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About Quiz #400: Armstrong-Whitworth


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In last week's quiz  we showed a plan view of an Armstrong-Whitworth 18-22 H.P. rolling chassis produced for the 1909 season and two replies correctly identified the car and both knew about the Wilson-Pilcher manufacture and the company's involvement in ships, locomotives, aircraft and cars, or as jury member Ariejan Bos neatly worded it, "anything as long as it was made of steel."  Ariejan queries the radiator filler and the 1908 article says, " In appearance  the new car differs considerably from the 1908 models. The large filling cap to the radiator in the latter type has been discarded, and a very smart effect is given to the front of the chassis by the neat honeycomb radiator." (Read the whole article here.) He also knew about the Bishop's landaulette.
Commiserations to Richard Fayter who thought it was a Straker Squire, and so we come to this week's champion Kevin Atkinson who not only provided the required information, but also told us how an 18-22 model was first to ( unofficially) climb the Brooklands test hill and that Ross Brawn owns a rare Wilson-Pilcher survivor.

Congratulations Kevin!  Please send us your mail address and T-shirt size and your prize will come your way!

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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