2017 MSCC “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY
MSCC What’s It? Wednesday is back for 2017.
This is a weekly guessing game for car guys and it was one of the most popular new MSCC features in 2016.
DECEMBER 27 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—END THE YEAR WITH THE RIGHT ANSWER
2017 was a typical year for MSCC “What’s It?” Wednesday—some were easy, some were a little tougher and a few were never solved. Feedback was fierce about the unsolved ones.
Here’s the second clue—you decide if it’s easy, moderate or impossible.
If it’s impossible you can end the year with the correct answer here on Thursday.
It’s a ’63 Dodge.
MSCC DECEMBER 20 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—THREE CLUES FOR THE PRICE OF TWO
The format for What’s It? Wednesday has always been two clues so it was time for a change in pace—this time you get three clues.
If the 1st two weren’t enough here’s the third clue.
If that doesn’t work check back Thursday and you’ll get the answer with a 4th clue.
It’s a ’61 Triumph TR3.
DECEMBER 13 MSCC “WHAT ‘S IT?” WEDNESDAY—HOPEFULLY THE HEADLIGHTS AND THE HOOD ARE ENOUGH
Some cars are a dead giveaway when you only see the headlights.
The ’53-54 Vettes are good examples as are the 1961 Plymouths but most cars run with generic headlights so maybe this hood will seal the deal.
If not, check back on Thursday and you’ll see what’s behind the headlight.
It’s a DeLorean.
DECEMBER 6 MSCC “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—A LOOK BEHIND THE CURTAIN
Most MSCC “What’s It?” Wednesday rides are hidden behind some kind of digital curtain to make you work harder but this one came with a natural curtain.
Here’s a peek at the back half of the car.
If this doesn’t help, check back on Thursday when the curtain gets lifted.
It’s a ’64 Ford Galaxie.
MSCC NOVEMBER 29 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—IT’S PROBABLY NOT WHAT YOU THINK IT IS
Full disclosure—most guys guess wrong on MSCC What’s It? Wednesday but they often make great guesses.
That’s because these clues are based on a sleight of hand—it’s kind of like playing poker with a card cheat.
Here’s the second clue so you get another card.
If that card doesn’t help then you’ll see all the cards here tomorrow.
It’s a Ford Anglia.
MSCC NOVEMBER 22 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY: THE GOING GETS TOUGHER
Last week was a record for MSCC “What’s It?” Wednesday because a lot of people solved it so this wee will be more of a challenge.
Here’s the 2nd clue—you might need it.
Find the answer here on Thursday—you may need the cheat sheet for this one.
It’s a ’53 Packard convertible.
MSCC NOVEMBER 15 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—YOU GET A HEADLIGHT AND TAILLIGHT
This week’s MSCC clues are pretty basic—a headlight and a taillight.
Here’s the taillight for the 2nd clue.
Did that help? Look for the answer on Thursday.
It’s a ’57 Lincoln MK II.
MSCC NOVEMBER 8 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—TIME TO UP YOUR GAME
Last week was one of those giveaway What’s It? clues because many readers nailed it on the 1st clue.
Hopefully this one is so tough you’ll need this 2nd clue.
Hopefully this one isn’t so tough you’ll need the answer here tomorrow.
It’s a ’64 Comet wagon.
NOVEMBER 1 MSCC “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—IT’S IN ONE PIECE FOR A CHANGE
Most of the “What’s It” Wednesday picks are in less than pristine condition but this one is restored and in one piece so that should really help.
Maybe this rear fender is the final piece in the puzzle.
If not, check back tomorrow to solve the puzzle.
It’s a 1955 Divco.
MSCC OCTOBER 25, 2017 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—CAN YOU SEE THROUGH A TARP?
What’s It? Wednesday employs several different methods to make your guess more difficult—this tarp is one of those methods.
If the tarp picture didn’t help, perhaps this shot of the windshield (or more accurately, where the windshield used to be) will give you a clue.
If not, check back tomorrow for a full picture and answer—you’ll find it below.
It’s an Austin Mini.
