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About Quiz # 328: Thomas Built Buses


thomas-bus-328-1We thought that this would be a very easy quiz, as millions of American kids must have ridden this bus to school and back home. Yet only five answers! Sandy Sanders and Manuel Voyages ventured a guess at Bluebird and Ford. Alas, no! Only three jury members -Kit Foster, Stuart Penketh and Fried Stol- came up with the right answer. Kit explains: "Well of course it would be a Thomas school bus. The Perley A. Thomas Car Works, makers of street cars, went into the school bus business in 1936, a market in which, as the Thomas Built Buses subsidiary of Freightliner LLC, it current holds a very large share. I see them every (school) day. From 1956 to 1960, I rode to school on a Thomas bus on a 1956 Ford B750 chassis. Not surprisingly, most Thomas Built Buses are now on Freightliner chassis." Stuart added: "New Orleans is one of the few cities where Perley A. Thomas streetcars can still be found in active service."
Sorry, no winner this time. We wish you more luck next week.

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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