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Postwar X-mas Puzzle 2016: the results!

Thank you very much for all the New Year wishes. Judging from your comments you had as much fun solving the puzzle, as we had putting it together. It wasn’t too difficult, as almost all of the responses were correct. We asked for only the names of the marques that were named after an historical figure, but many also gave us the model names. For those few with incorrect answers this is what you should have found:

The Greek goddess on day 1 was of course Pallas Athena, easy to find with google. Citroën used the model name Pallas on several of its models, for instance the DS and the GS. The Alfredo from day 3 was ‘Dino’ Ferrari, son of Enzo Ferrari, who named the Dino after him. The Spanish conquistador from day 3 was Hernando de Soto. Walter P. Chrysler introduced the Desoto (also spelled De Soto) in 1928 The model name was the high-performance 'Adventurer'. The Sorcerer or The Wizard from day 4 was the nickname of Amedée Gordini, who went to work for Renault. Several hi-performance models carried his name, for instance this Renault Dauphine Gordini. On day 5 we showed you a picture of Willy Messerschmitt who not only designed aircraft, but also the tiny three-wheeler that bore his name. Seen here in racing trim. And the inventor from day 6 was Howard A. "Dutch" Darrin and the shipbuilder’s name was Henry J. Kaiser. Together they produced the Kaiser Darrin, noteworthy for its sliding doors.

Okay, now for the winners… we threw all your answers in the proverbial hat and took them out one by one until we had six winners. They are: Mark Dawber; Phil Seed; Charles Balfe; Heinz P. Spoede; Salvador Claret and Reinhard Bauer.

Congratulations to all! Please send your address (and shirt size!) to info (at) to claim your PostWarCar T-shirt.

(Quiz idea & text Rutger Booy)

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#1 2017-01-07 10:34
Well done, lads!

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