October 2019

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  • Volkswagen Buggy

    Volkswagen Buggy: nice!

    About a hundred years ago I was at a meeting of the ABC, the General Buggy Club at some industrial area in Utrecht. A friend of mine had a Volkswagen Buggy and I knew board member Jan van der Lid because of my work. It rained. A buggy would be set on fire and Read more

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    Honda City (1987)

    Honda City, an unworldly city boy Text & photography: Aart van der Haagen A hip, fast rascal, well-developed, social and completely at home in the urban jungle, that's the Honda City. On closer acquaintance, however, he turns out to be rather unworldly, because most continents and even large parts of Asia say this compact Japanese Read more

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    Zoute Grand Prix celebrates 10's birthday in style

    Text and photos: Dirk Ivens The 10th edition of the Zoute Grand Prix in Knokke-Heist was one big party for car enthusiasts. More than 250.000 visitors enjoyed the most exclusive oldtimers and dream cars. Among them again a row of prominent people such as Jacky Ickx, Thierry Boutsen, Stoffel Vandoorne, Dimitri Vegas and Anouk Matton, Jean Read more

  • Tinkering for beginners

    Tinkering for beginners

    But it is wise to tinker in a clean, well-lit environment. Chaos never shows craftsmanship. Perhaps of genius. With some tools, rest, your good sense and the Internet you will come a long way. There are a lot of videos on YouTube about doing targeted tinkering for beginners on countless types Read more

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    The Shelter. A Dutch dwarf car

    Shortly after the Second World War, motorized traffic was extremely topical. You were quite the guy on a BSA or Harley, which you could buy for a few hundred guilders on the dump. But a motorcycle was not yet a car. Not even a car. Because with a motor vehicle with a roof on it you counted Read more

  • Volvo P1800

    Volvo P1800. The Saint's car

    Recently, in what was probably a repeat of a repeat, there was an episode of Wheeler Dealers where a Volvo P1800 was rescued. Saving Volvo P1800s is a good plan! My most traumatic memory of such a smooth Volvo was the time I gave a dealer a eager rust-eaten copy for the Read more

  • Electronics

    Electronics and nostalgia

    A friend came by for a quick chat. He had a recent motorcycle magazine with him. And was firmly entrenched. That motorcycle magazine paid tribute to the new Yamaha R1. That 1000 cc'er now delivered 200 hp and had more electronics on board than the lunar lander ever had. Already Read more

  • Yamaha RD350

    Yamaha RD350 LC YPVS

    Yamaha has an impressive two-stroke history And the provisional (?) end of that was the Yamaha RD350 LC YPVS. LC stood for liquid cooled. So liquid cooled. We will return to the YPVS. The Yamaha was a wolfskin cheetah. The Yamaha RD350 LC - with a conventional exhaust system - was the basis of the story Read more

  • MEV Replicar

    MEV Replicar

    The Mazda MX-5 has been a bull's eye since its introduction in 1989. In April of 2016, the one millionth copy rolled off the line. The quirky sports car has now reached the status of a classic, consists of tin and that can rust. Because so many have been built, the prices are Read more

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    Addresses. Thanks to Gerrit

    We recently placed a call to report 'addresses'. Addresses where there are still people who do not supply cheap Chinese imitation choke levers (watch out: they break) or exhaust bend sets (they don't fit). Addresses where they just 'have stuff' and know what they have. And how important can they be? Recently – very recently – had Read more

  • Garage Vingerling

    From the old box: Garage Vingerling

    Nowadays, a dealer is told exactly what his business should look like – at a visible location or company site – from the importer, what the lighting should be, what software updates he should purchase. What cars (or motorcycles) he has to sell in the current year and what garage-related things like Read more

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