- Written by webmin
Has it really only been a year since we first started the Hemmings Six Degrees of Automotive Separation Challenge? One would have thought we’d have buzzed through all the possible connections between automakers in that time, but with every challenge, new and interesting connections are brought up by our infinitely resourceful participants.
One would’ve also thought that we’d have run out of automakers to suggest for these challenges, but in reviewing them all, it appears we’ve yet to include Alfa Romeo as the focus of a challenge. That’s a fairly large omission.
So we’ll make Alfa Romeo the hound in this week’s fox-and-hound-type challenge. The first person to comment on this post gets to suggest a fox that everybody else then tries to connect in six degrees or less to Alfa Romeo. Whoever successfully answers that gets to suggest another fox, and so on and so forth. As always, a degree of separation consists of one company owning another, merging with another or sharing another’s parts.
UPDATE: To kick things off, Timothy Wade suggested Autocar, while Marc Tyler suggested AvtoVAZ. Timothy went ahead and solved them both, as did marmer, who provided our next fox in the form of Duesenberg. Timothy then responded with a Duesenberg solution and suggested Austin for the next fox.
UPDATE: marmer also solved Duesenberg and suggested Porsche, which Timothy answered (and then marmer answered twice). marmer also gave us an answer to Austin using some of the groundwork laid by Timothy in the Porsche answer.
UPDATE: marmer gave us a new fox of Ford, which he and Timothy both solved.