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About Quiz #393: 1923 Benz Tropfenwagen (UPDATE: now with comments)


About Quiz #393: 1923 Benz Tropfenwagen

That was easy! Twenty one good or partly good answers. Well we expected this in a way but it was heartwarming to see which details came in. Most important of course is the fact that the rer engiens car in fact was the grandfather of the Silver Arrows and todays Formula 1 cars. 

Check back the results and be sure to read the comments of Barrie Down, Kieran White, Yannick Garcia, Stuart Penketh and Kevin Atkinson (see also the fab photos from Austin Harris' collection).  There is much top learn form their answers. So it was a sheer impossible task to judge between the big choice of very good answers and say who was best. However... we asked you to come up with nitty-gritty details that you can't pick up anywhere which many of you did. We mentioned the amazing fact that the car has white wall tires. And Yannick Garcia was the only one to present - together- with a nice detailed answer, also the manufacturer and size of the white walls (Continental Cord)... which made us decide to point him out as winner. Congratulations Yannick, with three wins you are now part of the select group of  pre-war jurymembers. 

Next week a new chance. And today a nasty post-war Puzzle...or is it a Mystery ?

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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