Hey Car Fans! Can You Pick the Car Words to Complete These Song Lyrics?

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J. Reinoehl

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Do you like to work on cars with the radio blaring in the background, or are you just still into the cruise culture? Test exactly how much you know about motor music by taking this quiz!

Fill in the blank: "Little GTO, you're really lookin' fine—three deuces and a four-speed and a ______________."

"Listen to her tachin' up now. Listen to her whine. C'mon and turn it on, wind it up, blow it out, GTO." –"G.T.O.," Ronny and the Daytonas

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Fill in the blank: "There's a world outside every darkened ______________, where blues won't haunt you anymore, where the brave are free and lovers soar. Come ride with me to the distant shore."

Rascal Flatts remade the 1992 Tom Cochran original, “Life Is a Highway.” It was included on the 2006 "Cars" soundtrack.

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Fill in the blank: “Reluctantly crouched at the starting line—______________ in time. The green light flashes, the flags go up. Churning and burning, they yearn for the cup."

"Reluctantly crouched at the starting line—engines pumping and thumping in time. The green light flashes, the flags go up. Churning and burning, they yearn for the cup." –"The Distance," Cake

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Fill in the blank: "My Stingray is light, _____________ (Ooh movin' out now). But the four-thirteen's really diggin' in (Ooh movin' out now).”

“Shut Down” spent 13 weeks on the charts when it was released in 1963. It was part of the album "Surfin' USA."

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Fill in the blank: "I got a sixty-nine Chevy with _____________."

"I got a sixty-nine Chevy with a 396, fuelie heads and a Hurst on the floor. She's waiting tonight down in the parking lot outside the Seven-Eleven store." –"Racing in the Street," Bruce Springsteen

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Fill in the blank: "Low rider don’t use ____________."

“Low Rider” was written by Jerry Goldstein, and it was recorded in 1974. Charles Miller did the vocals for it. The song was first featured in the movie "Up in Smoke" with Cheech and Chong in 1978, but has since been in several movies.

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Fill in the blank: "I'm the General Lee, _________."

“I'm the General Lee, a piston pumpin', steel belted cavalry. I'll never let you down when you're riding with me. Buckle up and I'll show you what I mean.” –"The General Lee," Johnny Cash

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Fill in the blank: "(I can't drive) 55, uh. When I drive that slow, you know it's hard to steer, and I can't get ________________."

Sammy Hagar, singer of "I Can’t Drive 55," is actually a gearhead with a collection of nice cars. Some of his cars have been featured in such magazines as "Hot Rod," "Car Talk" and "Motor Trend."

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Fill in the blank: "I guess I should've known by the way you ________________ that it wouldn't last."

"I guess I should've known by the way you parked your car sideways that it wouldn't last. See, you're the kinda person that believes in makin' out once—love 'em and leave 'em fast.” –"Little Red Corvette," Prince

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Fill in the blank: "Fuel ________________, burning hard, loose and clean."

James Hetfield of Metallica is another musician/car enthusiast. He has had a few custom cars built by Rick Dore.

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Fill in the blank: "Well I'm not braggin' babe, so don't put me down, but I've got _____________."

“Well I'm not braggin' babe, so don't put me down, but I've got the fastest set of wheels in town. When something comes up to me, he don't even try, ‘cause if I had a set of wings, man I know she could fly.” –"Little Deuce Coupe," The Beach Boys

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Fill in the blank: "Get your ______________. Head out on the highway. Lookin' for adventure, and whatever comes our way."

"Born to Be Wild" is sometimes considered one of the first heavy metal songs, and its phrase, “heavy metal thunder,” is credited with naming the genre.

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Fill in the blank: "Nobody gonna take ______________. I'm gonna race it to the ground."

"Nobody gonna take my car. I'm gonna race it to the ground. Nobody gonna beat my car. It's gonna break the speed of sound.” –"Highway Star," Deep Purple

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Fill in the blank: "____________, I think you better slow your mustang down."

Mack Rice, who wrote "Mustang Sally,” just passed away in 2016 at the age of 82. Although Rice was a singer who first recorded it, Wilson Pickett’s version, recorded a year later in 1966, is the one that rose to the top of the charts.

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Fill in the blank: "Eighteen wheels and a dozen roses, ten more miles on his four day run, ______________ and he'll spend the rest of his life with the one that he loves."

"Eighteen wheels and a dozen roses, ten more miles on his four day run, a few more songs on the all night radio, and he'll spend the rest if his life with the one that he loves. They'll buy a Winnebago; set out to find America; do a lotta catchin' up a little at a time." –"Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses," Kathy Mattea

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Fill in the blank: “The little things I could get in my big lunchbox: like nuts, an' bolts, and ______________."

Johnny Cash spent time in prison for trespassing and broke his toe when he tried to kick the jail bars to escape. He recorded one of his albums live while doing a concert for the San Quentin inmates.

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Fill in the blank: "I've been drivin' all night, my hand's ____________. There's a voice in my head that drives my heel."

"I've been drivin' all night, my hand's wet on the wheel. There's a voice in my head that drives my heel." –"Radar Love," Golden Earring

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Fill in the blank: "Keep your foot hard on the pedal, son never mind them___________."

"East Bound and Down" by Jerry Reed was on the soundtrack for the movie, "Smokey and the Bandit." He wrote the song in one night for the film.

