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Robert Emslie October 24, 2014 Mystery Car

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On this date in 1911 Orville Wright rode the brothers’ glider over North Carolina’s Kill Devil Hills for an amazing 9 minutes and 45 seconds. This was a record flight, and one that would stand for fully 10 years.

You’ll be flying high when you solve today’s Mystery Car. Of course to get into the record books you’ll need to identify the make, model, likely engine and year-range too. We won’t even mind if you ask your brother to help.

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Robert Emslie October 17, 2014 Mystery Car

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Happy Friday, everyone. Any big plans for the weekend? No, well then that will give you plenty of time to work out this week’s Mystery Car. Of course, we don’t like for this to be considered work, after all, it should be a nice respite from the daily grind to wind up your work week.

Whether it’s work or play, there’s still some rules by which we’d like you to abide. Please give us the make, model, likely engine, and year-range for full credit and the admiration of your peers. Got that? Okay then, get to work, er… play.

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Robert Emslie October 10, 2014 Mystery Car

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Have you seen this joke about the new Spice Girl? It seems that every year pumpkin pie invades more of our lives, whether it be flavoring our chai lattes, or scented candles and toilet tank sanitizer hockey pucks in our homes.

We’ll have none of that here, and I’d like to assure you that the weekly Mystery Car will continue to be 100% pumpkin spice free. It won’t be rule-free however as we still do require the make, model, likely engine, and year-range for the win. Now, did you want that regular, or decaf?

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Robert Emslie October 3, 2014 Mystery Car

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October is here and we are now officially into Fall, let the hot toddies begin! It was in this month in 1908 (October 1st to be exact) that the first Model T rolled out of Ford’s Piquette Avenue plant in Detroit. That would be the first of more than 15 million such examples that Ford would build over the next 19 years establishing the T as one of history’s most ubiquitous and famous automobiles.

The weekly Mystery Car has no such lofty goals, only to offer you all a bit of simple diversion. We do ask that when you offer your guess of the above vehicle’s identity that you give the make, model, year-range, and likely engine, just because. Get those all right and we can add this one to the history books.

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Robert Emslie September 26, 2014 Mystery Car

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On this date in 1928 the Galvin Manufacturing Company began operations, having incorporated just the day before. It would be two years before their most influential product would be released, the Motorola car radio, which was the first mass-produced radio for automotive use.

We’re glad that you’ve tuned in today for the weekly Mystery Car contest. We would like to ask not only that you provide the make, model, year-range, and likely engine for today’s candidate, but also that you… don’t touch that dial!

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Robert Emslie September 19, 2014 Mystery Car

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Once again the week is done, and I’ll bet you are ready for some fun and frivolity. We save the Mystery Car contest for the end of the work week because it (hopefully) takes some effort, and it being Friday, you’ve probably already checked out from work for the week.

Because of that, you should check out the picture above and let us know if you can correctly identify what car, truck, or hovercraft that is. If you’re not too checked out, remember to include the makemodel, likely engine, and year-range in your answer.

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Robert Emslie September 12, 2014 Mystery Car

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Hey, it’s Joseph Graham’s birthday today. Happy b-day, Joe! As you all know, Graham was, along with his brothers, Robert and Ray, the founder of the Graham-Paige car company. They started the business in 1927, just two years before the Great Depression kicked off, and are probably best remembered for their joint deal with the Hupp Motor Co at the end of the ’30s to build a car based on the body tooling of the late Cord 810/812.

You might not remember that car – the Graham Hollywood – but you can surely identify today’s Mystery Car, right? Be sure when you do, to include the make, model, likely engine, and year-range in your answer in the comments below.

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Robert Emslie September 5, 2014 Mystery Car

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Hey, was that a week or what? For those of us here in the U.S., this past Monday was Labor Day, which represents the unofficial close of summer. We’ve now carefully packed away our white shoes for the season, and are ready for a change in the weather.

One thing that’s not changing is the weekly Mystery Car. We’re keeping the dream alive. If you want to live the dream, then just reply in the comments below with the makemodel, likely engine, and year range of the car or truck pictured above.  Also, those white loafers you wearing? Yeah, let ‘em go.

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Robert Emslie August 29, 2014 Mystery Car

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Today is Charles Franklin Kettering’s birthday. The inventor of the automobile electric starter was born on this date in 1876 which would make him today… very, very, old. To celebrate this momentous occasion we’re offering up this week’s Mystery Car contest. That’s because we couldn’t do pin the bumper on the Cadillac since we’re all out of blindfolds.

Remember to include in your answer below the makemodelyear-range, and likely engine under the hood. Kettering would have wanted it that way, and after all it’s his day.

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Robert Emslie August 22, 2014 Mystery Car

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Just in case you hadn’t noticed, the kids have been going back to school this month. That’s a good thing for harried moms and dads who can’t seem to get anything done when the little tykes are their problem, and not the local PS 8 to 3.  If you fall into that category and are now enjoying a mid-day respite, or are recoiling at the mere thought of children, then please avail yourself of yet another child-fee pastime, the weekly Mystery Car.

Of course while the kids are off learning their ABCs, we’ve already learned that to become the week’s champion, you’ll need to provide the make, model, year-range, and likely engine. Okay, class come to order!

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