Monday, March 16, 2015

What Am I? Fuzzy Logic

Welcome to another edition of DT's cure for the Monday morning blues -- What Am I? We find a random picture of a car and you get to guess what it is.  Last week's 1977 Mercury Cougar was quickly located by Chris Keen -- good job, time to find something harder.


As difficult as this should be for any single person, a DT reader quorum should solve this in no time.

Update: Great job Fleetwood T. Brougham for identifying the type of vehicle and then the actual car, this 1998 Winnebago Rialta 22R base on the VW Eurovan found here on eBay.

65 comments:

  1. Fleetwood T. BroughamMarch 16, 2015 at 10:50 AM

    That's a VW Eurovan....switchgear is a giveaway.

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    1. Or to be less niche---could be a Transporter too.

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    2. Or to be less niche---could be a Transporter too.

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    3. I was going there too, looks like some of the bits in my Golf...

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  2. Fleetwood T. BroughamMarch 16, 2015 at 10:57 AM

    Ahhh, ok, I see I needed to be more precise. It's a 1998 Winnebago Rialta

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    1. Very nicely done. But this is driving me nuts: What's going on with the thumb-lock button on the A/T lever? Is it reversed? Is that a thing?

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    2. You're right. That's seriously freaky. The seats weird me out, too. Those are some ugly seat covers.

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  3. Solved in 27 minutes, we need a new question!

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  4. What's been the hardest to guess "What Am I" so far?

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    1. I think the Isuzu Impulse took more time than usual. Same with the Rod Hall Dodge.

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    2. Interesting! The Impulse took 3.5 hours. I remember that one; it was a great one! Tricky, because I'm sure there were tons of us that knew exactly what it was, but like me, were stuck on the idea it was a Dodge. The Ram took 4.5 hours and was also a really great one. I wasn't aware of the Rod Hall edition, until now. That's one for the old database, for sure. So there's never been one where nobody guessed it? I wonder what all of the factors are and how much today's accessible technology factors into it here on DT. I know when I used to run a game that was all about that (guessing the car or whatnot), that became such an issue that I eventually just gave up. Which is a bummer because instead of people learning new things, they just Googled it and then forgot it instantly. Sometimes I'd rerun the same image and the folks that guessed it right before would have no idea what it was. Ah well, a sign of the times.

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  5. Yes but what is the snack in the center console?

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  6. ok, how about this one...

    [img]http://i.imgur.com/8eE7tAW.png?1[/img]

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    1. Fleetwood T. BroughamMarch 16, 2015 at 12:47 PM

      Man, I want to go with something 60's American, but that basketweave vinyl surround sure looks German.....

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  7. I've got another one for you guys, if you'd like. Here it is:

    [img]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-v3ClQxBXfX4/VQc85BVsA-I/AAAAAAAAGI0/qoIRFIGlqL0/s1600/lights.jpg[/img]

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    1. Kia Sorrento, there's one parked outside my window as we speak.

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    2. I should say that the one parked outside my window is not a 2016 Sorrento, which is where those lights are from. But it reminded me of the '16 I've seen on the internets. Don't ask me why I pay attention to stuffs like that.

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    3. Nice one!

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    4. This kind of ability to identify random car parts freaks me out.

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    5. Freaky and cool!

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  8. How does he do that? Modern interiors are tough...

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    1. Those controls (Climate and headlights) could have come straight from my Dad's old 1994 Passat GLX, so I knew mid-90's VW, and then from there it was an easy guess as to which VW would have had armrests for the seats. ;-)

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  9. You guys are good at this! Here's another one from my personal collection of pictures. Know what it is?

    [img]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Q_KUfYd6RSo/VQeFacunsfI/AAAAAAAAGJE/pLMHONelUZU/s1600/Car891_3.jpg[/img]

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  10. Wow...the top cut off of a Siata with fake wires and Mustang racing stripe!

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  11. This is the show car version...
    http://images.conceptcarz.com/imgxra/Siata/52-Siata-Daina-DV-12-BHMC_01.jpg
    It is worth a ton of money today....

