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About Quiz #373: 1902 Yale Touring

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This Quiz 373 was a jury-members quiz. Four of them - Roger Fields, Chris Paulsen, Ariejan Bos and Fritz Hegeman - all came up with the right answer. Plus two competitors. They all told us this is a 1902/1905 Yale Touring with two cylinders. Ariejan Bos came up with "Beverly Rae Kimes' standard catalog only mentions 2 cylinder engines for all Yale models except for their model F in 1905, which had a 4 cylinder engine. Also the Cycle and Automobile Trade Journal of April 1903 describes the Yale as having a 2 cylinder engine." The two remaining competitors  are Korneel Vanremoortel and a sender who said to be one of the winners of Quiz #300. Korneel points us to the amazing history connected with this specific car, that was bought after April 1902 and sold in August 1904. Reason to buy the car was to train the horses for the noises and smells of motorcars. When reading the story you'll that find the program didn't really work...

We also mentioned the slogan that was used by Yale. Well that was inspiring! This is what came in:
- "The car with the jar and the doubt left out".
- "The prettiest tourer that ever dashed down a country road –a flash of gold and blue, whizzing by with no more noise than a mere musical whirring of the wheels”
- "The simplest, safest and most economical touring car made in America.", „in outline, style and appearance, no other car, at anything like the price, can approach it“
- “Beau Brummel of the road” (this is the line we referred to in the quiz text."
We decided that Korneel Vanremoortel came up with the best answer due to the fact he found the connected history of this specific car. Congrats Korneel! Please send us your T-shirt size and your mail address.

The photo was provided by Rick Nicolaas: "A friend gave me a copy of this photo which I like to share. This photo was taken of John Salchow and Joseph Mann with their Yale car in 1903, Concord, Massachusetts, USA."


#1 2014-07-05 23:54
The story about the problems with the Mary Baker Eddy car overheating are very interesting. The car overheated when new, and all the time the original owner(s) had it. Finally, it was mentioned that the "bumper" became badly damaged, and was removed. Could it be that they did know they had to put WATER in the radiator? It sounds like they didn't even know about the radiator, and thought it was a bumper??!! (This was before the invention of the Owner's Manual.)

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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
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Don Edwards USA US Classics
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Fried Stol NL
Hans Compter NZ
Harry Schley Germany
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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