MSCC OCTOBER 18 “WHAT’S IT? WEDNESDAY—THE SWEET SPOT FOR CLUES
Last week was easy for the MSCC “What’s It?” Wednesday and that’s a good thing because you can’t make people climb Mount Everest-sized clues to solve a puzzle.
This week isn’t Mount Everest—it’s in the sweet spot for clues so it’s more like a small hill—here’s the 2nd one.
If that isn’t sweet enough then check back for the answer tomorrow.
It’s a ’62 Merc wagon.
MSCC OCTOBER 11 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—YOU’LL EITHER GET THIS ONE OR YOU’LL NEED THE ANSWER
Some MSCC “What’s It?” Wednesday clues are sequential in nature so the second clue helps solve the puzzle.
That may or may not be the case in this “What’s It?” because if you really know what it is, the first clue will solve it but here’s the 2nd one.
If both clues don’t solve it you can always check back tomorrow and see the answer below.
It’s a ’68 Fargo A-100 van.
MSCC OCTOBER 4 “WHAT’S IT” WEDNESDAY: BE ADVISED—LAST WEEK WAS TOO EASY
MSCC “What’s It” Wednesday is a lot like the Goldilocks story where the Three Bears’ beds were too soft, too hard and just right—it has to be a solvable puzzle but it can’t be too easy.
Last week’s was clearly too easy but this one might be too—especially with this 2nd clue.
If it’s too hard then maybe you’ll need the answer tomorrow. You’ll find it below.
It’s a 1960 Pontiac Parisienne convertible.
SEPTEMBER 27 MSCC “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—IT’S LATE 50S FOR SURE SO IT SHOULD BE EASY
The late 1950s were known for very distinctive, fin laden cars so you never confused a Dodge with a Chevy in the Fabulous 50s.
This car is clearly from that era so this 2nd clue should make it a slam dunk.
Too tough for you–even with a Google search?
OK-check back tomorrow (you quitter) and you’ll get a spoon fed answer.
It’s a ’58 Studebaker Commander.
MSCC SEPTEMBER 20 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—TAKE BOTH CLUES IF YOU NEED THEM
There’s a good reason why “What’s It?” Wednesday has two clues—one clue usually isn’t enough.
That’s why you may need to look at this second clue.
Come back here for the third clue tomorrow if you need it becomes it comes with the answer.
It’s a 1972 Volvo P1800E
MSCC SEPTEMBER 13 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY–THE FRONT END COMES IN THE 2ND CLUE
Here’s a back end shot of the car in question—that’s a switch from the usual front end perspective.
Here’s the front end—did that help?
If the answer is no you can check back on Thursday for the answer or do some research…
It’s a 1959 Fiat Joly.
MSCC SEPTEMBER 6 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY: YOU CAN’T MISS BECAUSE EVERYTHING’S THERE
MSCC “What’s It?” Wednesday is supposed to be a bit of challenge so you don’t get too many clear views of the car or truck.
This is an exception—check out the crystal clear view of the back of the car.
Did the clues ring any bells? If not—look below tomorrow or do some research.
It’s a 1932 Lincoln KB Custom Coupe.
MSCC AUGUST 30 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—YOU GET THE FRONT AND THE BACK OF CAR SO HOW CAN YOU MISS?
MSCC “What’s It?” Wednesday generally gives one side of the car—front, back or side but that’s not a hard and fast rule so the first clue is from the front.
Here’s the back of the vehicle.
If this doesn’t help then check back tomorrow.
It’s a ’66 Dodge Polara.
MSCC AUGUST 23 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—DIG THROUGH THE SNOW AND YOU’LL HAVE THE ANSWER
Last week’s “What’s It?” Wednesday rat rod was too much of a reach for MSCC readers so this week’s is a whole factory car—it’s just under some snow.
Here’s another piece of the puzzle at the rear of the car along the deck.
Snow got you down in August? The answer will show up tomorrow.
It’s a 1960 Plymouth Fury.
MSCC AUGUST 16 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—AN EASY ONE?
