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About Quiz # 349: 1927 Whippet Two-door coach

This quiz wasn't too hard, judging from the number of correct answers. Even if you couldn't identify the wreck, it would have been possible if you recognized the clues in our text. Both "gone to the dogs" and "swift" would have brought you to Whippet, even if there was no running-dog mascot on the radiator. From the correct answers we choose the one by Don Risen, who told us all we wanted to know: "1927 Whippet Model 96, introduced as a replacement for the Overland in July 1926, made by Willys-Overland Company, Toledo, Ohio (also Toronto, Canada for right hand drive exports) and exported cars world-wide. Wheelbase 100 inches, four cylinder, 30 horsepower, water pump cooling, pressure lubrication, sold from $535 to $735. 4-wheel mechanical brakes. 188,000 produced for 1927. This make was a victim of 1929 stock market crash, this brand was replaced by Willys models after 1930. Cannonball Baker drove one in late 1926 from Los Angeles to New York, averaging over 43 miles per gallon." Congratulations Don, with your first win! See Read More for a list of correct answers...
This Whippet we photographed at "Parsons Fruit Stand", located in Keremeos, British Columbia. Apart from the Whippet there's lots of other machinery to enjoy!

Correct answers came from:
John Elema
Alan Spencer
Craig Gillingham
Gerry Barrett
Barrie Down
Tony Sloan
J C Stokes
Anders Svenfelt

And jurymembers:
Peter Ransom
Reg Harris
Fried Stol
Kit Foster
Robb Stewart
Eduard Hattuma

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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