Take a Drive Down Memory Lane and See If You Remember These Old Auto Brands!

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Take a Drive Down Memory Lane and See If You Remember These Old Auto Brands!
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About This Quiz

Remember long-gone auto brands like Maybach or Mercury, or more recently retired ones like Hummer or Pontiac? Do you have fond memories of signs from Sinclair Dino or Flying A while on family road trips as a child? Take this quiz to see if you can identify these old auto brands from a single image!

With so many cars on the road, it can be easy to forget that the automotive industry isn't even 150 years old. Back in 1900, there were fewer than 1,000 gas-powered cars produced in America. Just a few years later, the company had more than 45 automakers -- most selling only a few units a few, and many failing, often taking customers' money with them.

GM was founded in 1908 in Detroit with the goal of uniting many of these small auto companies. By 1911, 30 different makers had joined GM, including such brands as Oldsmobile, Buick, and Cadillac. 

A century later, a handful of mega-sized automakers dominate global car sales, but do you remember those that failed along the way? Take our quiz to see if you can identify these nostalgic auto brands from just one picture!

Firestone
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Tell us which brand this symbol belongs to.
Vogue Tires
Continental Tires
Firestone Tires
Founded by Harvey Firestone in 1900, this well-known tire company was the first to make a tread pattern standard in 1909. Firestone has gone on to be the rubber chosen for 60 winners at Indianapolis, the home of American motorsport.
Canadian Tires

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Bull Dog Oil
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Tell us what this symbol represents.
Shell Motor Oil
Whippet Motor Oil
Bull Dog Motor Oil
With a big massive bull dog as its main logo, this motor oil was hard to miss. It was produced by the Climax Western Oil Company operating out of Minneapolis.
Texaco Motor Oil

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tomahawk oil example vector
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Do you know which auto oil's brand this is?
Texaco Motor Oil
Falcon Motor Oil
Tomahawk Motor Oil
With its green and yellow can and large tomahawk for a logo, this motor oil, produced by the Metropolitan Lubricating Oil Terminal, was hard to miss.
Aero Easter Motor Oil

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Pierce Arrow Tell us the company's name based on this symbol.
Studebaker
Pierce Arrow
Founded by George Pierce, the Pierce-Arrow Automobile company manufactured vehicles between 1901 and 1938 in Buffalo, New York. They were well known for their luxury vehicles but also produced trucks, bicycles and motorcycles.
Willys Knight
Hillman

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Vogue Tyre Which brand of vehicle, motor oil or tire is shown in this image?
Vogue Tire Company
Founded in Chicago by Harry Hower in 1914, Vogue has supplied luxury tires to the American public for over 100 years. Vogue invented the whitewall tire.
Uniroyal Tire Company
Firestone Tire Company
Continental Tire Company

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Studebaker Can you identify this brand?
Hillman
DeSoto
Chrysler
Studebaker
Studebaker was founded in 1852, building wagons at first and eventually moving onto cars. Their first vehicle, built in 1902, was electric. Sadly, unable to produce vehicles at competitive prices, the company folded in 1967 after initially merging with Packard.

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Gold Leaf Oil
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Which of these names matches this picture?
Gold Leaf Motor Oil
Golden Leaf Oil was a product of the Golden State Oil Company.
Ben Hur Motor Oil
Capitol Oil
Mobil Oil

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Singer Which auto product brand can you see?
Cord
Chrysler
Singer
The Singer company was originally founded by George Singer in 1874 in England and produced bicycles. From 1901, they entered the automobile business and were the first company to make a smaller version of an already existing car model. The last Singer rolled off the production line in 1970.
Edsel

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General Tire Can you guess the name of the brand this picture goes with?
Cooper Tires
General Tires
General Tire was founded in 1915 in Akron, Ohio by William F. O'Neil and his partner, Winfred E. Fouse. They did not start out by making regular tires, however. Instead, they made jumbo tires for trucks. This was largely due to the fact that there were already 300 tire manufacturers throughout the United States. Only in 1955 did General Tire enter the passenger tire market.
Uniroyal Tires
Vogue Tires

