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Screw It, We’re Doing A Car Haiku Quiz

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This week, as you may have heard, I’ve been left all alone running the site. I’m happy to do it! Everyone needs breaks, and at some point I’ll need a bit off as well. Of course, there’s this expectation that I’m just gonna go clamshit superbonkers without anyone to watch me, and while I’d deeply love to, the truth is that mostly I’m scrambling to get enough good stories on the site! I have great writers and contributors, as you know, so I’m deeply fortunate there, but it’s still, you know, work. But, right now, I need some quick content, and I’m tired of being all rational and responsible so, fuck it, we’re doing a car haiku quiz!

I did some of these years and years ago at the Old Site, and there’s always something oddly soothing about writing these. Here’s how it works: I’ve written, let’s see, six haikus, and each one is about a specific car. If you want an example, I put one in the top image, about the Subaru 360.

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So, read the haikus and take a guess! I suggest yelling your answer, loudly, after reading each one, especially if you’re in an office or coffee shop or something. Really bellow it out! Or, you can put your guesses in the comments.

I’ll put the answers down below, but no sneaky looking before! Play by the rules! Make your guesses, put them in the comments/yell them, then check! We all cool with that? Good.

Okay, here they are, all following the traditional haiku five syllable/seven syllable/five syllable format. I’ve tried to not make them too hard, and I think all the cars are reasonably well-known. Have at it:

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Rednsudivider

1.

Corrugated look

Like a shed and just as fast

French food truck icon

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2.

Brit charm’s Last vestige 

Framed like a house, all wooden

Somehow still around

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3.

Looks almost modern

Powered by Hamentaschen

Ahead of its time

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4.

Named like the space probe

With the seats that stow, and go 

Bet your mom had one

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5.

Once, it was Morris

Then they took over Delhi 

Big wigs sat in back

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6.

Named for a ticket

Why’s the radio like that?

Does anyone like these?

 

Okay, got it? After you tell us your guesses in the comments, you can click here for the answers. You’ve earned it.

 

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Scott
Scott
11 months ago

1: Citroen 2CV vanette, or whatever they called it. 2CV in front, and a box made of thin, ribbed sheetmetal in back.

2: A Morgan I presume, though no idea which specific one. Weren’t they partly framed of ash?

3: I have no idea. Isn’t hamentashen a three-sided cookie you get at Passover? Or is that just hamentash?

4: Too easy: Voyager. I’d have expected you to use a Star Trek reference for that one Jason! V-Ger or something.

5: Again, I’m stumped. My knowledge of historic British marques isn’t nearly as encyclopedic as it should be. 

6: What car is named ‘for a ticket.’ Was there a Diahatsu Summons that I don’t know about? A Passport isn’t a ticket. Plus, a weird radio? I LIKE odd electronics, but I can’t recall a car known for having an odd radio, let alone one named a synonym for ticket.

OK, I’m posting my feeble guesses. Then I’ll go look at the answers and kick myself a bit. 😉

Added later: even if I give myself a half point for #1, I still fared poorly. Guess I should have known a hamentoshen is Yiddish slang for Dorito (in rotary engines).

Last edited 11 months ago by Scott
M0L0TOV
M0L0TOV
11 months ago
  1. H Van
  2. Morgan
  3. Rotary engine (Mazda)
  4. Plymouth Voyager
  5. Hindustan Ambassador
  6. Named for a ticket….Red Eye?
David Escargot
David Escargot
11 months ago

Got the h van, the voyager and the Hindustan….

Born to go race
Once the fastest four door
Now very expensive

Phantom Pedal Syndrome
Phantom Pedal Syndrome
11 months ago

In rust we trusted
Everything was so busted
Down under we go

Last edited 11 months ago by Phantom Pedal Syndrome
Phantom Pedal Syndrome
Phantom Pedal Syndrome
11 months ago

It comes with four cats
Watch out for Nazi attacks
And Jesus did weep

Phantom Pedal Syndrome
Phantom Pedal Syndrome
11 months ago

Holy grail Jeep

Freelivin2713
Freelivin2713
11 months ago

The easiest part was about the Citation’s radio! And no, no one liked these (My friend in high school painted his to look like a cow)

Phantom Pedal Syndrome
Phantom Pedal Syndrome
11 months ago

Mazda made a few
Will do what you need it to
It rhymes with danger

Alison Chan
Alison Chan
11 months ago

Ford Fuckin’ Ranger!

Phantom Pedal Syndrome
Phantom Pedal Syndrome
11 months ago
Reply to  Alison Chan

I believe that’s the proper way to pronounce it.

Phantom Pedal Syndrome
Phantom Pedal Syndrome
11 months ago

A dead brand rebadge
Factory workers rejoice
Also a sex toy

Phantom Pedal Syndrome
Phantom Pedal Syndrome
11 months ago

Nobody?

Phantom Pedal Syndrome
Phantom Pedal Syndrome
11 months ago

A luxury brand
Three vowels three consonants
Can cross continents

Phantom Pedal Syndrome
Phantom Pedal Syndrome
11 months ago

C’mon this one should be easy.

Col Hathi
Col Hathi
11 months ago

Jaguar?

Phantom Pedal Syndrome
Phantom Pedal Syndrome
11 months ago
Reply to  Col Hathi

Unimog. Not descriptive enough.

Last edited 11 months ago by Phantom Pedal Syndrome
Kody Dagley
Kody Dagley
11 months ago
  1. Citroen HY van!
  2. Morgan cars!
  3. Not sure on this one…
  4. Plymouth Voyager!
  5. Hindustan Ambassador
  6. Don’t know the last one, sadly…
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