Monday, April 27, 2015

What Am I? Sardines

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 GM LS2 in a Saab 9-7X was quickly solved by Scott Mackintosh, so back to oddly cropped pictures of almost unidentifiable cars we go.

What am I?  Comments below.



  2. Back in the day Tom McCahill thought pretty highly of this thing. Frank Kurtis had his fingers in the layout, though that layout was a tricycle three-wheeler akin to the Reliants that Jeremy Clarkson so memorably tumbled.

  3. And they played car soccer with them on top gear!


  5. 1948 Davis D-2 Divan

  6. "Hurry Nigel, the opening band starts in 10 minutes!"

  7. Is the guy in the bow tie tasked with shifting?

    1. "Look, you mugs, you manage a smile or I burn your paychecks right here. Got it?"

      Didn't know much of the history of this beyond reading the Tom McCahill road test fortysomething years ago, he was still writing for Mechanix Illustrated then (I was in junior high) and I went to some lengths (no 'net then) to find just about everything he'd written, and given that it was fortysomething years ago I've forgotten most of it.

      But Wikipedia now informs me that the guy who did this thing - after a couple years in jail for tax fraud connected to funding his car operation - went on to do carnival bumper-cars, which accounts for my memories of what they looked like.

  8. mrkwong -- you are correct, this is a Davis Divan -- and there is a followup story on this particular car to be published tomorrow, more later!

  9. Ok, seriously---what are the chances this idea wasn't cribbed from DT?


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