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About Quiz #368 Including two very hard to crack eggs!

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The quiz appeared to be very difficult. Not very clever of us to ask year and type as well, while pointing out the makes alone has proved to be difficult enough. Even highly esteemed participating jurymembers (Mark Dawber, Kit Foster, Ariejan Bos) didn't fully agree on the makes of cars in the first row. Let's start with the cars that gave the least problems.
1. 1918-20 Buick Touring
2. Nash or Durant? (see below)
3. 1924/26 Buick Roadster
4. Hupmobile or Auburn or? (see below)
5. 1920/22 Ford Model T Center door Sedan
6. 1924/25 Ford Model T Coupe
7. 1920/24 Hupmobile
8. 1920/23 Ford Model T Coupe

Car number 2 and 4 gave the widest variety in answers. For car number 2 competitors came up with Nash, Durant, Ford and Peerless. Two jurymembers voted for Nash. Ariejan Bos voted for Durant based on these arguments: "...though Nash is mentioned several times (and I must also admit that I didn't consider Nash), the roundness of the top of the radiator shell differs from the quiz picture: the Nash is flattened at the top, the quiz picture is round. If you look at the 1922 Durant, beside the similarity in radiator shape, you may also notice the similarity of the radiator badge." We think Ariejan may have a point here... Both Kit and Mark added that the engine first led them to Nash, yet both concluded that this is the rare Ansted engine as used shortly by Durant
Regarding car number 4. The names that came up: Hupmobile, Auburn, Hudson, Ford, Essex... Two jurymembers agreed on Hupmobile. Yet Kit Foster came up with quite a different view: 1921 Auburn Beauty Six Coupe. Bodyshape and roundness of the rear end are very much alike. However after studying the original photo we found the most characteristic 'H' radiator badge. So in the end only Ariejan Bos was correct in naming all eight cars. Most impressive!

At least on one point the three participating jurymembers agreed. About the winner! Kit Foster, Ariejan Bos and Mark Dawber all vote for Daniel Ruben who produced 7 out of 8 makes correct. Congratulations Daniel! Very well done!


#3 2014-04-27 23:09
Car 2 is definitley a c. 1922 Durant, either 4 cyl A22 or 6 cyl B22
#2 2014-04-27 23:07
No doubt that car no. 2 is a Durant, either 4 cyl A22 or 6 cyl B22
#1 2014-04-26 20:41
Number four is an odd one. Front end definitely model R Hupp but the scuttle and windscreen are not. Number 7 is the std Hupp scuttle and raking windscreen setup. Maybe number 4 got another scuttle and body at some point. Cheers Tony

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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