Curbside Classic Clue

Curbside Classic Clue
The ’64 Datsun pickup had you guys stumped good, but I could tell you were working hard. There were some really good shots at an obscure vehicle. I&rsq…
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Curbside Classic Clue
The good old simple days, when a couple of knobs pretty much took care of everything a dashboard had to offer. Take your time with this Clue, because I&rsquo…
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Curbside Classic Clue
We (you?) had so much fun with the Ultra Van’s undersides, we’re going to do it again. I’m sorry nobody guessed the Silversides bus, but I&…
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Curbside Classic Clue
You’re back on a winning streak (of one) with the Civic wagon. poltergeist unveiled it within about 30 minutes; congratulations. Now let’s see if…
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Curbside Classic Clue Plus Bonus Clues and Outtake
Is the Clue too hard or is it too easy? Is the Clue too hard or is it too easy? Is the Clue…that’s what haunts my dreams at night (I guess thing…
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Curbside Classic Clue
Sorry; I was so engrossed in writing Tuesday’s CC that the time got totally away from. Well, it is that kind of car. I also have to apologize for turni…
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Curbside Classic Clue
As is often the case, owners of the Clued CC have a substantial advantage. But when the very piece of sheet metal is sitting in the next room for handy refer…
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Curbside Classic Clue
We had an ultra-impressive win with the Ultra Van; congratulations Joe McKinney! Send me your snail mail address if you want to claim the promised gold star.…
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Curbside Classic Clue
It took a while, but the VW Fastback’s trunk eventually was identified, and as I predicted, it was by an owner. Congratulations to Jimal. Now here we h…
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Curbside Classic Clue
I showed a big chunk of the Clipper Coupe’s roof line, and jpcavanaugh got it right away. Congratulations. Now here’s something where google like…
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Curbside Classic Clue
Well, let’s not totally forget the CC Clue. Reshuffled priorities means that the Clue will appear more randomly than like clockwork. But here it is, so…
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Curbside Classic Clue
Here we are again, ready to use those certain special brain cell synapses that were created by spending way too much time looking at cars when we shouldn&rsq…
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Curbside Classic Clue
Since we had so much fun with body cavity openings lately, let’s do another. This one looks like it may have contracted some nasty disease, though, so…
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Curbside Classic Clue
Whoops; I’m way late. Sorry. But a virus or something ate my CC for Tuesday, and I’m up late rewriting it from scratch. Fun! Late or not, I do ha…
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Curbside Classic Clue (Updated With Bigger Picture)
(Update: well, I like stumping you, but not that much. Does this bigger picture help?)The ’92 Tempo Coupe’s “grille” stumped you clue…
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Curbside Classic Clue
The Turbo Sprint’s rosy-pink intake orifice certainly got everyone’s attention, if not the kind that helped them guess what it was attached to. B…
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Curbside Classic Clue
The 240SX kept the guessing going for a while, but DenverMike nailed it. Congratulations! On to the next clue.
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Curbside Classic Clue
The wire wheel didn’t throw you guys one bit; well, some of you. starman got it right (the exact year didn’t apply in this case), beating hank wi…
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Curbside Classic Clue
I sure hope my suggestions about how to keep the Clue fresh for later participants didn’t dampen enthusiasm too much and was the reason we only had fiv…
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Curbside Classic Clue
The Rambler American Clue generated very diverse guesses, but Dr. Lemming’s “quick and wild guess” was right on. Congratulations. Ready, se…
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Curbside Classic Clue
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…
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Curbside Classic Clue
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…
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Curbside Classic Clue
Vacation or not, the CC show goes on. Autojunkie nailed the 442; congratulations. Now nail this one; but not too quickly, please.
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Curbside Classic Clue
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. Nothi…
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Curbside Classic Clue
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…
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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 tklock…
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Curbside Classic Clue
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?…
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Curbside Classic Clue
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 thi…
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Curbside Classic Clue
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 we…
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Curbside Classic Clue
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 eso…
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Curbside Classic Clue
Progress! It took all the way to the second guess to reveal the identity of the Mitsubishi van. Congratulations yoribe1. Well, it can’t get much worse…
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Curbside Classic Clue
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 li…
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Curbside Classic Clue
Well, my attempt at slowing you down was totally futile. And (to my knowledge), we have a double winner: tklockau won for the second time in a row. Must try…
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Curbside Classic Clue
Sorry about the small photo, but I’m desperate to slow you guys down. The winner of the Celica Clue was tklockau, who’s guess of a “small b…
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Curbside Classic Clue
Well, the ’61 Lark was called a ’64 Lark by mikey on the first guess. That gives him a share in the honors, but since the ’64 had a fairly…
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Curbside Classic Clue
I just never know: is the clue too easy or too hard. The last one certainly was (too easy), and Educator(of teachers)Dan, who asked for the Fifth Avenue, nai…
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Curbside Classic Clue
Sinisterman called out the K-car, and quite quickly at that. I knew those seat belt holders would be a big give-away. My usual CC gig is now Tuesdays and Thu…
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Curbside Classic Clue
