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About Quiz # 273: 1927 MG Super Sports


1927 MG 14/28 Super SportsAlmost all answers were correct in stating that last week’s quiz car was an MG, but then the difficulties started. In fact it is a 1927 MG 14/28 Super Sports, one of the first with the flat radiator instead of the previous models with the Bullnose radiator, just before it was replaced by the 14/40 Mk IV. But by just looking at the photo it’s impossible to tell whether this is a 14/28 or the later 14/40. The real clue about the year was in our mentioning that it had two badges, a Morris one on top and the MG Octagon on the honeycomb. Before 1927 no MG badge was fitted to the radiator and from very early 1928 the Morris badge was omitted. What we also wanted to hear from you was the name Cecil Kimber, who was the father of the MG. (We would have given bonus point to those who mentioned Hubert Charles as he was instrumental in designing these MG models, but alas, nobody mentioned him). From all answers received one stood out above the others, mentioning all that we wanted to hear from you. Congratulations to Jeroen van den Akker on his first win! See ´Read More´ for all other correct entrants. See you all next week with a new quiz!

Jeroen van den Akker (winner)
John Jarrett
Martens Luk
Robb Stewart
Marcus Brundler
Karel Vermeer
Lars-Göran Lindgren (jury)
Bas de Voogd (jury)
Patrick Jacob
John Kent
Ruud de Pater
Kieran White
Jonathan Butler
Mark Lewis
Glenn Reynolds
John Robins
Anders Svenfelt
Al Dray (too late)
Mike Hill (too late)
Jean-Marie Gillen (too late)

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Bob Swanson USA Sports Cars & Racing Cars
Carleton Hughes USA
Ced Pearce South-Africa Ford & Cord
Chris Paulsen USA Brass Era (pre-1916) cars
David Green NZ
Dick Trenk (deceased 2010) USA US cars
Dominique Barbault F French Cars
Don Edwards USA US Classics
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Frans Vrijaldenhoven NL Dutch Automobile Historian
Fried Stol NL
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Harry Schley Germany
Henk Visscher NL Firsts in Car Industry
Ian Hayhurst Canada pre-1916 autos / early Mopar
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James Helms USA
João Pedro Gazineu Brazil
John Barringer UK
John Robins UK
Jon Baker Australia
José A. Gómez Argentina
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Joseph P. McCormick USA
Kit Foster USA US cars 1920-1960, Stanley Steamers
Kjetil Langsaether Norway
Lars-Göran Lindgren S brass era cars
Luke Chennel USA
Marc Fellman Australia
Mark Dawber NZ
Mike Clark GB Vintage Cars.
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Mike Turner USA
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Peter Ransom Australia
Richard Armstrong UK
Radu Comsa Romania
Raul Valkila Finland
Reg Harris Australia Citroën and English cars
Robb Stewart USA early racing and sports cars
Robbie Marenzi Argentina
Roger Fields USA
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Stuart Penketh Thailand
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Tom Chaney USA
Verner Johnson DK