May 2016

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    After the water nuisance of yesterday ...

    the purchase of an amphibious classic is of course an option. Vehicles that drove less well than a normal car and performed less well than a normal boat have been around for a long time. And usually they needed and need a lot of maintenance and care. But usually they weren't the best of both More

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    Let him choke: the carbriokap

    It's spring. But it is quite wet. And not really warm either… So the carbrios stay inside or drive outside with the hoods closed. And convertible tops also deserve maintenance. In addition to regular cleaning, the stitching also requires attention. The stitching is very simple to check: just go over with the nails More

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    Land Rover madness

    Now that the last Land Rover Defender rolled off the production line on January 29, the madness has struck. The prices for used copies are rising rapidly. It can get even crazier. The very first Land Rover – with chassis number 116700001 – which was factory fitted with a diesel engine in 1957, is located in the British town More

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    Rover SD1: 40

    In the spring of 1976, the (automotive) world was turned upside down. The introduction of the Rover SD1. Originally a bicycle manufacturer, which at that time still operated under the name of the owner Starley, it came on the market in 1903 with the first motorcycle, a year later with a car, had the world in 1963 More

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    A happy gentleman

    A customer enters the local dump engine dealer. Obviously someone from the West. A gentleman. The neat late fifties is a bit scrawny and has the looks of an official called 'Droogstuppel'. The intruder sees a couple of bloated men sitting on the bar stools in front of the counter. The bar stools are made of MZ buddies. More

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    The ICCCRX NUMX

    Citroëns in De Steeg. Still put it on the agenda. Because August is closer than you think: From 11-14 August there will be a party in the Steeg, between Velp and Dieren, by the ICCCR2016 foundation. ICCCR stands for Intenational Citroën Car Club Rally. The official agreement to this effect was signed this week by Gaar More

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    Mercedes Benz this coming weekend at two Frisian events

    Owners and other enthusiasts of classics and youngtimers from Mercedes-Benz can indulge themselves this weekend. In the Frisian towns of Burgum and Surhuisterveen, meetings will be held on Saturday 28 May and 29 on Sunday respectively, which can only delight the Benz fan. On Saturday, Burgum is all about the Mercedes-Benz family day, More

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    Ceramic paste: copper fat 2.0

    Copper grease is a panacea for some people. But then a panacea with a very limited lubricating effect.

    It is therefore made to prevent 'eating'. So do not use it when mounting valve stems. And preferably not for spark plugs. By the way, 'ceramic paste' is copper grease 2.0. More

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    What's in a name?

    Well, that's good. Whatever Shakespeare thought about it. Likewise, The Gallery Brummen is now called Gallery Aaldering. Nico and Nick Aaldering want to promote that the Gallery is a real family business. The fact that the new new name is also easier to say internationally is a welcome bonus. Because a More

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    1974. The VW Golf by Gijs van Lennep

    In the autumn of 1974, the first clouds of dust around the launch of the Beetle successor Golf were lifted. Volkswagen's compact hatch has been well received by the press. Not only the design is praised. Especially the specific driving characteristics of the front-wheel drive VW are regularly praised. Gijs van Lennep is in the autumn of More

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