leBolide 2020 Contest
The leBolide 2020 contest is over
You've been waiting for them. As promised, here are the answers to the 29 questions of the leBolide 2020 contest and the names of our five winners.
We organised this competition to try to sensibly occupy the period of lockdown caused by the damn Covid-19 virus, with the aim of increasing our notoriety. Goal achieved! A few thousand of you took part and subscribed to our newsletter. We have also received many compliments about the questions asked: varied, funny, interesting, surprising, intelligent..., we are blushing! The scores range from 6 to 29/29. Whatever your score, we hope you had a good time with us and perhaps learned something in the process. Now that things are getting serious and the auctions have started on leBolide, we would of course be delighted if you thought of us when selling or buying a car 😊
Thank you all and congratulations to the winners!
Jeremy Barré, Asnières-sur-Seine
Score : 29/29 Reply form sent at 12h04’28’’ on the 06/06/2020 « I had a lot of fun participating and learned a lot in the process »
Thomas Kuhn, Epinal
Score : 29/29 Reply form sent at 20h21’45’’ on the 06/06/2020 « With my best wishes for a successful first auction round on leBolide.com »
Ludovic Ropars, Houilles
Score : 29/29 Reply form sent at 22h15’52’’ on the 06/06/2020 « The whole family answered the questions and we spent quite a bit of time on some of them »
Bruno Poulain, Sainte Nathalene
Score : 28/29 Reply form sent at 12h04’41’’ on the 06/06/2020 « I wish the best to your project and thank you again for the very well-done contest »
Barbara Mathé, Gonesse
Score : 28/29 Reply form sent at 12h07’22’’ on the 06/06/2020 « The car of my dreams is a Mini cabriolet Arc de Triomphe »
William 'Bill' Motta was for many years the art director of the American magazine Road & Track. However, he was above all an artist. This large painting shows the reflection of an MG TC in the door of a red convertible. Identify its make and model.
1. Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS cabriolet
2. Ferrari 365 GTB/4 spyder
3. Jaguar E-Type roadster
4. Maserati Ghibli spyder
Ford had developed the GT40 to beat Ferrari in endurance events. A film has recently retraced this successful epic from 1966. The n° 1 on this photo, exhibited at Pebble Beach, is the winner of the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1967. But what does the '40' mean in GT40?
1. The unit engine displacement in cubic inches
2. The internal code number assigned to the project
3. The height of the car in inches
4. None of the above
Giorgetto Giugiaro was named 'Designer of the Century' in 1999. He started his practice before computer-aided design and drew by hand, using mostly a ruler kit. Here he poses in his personal museum in front of one of his works. What name did he give to this model?
1. Asso di Picche
He is a little bit like the Bugatti of the motorbike and, being an artist at heart, could not imagine that an ugly-looking piece could fulfil its role. The music of his two-stroke two-cylinder engine from the fifties remains unequalled! What is his name?
1. Alberto Garelli
2. Giuseppe Gilera
3. Carlo Guzzi
4. Donnino Rumi
Karl Abarth, born in Austria but naturalized Italian and renamed Carlo, will leave as a legacy a line of high-performance cars, most often based on small or medium sized Fiat or Simca engines. However, it was the manufacture of accessories that allowed him for a long time to satisfy his passion for racing. What was his specialty?
1. Odometers and tachometers
2. Alloy wheels
3. Exhaust systems
4. Steering wheels
The Jeep developed for the US Army is an all-terrain vehicle whose name origin remains a mystery. Some refer to the English pronunciation of GP (for General Purpose), others to the initials of Just Enough Essential Parts. In any case, in order to obtain a sufficient number of machines, the construction was attributed to several manufacturers. In the list below, which one was not part of them?
This Miura in the limelight at Pebble Beach is the Miura from the movie ‘The Italian Job’ - not the one that crashed inside the tunnel and is pushed into a ravine, but the one that climbs the pass before entering the tunnel (these are two different cars!). Question: what is this pass?
1. Futa pass
2. Grand-Saint-Bernard pass
3. Mont Cenis pass
4. Stelvio pass
Can an automobile be considered a work of art? Opinions differ. The most reticent argue that an object with a practical function, however beautiful it may be, falls outside the scope of art. The Futurists, however, had declared the automobile 'more beautiful than the Victory of Samothrace'! Some modern art museums have opened their doors to it. Which museum has included this Lotus 25 in its collections?
1. Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
2. Tate Modern, London
3. Moderna Museet, Stockholm
4. Museum of Modern Art, New York
The Italians call ‘mascherone’ the wooden skeleton on which the panel beaters adjusted the metal to form the different parts of a body. Just like the 'solitary' cars -because they were unique- that resulted, these rare objects are now sought after. Pininfarina has created some that are true sculptures. Which model was born on this one?
1. Ferrari 512 S
2. Ferrari Modulo
3. Ferrari P5
4. Ferrari P6
Taken during a concours at Schloss Dyck, this photo illustrates the driver Jochen Mass at the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL roadster first owned by a great German champion who raced for the brand. Who was he?
1. Manfred von Brauchitsch
2. Rudolf Caracciola
3. Hans Herrmann
4. Karl Kling
Colin Chapman, the brilliant engineer who founded Lotus, kept saying 'Simplify, then add lightness'. This 'special', as the British love them, rose to the challenge. Based on an Elite with some of its elements incorporated, it is indeed even lighter. What is the brand?
We'll soon know the winner of the leBolide 2020 contest, just as the guests at the Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award, awarded each year to a car that has won Best of Show in one of the world's leading concours, will discover the car still hiding under its cover before it is unveiled. What is its brand?
1. Alfa Romeo