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About Quiz # 347. 1933 Moveo Sports Coupe by Jensen


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Sorry, no Atalanta, no Alvis. It is the 1933 Moveo touring car, by Bert Houlding of Preston. (1929-1933). It looks like this was not too hard ! No less than five competitors came in with the correct make and more or less complete extra information:  Alan Spencer, Hubert Kranz, Roger Harrison, Gerry Barrett, Richard Green, R. Mawer and  jury members Fried Stol plus Stuart Penketh.
As soon as you have the name al kinds of information is readily available on  the web or in books. Yet always keep in mind that our quiz is about the question 'What is it?' referring to the photo. Most competitors came up with information regarding the Make and not as much regarding the car depicted. Only two competitors referred to the bodywork seen. Hubert Kranz with "continental"coupe by Jensen. And Carrick Watson with close couples sports coupe; yet as Carrick is initiator of the quiz, he has to drop off. So in few words: Congratulations Hubert Kranz!
"Bert Houlding's Grandson wrote:  Bert Houlding Sr was my grandfather, and my father was his son, Bert Houlding Jr.
My father was a writer for 'Autocar' on fuel injection matters and more, and also wrote for the 'Manchester Guardian' (as it was then) under the title 'Tunesmith'.
I don't think that either the Toreador or Matador bikes were branded 'Moveo'. This was reserved for two cars which Granddad and his brother Norman built - just as they had jointly built the motorbikes. These bikes and the cars were 'collations' and none the worse for it:
Both brothers were enthusiastic - and successful racers: they were particularly successful on sand races (Morecambe) but they also competed on the Isle of Man. (special thanks to Carrick Watson who came up with the photo and suggested this quiz)

check one Moveo chassis  and Meadows engine mounted here. And the history of the 'three' Moveos known, probably published several decades back.

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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