May 2017

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  • Villa Erba
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    RM Sotheby's realizes spectacular sales proceeds during Villa Erba auction

    On Saturday 27 May, RM Sotheby's on Lake Como once again organized the biennial auction for wealthy classic enthusiasts, which has been held since 2011. In Cernobbio - in combination with the prestigious Concorso Villa d'Este - an offer was put under the hammer that tingled the senses of the enthusiasts to the deepest caverns. Villa Erba had Read more

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    Motorbikes from Spain, there are more than you think

    Motorcycles from Spain, there are more than you think When a good acquaintance suddenly shows up with the dream motorcycle from your childhood. Then the nostalgia suddenly hits hard. Ben van Helden is a goldsmith trainer and motorcycle enthusiast. And in his broad motorcycle love he was suddenly captivated by the wildly simple beauty of Read more

  • Yamaha RD350
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    Yamaha RD350 LC

    The seventies were the peak years in the short history of the two-stroke. At the end of that period, in 1979, Yamaha introduced the ultimate two-stroke street fighter: the RD 350 LC (1979-1983). That was the successor to Yamaha's air-cooled two-strokes, the RD350 and RD400. bicycle Read more

  • Ugly
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    Ugly: The new beautiful?

    Ugly: The new beautiful? Or: Misses of the past do not guarantee the future. This weekend I rode a Johammer. An E-motorcycle whose looks form a field of tension between the Junkers JU52 and Art Deco, or let it be Art Nouveau. The thing literally doesn't look like anything. And whether it's a Read more

  • Hoornsterzwaag
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    Happy in Hoornsterzwaag

    Whether I will also go to Hoornsterzwaag this year. It is the question posed by neighbor Michel Verhaag from Leeuwarden, and to which he has known the answer for a long time. Yet a spontaneous "yes" escapes from my mouth. A confirmation gladly expressed, because I think the Oldtimerfestival Hoornsterzwaag is one of the best events on Read more

  • timing belt transmission
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    The timing belt transmission: Again almost 40 years old

    In the beginning there was the belt drive. The timing belt transmission is quite recent. Secondary transmission once started as a leather belt. A leather belt – which was under tension, because he was only too happy to slip – formed the connection between crankshaft and rear wheel. It was. Then came the sleeves and rolls Read more

  • DKW
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    DKW: From global brand to Volkseigener Betrieb

    DKW: That was once the world's largest motorcycle manufacturer. But before that, some financial hurdles had been taken. The Zchopauer Motorenwerke AG (DKW) was brought together in the Auto Union construction together with the car brands Audi and Horch. Because from 1933 National Socialism gained a foothold in Germany, there were Read more

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    Two-stroke 2.0

    Two-stroke 2.0 And then we're talking about the first half of the eighties when the simplest two-stroke principle with the piston-driven crankcase flush (think of the once famous Jawas) no longer sufficed because there was too little power to get out of it. Getting power from two-strokes is not such a problem. Also the Read more

  • Ascension weekend
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    Coming Ascension weekend full of events

    The classic car season is in full swing. During the Ascension weekend, there are again pleasant events on the menu for the classic riders. We highlight some festivals and tours. The 25nd edition of the Oldtimerfestival will take place in Hoornsterzwaag on 22 May. Saturday 27 May, the enthusiasts can, along the side of the road Read more

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