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Fill in the blank: "I saw Maybellene in a Coupe de Ville, a Cadillac a-rollin' on the open road. Nothin' will outrun my ___________."

"I saw Maybellene in a Coupe de Ville, a Cadillac a-rollin' on the open road. Nothin' will outrun my V8 Ford. The Cadillac doin' about ninety-five." --"Maybellene," Chuck Berry

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Fill in the blank: "My pappy said, 'Son, you're gonna' drive me to drinkin', if you don't stop drivin' that ___________.'"

“Hot Rod Lincoln” was originally written in 1955 as an answer to “Hot Rod Race” and re-released in 1959. The 1972 version by Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen was the most popular.

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Fill in the blank: "I strip away the old debris that hides a shining car, a brilliant red __________ from a better vanished time."

"I strip away the old debris that hides a shining car, a brilliant red Barchetta from a better vanished time. We'll fire up the willing engine, responding with a roar. Tires spitting gravel, I commit my weekly crime." –"Red Barchetta," Rush

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Fill in the blank: "So, bye, bye Miss American Pie. Drove my _______________."

Don McLean was always ambiguous about the meaning behind his iconic song, but the handwritten notes that offered insight into it were put up for auction in New York in 2015. They sold for $1.2 million.

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Fill in the blank: “I heard him cry for Mama up and down the hall. Then I heard a bottle break against the bedroom wall. _____________ made an eerie sound."

"I heard him cry for Mama up and down the hall. Then I heard a bottle break against the bedroom wall. That old diesel engine made an eerie sound when Papa fired it up and headed into town." –"Papa Loved Mama," Garth Brooks

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Fill in the blank: "The revenuers chased him but they couldn't run him down. Each time they thought they had him his__________.”

Robert Mitchum (1917-1997) was a star of film noir, like "Cape Fear" and "Out of the Past." However, he frequently sang his own parts in his movies and released a few records ,as well as single songs like “The Ballad of Thunder Road.”

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Fill in the blank: "Switchblade 327, someone was calling his name. All he could hear was _________."

"Switchblade 327, someone was calling his name. All he could hear was his engine and the sound of the pouring down rain." –Switchblade 327, Brian Setzer

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Fill in the blank: “In a flat Forty-One with my strat ___________.”

ZZ Top members Gibbons and Hill began growing their beards in 1979. Gibbons had a lifelong hot rod fixation. The early days of MTV showed an iconic 1933 Ford Eliminator coupe in all their videos.

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Fill in the blank: "Click clack, open up the door, girls. Click, clack open up the door, boys. Front door, back door, clickety clack, ______________."

"Click clack, open up the door, girls. Click, clack open up the door, boys. Front door, back door, clickety clack, take you riding in my car.” –"Riding in My Car," Woody Guthrie

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Fill in the blank: "I was cruisin’ in my _________________ late one night, when an XKE pulled up on the right."

Jan and Dean wrote “Dead Man’s Curve” in 1963. On April 12, 1966, Jan was in an accident on Whittier Drive in Los Angeles. Although this isn’t the “Dead Man’s Curve” referenced in the song, it is in the same neighborhood.

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Fill in the blank: "So, ladies, (Yeah?) Ladies (Yeah?), if you want to roll in my _________."

"So, ladies, (Yeah?) Ladies (Yeah?), if you want to roll in my Mercedes (Oh, yeah!), then turn around, stick it out! Even white boys got to shout: Baby got back!” –"Baby Got Back," Sir-Mix-a-Lot

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Fill in the blank: "Well, this car could be systematic, hydromatic, ultramatic. Why it could be Greased Lightning! (Greased lightning!) We'll get some _____________."

In the stage production of "Grease," Kenickie sang “Greased Lightning.” One of the conditions Travolta had the director agree to was allowing him to sing the song if he accepted the part.

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Fill in the blank: "Well honey it ain't your money 'cause baby I got plenty of that. I love you for your ____________."

"Well honey it ain't your money 'cause baby I got plenty of that. I love you for your pink Cadillac, crushed velvet seats, riding in the back, cruising down the street.” –"Pink Cadillac," Bruce Springsteen

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Fill in the blank: "And she'll have fun, fun, fun, 'til her daddy takes ___________."

Love and Wilson wrote "Fun, Fun, Fun" for the Beach Boys in 1964. There are many other songs from the ‘60s and ‘70s that were recorded but not released and remain in an archival state.

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Fill in the blank: "It was me and the posse with Bunny D. We were cruising in __________."

"You know, the ones with the cars that go [boom]. I hear ya! Hit it. It was me and the posse with Bunny D. We were cruising in the Jags and the Lamborghini, when lo and behold, there appeared a mirage. He was hooking up a car in his daddy's garage." –"Cars That Go Boom," L’Trimm

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Fill in the blank: “There in the road, up straight ahead, _____________."

Frank and the Cavaliers recorded “Last Kiss” in 1964. When Pearl Jam rerecorded the song in 1998, it rose to number two on the charts (the same spot it rose to in 1964) and became the highest charting song they did.

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Fill in the blank: "Jack he's gonna be a football star. Diane debutante ___________."

"Jack he's gonna be a football star. Diane debutante in the back seat of Jacky's car." –"Jack and Diane," John Mellencamp

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