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About Quiz # 351: Oméga-Six


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Shown above is the 6-cylinder single-overhead-camshaft engine of the Oméga-Six. Looks a bit like a Hispano-Suiza? Quite possible as its designer used to work for that company before joining Oméga. We received several answers correctly identifying our quiz car as the French Oméga-Six. Yet the information we sought from you was given by only four contenders: Kieran White, Henk Oost, Hubertus Hansmann and Nicolas Brondel. All four mentioned Jules Daubeck as the founder of Oméga in 1922 and Gadoux as the engineer. Reading their answers we decided that Kieran White supplied all we wanted to know and therefore he's the winner of this quiz. Congratulations Kieran! See Read more for his answer plus the list of other entrants.

Winning answer by Kieran White: "Omega-six, founded by Jules Daubeck, designed by ex Hispano man Gadoux hence a 2914c s.o.h.c. 6 cyl fixed head engine, torque tube and two speed rear axle. Produced 122 bhp at 4300rpm and capable of 106mph in standard shape. Built in Boulonge-sur-Seine. Ernest Henry designed a twin cam car for the 1924 Le Mans but it was not raced.

Other correct answers came from:
Henk Oost
Hubertus Hansmann
Nicolas Brondel
Pieter Veenje
Jorge Canepa
Becret Jean Pierre
Branislav Sudjic
Martin B

Plus jury members
Robbie Marenzi
and
Marc Fellman
.

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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