This one should be a puffball for car guys.
Maybe this 2nd clue is all you need.
Stumped for an answer? Check back here tomorrow for a full picture and a description.
Trick answer-39 Chevy truck with ’59 Cadillac fins.
MSCC AUGUST 9 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—YOU GET A GREAT LOOK AT THIS ONE
The last few MSCC What’s It? Wednesday vehicles have been pretty tough so this time you get a clear look at the old classic.
Here’s a full, unobscured picture but if that (or Google) doesn’t help you’ll see the answer on Thursday.
It’s a 1904 Buckmobile Runabout
MSCC AUGUST 2 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—THIS TIME YOU GET THE WHOLE PICTURE
The basic premise behind “What’s It?” Wednesday is to obscure some of the picture to make identifying the old car or truck a challenge.
Most of the time this involves cropping the picture but this time you get the whole picture.
If that didn’t help then the actual picture won’t help much but there will be an answer below the picture tomorrow.
It’s a ’64 Meteor.
MSCC JULY 26 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—A FEW MISSING PARTS ADD TO THE INTRIGUE
Some cars are completely unrecognizable when they’re missing a few parts.
That makes them a good candidate for What’s It? Wednesday-maybe this second clue will help.
Okay-maybe that didn’t work so check back here tomorrow for a clear picture and a final answer.
It’s a ’61 Pontiac.
MSCC JULY 19 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—NOT TOO MANY GAMES WITH THIS ONE
Today’s MSCC “What’s It?” Wednesday picture hasn’t had too many games played with it.
There’s a clear shot of the trunk and you can make out a taillight – the crash part was literally by accident, not design.
Here’s a shot of the roof line—that’s fair right?
Stay tuned tomorrow for the answer if neither of these clues help.
It’s a ’64 Dodge.
MSCC JULY 12 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY: IT’S OBVIOUS—OR MAYBE NOT
This is one of those “What’s It?” Wednesday clues that looks easy because there’s a fair amount of detail.
This second clue could be the one to steer you to the answer.
Maybe it wasn’t that obvious so if you need the answer come back tomorrow.
It’s a ’53 Monarch.
MSCC JULY 5 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY: YOU’LL HAVE IT IN A NANOSECOND OT TWO… OR NOT AT ALL
MSCC “What’s It?” Wednesday is designed to be a challenge but to some it’s an instant solution.
This is one of those because if you know what this is, you’ll have it in a nanosecond.
Or you’ll need two nanoseconds and this second clue.
Or you’ll need to come back tomorrow.
It’s a Nissan Pao.
MSCC JUNE 28 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—ARE YOU GOOD ENOUGH TO ID A FIREWALL?
There have been many versions of “What’s It?” Wednesday to date but this is the first one that features a fairly clear version of a firewall.
Maybe this 2nd clue will tie it all together.
If not—come back tomorrow for the answer.
It’s a ’59 Ford.
MSCC JUNE 21 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—DON’T BE FOOLED BY THE PERSPECTIVE
Nothing is exactly as it seems in MSCC “What’s It?” Wednesday.
Despite the obvious attempts to obscure and give an odd perspective on a vehicle a number of very astute MSCC readers get the correct answer almost every time so maybe this second clue will be the winner.
If not-check back here on Thursday.
It’s a ’36 DeSoto Airflow.
MSCC JUNE 14 “WHAT’S IT? WEDNESDAY—THEY COME FROM DIFFERENT ANGLES
Today’s MSCC “What’s It?” Wednesday is pretty typical—it’s not a great picture.
If it was easy to ID these classics then everyone would do it so we all need a challenge.
Here’s the 2nd clue.
If all else fails, check below tomorrow for the answer.
It’s a ’60 Chrysler.
MSCC JUNE 7 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY: IT’S EASIER WITHOUT THE SMASHED FRONT END
This is actually a pretty common car by hobby standards.
The problem is it was crashed many years ago so you have to deal with the aftermath to ID this car.
Puzzled by the carnage?
Check back here tomorrow.
