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Subject: Re: Animals
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Tue, 03 Jun 2003 10:47:46 -0700
I would say it is obvious that vehicles named after humans are not eligible
-- it makes the question completely uninteresting -- the answer would be
Benz (or Panhard, or Cugnot, or Trevithick...).

I am nominating the Panhard Dog-cart of 1892...

Actually, this "name" is another term taken directly from horse-drawn
coaches -- a "dog-cart" was a light, open carriage. So I am not seriously
presenting it as a contender.

I just looked up the Daimler-Phenix (note German spelling), and my reference
indicates it was the name of the engine which Maybach designed for Daimler.
So it was not strictly the name of the vehicle, and that entry may need to
be reconsidered (source: S.C.H. Davis, 1967).

The Marmon Wasp is legitimate, but I am afraid it is preceded by the
Bearcat, though I haven't looked it up yet.

on 6/3/03 9:47 AM, at wrote:

> In a message dated 6/3/03 12:26:25 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> writes:
>>> "In 1897, Austrian businessman Emil Jellinek, travelled from his home in
>>> Nice, France to purchase a car from the Daimler factory in Cannstatt,
>> Germany. On 
>>> his return to the French Riviera, his sporting Daimler Phoenix caused such
>> a 
>>> sensation that he decided to enter it into a local touring competition,
>> under 
>>> the name of "Mercedes" after his favourite 9 year old daughter."
>> By that logic you could count Studebaker, since it was the name
>> of the founder.
> - - - - - - - - - - -
> Nope.  The first gas powererd Stude was built in 1904.
> I still win.  :-)
> Allen Hefner
> Phila. Region SCCA Rally Steward
> '77 MG Midget  (#51 FSP)
> '75 MG Midget (The Project)
> '99 Ford Contour SE Sport (24v V6)


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the primer red one with chrome wires

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