Thursday Trivia

Thirsday Trivia

Welcome to Thursday Trivia where we offer up a historical automotive trivia question and you try  and solve it before seeing the answer after the jump. It’s like a History test, with cars!

This week’s question is: What American luxury automaker evolved from a company that made cages for birds and squirrels? 

If you know the answer, make the jump to see if you are correct. And don’t think you’re a bird brain if you don’t.


From How Stuff Works:

An outgrowth of the former George N. Pierce Company of Buffalo, New York — one-time bicycle manufacturer and, earlier, bird cage maker — the Pierce-Arrow Motor Car Company had achieved a position of prominence by the mid-Teens.

Image source: The Old Car Manual Project

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8 responses to “Thursday Trivia”

  1. MVEilenstein Avatar

    My guess is Graham.
    EDIT: Not even close.

  2. P161911 Avatar

    I thought the Packard grill looked a little like an old birdcage. I was wrong.

  3. Van_Sarockin Avatar

    My Throckmorten-Havahart Ironmongery & Delicates WAG wasn't so far off.

    1. stigshift Avatar

      As the owner of a Throckmorten-Havahart Ironmongery & Delicates WAGoneer, I feel your attempt at maligning this fine brand has crossed the threshold of good taste.

  4. Alff Avatar

    This answer is wrong. As a repeat customer of their products, I'm convinced that most Chryslers evolved from something made from bent wire.

    1. P161911 Avatar

      Well, they are now owned by Fiat, which also owns Maserati. Maserati was famous for making bird cages.

      1. longrooffan Avatar

        I came here to post just that. Bird Cage Maseratis are the cat's meow.

      2. mac350 Avatar

        They must have left the cage door open because I can't find the bird in there,
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