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Mobil Oil Which brand of vehicle, motor oil or tire is shown in this image?
Mobil Oil
The name Mobiloil was registered in 1920 by the Standard Oil Company of New York. The name was shortened to just Mobil in 1963. The brand is known for its famous Pegasus logo.
Whippet Motor Oil
Archer Lubricants
Golden Leaf Motor Oil

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Texaco Do you know which auto oil's brand this is?
All State Motor Oil
Mobile Motor Oil
Texaco Motor Oil
Texaco, or the Texas Company, was founded in 1901. By 1928, it was the first company to sell one brand in all of the states of the U.S.
Ben Hur Motor Oil

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Husky Motor Oil
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Tell us the name of this auto product brand.
Red Rocket Motor Oil
Husky Motor Oil
Husky Motor Oil was a product of the Husky Energy company. The company was founded in Wyoming in 1938 and continues to this day.
Capitol Motor Oil
All State Motor Oil

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Capitol Motor
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Do you know the name of this auto brand?
Husky Motor Oil
Texaco Motor Oil
Red Indian Motor Oil
Capitol Motor Oil
Capitol Oil was a product of the Atlantic Refining Company based in Philadelphia. It was formed in 1866 and was bought by John D. Rockefeller in 1874. Atlantic stayed in business right until 1988 when it was purchased by Sunco.

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Black Diamond Motor Oil
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Are you familiar with this brand?
Bull Dog Motor Oil
Black Diamond Motor Oil
Made in Lucky, Pennsylvania by the Lucky Oil Company, Black Diamond motor oil features a playing card presentation of the ace of diamonds.
Veedol Motor Oil
Tomahawk Motor Oil

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Red indian motor oil
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What's the name of this extremely well-known brand?
Red Indian Oil
Red Indian oil was a product of the McColl-Frontenac Oil Company formed in 1927. It was marketed in Canada.
Mobil Oil
Caltex oil
Texaco

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Rocket Motor Oil
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Do you know the name of this auto brand?
Havoline Motor Oil
Rocket Motor Oil
Rocket Motor Oil was produced by the Pittsburgh Penn Oil company, later known as Pennzoil. The tag line for this particular brand was 'Oil for the space age.'
Falcon Motor Oil
Bull Dog Motor Oil

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Edsel Can you identify this brand?
Edsel
This marque formed part of the Ford group and was named after Henry Ford's son. Marketed as a car of the future, the Edsel did not live up to the expectations of the public and Ford lost $250 million on the project between 1958 and 1960.
AMC
Nash
Hudson

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Canadian Tires Can you guess the name of the brand this picture goes with?
Canadian Tires
This company was incorporated by the Biles brothers in Toronto in 1927 after they had bought Hamilton Tire and Garage five years earlier. Today, it is one of Canada's most recognized retail franchises.
Goodyear
Firestone
Continental

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Sinclair Which brand is clearly seen in this picture?
Sinclair Motor Oil
The Sinclair Oil company was formed in 1916 by Harry Sinclair. It produced a range of different oils, including a motor oil with its famous dinosaur logo on the front. The company is still in operation today.
Shell Motor Oil
Texaco Motor Oil
Whippet Motor Oil

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Allstate
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Would it be too much to ask to you name this brand?
Archer Lubricants
Red Indian Oil
Mobil Oil
All State Motor Oil
All State motor oil was a product sold by Sears and Roebuck and Co. It was easily identified thanks to its large US map and bright red container.

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Aero Easter
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Do you recognize this brand?
Red Indian Motor Oil
Aero Easter Motor Oil
Produced by the Christenson Oil Company operating out of Portland Oregan, Aero Eastern motor oil had a 2,500-mile guarantee.
Havoline Motor Oil
Mobile Motor Oil

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Falcon Motor company 2
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Can you identify this brand?
Falcon Motor Oil
Falcon Motor Oil was a product of the Oscar Bryant Oil company that operated out of Hollis, Oklahoma.
Shell Motor Oil
Red Indian Motor Oil
Archer Lubricants

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Ben Hurr Motor
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Tell us what this symbol represents.
Ben Hur Motor Oil
Ben Hur motor oil was a product of the Ben Hur Oil Company that operated out of Los Angeles and New Orleans.
Shell Motor Oil
Rocket Motor Oil
Exxon Motor Oil

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Uniroyal Of the options below, which one matches the picture?
Continental Tires
Firestone Tires
Vogue Tires
Uniroyal Tires
Uniroyal started life as the US Rubber company in 1892. Now 125 years on, they are still supplying tires around the world.

