Six readers correctly guessed that last week's guess the vehicle was a 1950 Nash Statesman.
Some of the other guesses were a 1947 Hudson, and either a 1949, 1951 or 1952 Nash.
Jerry Atwater bought this car from a Backus resident. He described it as a "rust bucket."
"It is a complete car just looking for a new owner," he wrote in an e-mail.
Jim Lavell wrote in an e-mail that these cars had a great heater (weather-eye) for that time period.
Dale Miller of Pillager wrote that this post-war vehicle had a unibody construction and a flat-head inline six-cylinder engine. He said when he bought his first car in 1961, he was looking at the early 50s vehicles. He said this assisted him in his knowledge of the vehicles of that era.
His first car was a 1951 Chrysler Windsor two-door hardtop.
Larry Roscoe guessed that the Statesman was either a 1949 or 1950. The foglights helped him in deciding it was a 1950.
He also wrote that these vehicles were "fairly" popular into the 1970s.
Nolan Spencer who guessed the vehicle as a 1949 said his friend told him these cars were called "The Bed." The reason was that the front seats folded down. His friend told him that people actually slept in these cars.
J.P. Cummings of Nisswa wrote that these vehicles were nicknamed "The Upside Down Bath Tub."
There were two more readers who correctly guessed last week's vehicle, the 1948 Buick Special.
I received their e-mails the evening of April 14. Since I was on vacation the week of April 14-18 I didn't retrieve my e-mails.
Former Brainerd resident Nathan Thiesse will attempt to qualify Saturday for the NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Series Budweiser 125 at Stockton 99 Speedway in Stockton, Calif.
This 125-lap race, which starts at 8:30 p.m. Pacific time, is the fourth round of the series. The quarter-mile banked oval track is known to be tight.
Thiesse, who has raced in one of the rounds, is currently eighth in rookie standings. He is 14 points out of the rookie lead.
Tony Pedregon, driver of the Ford Mustang Funny Car, was the highest-ranked drag racer in first quarter balloting for the 2003 Driver of the Year award.
Pedregon, winner of three of the first five events in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, finished fourth in the first quarter in voting by a blue ribbon panel of motorsports journalists augmented by the online vote of race fans at www.speedtv.com.
CART points leader Paul Tracy was the first quarter points leader. He was followed by NASCAR Winston Cup drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Matt Kenseth and Pedregon. Winston Cup driver Kurt Busch was fifth and perennial World of Outlaws sprint car champion Steve Kinser sixth.
Pedregon was one of five drag racers receiving at least one vote although his 28 voting points exceeded the totals of the other four combined. Brandon Bernstein and Larry Dixon, each the winner of two Top Fuel races this year, got seven points apiece; Doug Kalitta, the No. 1 qualifier in each of the first five races, and Kurt Johnson, the current Pro Stock points leader, each earned two points.
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