said "This season we have been the dark horses in the championship fight, so this partnership with The Dark Knight Rises is a fantastic match.
Raghunandan Saran – founder
After Independence he was persuaded by India’s first PM Nehru, to invest in modern industrial venture. Thus, Ashok Leyland was established in 1948
Optare was the UK subsidiary of AL which shut down in 2011
Rover Group was formerly British Leyland which invested and collaborated with AL. The company got the second name from British Leyland
AL was incorporated as a company to assemble and manufacture Austin cars from England.
Austin A40 that AL assembled and distributed in India
Iconic Cars in Movies
1963 Aston Martin DB5 - Goldfinger
DeLorean DMC-12 - Doc Brown's Car in Back To The Future
1997 Chevrolet C-2500 Silverado Fleetside – Buck’s Pussy wagon in Kill Bill Vol.1
1967 Ford Mustang Fastback Shelby - GT500Eleanor in Gone in 60 Seconds
Guess X to score 800
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SpoonRocket, an app that allows you to select one of two or three available $8 meals per day and have it delivered to your home (provided it's in San Francisco) in 15 minutes or less.
BloomThat, an app that allows you to select flowers from "an evolving menu of curated bouquets" (prices start at $35) and have them delivered to a specified location (again, as long as it's in San Francisco) in under 90 minutes.
Dryv, picks up your dirty clothes and return them freshly laundered/dry-cleaned.
Saucey employs a fleet of drivers who will go to your local liquor store, buy and deliver alcohol to you (provided you live in Los Angeles and are over 21).
IaaS – Infrastructure As A Service
PaaS – Platform As A Service
SaaS – Software As A Service
WaaS – Eaze ?
Eaze which delivers medical marijuana to your door (you order via its smartphone app). WEED AS a Service
Green Pal, an app that connects lawn mowers and lawn owners.
Privlo, a company that locates individuals who have been denied traditional mortgage financing but who it nonetheless deems reliable (based on a set of criteria), and provides them with a loan.
The X of food delivery
The X of flowers
The X of laundry
The X of alcohol
The X of medical marijuana
The X of lawn care
The X of mortgage lending