What is it?

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Last week's What Is It? photo was of the 2009 Ford Flex, the subject of today's review. The first reader to identify it was Wayne Gray, of Augusta, who wins a gift from The Augusta Chronicle.

Other correct entrants were:

AUGUSTA: Drake Horton, David Russell, Craig Dozier, Paul, Hall and Christopher Martin

EVANS: Jimmy Huckaby, Ken Ziegler, Wayne Wilke, Bill Harding, Drew Clark, Steve Buck and Rachel Kiernan, who wrote: "I saw it few years ago at the Chicago Auto Show where it was called the Ford Fairlane Concept Vehicle."

AIKEN: Andy Mock and Howard Jones

MCBEAN: Robert Lamb

MARTINEZ: Larry Williams

NORTH AUGUSTA: Tim Key and Tom Collins, who called the Flex the "reincarnation of the station wagon!"

WARRENTON, GA.: Joel Ramsey

PAW PAW, W.VA.: Tom Gauger, who wrote, "A rather ugly vehicle, I think."

Now, can you tell us the make and model of the 2008 vehicle shown? Call (706) 823-3419 or e-mail glynn.moore@augustachronicle.com. Please give us your name (and spelling), city and phone number. The deadline is noon Wednesday, and the first to identify the car will get a gift. The names of the correct guessers will be published Friday. Thanks.

1955 CHEVY FOLLOW-UP: Jim Hartman and Thomas Gilley each wrote in to set us straight about last week's comments on the 1955 Chevrolet:

"You and your readers are wrong about the '55 Chevy being the first V-8 by Chevy," Mr. Gilley wrote.

"Chevrolet built a production V-8 in 1917 and 1918," Mr. Hartman wrote.

They pointed out that those early Chevrolets sported a 288-cubic-inch engine that put out 38 horsepower, and they are correct. I should have said 1955 was just Chevy's first "modern" V-8, if you can call 54 years ago modern.


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