Today marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of Chevrolet.
Initially, it was a separate company created by William Crapo Durant (also founder of General Motors) and Swiss-born (and, briefly, Canadian resident) race car driver Louis Chevrolet, which Durant used as, you should pardon the expression, a 'vehicle' for his re-acquisition of The General.
It subsequently became a division of the 'new' General Motors, and shortly thereafter, the best-selling automotive brand name in the world.
We have a feature story on how this all happened in this weekend's Wheels.
But I thought I'd start off the celebration with a wee trivia contest regarding Chevrolet:
I will forgive Canadian singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell anything, because of her incredible body of work.
But do you know what anachronistic error she makes in one of her best-known songs?
First correct answer submitted to my e-mail address ([email protected]) wins - well, I don’t know what, but I’ll find something in my closet with a Chevy bow tie on it…