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THE PONCHATOULA TIMES, JULY 29, 2010, PAGE 7 How well ,our cars? T MARION FANNALY Florida Parishes Vintage Car Club 1. Is a lower or higher center of gravity usually an aid in handling a car in an emergency situation? 2. Before the days of the seal beam headlamp, what type of lighting was used in automobiles? 3. What is the advantage of an enclosed torque tube drive system in a vehicle? 4. Ford had problems getting approval of the Model A Ford in 1928 - what was the problem? 5. Name the cheapest car built in America immediately prior to World War II? 6. What American company was mainly responsible for the design of world famous Jeep? 7. What company besides Cadillac last offered a luxury limousine to the American car market preceding World War II? 8. In what year did Ford introduce its Mercury models? 9. Name three American cars named for explorers? 10. If you ordered a 1929 model car with a factory radio, chances are that the antenna would be mounted where? ANSWERS pa oq ut.uun opts ao uossBd :topun .qi nsyl "0I ~nb~IAI '~SQ 'I[~ ~'-[ '~l[.tP~0 '~K~3~'-I "6 [opom 696I anaaoIAI poonpoa ui paoli "9 sot.aoS atus PamiO d g 6I po .tm.tq totn[[ oqj, "L uomu:toao oq~ saoqmnu oq~ ut po:ttnbo~ ~uomu~oAo~ oq~ sot.~.qta~j oq~ OA q pt.p Xoq X[olsumao/uQ "pu l tOA0 SXlIt.pA oq/L "9 u oTaomV / XOlSO D / pU ellOA0 SXlITM oq,L "9 s ium, po unom i oo oq , jo OAO.Xdd-e p.tp omos OUT[ OA.LIp Ot[ o~,I~ouod olq U.toq aTp Jo Oq,L qlnq oV OOlO ao oolJo uTqs V "g oAtjooggo o om A[o .ugop st io ao ,uooI oq& "I ysler By McMAHON Times On Wheels Columnist Solid as a bank vault, elegant as any limousine, the 2010 Chrysler 300C is one of those test drive cars I would have like to keep. The hemi-powered rear wheel drive sedan is worth every pen- ny of its $38,010 base price and the optional equipment that brought our test drive model to $43,435 would be hard indeed for any car lover to leave out. I guess I'm still smarting from Sunday's send-off of my two grandchildren by youngest daughter Deirdre and her Mari- ano, because I instinctively cast my eyes first on the govern- ment safety ratings, which the 300C aced. The 300C earned the top five stars in safety for both driv- er and passenger in a frontal crash, equaled by five stars in the side crash tests, and earn- ing four stars in the rollover category. Topping the list is more safe- ty-related equipment, to-wit: advanced multi-stage airbags, plus side curtain airbags front and rear, heavy duty ABS (an- tilock braking system), brake assist, all-speed traction con- trol, and electronic stability program. So now that we know we and our family are safe, let's sit back in the comfortable leather seats and see what goodies come stan- dard on this creation. It is Summer in South Louisi- ana and that means hot like you would find on, say, the surface of Mercury. Get in a car and you are drenched in your own juices before the air conditioner has a chance to cool you down. That PLEASE SEE PAGE 4 By CHRIS O'CONNOR Times On Wheels Columnist For 43,435 dollars a vehicle needs to offer luxury. The Chrysler 300C Hem! preferred package delivers. Once ensconced in the leath- ture controls will lead you to er captain's seats that cushion wonder if the 300C is more com- both front and back row passen- fortable than your own living gers, travelers in this vehicle room. The smoothness of the might well wish the ride would 4-wheel independent touring never end. suspension will cause you to be- Before we discuss how it lieve you never left said cham- handles on the road let us ex- ber in your home. That is, until amine the amenities. The four you see the countryside flying door sedan is equipped with the by courtesy of the big V8's pow- now almost mandatory Sirius erful Hemi engine. satellite radio service. Though The 5.7 liter package in the it is a bit disconcerting to listen model tested by The Ponchatou- to the network's signature star, la Times' Times On Wheels Howard Stern, in such classy team was more than able to surroundings, there are plenty accelerate the sturdy, stylish of other channels to provide 300C onto interstate ramps, musical ambiance commensu- seamlessly merging into traffic. rate with the tasteful appoint- Amazingly, an even bigger ments of the interior. 6.1 liter configuration is an op- The cushiness of the uphol- tion. Unless you are towing a stery and individual tempera- PLEASE SEE PAGE 3 I I' modet yea - end , EVERY REMAINING 2010 FORD HAS BEEN CLEARANCE PRICED! 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