Monday, August 31, 2015

What Am I? Speed Round

Last week's What Am I? was a particularly tricky puzzle put forward by K2, but this week we get back to the basics -- a highly cropped picture of the inside of a car.  This might look difficult, but someone will have driven/owned/crashed one of these cars and will solve it in minutes.

What Am I? Comments below.

Bigger, uncropped version here.


29 comments:

  1. It looks like something remarkably cheap, and definitely something I've had no personal experience with.

    Even a malaise-era Ferrari did not have a speedo that ended at 120-anything, and I'm wondering if that's 120kph...

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    1. Yes... I purposely blurred the kph because I thought that might make it too easy.

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  2. Feels Geo-Metro-ish. (GeoMetroSexual?) And since the TU implies TURBO I would guess Chevy Sprint Turbo (or Pontiac Firefly Turbo).

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  3. I a going to venture a guess that it is from some kei-car. Maybe one of Suzuki Capuccinos or Honda beat (city, or the one with the moto in the back)? Definitely a turbo 3-cylinder.

    I think they made the whole speedo a redline because all the drivers were just so excited they were driving a car, it didn't matter how fast you were going.

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  4. Oh, good one! I don't know it off the top of my head. Is it Asian, European or Domestic?

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  5. So something Asian with a top speed under 70mph...

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  6. Speed round, indeed! One never knows.

    Car/passenger oriented, utility/truck/van or something else?

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  7. It smells very French to me....

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  8. Ha-ha! Using Google's incredible image search I gave it the above image, and it linked me to THIS!

    [img]http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTE1OFgxNTk5/z/vhkAAOSwNSxU69Uw/$_1.JPG[/img ]

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  9. Oh poop.... let me try that one more time:

    [img]http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTE1OFgxNTk5/z/vhkAAOSwNSxU69Uw/$_1.JPG[/img]

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    1. K2, the weird thing is, I just see a broken link. I've even tried different browsers. Any idea what I am I doing wrong guys?

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    2. I'm on my stupid smart phone so I'm not sure why that's not coming up. But I copied the link and pasted it in Safari and it worked.

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    3. That's cool. I don't even see a link on my end. And I'm the guy that posted it! #@!?$!

      Wish I knew what I was doing wrong...

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    4. No worries! It's just a link formatting issue, I'm sure. But looking at your coding, I can't see where you went wrong. If in doubt, use KBZ's jam (aka Imgur) to create the BBCode. Here is the image you're trying to post:

      [img]http://i.imgur.com/STLW2qE.jpg?1[/img]

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  10. I added an uncropped version of the pic.
    [img]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-UxEdJYjvtA8/VeaMGFID4YI/AAAAAAAAo1s/MUV_ltN2dVU/s640/04.JPG[/img]

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    1. not sure that makes it any easier - except there's that "goes past 11" tach...

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  11. What decade is the vehicle pictured from?

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    1. Not right but still cool!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa-ONChpARA

      Go, George Michael! No, I won't go into that public restroom with you. But thanks for the offer!

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  13. got it! - 1987-88 Suzuki Alto Works - image search on "12000 rpm engine" did the trick

    terrific blog article here - A Modern Golden Era - The Best Japanese Cars from the Best Two Decades: the 1980s and 1990s

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    1. I wonder why the colors are different.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GOydjoPix4

      It looks like the 87 had the red gauges. Maybe the 88 was not?

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sw6hvlF6sSQ

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