It’s a Thunderbird from the “Flairbird” era.
MSCC MAY 31 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—PILE STUFF ON IT AND MAKE THE GUESS MUCH MORE DIFFICULT
There’s a really good way to make an MSCC “What’s It?” Wednesday guess a lot more difficult—pile stuff on the vehicle.
Here’s another look – maybe it’ll help.
Check back tomorrow for a clear picture—the junk will still be there but the answer below the picture should really help.
It’s a ’66 Polara
MSCC MAY 24 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—YOU GET A CLEAR VIEW THIS TIME
Most of the “What’s It?” Wednesday rides are based on distorted pictures but this time you’ll get a clear view of the front (above).
Here’s a clear view of the back half so use your imagination (or a good editing program) and piece the two together.
Look for a full view of this mystery ride tomorrow.
It’s a Nissan S Cargo van.
MSCC MAY 17 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—THE GRILLE WON’T HELP YOU
Most car guys look for obvious clues with old iron and one of the biggest clues is found in the grill.
That won’t help because this beauty has a custom grill—here’s another clue.
Come back tomorrow if you can’t ID it-you’ll find the answer below.
It’s a ’56 Ford Crown Victoria
MSCC MAY 10 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY: IF YOU REALLY FOLLOW THE CLUES—YOU’LL NAIL THIS ONE
“What’s It?” Wednesday is designed to be solvable with varying degrees of difficulty.
This one may be at the higher end of the difficulty scale but if you put the first clue and this second clue in context you should figure it out.
If not—come back tomorrow for the solution. You’ll find it below.
It’s a ’65 Comet
MAY 3 MSCC “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—TWO CLUES, ONE CORRECT ANSWER
Last week’s clues made it relatively easy to solve “What’s It?” Wednesday and this week’s test could be the same if the first clue gives you a big advantage.
Maybe this 2nd clue will give you a better route to analyze the overall configuration of this classic.
If not-come back tomorrow—you’ll find the answer below.
It’s a ’58 Pontiac.
MSCC APRIL 26 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—THE KEY IS IN THE FIRST CLUE
There are always two clues in “What’s It?” Wednesday and typically you should get it on the first clue.
If not there’s always a second clue like this one.
If not check back here tomorrow.
It’s a ’58 Ranchero
MSCC APRIL 19 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—YES, IT’S A WELL KNOWN CAR
Last week’s “What’s It?” Wednesday proved to be a little difficult even with the visual clues.
The car was too rare so this week’s vehicle is a very common sight at very show you’ll see in 2017—here’s another clue.
If you don’t get the answer come back tomorrow and check it out below…
It’s a ’68 Vette.
MSCC APRIL 12 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY–YOU GET A GOOD CLUE TODAY
Most of these “What’s It?” Wednesday rides are familiar rides so you’ll see obscure pictures to make the ID a lot tougher.
This isn’t supposed to be easy but here’s another clue.
If this isn’t enough check back here tomorrow.
It’s a 1959 GLAS GOGGOMOBIL TS 250 COUPE
MSCC APRIL 5 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY: BRANCHES CAN BE YOUR FRIEND
The basic premise of “What’s It? Wednesday is simple—never give the reader a clear shot at the prey.
Branches can be a big asset when the game is to camouflage an object but this wider shot may help.
If not, come back here tomorrow and you’ll find the answer below.
It’s a ’60 Ford Falcon
MSCC MARCH 29 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—AND NOW FOR A REAL CHALLENGE
Last week’s MSCC “What’s it?” Wednesday was a little too easy so this one may be a little more of a challenge.
Maybe this will help.
If not, check back here tomorrow for the answer.
It’s a Fargo A-100.
MSCC MARCH 22 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—DEFINITELY THE SUM OF ITS PARTS
The key to a solution for any MSCC “What’s it?” Wednesday is to add the clues together.
You can look at the first clue then look at this one and hopefully you’ll come up with an overall image.
If not look below here tomorrow and you’ll get the answer.
It’s a ’65 Rambler Ambassador.
