Directions: Pop Quiz! How Well Do You Know the ‘Deuce’?

Directions: Pop Quiz! How Well Do You Know the ‘Deuce’?

Photos courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

Nicknamed the “Deuce,” the 1932 Ford became the model hot rod — the symbol of youthful automotive enthusiasm and American ingenuity. Offered as the first mass-produced V8 engine, Ford’s Flathead cars created the foundation for vehicle personalization and customization.

This year, Ford Motor Co. and ’32 Deuce hot rodders, enthusiasts and auto fans are celebrating the 75th anniversary of this robust and adaptable machine with various events across the country.

An icon of American Pop Culture, the Deuce has influenced our music, films and auto racing. But how well do you know the Deuce? Take this Deuce Pop Culture Pop Quiz to see if you truly are a Deuce enthusiast.

Answers below.

1. Finish this lyric from the Beach Boys song “Little Deuce Coupe,” by Brian Wilson and Roger Christian:

“Well I’m not braggin’ babe so don’t put me down; But I’ve got the fastest set of wheels in town. When something comes up to me he don’t even try; Cause if I had set of wings man I know she could fly. She’s my little deuce coupe; __________.”

A) She is all that I want
B) You don’t know what I got
C) And is she running hot
D) Man that coupe hits the spot

2. Another Beach Boys song that honors Ford’s Deuce Coupe was:

A) Fun, Fun, Fun
B) Still Cruisin’
C) 409
D) The Ballad of Ole’ Betsy

3. On May 23, 1934, which legendary bank robbers were ambushed and gunned down in their stolen 1934 Ford V8 sedan?

A) The Games Gang
B) Bonnie (Parker) and Clyde (Barrow)
C) The Barker-Karpis Gang
D) John Dillinger and George “Machine Gun” Kelly

4. Which hot-rodder enthusiast’s ’32 Ford Coupe graced the cover of the Beach Boys’ 1963 Little Deuce Coupe album cover ?

A) Car customizer George Barris
B) Auto designer Edsel Ford
C) Dearborn-raised Clarence “Chili” Catallo
D) Rat Fink artist Ed Roth
E) NHRA founder Wally Parks

5. A stock Flathead engine used in a new 1932 Ford V8 was rated at ___ horsepower.

A) 45
B) 55
C) 65
D) 75

6. A new 1932 Ford Coupe with a V8 Flathead engine back then would set you back about _________ .

A) $380
B) $490
C) $575
D) $880

7. Which rock band’s emblematic car “Eliminator,” a 1933 Ford three-window coupe hot rod, was featured on their album cover and in their music videos?

A) ZZ Top
B) The Allman Brothers Band
C) The Fabulous Thunderbirds
D) .38 Special
E) Marshall Tucker Band

8. Musician Bruce Springsteen’s lyrical homage to the Flathead Ford, “Revved up like a Deuce, another runner in the night” is featured in which song?

A) Born to Run
B) Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
C) Thunder Road
D) Blinded By The Light
E) Racing in the Street

9. Which movie is credited with bringing hot rodding back into popular culture?

A) Eddie and the Cruisers
B) Grease
C) Gone in 60 Seconds
D) American Graffiti
E) Van Nuys Blvd.


1. B) You don’t know what I got
2. D) The Ballad of Ole’ Betsy
3. B) Bonnie (Parker) and Clyde (Barrow)
4. C) Dearborn-raised Clarence “Chili” Catallo
5. C) 65
6. B) $490
7. A) ZZ Top
8. D) Blinded By The Light
9. D) American Graffiti

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