July 2019

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    Hungary, the new France

    When things once got better in the Netherlands, retirees bought second houses in Drenthe and Zeeland for very little money. This was followed by a massive outflow of 40+ people to France where new lives were then started by converting the French property into/using it as a camping, inn, gte or whatever. Read more

  • DAF 2600
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    DAF 2600 museum quality

    Everything that gets attention comes back to life and nice memories can be recalled with photos. For many former drivers it will be interesting to look back at this workhorse that first made its appearance at the RAI in 1962. The question to the owner of this Dutch flagship was: what inspires Read more

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    Citroën and tampering

    This year, 75 years after the German surrender, much attention is paid to WWII. And in that time many stories and anecdotes come into the picture. The cunning sabotage of Citroën is a good example of this. Sabotage: the origin The word sabotage was born during the great Liège strikes of 1886 Read more

  • Dickholmer
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    The VW Beetle from 1957-1964. The Dickholmer

    In the August 2019 edition of Auto Motor Klassiek An extensive arsenal of news items, columns and classics for sale has once again been included. And of course the edition offers many beautiful reports. One of them focuses on Richard van der Bijl, his Siku collection and especially his VW 1200 Export. Are new in Read more

  • Honda CB 750 Hondamatic
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    Honda CB 750 Hondamatic: Rare

    Of the more than 8000 copies of this (semi) automatic that were produced in 1976, 1977 and 1978, no motorcycles have officially come to the Netherlands. Later there was some gray import. Not suitable for Europe The European market was not seen as suitable for a 'slow' heavy motorcycle with an automatic transmission. But Read more

  • UAZ 452
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    UAZ 452: The Bread

    Some classics fall into place unexpectedly. The van on the cover of a book was one of those: The UAZ 452. But first there was a meeting. A Chance Meeting There was something about an oil additive-cum-friction reducer that we had to try. Now there are dozens of such products. There Read more

  • Peugeot 205 Rallye
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    Peugeot 205 Rallye!

    It has been about 35 years since Peugeot introduced the 205. That brave toy became a huge success. Sales went well! Pleasantly surprised, Peugeot noticed that more than 5,3 million of them trotted over the counter. For the most part, of course, these were hand-tame 205s. Did you want some more peppers under Read more

  • Rostock
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    Rostock by night

    You can come to an end with a classic. Rostock, for example, is only two days away from the center of our country. I was sitting on a terrace in Rostock. An old, stripped-down Goldwing came crashing across the square. The thing made a U-turn. Stopped. The rider kicked out the jiffy and came Read more

  • BMW R45
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    'Blauwtje': A very special BMW R45

    Maurice Hünen is a Maintenance Supervisor, genetic engineer, motorcyclist and politically active. Maurice is a good acquaintance with whom we are in regular contact. His BMW 'Blauwtje' was once such an unpredictable BMW R45. Recently Maurice has an R1150R. And maybe his unique Blue will go away. “Location deficiency”. It's something. We Read more

  • Jeepster
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    Willys Jeepster: Nice and sunny

    Jeepsters are civilian vehicles. But: In Den Beginne there were the Jeeps, the military jack-of-all-trades who killed the heavy military motorcycle sidecar combinations. There are many stories about the naming of those Jeeps. So it would be the corruption of 'G.P'. as in 'General Purpose'. The reference to 'Eugene Read more

  • Xantia
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    Citroën Xantia: a cheap hydraulique

    xantia. classic. And for good reason. Those are some keywords. Sometimes a car is a classic while you still see it in showrooms everywhere in your mind. Our memory does strange things to us. A name from the Greek The Xantia – the name Xantia comes from the Greek Xanthos, which means Read more

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