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Pontiac Which brand of vehicle, motor oil or tire is shown in this image?
Sunbeam
Pontiac
A division of General Motors, Pontiac, established in 1926, brought us such classics as the GTO, the Bonneville and the Banshee. Pontiac closed its doors for the last time in 2010.
Singer
Ford

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Veedol Tell us the name of this brand.
Bull Dog Motor Oil
Sinclair Motor Oil
Veedol Motor Oil
Famous for its V logo with wings, this oil company's products were chosen by Henry Ford to help lubricate the engines of his mass-produced Model T's.
Capitol Motor Oil

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Whippet Motor Oil Vetctor
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Name this brand.
Shell Motor Oil
Veedol Motor Oil
Bull Dog Motor Oil
Whippett Motor Oil
'Long lasting, highly refined,' Whippet motor oil was produced by the Pennsylvania Oil Company.

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Sunbeam Do you recognize this brand?
Sunbeam
British auto manufacturer Sunbeam first started in 1905. During World War 1, the company made airplane engines but returned to cars and motorcycles afterward. The last official Sunbeam vehicle was built in 1936 but the marque itself has appeared on other vehicles.
Singer
DeSoto
Nash

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Mercury Can you identify this brand?
Ferrari
Pierce-Arrow
Mercury
Mercury, a division of Ford, was established in 1938 by Edsel Ford, son of Henry Ford. The marque was upmarket and positioned higher than regular Ford cars. Some notable models included the Cougar and the Capri. Sadly, Mercury was closed by Ford in 2011.
Pontiac

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GoodYear Tell us the name of this auto product brand.
General Tires
Goodyear Tires
The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company was established in Akron, Ohio in 1898 by Frank Seiberling. Today, it is one of the biggest tire companies in the world.
Cooper's Tires
Firestone Tires

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Desoto What's the name of this extremely well-known brand?
Chevrolet
Cord
Checker
DeSoto
This division of Chrysler marketed vehicles between 1928 and 1961. The brand had some success, selling over 2 million cars. A number of factors led to the demise of the marque including poor decisions by Chrysler as well as a recession.

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Hudson Which brand of vehicle, motor oil or tire is shown in this image?
Sunbeam
Ford
Hudson
Founded in 1909, Hudson Motor Company ran until 1954 when it merged with Nash to form the American Motor Corporation. In 1939, Hudson became one of the first motor companies to hire a female designer.
Hillman

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Hillman Auto
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Are you familiar with this brand?
Hillman
Established in England in 1901, the Hillman Motor Company existed until 1931. As with many automakers, the company first started out producing bicycles.
Checker
Singer
Sunbeam

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Duesenberg Of the options below, which one matches the picture?
DeSoto
Duesenberg
Often called the Rolls Royce of America, Duesenberg was founded in Minnesota by August and Frederick Duesenberg in 1913. The brothers produced luxury cars as well as racecars but by the end of the Depression, the company was struggling and ultimately closed in 1938.
Packard
Hillman

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Willys Knight Which classic auto brand is this?
DeSoto
Cord
Oldsmobile
Willys Knight
After John North Willys purchased the Edwards Motor Company in 1913, he moved the operation to Ohio and changed the name to Willys Knight. The company produced cars for the American market between 1914 and 1933.

