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About Quiz #401 : ca. 1910 FL 12-16 HP


1910 FL_12-16hp_automobile_470

As expected not too many competing answers for this pre-WWI competition showing that the knowledge on these cars is dying out. According to the knowledgeable friend who provided the original photo the car on the left is a FIAT the one on the right a Daimler. Jurymember Ariejan Bos agrees on that. All three remaining competitors were right about the make FL and came up with various interesting details. Most correct and explanatory however was the answer from Gerry Barrett who also explained about the British built FL's where the lettering no longer refers to Eiffel, yet to the motto Floreat Lindum of the town Lincoln, which is latin for  'may Lincoln Florish'.  
Congratulations Gerry, you now have entered the illustre row of jurymembers! To all others, next week a new chance with a slightly easier car. Or if you prefer a bit more 'everyday' wheels, check this weekend's Postwar Puzzle. 

(special thanks to a good friend who provided the photograph and background information)

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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