Guess the ‘Wheels’ win­ners

The Witness - Wheels - - MOTORING -

CON­GRAT­U­LA­TIONS to Dave Rin­dell from Dur­ban and Si­mon Haw from Hil­ton, who both recog­nised im­me­di­ately the wheeled con­trap­tion of Guess the Wheels #4 as be­ing a clothes steamer in which clothes and uni­forms were de­loused dur­ing the Boer War.

Haw proved him­self an his­to­rian of note with his ca­sual recog­ni­tion of the 200-year-old steamer, but Rin­dell showed he has the long­est mem­ory.

When we asked him how on Earth he knew about the wheels, he replied: “I saw one on dis­play to the left of the gate over the draw­bridge at Fort Klap­perkop in Pre­to­ria. I was about 16 at the time. I am now 67.”

As it hap­pens, the steamer is now parked on the right over the draw­bridge at the fort.

Wheels de­cided to award both read­ers a mem­ory stick for be­ing so much clev­erer than the rest of us, who gen­er­ally guessed the con­trap­tion to be some kind of a steam cannon.

In­stead of a Guess the Wheels, this week is a re­minder that the 2015 #N3TCPho­toComp closes at month end. The toll op­er­a­tor of­fers large cash prizes in sev­eral cat­e­gories, and the prox­im­ity of Wheels read­ers to the N3 and its sur­rounds en­able us to en­ter this ex­cel­lent com­pe­ti­tion. If you don’t trust your cam­era skills, do register for Ford’s com­pe­ti­tion above — you could be one of the lucky 16.

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