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Shell Which classic auto brand is this?
Shell Motor Oil
Perhaps one of the most famous oil brands, Shell formed in 1907 as a result of an amalgamation between the Royal Dutch Petroleum Company and the Shell Transport and Trading Company.
Whippet Motor Oil
Sinclair Motor Oil
Veedol Motor Oil

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Auburn Tell us which brand this symbol belongs to.
Auburn
Auburn vehicles were produced from 1900 to 1937 and the company was formed by Charles Eckhart. Sadly, the Depression saw sales of Auburn models dip and the company folded in 1937.
Hillman
Singer
Sunbeam

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Nash Do you know what this brand's name is?
Cord
Duesenberg
Sunbeam
Nash
Formed in 1916, Nash ran until 1954 where it merged with Hudson to form the American Motor Corporation. Nash was responsible for a few important firsts in US motoring including the first seatbelts, first compact car and first muscle car.

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Simca This picture goes with which brand?
Cord
Oldsmobile
Ford
Simca
French manufacturer Simca produced vehicles between 1934 and 1974. Eventually, as part of Chrysler Europe, the brand came to an end in the 1970s.

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Checker
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Which of these names matches this picture?
Auburn
Checker
The iconic Checker taxi cabs are this companies claim to fame. Checker Motors first started out in 1922 and made taxis right until 1982. Other than taxicabs, Checker did make a few commercial models.
Cord
Chevrolet

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Gillmore Motor Oil
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Match the picture with its brand.
Veedol Motor Oil
Aero Easter Motor Oil
Black Diamond Motor Oil
Gilmore Motor Oil
The Gilmores originally ran a dairy farm, but branched out once oil was found on their property while drilling for water wells. By 1918, they had started to produce and distribute petroleum products including Gilmore motor oil.

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Oldsmobile Do you know what this brand's name is?
Mercury
Ford
Oldsmobile
Founded by Ransom Eli Olds, Oldsmobile was the first company to mass produce automatic transmissions for their vehicles as well as turbocharged engines. The company lasted from 1897 to 2004.
Sunbeam

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Archer Lubricants
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Would it be too much to ask to you name this brand?
Red Indian Motor Oil
Bull Dog Motor Oil
Gold Leaf Motor Oil
Archer Lubricants
As part of the Archer Petroleum Company, Archer oil dates back to 1929. Archer first started out producing oil products for both heavy duty machinery as well as aircraft.

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Cord Motors
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Name this brand.
Cord
Cord vehicles were manufactured between 1929 and 1932 and then from 1936 to 1937. The company was founded by EL Cord and formed part of the Auburn group.
Plymouth
Edsel
Hudson

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Plymouth Which auto product brand can you see?
Hudson
Chevrolet
Plymouth
Formed in 1928 as a division of Chrysler, Plymouth gave the world a number of well-known cars including the Fury (Stephen King's Christine), the Barracuda as well as the powerplant, the HEMI. Sadly, the company was closed down in 2001.
AMC

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Packard Tell us the company's name based on this symbol.
Packard
Founded by the Packard brothers, William and James, this brand produced luxury vehicles from 1899 till 1958.
AMC
Hudson
Sunbeam

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Rambler Vector
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Match the picture with its brand.
Simca
Rambler
The Rambler brand has been associated with the Thomas B Jefferson company from 1900 till 1914, Nash from 1950 to 1954 and finally, AMC from 1954 to 1969. Vehicles with this marque were also produced outside the United States, for instance, in Australia and New Zealand.
Nash
AMC

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BF Goodrich
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Tell us the name of this brand.
BF Goodrich Tires
Akron, Ohio was the center point for the tire industry in the United States with a number of companies, including BF Goodrich, founded there. BF Goodrich was established in 1870 and is one of the biggest tire companies in the world today.
Firestone Tires
Coopers Tires
General Tires

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Continental This picture goes with which brand?
Coopers Tires
Uniroyal Tires
Continental Tires
Continental was founded in 1871 in Hanover, Germany and first produced rubber products including solid tires for bicycles. The famous horse trademark was adopted in 1882
General Tires

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Cooper Tires Which brand is clearly seen in this picture?
Canadian Tire Company
General Tires
Cooper's Tires
The Cooper Tire company was formed in 1920 by Ira J. Cooper. He had prior experience in the industry as part of the Schaefer and Hart tire company. The company became the Cooper Tire & Rubber Company in 1946 and by 2000 had 60 facilities in 13 countries.
Uniroyal Tires

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