Actually, there’s another, minuscule CC Clue in this picture. Look through the main clue’s side window. Priceless -as in worthless- bonus points if you get them both right. You’ll see the bigger picture in 24 hours.
I think it is a DAF 44, around 1972-73?
I remember a couple of them around our neighborhood, I think in South Holland Illinois. My junior high science teacher, Mr. Van Der Noord, had a mustard yellow one – or maybe it was green?
Growing up in the South Chicago suburbs, we had many Dutch, German, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, and other Northern Europeans who arrived post-WWII and settled around South Holland, which was a truck farming community. If you know anything about Edna Ferber, she wrote, “So Big” about the Dutch settlement of South Holland. I remember smelling lots of onions driving around the unincorporated parts. We attended church as Dutch Reformers and my first real girlfriend was second generation Dutch.
I think it is a DAF – around 1972.
I second the DAF. It would be ironic if the Illinois Dutch were big buyers of the manual full-size cars discussed elsewhere in today’s CC.
The Mennonites were. They are what I consider to be modernized Amish, but live as plain a lifestyle as possible. The Mennonites I have seen in Kansas paint or remove the chrome from their cars and they are painted a non-gloss black. I was close to the Mennonite churches and had I not left Kansas, was interested in joing them. Talk about living sustainably and frugally – the Mennonites are near the top in that way.
However, Mennonites are Swiss or German, not Dutch.
The Mennonites are a very big tent that encompasses those that are essentially like the Amish to those that are fully “assimilated” in modern life, have advanced degrees, and are often very liberal.
The key factor is that each Mennonite “church” makes its own rules as to how their relationship to modern life and its things. So Mennonites can join whatever church community fits their own inclination.
As to the ones in Kansas you cited that remove the chrome from their cars, that’s a new one to me, and clearly an example of that particular church/community creating such a rule. None of the many Mennonites I knew and was exposed to in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania did that.
it’s impossible to stereotype Mennonites, due to the lack of a central church hierarchy. Same goes for the Amish, who also make their own rules, and many of them now use computers and/or smart phones out of necessity to run their businesses. The percentage that still farms has become quite low, as there’s only so much land.
Even back in the mid-90s when I briefly tried living in Lancaster, PA after college, some of the local Amish there drove Ford Aerostar minivans for their furniture business, strictly for picking up bulky supplies like lumber and delivering product, all painted flat-black with all the chrome removed or blacked out.
Dutch, namely Pennsylvania Dutch, is mispronouncation and misspelling of Deutsch. (German for German). Some Americans actually pronounced Deutsch Mark as Dutch Mark.
Subaru 360? – I seem to recall the Speedometer by Schwinn. Since the rules are NO PICTURES with these CC Clues, I’ll hold off sharing my comparison picture that I put together for a reply post to Paul’s test drive of one of those a few years ago.
As for the second “bonus” clue… yeah, I’ve got nothin’. 😉
DAF of some ilk.
I’d also guess a DAF, though whether 33 or 44 I have no idea.
The taillight seen through the passenger window strikes me as one of the semi-universal Lucas units seen on dozens of British car models in the 60s and 70s. For the sake of guessing, I’m going with Riley Elf.
Can’t pinpoint the year, but I remember the lone DAF 44 I’ve ever seen. I was a kid and loved Volvos, and was convinced it was a small Volvo, so it was fixed in my memory. The fact that it was automatic (I didn’t have a clue about anything else than you didn’t move tha gearshift while driving) added to the flair of the car.
Daf 44 definitely.
The first time I answered a CC clue I made this mistake myself and I am still embarrassed about it. A proof picture in the comments takes away the thrill for later participants.
You are forgiven by me.
If it is DAF and that seems to be the consensus, we’re in for a treat Johannes has done a CC on it for tomorrow.
TAW 904J was my Mum’s DAF 44. By the time I’d finished with it it was pretty knackered. Good memories.
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