Find News by Subject:
Before I credit our last winner, I need to repeat some basic CC Clue rules: some folks come to the Clue long after others have already guessed, and possibly identified the car. In order not to spoil it for them, here’s what we’ve previously agreed on: place your guesses, but don’t crow about being absolutely sure of it, and don’t post supporting evidence (links). And if others agree with a certain guess, it’s ok to just say “+1” or “I agree”, but let’s leave it at that. That will let everyone have a shot at it without feeling demoralized ahead of time. And I always recognize our winner the next time around.
Speaking of which, Jimal nailed the Ami Break on the second guess. And though I usually refrain from any hints, let’s just say we’ll give French cars a break for now.
Well, the R4 clue kept you all going for a while. I knew it was very similar to the R5, but not quite the same. Stingray could have nailed it, but self-doubt reared its ugly head. Our winner is Portnoy, from Germany, and a recent addition to the TTAC family. Willkommen!
Well, some of you complained about our wasting bandwidth on such a weak-chested effete little tin box like the R4. So let’s do something more manly; a rugged and macho vehicle thoroughly capable of hauling a family and towing a caravan with its sturdy Euro-style hitch.
Vacation or not, the CC show goes on. Autojunkie nailed the 442; congratulations. Now nail this one; but not too quickly, please.
Impressive indeed; partsisparts matched the LS markings to the I Mark. I was thinking that there was a better than even chance of it not being guessed. Nothing is too obscure for the B&B. Well, I suspect this one might go pretty quickly though. I’m off to bed, so you’ll have plenty of time, if it doesn’t go fast. Savourer!
Well, the Metro’s rear window managed to stump the B&B. How rare is that? Ok, I’m going to give you a consolation prize: a very easy Clue. Or is it?
The fairly generic egg-crate grille of the ’79 Caprice was tough. But we have some remarkable talent playing CCC, and one of the best of them is tklockau, who has won several before. Congratulations are in order.
Today’s clue is a bit different. No, the clue is not my xB in the background. And yes, you are looking at/through a regular production car, not some hippie bus with a glass gunner’s dome from a B17 on the top. Have fun.
Egg crates! The most ubiquitous pattern in…egg storage devices and grilles. Now which year and model car used this particular variation of the theme? Figuring that should keep you out of trouble for a few hours, maybe. Maybe not. The Toyota FJ hubcap kept at least one of our readers involved for some time. At 8:44 PM, the duke got real close, with his Toyota Toyopet guess. Even though I shot that down, the duke did not give up, and at 12:46 PM, he got it! Congratulations; persistence does pay off, sometimes.
Since we’re engaging in a bit of self-reflection, here’s my self image, as caught in a fun-house mirror on a hubcap. Now tell me what vehicle this hubcap is attached to, and you’ll be the big winner!
Speaking of big winners, John Williams gets special mention for not only identifying the Seville, but doing it within the first 60 seconds or less. No exaggeration; I hit the “publish” button, and went to the front page to make sure it was up, and there was his correct guess. The time stamp for both the Clue and his comment are 9:10 PM. Wow. No Google Images for this gentleman. Congratulations.
The ’54 Cadillac’s AC inlet vent stimulated some cool guesswork. I’m a little challenged to say if there’s one winner, since these were used for some time. SOF in training first nailed it for what it is generically. But the duke really nailed it, with his guess of a ’55 Caddy, and the pic to go with it. So I’m going to give him the win, because the angle and other details match up. Congratulations, once again.
Wow; I finally stumped the B&B! Well, I think it has happened before, but it’s been quite a while. The VW 412’s rear ventilation vent was too esoteric to trigger any memories. Or maybe former 411/412 owners have just suppressed their memories all too well. Ok, this is going to be a lot easier, probably way too easy. That’s ok too. Revel in your quick and ready answers!