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Puzzle #670: Big Bertha - Solved! Van Blerck Speedster
« on: December 22, 2007, 07:21:26 AM »
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Re: Puzzle #670: Big Bertha
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2007, 09:39:17 AM »
Don't know what it is, but it is strangely attractive in a very brutal kind of way...
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Re: Puzzle #670: Big Bertha
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2007, 09:52:09 AM »
Agreed
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Re: Puzzle #670: Big Bertha
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2007, 05:30:25 PM »
built from an old Fire truck or something similar?

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Re: Puzzle #670: Big Bertha
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2007, 05:25:51 AM »
built from an old Fire truck or something similar?

The chassis, yes! The engine, no.
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Re: Puzzle #670: Big Bertha
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2007, 10:35:29 PM »
Could it, by any chance, be a La France Roadster then?
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Re: Puzzle #670: Big Bertha
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2007, 04:40:30 AM »
It is built on a LaFrance chassis. Niether the engine nor the body are LaFrance however.
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Re: Puzzle #670: Big Bertha
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2007, 04:24:53 PM »
Gary Wales' Van Blerck Speedster of which the advertiser says:

Concours-winning automobile visionary, the basis of this one of a kind speedster is a gigantic six-cylinder Van Blerck Model L6 engine built to power the displacement hull speedboats of the early Twentieth Century. Gary Wales is the most restless, creative and imaginative spirit working in the antique and classic car idiom today. His Van Blerck Speedster is the one and only one built.

As we often find, the advertisements speak highly of it ;D
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Re: Puzzle #670: Big Bertha - Solved! Van Blerck Speedster
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