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  13. Very good! But it's not a car with fake anything or Mustang whatnot. That car is a show car only in that it was up for auction and it's beautiful. I believe it's been repainted that lovely green color. The car pictured is sporting a tonneau cover, but that doesn't make it a concept car if that's what you're implying.

    The SIATA Daina was produced in hardtop and convertible versions in a number somewhere around 200, from 1950-1958. The company was a coach builder, starting in 1926. The Daina was based on the Fiat 1400, came with a variety of 4-cylinder engines (generally around 65 hp) and you could even get a 5-speed transmission! A few even came to States, where several of them got the Cobra treatment (they slammed a giant American V8 into it).

    It's valuable because of all the usual reasons; it's Italian, it's super rare and it doesn't hurt that it's a convertible. But it isn't any more rare than say, a Ferrari 212 and nowhere near as rare as a Fiat 8V, both of which are worth far more.

    Now pay your royalty to Google Images. Here's one racing at a vintage event.

    [img]https://privatelee.com/images/?q=siata+daina[/img]

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    1. Try posting that image again, Buffy.

      [img]http://www.allcarcentral.com/pix-siata_diana_sn-sl0248b_1952_ls07_ccc_0153.jpg[/img]

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    2. Or at least, it's set up for racing. That not a shot of it actually racing. I found another, but it's too big to post here.

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  14. Yes, I said the picture I linked was the show car version. I know a lot about Siata having restored number 1804 gran sport 10 years ago...http://onlycarspictures.com/photo/siata-daina-gran-sport/04/default.html
    It has a 289 because the Fiat motors in them were commonly replaced. As rare as they are, I found a parts car 2 serial numbers from mine and 8miles away in a barn! I think it has changed hands 2 times since I had it....I have an original set of 4 bumperettes if anybody needs them.....

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    1. That's cool! I believe I misunderstood that you were implying that the Daina was never more than a concept.

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  15. By the time I get to these threads...well, it's about like the girl you were going to ask out and by the time you get around to it she's married and pregnant with twins.

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  16. So the question remains...is there anything that the DTers can't guess which car? Let's see how long it takes them to nail this one. An interesting social experiment!

    [img]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-QIv9EAxHXKs/VQhav5dsmuI/AAAAAAAAGJY/923mdtUUct8/s1600/m2.jpg[/img]

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    1. My first thought is GMT900 Chevy Tahoe rear door, but that's only a SWAG.

      A Google image search turns up a bunch of human X-rays...

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    2. For some reason my knee-jerk reaction also went towards a GM truck based product. Something about that silver metallic paint, the radius of the panel edge, and the huge gap to the overly tinted glass just screams Government Motors to me.

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    3. Fantastic guesses, both of you! Heh heh, x-rays. I think this illustrates a problem with the What Am I challenges. It's got to be such a tiny bit and there's so little information that it's nearly impossible. How long before you just see a square of painted metal and you're supposed correctly guess it? Of course, that remains to be seen, now doesn't it!?! This one still remains a bit of mystery. My guess is that it will be correctly identified before tomorrow.

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    4. Is that part of the Millennium Falcon episode 7? Seriously, I can't tell if that is a side window or the corner of a sunroof.

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    5. Soooo close!

      [img]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_bpdWsOrotV0/S1ThSE2fS3I/AAAAAAAABoA/GYzQXVi98Vk/s400/Get+Smart+missed+it+by+that+much+1.jpg[/img]

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    6. Clues are free for the asking. But not until later because I've got to go to work. It's an outrage!

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    7. Chevy Colorado Extended Cab rear door window?

      [img]http://cgi.chevrolet.com/mmgprod-us/dynres/prove/image.gen?i=2015/12M53/12M53__2SA/GAZ_LCV_N8D_IO3_AR7_RS2_N8D_AR7gmds1.jpg&v=deg02&std=true&country=US[/img]

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    8. That's either shoddy fit and finish... OR it's a window edge that opens inward. Still hasn't helped me figure out what the deuce this thing is.

