October 2018

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    What do we think about 'recreations'?

    Kit cars are fun. Replicas are terrible sometimes. Reproductions are impressive. But recreations? These are hand-built (almost) 100% recreations of classic cars from what is usually the top segment. They offer the charm and character of the originals combined with the reliability of 'a new' or a 'genuine'. The Porsche Speedsters and Spyders Read more

  • BCA
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    BCA Wannahaves. Auction of special cars and motorbikes on November 8

    During the BCA Wannahaves auction on Thursday, November 8, dozens of cars and motorcycles will be put up for sale. The varied auction offer has something to offer everyone, from tax-efficient cars for entrepreneurs to hobby cars for enthusiasts. Business and private bidders can look forward to an exciting and fun auction day, which will be held at BCA in Read more

  • Maico Taifun
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    The Maico Taifun (1953-1958): A top piece at the last minute

    Striking and then extraordinary. That was Maico's luxury model, the Taifun, with its excellent bicycle section, a two-cylinder two-stroke block (in 400 and 500 cc version) and generously equipped with sheet metal. The Maico Taifun When the Maico designers started developing a new model line in 1951, of which the Maico Taifun was the showpiece. Read more

  • Devin SP1000
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    A DKW - Auto Union - SP1000 according to Devin

    But who or what was Devin? Devin Enterprises was an American automobile manufacturer that operated/existed from 1955 to 1964. The brand was best known for producing high-quality fiberglass bodies sold as kits, but they also produced car accessories and complete cars. The company was founded by Bill Devin. from a Read more

  • Classics
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    Classics along the A2

    Fred lives in a village somewhere along the A2. He is there “That man with those old motorcycles, those classics.” The phone rang on a Saturday morning. At the door stood an old and a less old lady. Fred knows them. Mother and daughter. They live in the countryside. The mother has Read more

  • Triumph Trident
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    The new' Triumph Trident

    Meanwhile, the Hinckley Triumph Trident also classic again After the first. successful, test drive turned out to be the British Racing Green Triumph Trident won't start anymore. Experience has shown that problems after key work usually come from…. That key work. So by our own folds… So that was studied too closely. But even Read more

  • Chevrolet Caprice
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    The 1979-1980 Chevrolet Caprice Classic

    1976 was the last year of full sized Americans at GM. And that downward growth has reached a dramatic low point for the time being with the relabelling of the South Korean Daewoo to Chevrolet in 2005. That put an end to the advertising slogan 'you are ready for a Daewoo' and GM decided to switch from Read more

  • Daf YA
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    The DAF YA-66: A kind of Méhari or Trabant Kübel?

    Well no. Made world famous in the Netherlands by winemaker/PR man Ilja Gort, Méhari was a utility/plaything based on a 2CV platform. The Trabant was a cheerfully smoking stroller from the GDR. And the DAF YA-66? That was a serious military vehicle. A DAF with Variomatic in combat outfit. But whether we the Russians Read more

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