June 2018

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  • Jaguar XJ
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    Jaguar XJ Series 1

    The Jaguar XJ. The legacy that the new British exclusive sports sedan received was not tender. A whole range of models was sooner or later retired by the newcomer. Under the auspices of Sir William Lyons, a car came into being, which in many ways enchanted. And sometimes the owners and More

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    The Harley Davidson WL. Still enchanting

    In the corridors, the story went that Indian built the better motorcycles, but that Harley-Davidson had the smartest salesmen. Harley-Davidson's WLA and WLC models, the 'Liberators' have become 'the' Harleys in our collective memory. The machines came in shiploads to Europe held hostage by the Germans. There are about 80.000 pieces More

  • Honda
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    Summer toys: The puppies of Honda.

    A camping guest – we live in a fairly touristy area – arrived at the bakery on a two-wheeler of the kind you find with the more stylish motorhome owners. A classic Honda vest pocket. He was wearing sandals, shorts and a V-neck T-shirt. The man ordered a baguette, paid, walked More

  • Tie wraps
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    Tiewraps, tywraps and draw straps

    Once upon a time they were expensive things: Tiewraps. But after the patents expired, all of China started making them for next to nothing. Tiewraps (or tywraps), like Duct tape, are just as irreplaceable for brave wrenches as a bahco and a metric hammer. Tie wraps, the spelling alone A tie-wrap, 'tiewraps' (according to Onze Taal the More

  • Mercedes Silber Pfeile
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    Mercedes Silber Pfeile in The Hague

    And then we talk about the Mercedes Silver Arrows, the Mercedes Silber Pfeile race cars from the fifties, from the heyday of Mercedes motorsport. But of course we don't forget that Mercedes-Benz is not doing bad in the current F1 world either. From July to September During the summer months (7 July More

  • Moto Morini
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    The Moto Morini 350: the other V twin from Italy

    In the meantime, that Moto Morini 350 cc twin was the first design that Franco Lambertini drew for Moto Morini. And as beautiful as the engine was: Lambertini had meant nothing more or less with it than a high-quality, economical and reliable engine for daily use. Just as good, such a Moto Morini almost cost More

  • InterClassics Maastricht
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    History of Lancia main act at InterClassics Maastricht 2019

    The Italian brand Lancia will take center stage during the 26th edition of InterClassics Maastricht. The highlights from the more than 100 years rich history of the brand will be presented in collaboration with the Lancia Club Netherlands and Belgium and various museums. Enthusiasts can indulge themselves during InterClassics Maastricht 2019. That will be More

  • Vincent
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    Fritz Egli taught Vincent to run

    The 1000 Vincent was the first Superbike until the early 70s. Then came the Honda CB750. He took over the banner. However? Not quite: for Vincent purists, it's just timeless and remains the ultimate road bike, so it's not fair to use it with another bike. More

  • export
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    Classics are cheap here: the export

    Once in a while. But more and more often I am called to interpret between French-speaking classic lovers and Dutch sellers who do not speak French. And those French? They come here for Renaults, Citroëns, Peugeots and Simcas. They want them back. After they exported them all first. Many of those sold classics are here More

  • Ural
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    Ural: "I have problems with your ex" and a party

    Last Saturday Richard Busweiler from Genemuiden held a party for his customers. Of course it remains all hobby in the margin, but starting from a rejected sea container with a trade in old Russian motorcycles and then fifteen years later – still as an 'activity', because Richard has a neat job More

  • Mercedes
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    Hey. Mercedes.

    A winged term marks the next step from Mercedes-Benz. The interactive future of Das Haus is within reach. All communication possibilities find a place under an umbrella with the imprint MBUX. One of the features that the state-of-the-art system offers is “Hey Mercedes” voice control. The car is talking to you. And you with More

  • Slant Six
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    The (Chrysler) Slant Six. Short but sweet

    A very strong all-rounder with few pretensions. That was the Slant Six, a cast iron or aluminum inline engine with a twist: The block was tilted 30 degrees. This gave the body designers more room for lower hoods. Oh yes: the distributor cap became less accessible because of it. The Slant Six Albert Venema from Venema Classics More

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