MSCC MARCH 15 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY: THE TAIL LIGHTS SHOULD TELL THE TALE
Tail lights are a dead giveaway with most classic rides but do they tell the whole story?
In this case they may seem obvious but here’s another look at the same vehicle.
The answer will be here on Thursday.
It’s a 1970 Corvette custom built for Farrah Fawcett by the legendary George Barris.
MSCC MARCH 8 “WHAT’S IT” WEDNESDAY—WILL THE SEVERE CUSTOM TOUCHES BE A FACTOR?
There are customs that barely make a ripple in the look of the car so they’re easily recognizable.
Then there’s the radical custom like this one.
If it’s too radical check in tomorrow—there’ll be a full picture (with a label to tell you what the original vehicle was before the custom job).
It’s a ’63 Plymouth.
MSCC MARCH 1 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY: THE MID-WEEK PUZZLE IS A YEAR OLD
The “What’s it?” Wednesday concept started a year ago this month and it’s been a phenomenal success because car guys love a challenge.
Today’s example is definitely a challenge so maybe this second clue will help.
Check back on Thursday for a clear picture of this classic piece of iron.
’60 Ford Galaxie convertible
MSCC FEBRUARY 22 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY: WILL A CLEAR PICTURE OF THE SUBJECT HELP?
This “What’s It?” Wednesday subject is a non-distorted shot of the car so you’ll either get in seconds or you’ll never figure it.
Here’s your second clue for an overall view of the car.
Didn’t get it? Will a clear picture tomorrow help?
Austin A40 Devon
MSCC FEBRUARY 15 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—ADD-ONS CAN ADD PROBLEMS
Old cars and trucks are the easiest vehicles in the world to ID because they are so unique.
That’s fine when they’re completely stock but when guys add stuff to them it changes the game in a big way so here’s another view of the same vehicle.
Check back here tomorrow for the answer.
It’s a ’66 Pontiac Bonneville
MSCC FEBRUARY 8 “WHAT’S IT WEDNESDAY?”— SO? DO YOU REALLY NEED A TAIL LIGHT TO ID THIS BABY?
A complete car is far too easy to identify so here’s another stick in your spokes.
There are no tail lights on this baby so do your best and give it your best effort with this second clue.
Failing that, check back here tomorrow.
It’s a ’57 Dodge.
MSCC FEBRUARY 1 “WHAT’S IT” WEDNESDAY—NEVER JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER
This is a relatively clear shot of a fender (for a change) but never judge a book by its cover.
If that stumps you here’s a less clear shot of the whole vehicle.
Failing that—come back tomorrow for the answer.
It’s a ’67 Dodge Dart.
MSCC JANUARY 25 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY: A CLEAR SHOT—JUST PUT THE PIECES TOGETHER
Many of the MSCC “What’s it?” Wednesday examples have been distorted because this isn’t supposed to be easy.
This one wasn’t distorted but maybe you need this shot to ID it.
If not, check back here tomorrow for a clear shot.
It’s a ’61 Dodge.
MSCC JANUARY 18 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—CAN YOU ID THE SMASHED-UP VERSION?
These MSCC “What’s it?” Wednesday rides are designed to be tricky but now there’s a new element to the game.
This one was crashed so here’s another look at this victim of bad driving.
If that doesn’t ring the bell, check back here tomorrow.
It’s a ’58 Chevy
JANUARY 11 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—IF THE HEADLIGHT DOESN’T HELP YOU’RE PROBABLY OUT OF LUCK
You rarely get a clean look at a “What’s it?” Wednesday headlight so this is an exception to what few rules there are in this game.
Maybe you need an overall view no matter how distorted it is so here’s your second clue.
Maybe you’ll need to come back and see this third picture tomorrow because it’s an actual view of the vehicle.
JANUARY 4 “WHAT’S IT” WEDNESDAY–FILL IN THE MISSING PIECES
This is a very common classic ride but it’s distorted just enough to make it difficult plus it’s missing a few pieces.
Here’s another look.
Come back here tomorrow if you don’t get it.
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