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About Quiz # 317: 1906 Tarrant

1906-tarrant-stamp-1The very first answer to our quiz came in from Australia only moments after it was published. Not really a surprise as several of the veteran car clubs in Australia have incorporated an image of a Tarrant (not this one) in their logos. Jury member Peter Ransom wrote: "There were several models and the car depicted on the stamp issued in 1984 is the only survivor. It is a 14-16hp model with a 3.5 litre 4-cylinder engine, probably amongst the last of Tarrant's production. This Tarrant is well-known in Australia, owned since 2002 by the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria and displayed in their premises." After that first response came a flood of correct answers, almost all from Australia, but only a few not from down under, among them very informative ones from Kaspars Dortãns , Fritz Hegemann and Hugh Stiles but in the end we selected as winner Saulius Venclovas from Lithuania, who wrote: "It is a 1906 Tarrant, built by the Tarrant Automobile & Engineering Co. Car was built by two Melbourne men, Harley Tarrant and Howard Lewis". Saulius even included a photo (click main pic) from the Polish book "Dzieje samochodu" Congratulations Saulius! More info about the Tarrant can be found on the website of the Museum Victoria. See read More for all quiz entrants with the correct answers.
(stamp collection editor)

Correct answers came from:

Brendan Walsh
Graeme Jarrett
Fried Stol (jury)
Kaspars Dortāns
Fritz Hegemann
Hugh Stiles
Peter Martin
John Kent
Barry Stalker
Saulius Venclovas (winner)
Michael Hortig
Peter Ransom (jury)
Mike Turner (jury)
Andrew Winter
Jak Guyomar
C. Gillingham

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Jury Member Location Information

Bart Oosterling NL
Bas de Voogd / Rutger Booy NL team
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
Eduard Hattuma NL
Fons Alkemade NL French automobiles
Frans Vrijaldenhoven NL Dutch Automobile Historian
Fried Stol NL
Hans Compter NZ
Harry Schley Germany
Henk Visscher NL Firsts in Car Industry
Ian Hayhurst Canada pre-1916 autos / early Mopar
Ingo Jost Germany German Cars
James Helms USA
João Pedro Gazineu Brazil
John Barringer UK
John Robins UK
Jon Baker Australia
José A. Gómez Argentina
Josef Kubista CZ
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.
Mike Tebbett UK cyclecars
Mike Turner USA
Nicolas Boissier France
Paul Linster L French & Britsh sports cars
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
Rutger Booy / Bas de Voogd NL team
Stuart Penketh Thailand
Theo Castricum NL US cars
Tom Chaney USA
Verner Johnson DK