Monday, January 18, 2016

What Am I? Artistic Rendition


Welcome back to another lively episode of What Am I?, the only DT feature where everybody wins every time.  This week, you are looking at a photograph that has been filtered with an artistic brush in my favorite free image editing software (paint.net) because...well...you know...I'm not going to shell out actual money for a real software editing tool. 



You get to guess what kind of car is in this image.  What Am I? Comments below.

15 comments:

  1. blank - a crazy robotic convertible top hatch? - a flip-up headlight? - (which, incidentally, was the answer to our extended brainfart the other day, boss)

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  2. What kind of car???...racecar...something LeMans ish.

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  3. It looks like the route from the Shire to Mordor or something.

    Maybe the fastest route to Bulgaria from Syria.

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  4. Maybe this is too hard. Here is the original picture. [img]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-kiREJdiyW50/VpyN6a9_2dI/AAAAAAAAsyg/pAM4KywsdJ8/s400/3.jpg[/img]

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  5. Left side door of a Marcos GT
    Plywood frame or steel frame, Ford engine or Volvo engine I don't know but I'd recognize that door anywhere

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    2. Looks like this inside,
      [img]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_OwpLaughszY/TJk2BctcbdI/AAAAAAAAAD0/Gqm9N7rbC40/s320/IMG_2068.JPG[/img]

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    3. The line doesn't continue down, or I would agree with you.

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  6. Continue down?
    [img]http://midlifeclassics.com/images/marcos/projectpic.jpg[/img]

    Sure looks the same to me

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  7. It is not a Marcos GT, although I agree the front part of the door looks similar.

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    1. not a GT... not a TS500 or Marcasite either... could be a Mantaray, Mantis or GTS, but i'll go with Mantula

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  8. A Lotus Elan from an angle I'm not used to. I can't remember sitting on the ground next to one, but the photos on the internet sure look like it.

    An s2 or s3 I guess.

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    1. i think you're right - here's an S2, although i think the corners may be too square

      [img]http://www.motorgems.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/S2-580x385.jpg[/img]

      is the vertical seam too straight on this S3?

      [img]http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/uploads/cars/lotus/6690369.jpg[/img]

      this S4 seems like an exact match

      [img]http://www.castlesportscars.co.uk/media/images/1_0_18_4677Lotus_Elan_S4-20.jpg[/img]

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    2. Hi Kaibeezy. Thanks for these S2/S3/S4 photos. They made me wonder once again, what was Chapman thinking when he evolved to the square wheel openings?

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    3. Hugh -- great job! This is an S3 Elan, here on eBay bidding for $17k with a few days to go. -Vince

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