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About Quiz #421 : 1907 Thomas Flyer 4-60 Runabout

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Apparantly Quiz #421 of last Saturday was not impossible to solve , we received 16 answers of which most were correct ( unfortunately three came in too late) in identifying the car as a 1907 Thomas Flyer 4-60 4p. runabout/tourabout/gentleman's roadster. Officially Thomas only offered a 3 passenger runabout, but an extra seat is of course easily added. This specific model was indeed also sometimes listed as a Model 35 (see footnote by Politi in the previous Quiz #420!). Moreover we must not forget that the addition Flyer was not a part of the make name, but that it was a model name and in 1907 restricted to the 60hp models. The smaller 40hp model range was called Thomas 'Forty'.
Edwin Hayslip, Michael Longfield, J. Hughes, David Smallacombe, Jason Palmer, Kaream Elhaddadand plus jury members Lars Goran Lindgren and Robbie Marenzi all identified the car fully correct. So at this stage the details given made the difference, making Michael Longfield the winner, who was the most accurate in describing the car and added: “When George Schuster returned home from the around the world race he had his hand in the chassis refinement of the 4-60 and added an extra 1/4” to the bore pushing the 1909 4-60 models to 573 cu inch”.
Congratulations Michael! Please provide us with your shirt size and mail address to send the PreWarCar T-shirt. 

( special thanks to Mahmoud 'Turbo' Ezzeldin from Cairo who provided the photo, courtesy Mr. Shehab Hossam ) 

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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