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  17. Yes the silver and rolled edge is GM....and Tahoe would be my guess too because they are so common, but I am stuck on social experiment....as in so so quality can happen to a Toyota too.....as I a Tundra back door?

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    1. Excellent guesses, CFlo and Tom. But no. None of those guesses are correct. It may just be too little visual information, like I said. But I still have a feeling somebody will identify it correctly. Either way, I think this one's set that new record. Of course, it doesn't necessarily make it a good one...

      So here's a clue; this make and model has been mentioned here on DT in the past two days, named specifically.

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    2. And again, more clues given upon request.

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    3. Sorry, I just realized that the make and model pictured was mentioned specifically in the last three days (now four) here on DT. Look at the picture and you'll know exactly when, if not which one.

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  18. Are you telling me that's from the DeLorean door? a painted one would show a misconception because there were a ton painted over the stainless....

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  19. @CFlow, Tom Minch, RyanM, mrkwong and Vince; I applaud your cojones trying to solve this What Am I! But I officially declare it unsolvable due to lack of information. Here's the same picture, with a bit more visual information in it. I'd be surprised if you guys don't get it in less than an hour. But who knows, maybe this isn't enough either. We'll find out!

    [img]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-PV-VgkUj2Xc/VQm6liWVLXI/AAAAAAAAGJ8/Gq_wh8I40H4/s1600/m3.jpg[/img]

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    1. That your V70 in the reflection? Still no idea what it is, but I'm diggin' the kink... haha

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    2. You sir, are a smart one!

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    3. Well this one's made it farther than the Rialta so far, much to my surprise.

      I want a Rialta someday or maybe even a Itasca Phaser/LeSharo/Centauri. They're just about my perfect idea of a useable RV. Love that pull-out bathroom.

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    4. Another clue.

      [img]http://images.canadianlisted.com/nlarge/1996-white-ford-taurus-1300-richmond-bc_8415400.jpg[/img]

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    5. no clue what your clue tells me, but the gap at the bottom of the window signals sliding side door - minivan of some stripe - and the pinstripes say "old" - oh, maybe the taurus says "ford", so windstar / aerostar?

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  20. So it would have to be on the Hof kink thread...and I looked at them all....and everything Ford....gotta foget bout it...

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  21. You guys did some great detective work there. Really. The answer is...#21 on my list of Hofmeister kink Rule Benders. What? You though I'd make it easy for you? It's a really interesting one because that car doesn't have an HK in the glass, but the metal does. Berry berry interestink!

    So I was wondering if you guys could figure out a What Am I with no visual information. If you're willing to give it a try, I've come up with one that "normal" people would never get, but I'm betting that you guys get in literally seconds! Here it is:

    Name an automotive company whose logo features the sixth letter of the English alphabet.

    Maybe there's more than one; I'll leave that up to you to tell me! But, I'm thinking of one in particular. I know for a fact that all of you know it but like the old #21 above, it will be interesting how fast you guys connect the dots.

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    1. Oh man, GREAT guess kaibeezy! That really is a good one. You're talking about Fisher Body, right? If so, that's not the one I'm thinking of.

      [img]http://www.gmbsrc.org/Images/FisherBody_Emblem.jpg[/img]

      Like I said above, I know for a FACT you know the one I'm thinking of. You're gonna kick yourself when you realize which one. Be gentle with yourself; that's my big advice.

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    2. BAM! You got it! See? I knew you knew that I knew that you knew it. Street cred for you! You guessed it with no image whatsoever.

      [img]http://printcoupondeals.com/wp-content/plugins/wpcoupon/thumbs/firestone-coupons-logo.jpg[/img]

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  22. Mercury freaking Monterey.

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    1. AKA Ford Freestar.

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    2. Good morning, RyanM! The correct answer is above.

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    3. Nonetheless, it was an excellent guess. I'm a poet who don't know it.

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