Category: Curbside Classic Clue
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!
Ed pitched a perfect no-hitter yesterday, with the clue to his hot new love object. And I struck out, once again: the 2002’s distinctive rear tail light trim was instantly identified by vermontwalton, a former owner. I should know better: if you’ve ever washed and waxed a car repeatedly, every detail becomes intimately familiar. So how many out there have rubbed your hands over this detail: does it feel familiar?