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Old 02-04-2012, 03:01 PM
 
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If we just post 1 pic at a time i think it should be obvious as to which post we are commenting on.If you correctly name the current car then its your turn to post a pic..
Or you could "quote" the post you're referring to (like I did with yours, here), and then everyone can follow the thread without having to figure out which post you're referring to, no matter how many people have posted pics. Why limit the thread to one pic at a time? Some people, like me, don't have pics of little known vehicles but would like to follow the thread anyway. There's no way to know whose guess applies to what car without following the entire thread, unless that guess is matched to a pic by quoting the post the pic is in.

Is there a reason you don't want to do that?
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Old 02-04-2012, 03:14 PM
 
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Seems to me the idea of the topic is to post a pic of a car then participants guess the make of the car,the one who guesses right usually gets to post the next pic, if every one just posts pics at anytime we'll just have dozens of pics of cars that people will have to comb through pages of posts to see if the answer has been correctly given for any particular car resulting in chaos.
I'd imagine All the pics are coming from Google images so you have the same pics to chose from as any one else..
If you think the theme of the topic would be enhanced by adding more than one pic at a time then by all means throw em out there and when referring to the pic we'll make the appropriate post number apparent in the answers..
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Old 02-04-2012, 03:43 PM
 
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Hint? The world's oldest running car,

Jambo--A few months ago, this same 1884 De Dion-Bouton was touted as "the world's oldest running car", but unfortunately this falsehood is at least partially the result of Nazi propaganda/rewriting history in the 1930s.

What is REALLY the world's oldest running car is one made by Sigfriend Marcus of Austria, circa 1870, and still in the possession of the Vienna Technical Museum. At one time, automotive historians properly credited Marcus as the father of the gasoline-powered automobile.

However, once the Nazis got control of Austria, they wiped out all existing records that they could find regarding Marcus, because he had committed the unpardonable crime of...being Jewish. Once Marcus's name was eradicated, Daimler and Benz, two "good, Christian, Germans" could share the title of "inventors of the gasoline automobile". In reality, Marcus's car predated the vehicles of Daimler and Benz by at least 10 years.

This De Dion Bouton was apparently created contemporaneously with the vehicles of Daimler and Benz, and thus is also at least 10 years newer than Marcus's pioneering vehicle.

The Marcus vehicle would have been destroyed, along with his paper records, if not for the courageous curator of The Vienna Technical Museum. Because he foresaw the intentions of the Nazis, he built a false wall in the museum, and bricked-up the Marcus vehicle behind this false wall. The Nazis never caught on, and sometime in the 1950s, the wall was knocked down and the car was resurrected. It is run very rarely, but at last report, it was still functioning--thus making it the oldest running car in the world!

Automotive History class is dismissed for today!
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Old 02-04-2012, 04:46 PM
 
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Great history Post one up..
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Old 02-04-2012, 05:24 PM
 
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Okay--who can identify this 1956 convertible that was marketed to the super-wealthy?

And, for extra points, can you tell us what it actually was (in a mechanical sense) underneath the skin?



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Old 02-04-2012, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Beaverton, OR
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^^ Is that a Chrysler-Ghia, or something like that?
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Old 02-04-2012, 06:22 PM
 
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In case the above was correct, here is a rear view of the next car to be identified.
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What car is this?-car1.jpg  
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Old 02-05-2012, 04:35 AM
 
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Post 107; Bentley R type circa 1950?

(http://autofastest.com/auto-classic/bentley-r-type-1952-1955/ - broken link)
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Beaverton, OR
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^^ Nope, not a Bentley.

Bigger picture, with side view for more clues.

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Old 02-05-2012, 07:49 AM
 
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Sunbeam Talbot circa 1950?
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