November History Quiz

Harry Kennison


Here is this month’s history quiz to test your knowledge of infamous and famous within the Shenandoah Region of the Porsche Club of America:


1.     In 2004 Heat Exchanger editor, Phil Audibert attended a Porsche 356 event at the Collier Collection in Naples, Florida.  One of the four-cylinder 356’s present was the highly modified 356 world speed record holder.  How fast did this Porsche go at the Bonneville Salt Flats in 2003?


A.     114 miles per hour

B.     127 miles per hour

C.     145 miles per hour

D.    168 miles per hour


2.     The 2004 Holiday Party was graciously hosted by Bryce and Gay Jewett at their beautiful Richmond home.  Shenandoah members from Harrisonburg including Howie and Rhonda Dunbrack, Chess and Diane Earman and Andy and Bunny Turner (otherwise known as the “Harrisonburg Bunch”), decided to carpool to the party.  What kind of car did they arrive in and who was driving?


3.     Under the leadership of Rick Ebinger, the 2003 & 2004 Shenandoah President, it is no surprise that there were more Autocrosses than ever before.  Rick, in addition to his job as President has served as the Driving Events Chairman.  Autocross attracted more women willing to test their driving skills against the cones.  Who was the 2004 autocross champion in the ladies’ division?


4.     Who took over the reins in 2005 as the new Shenandoah Club President?


5.     In 2005 Porsche added yet another model to its line-up.  What was it called and what was it based upon?


Bonus Question:  In 2004 twelve Shenandoah members led by Jim Condon, a radio astronomer who works at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory Headquarters in Charlottesville, made the trip to West Virginia to see the massive Green Bank Telescope.  During a behind the scenes tour, Jim explained that the telescope is used to track radio signals emitted by carbon monoxide gas molecules in another other galaxy.  How far away is this galaxy?


A.     24,901 miles away

B.     93 million miles away

C.     746 million miles away

D.    13 billion light years away