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Elwood Haynes Featured article review Edit

I have nominated Elwood Haynes for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets the featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" in regards to the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 12:30, 23 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"Art truck" Edit

Art truck (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) seems like it should be an overview article, much like art bike and art car, instead of being a redirect to Japanese art trucks. Airbrushed trucks in North America, or trucks with paint schemes, lights and bells in Southeast Asia, and other such, would seem to lack coverage. -- (X-Post from WT:TRUCKS as suggested there) -- (talk) 00:41, 29 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I agree, it would be better to redirect it to the "truck art in south asia" article or to create an overview article for art trucks like there is for art cars, rather than for it to redirect to Dekotora, which is a very specific subculture of art trucks in Japan. TKOIII (talk) 18:10, 9 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hoping for help in dating a photo Edit

Quite high-res, please click through.

Identifying the vehicles in this photo would do a lot to set an earliest possible date. I am certain that 1896 is far too early, maybe even off by a decade or more, but I'd like to have something firmer than that to write to the GLAM we sourced it from. - Jmabel | Talk 04:26, 9 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Lacking any response here, I'll take this to Wikipedia:Reference desk/Miscellaneous. - Jmabel | Talk 02:47, 13 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It looks circa 1905 to me and certainly later than 1896. The middle car looks like an electric runabout. But I'm not an expert in that era. I can't even identify which particular cars they are, although I can say that they are contemporary with the start of the Model T but are not actually a Model T.  Stepho  talk  04:40, 13 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The car in the centre of the three parked nose to tail is a Baker Inside Driven Coupe which dates the photo to 1907 at the earliest. I would guess 1896 is the date that the Library was moved to that site, not the date of the photograph. Mighty Antar (talk) 14:26, 13 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
On that last, exactly. They had several photos of early library locations similarly misdated.
Thank you both for the responses. - Jmabel | Talk 16:58, 13 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

BYD Atto 3 Edit

I want to invite you guys to participate in the discussion I opened on the Talk:BYD Atto 3 regarding this article name. This electric car is manufactured in China and sold in the Chinese and Latin American markets as the BYD Yuan Plus but renamed BYD Atto 3 in Europe and Oceania. Also, it should be considered that this vehicle belongs to the nameplate BYD Yuan, with the BYD Yuan Pro as its predecessor. Please fell free to support or oppose the proposed name change. Cheers.--Mariordo (talk) 22:29, 9 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Requested move at Talk:6 Hours of Nürburgring#Requested move 10 August 2023 Edit


There is a requested move discussion at Talk:6 Hours of Nürburgring#Requested move 10 August 2023 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. ModernDayTrilobite (talkcontribs) 13:56, 17 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Images of automobiles Edit

During the summer two of our volunteer photographers have been out and about, and now a couple of categories over on Commons can use some love adding descriptions, categories and SDC and the images find their way in to articles. First AleWi visited Västerdalsträffen and then Arkland visited Meguiar’s Drag Festival for some high octane action. I hope you find the images useful. /Axel Pettersson (WMSE) (talk) 08:56, 22 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

New template Edit

Thought of creating a new template, Template:0to100kmh. Type {{0to100kmh}} and you get this: 0–100 km/h (62 mph). If this seems at all usable to others I will make two more, for 60mph and for 100mph (as those three seem to be the most common accelaration figures).  Mr.choppers | ✎  15:47, 25 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]