The classic front bench seat, affording seating for six (well, usually there was a bench in the back too, but not always). But just how often was it used? My…
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Curbside Classic Clue
Here’s some interesting automotive op-art to contemplate. Meanwhile, kudos to DaveWest for nailing the Cimarron, with this well executed comment: A Cad…
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Curbside Classic Clue
Without giving too much away, let’s just say that this little guy’s expression perfectly captures the theme of today’s CC, and why I’…
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Curbside Classic Clue
Eggcrates, so many eggcrates. What a popular material to fill in the blank spaces. Now which car did this one come from? As usual, it’s either going to…
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Curbside Classic Clue
Let’s try something a bit different here. This interior shot means that google is not going to be your friend. On the other hand, anyone who’s ev…
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Curbside Classic Clue
The very difficult indeed Valiant rear vertical trim clue had a very worthy winner in Dr Lemming. Congratulations. Now this is vertical too, and it probably…
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Curbside Classic Clue
I did it! I managed to make the last clue for the ’67 Electra convertible hard enough. Or was it the fact that the red taillight lens looked black beca…
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Curbside Classic Clue
Must make Clue harder, must make clue harder…did I succeed? Probably not. You guys are awesome. Jimal hit the Thing on the first guess. Maybe we&rsquo…
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Mystery Car Clue Contest Redo: Pit Yourself Against PN [Contest Over]
It seems obvious that I’m making the CC Clues too easy. So we’re going to do something else here: a replay of a very difficult Mystery Car Identi…
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Curbside Classic Clue
Well, the TR-6 must have been way too easy. Revver had it before my hand fully returned from hitting the “publish” button. I hope this one is goi…
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Curbside Classic Clue
It’s yellow! The recent Ford EXP win probably goes to rocketrodeo, who said “Mercury LN7”. Since to the best of my knowledge, the cute litt…
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Curbside Classic Clue
I apologize for the late hour of this Clue. I work rather, um, organically, and often don’t decide until late in the day or even in the morning what CC…
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Curbside Classic Clue
Last week’s Checker Marathon tailgate was tough enough. And then Dr Lemming has to go and snatch defeat from the jaws of victory with this comment: I&r…
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Curbside Classic Clue (Updated With Rare Clue)
Long time regular TTAC reader/contributor Chuck Goolsbee wins his second VW CC Clue. He nabbed the ’75 Rabbit, and now the Bus/Kombi. I guess it takes…
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Curbside Classic Clue
Regular TTAC reader and prolific commentator (in the best way possible) Robert.Walter gets the win for his guess on the Bonneville. An honorary mention goes…
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Curbside Classic Clue
No, the rusty pair of pliers is not a hint. Or is it?Kudos to one of my favorite CC readers geeber for correctly catching the 1962 Ford Fairlane. Sir, your c…
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Curbside Classic Clue
Well, this looks very familiar to me. Take that as a (rare) hint, if you like. Time to recognize our winners of the last Clue, wich was a two-fer. tklockau w…
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Curbside Classic Clue
Ok, today is a two-fer. Not by design, but this little gold car happened to pop up in the background as I was looking for my Clue. The CC is in the foregroun…
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Curbside Classic Clue
The last clue was a a bit tricky, what with the old round Chevy taillights grafted onto the ’76 (or whatever year) Nova. But Don C came through, and na…
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Curbside Classic Clue
Once again, last night’s clue went too quickly. Within minutes, yoribe called out the MB 240D. Commentator sfdennis1′s correct guess actually app…
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Curbside Classic Clue
Sorry about the lateness of tonight’s clue. You Easterners are probably in bed by now, but the left coasters will take up the slack. Speaking of slack,…
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Curbside Classic Clue
The paint scheme is a big but obvious clue, but today’s cop car theme makes this irrepressible. Today’s Rampage guessing turned into a rampage of…
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Curbside Classic Clue
Good work! majo8 won quadruple points in yesterday’s Clue. No bonus points today, though; just the glory of being the first to id this car. Ready, set,…
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  • C-b65792653 I'm starting to wonder about Elon....again!!I see a parallel with Henry Ford who was the wealthiest industrialist at one time. Henry went off on a tangent with the peace ship for WWI, Ford TriMotor, invasive social engineering, etc. Once the economy went bad, the focus fell back to cars. Elon became one of the wealthiest industrialist in the 21st century. Then he went off with the space venture, boring holes in the ground venture, "X" (formerly Twitter), etc, etc, etc. Once Tesla hit a plateau and he realized his EVs were a commodity, he too is focused on his primary money making machine. Yet, I feel Elon is over reacting. Down sizing is the nature of the beast in the auto industry; you can't get around that. But hacking the Super Charger division is like cutting off your own leg. IIRC, GM and Ford were scheduled to sign on to the exclusive Tesla charging format. That would have doubled or tripled his charging opportunity. I wonder what those at the Renaissance Center and the Glass House are thinking now. As alluded to, there's blood in the water and other charging companies will fill the void. I believe other nations have standardized EV charging (EU & China). Elon had the chance to have his charging system as the default in North America. Now, he's dropped the ball. He's lost considerable influence on what the standardized format will eventually be. Tremendous opportunity lost. 🚗🚗🚗
  • Tassos I never used winter tires, and the last two decades I am driving almost only rear wheel drive cars, half of them in MI. I always bought all season tires for them, but the diff between touring and non touring flavors never came up. Does it make even the smallest bit of difference? (I will not read the lengthy article because I believe it does not).
  • Lou_BC ???
  • Lou_BC Mustang sedan? 4 doors? A quarterhorse?Ford nomenclature will become:F Series - Pickups Raptor - performance division Bronco - 4x4 SUV/CUVExplorer - police fleetsMustang- cars
  • Ede65792611 Got one. It was my Dad's and now has 132K on it. I pay my Mercedes guy zillions of dollars to keep it going. But, I do, and he does and it's an excellent vehicle. I've put in the full Android panel for BT handsfree and streaming with a backup cam.