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About What Is It quiz #433: An early 1920's Ryjan

Whatisit quiz #433

Quiz 433 was apparently a quiz for jury members: Peter Ransom, Robbie Marenzi, Alan Spencer, Fried Stol and Yannick Garcia all agreed on Ryjan, and that is indeed what it is. They also agreed on the fact that the car dates back to the early '20s, which is in agreement with the license plate, issued in 1920. However they disagree on the model. Is it an HJ4 or an HJ6 model? And does it have a SCAP or a Ballot engine under the bonnet? Unfortunately the available information is insufficient to solve these matters and we must leave this to future researchers. On the other hand, we now do know that at least one Ryjan has survived!

In the meanwhile we can conclude that despite all of the answers we have no winner, because apart from the above mentioned jury members no correct solutions came in. So PreWarCar-lovers, prepare yourself for the next quiz. Most veteran and vintage cars will be carefully stored in the garage by now, leaving the long winter nights for studying car history: it could make you next quiz's glorious winner!

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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