Guess the ‘Wheels’ winners
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.