Buckley Old Engine Show Trivia Contest

Hello Buckley friends,
The following is the next trivia question along with the prior question’s answer, history, and the winner information!!

Question 41:

Gas engines were an important labor-saving machine on the farm from the 1900s through the 1930s. Hundreds of companies made engines with many designs & horsepower ratings. Companies came up with many clever trade names. One of the trade names below is not a real engine name. Which one doesn’t belong?

  1. Three Mile Team

  2. Farmers Friend

  3. Haf-a-Hors

  4. Jack of all trades

  5. Goes like Sixty

  6. Tom Thumb

  7. Kansas City Lightning

  8. Power-All

  9. KracKerJack

The 3rd person to email the correct answers to [email protected]org along with their name and place of residence will win a fun Buckley prize.

Question 40: 

How did the Ford Model T car get the nickname “Tin Lizzie”?

  1. Named after Henry Ford’s dogs “Tin Lizzie”

  2. It was made from recycled tin cans

  3. The nickname came from a Ford Model T race car

  4. It was named after a Ford Motor Company assembly line worker Elizabeth Tinbble

Answer: 3. The nickname came from a Ford Model T race car

History: The Model T Ford was the most influential car of the 20th century. It was priced so that the average American could afford it. The Model T was manufactured from 1908 to 1927 with over 15 million sold. The Ford Model T held the record as the best-selling car in the world until the Volkswagen Beetle beat that record in 1972.

How did the model T Ford get the nickname “Tin Lizzie”? In 1922, a championship race was held in Pikes Peak, Colorado. Entered as one of the contestants was Noel Bullock and his Ford Model T named “Old Liz”. Since Old Liz looked the worse for wear, as it was unpainted and had no hood, many race spectators compared Old Liz to an old tin can. By the start of the race, the car had the new nickname of “Tin Lizzie”. To everyone’s surprise, Tin Lizzie won the race. Having beaten even the most expensive cars at the race, Tin Lizzie proved both the durability and speed of the Model T.

Tin Lizzie’s surprise win was reported in newspapers across the county, leading to the use of the nickname “Tin Lizzie” for all Model T Ford cars. The Model T had other nicknames – “Leaping Lena” and “Flivver” – but it was the Tin Lizzie moniker that stuck.


1922 Ford model T touring car.


The Pikes Peak International Hill climb race is still held today. 1916 to current, 104 years.

This month’s trivia question was inspired by Jess Howe.

Congratulations to Shirley  Booms, Lake City MI who won a 2021 Buckley Calendar for being the 11th person to correctly answer the January 2021 Buckley trivia contest question.


***Trivia Contest Rules***

Each contest announcement will provide the contest details which will include:

  • tractor and engine history related question,
  • number of correct answer required to win (e.g. the 5th correct answer), and
  • contest instructions

To enter contestants must email their correct answer, along with their name and city and state of residence to [email protected].

Each contest will award a fun Buckley prize such as a Buckley t-shirt, coffee mug, or other Buckley related goodies. The prizes will be randomly selected and announced with the posting of the winner.

New trivia questions will be posted monthly. At the end of each contest, the winner’s name, city, and state of residence will be posted on the Buckley website along with the correct answer. The winner will receive an email notification of their win. A person can only win once per year. Only one guess per person per contest. The contest is open to everyone.

Prize fulfillment will be handled by the Advertising Committee. Each winner will be provided with claiming instructions in the winner notification email.

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