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Okay, we’re all familiar with the Three Ps, right? Peerless, Pierce-Arrow, and Packard, the three top luxury brands for the first three decades of the 20th century. If you could count yourself among the class of people who could afford to own any of these three marques back then, you were among the elite. So let’s take a look at how, if at all, the three marques could be connected to each other in this week’s Hemmings Six Degrees of Automotive Separation Challenge.
We’ve never yet had to connect three different companies in our six degrees challenges, but it’s not much of a stretch from our traditional connect-two challenges. In essence, you’ll have to connect any two of the three companies above while going through the third using six connections or less. So, for instance, you could connect Peerless to Pierce-Arrow by going through Packard, or Pierce-Arrow to Packard by going through Peerless. For a real challenge, see if you can solve all three basic permutations of the trio (Peerless-Pierce-Packard, Peerless-Packard-Pierce, Packard-Peerless-Pierce) in six degrees or less.
As always, a connection between two companies consists of one company owning another, merging with another or sharing another’s parts.