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About Quiz #397: 1905 Compound Model 3


About Quiz #397: 1905 Compound Model 3

This  Quiz #397  was a true challenge for the inner circle of insiders. We wanted to show this car primarily due to its refined 'out of the box' engine concept. This inspired by an article from the hand of Ivan Taylor which will appear tomorrow. Back to the quiz, when you are on the right track you will sooner or later land at the Fountainhead Museum in Alaska. They presumably own the last surviving Compound Car, said to be a 1906 Model. According to jurymember Ariejan Bos that must be a late 1906 model as it has the looks of a 1907 series. Now to avoid confusion the car depicted in the advert above is a 1905/1906 model, so slightly different from the sole survivor. We had seven participants (including jury members) who were at least correct in naming Compound car. Four of those were also correct in the type 'Model 3' and finally three were correct in the year 1905. Be sure to read what our expert competitors wrote which goes way beyond our own knowledge. Special mentioning for Ed La Bounty who in very few words explained the engine: "...3 cylinder, the center one used the exhaust from the other two for additional power like a compound steam engine." In the end two competitors remained very-very close to each other. Korneel Vanremoortel and Kevin Atkinson. So close that by exception we decided to honour both. Congratulations Korneel! Congratulations Kevin! 

Next week a new chance to show your superior knowledge. Or try today's post-war challenge. Today's winners: please send us your mail address and T-shirt size S, M, L, XL, XXL or XXXL and your prize will come your way!

(photos courtesy Fountainhead Museum)

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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