Our nostalgia quiz this week focuses on stars and their cars in Manchester, ranging from George Best and Ken Dodd to Sandie Shaw and Mick Jagger.
How well do you remember them? Why not test your knowledge and compare your score with friends?
Many of the questions in our quizzes are based on Clive Hardy’s Around Manchester books on the 1950, 60s and 70s.
The books are on sale for £14.99 including postage and packing. Just go to inostalgia.co.uk or ring 01928 503777 to place your order.
Watch out also for Clive’s new book, The Home Front – Britain 1939-45. It’s packed with unmissable images from World War II, many from the North West.
Manchester United winger George Best, pictured, drove a sporty Iso Rivolta at the height of his football fame in December 1969. But for which club did he play his final match in 1984?
The Iso Rivolta, capable of 160 mph, was a brute of a machine with a 5.4 litre Chevrolet engine. By contrast, which tiny bubble-car did Iso also manufacture?
Rolling Stones’ lead singer Mick Jagger, pictured, drives away after recording ITV’s Scene at 6.30 in Manchester in March 1965. How many Stones’ albums have gone to Number One in the UK charts?
In what year was the world-renowned Mini, designed by Sir Alec Issigonis, launched in the UK?
England World Cup hero and Manchester United midfielder Nobby Stiles, pictured, is having a spot of bother with his Austin 1100 after training. Which club did Stiles join after leaving United in 1971?
Nobby’s Austin 1100 and the Morris 1100 formed the popular ADO16 range. How many ADO16s were sold during the marque’s production lifetime from 1962 to 1974?
Comedian Ken Dodd and singer Sandie Shaw used a vintage car as a prop while filming Doddy’s Music Box in Manchester in 1967. In the same year Shaw won the Eurovision Song Contest with which tune?
Designed by Ferdinand Porsche, the original VW Beetle first went into production in 1938 and was built at plants throughout the world until 2003. How many Beetles were produced in that period?
Coronation Street character Dennis Tanner took the wheel of a Triumph Spitfire in 1965 when he filmed a rally scene with girlfriend Caroline Critchley, played by Amanda Reiss. Which actor portrayed Dennis Tanner?
The Triumph Spitfire sports car was in production from 1962 to 1980. Which famous rock star said it was his early ambition to own one?
📍 Manchester Town Hall, 7th November 1986.
A blaze of lights illuminates Manchester Town Hall, which is topped by a huge Santa Claus and sleigh. Who's looking forward to Christmas festivities in Manchester this year?
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