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What is it? PreWar Christmas Quiz day 2

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For part two of our six day quiz we found a quite handsome side lamp, but as we said yesterday we haven't got a clue if this was fitted originally. This side lamp was mounted on the fender of a very potent and today very much sought after sports car. It was made by a company that started manufacturing aero plane engines and motor cycles. The company is still in business and its heritage can still be found in their logo.
Write down the make, but please DO NOT send us your answer before the last quiz has been published. Of course you can contact us on all other topics, because the PreWarCar offices are always staffed! From the participants with all answers correct, six names will be drawn at random. All six winners will receive the famous PreWarCar T-shirt. Good luck and if you like puzzles, try your hand at the PostWarClassic Xmas Puzzle. Enjoy this holiday season!
 
Saturday, 27 December 2014 Attention: open in a new window. Print E-mail
   

What is it? PreWar Christmas Quiz day 1

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When we are getting close to the last few days of the year it's that time again for our traditional Christmas Quiz. Just like the past few years for six days in a row we are going to show you several images. This time it's only side/driving/turn signal lamps. We realize it's a tricky subject, not every pre-war car was originally equipped with one, and many will be later additions. Therefore we advise you to read our descriptions carefully and also click the picture for a better view, as that might provide some more details. After that it's up to you to guess the make. Everyone, including jury members can participate.

Today is part one of this six part quiz in which you'll see a side lamp that was used on many models, but this first one really isn't too difficult to guess. Not when we tell you that it was fitted on a saloon made by a company that at first made sidecars. Just before World War II the company introduced a model name for this car, which for obvious reasons later became the name of the marque after WWII. The only thing you have to do is to recognize the make, write it down, but please DO NOT send us your answer before the last quiz has been published. Of course you can contact us on all other topics, because the PreWarCar offices are always staffed! From the participants with all answers correct, six names will be drawn at random. All six winners will receive the famous PreWarCar T-shirt. Good luck and if you like puzzles, try your hand at the PostWarClassic Xmas Puzzle. Enjoy this holiday season!

Friday, 26 December 2014 Attention: open in a new window. Print E-mail
   

One day without old cars: Happy Christmas!

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Can you imagine this? Getting transported from a location where you don't live to a place where you don't want to be. Well sorry for being a bit old fashioned. Unfortunately we cannot ask artist Stevan Dohanos, yet we wouldn't be surprised if he had an opinion similar to ours. No matter what, this is a day to cherish, with friends or family or both. Enjoy! Later on we can resume where we left of. Have a wonderful day and evening. 

Thursday, 25 December 2014 Attention: open in a new window. Print E-mail
   

Last minute shopping in Berlin?

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Wouldn't you like to go shopping in a street like this? Not only for the charming pedestrians nearing. Also to see, to hear, to smell the vintage taxis and other motorcars rolling up and down a Berlin street. Berlin was the place to be in the twenties, maybe even more hip and hot than Paris. Like here at 'Unter den Linden' yet still with a French touch.... The German artist Lesser Ury (1861-1931), whose piece, ‘Berlin Street in the Rain’ (1925), must have had a special liking for the street. Here we have nearly the same location in summer atmosphere. To get a better idea which cars were around, except for Mercedes and Citroën, check here in yet another source of Berlin 1925 stock and here (footage.framepool). 

( painter: Lesser Ury /...... / he was quite productive  ; special thanks to Roger Bower)

Wednesday, 24 December 2014 Attention: open in a new window. Print E-mail
   

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