Bob Evers and the cars
ER Classics Desktop 2022 the past, when youth was still reading, the Bob Evers series was an incredibly popular boy's book series. HBS friends Arie Roos, Jan Prins and their American friend - yes - Bob Evers competed with crooks, pirates and the like.

Writer Willy van der Heide may have been one of the first writers to see the light of business. In the books, Shell gasoline, Droste chocolate, the  Encyclopaedia Britannica and other brands and products regularly increased.

Only later did it become clear that van der Heide was being paid for this.

Tough adventures of course also include cars and chases.
Cars that appeared in the series were always rare and special, such as Buick, Lincoln, Packard, and foreign twoseaters. Transport in the city was often done by taxi, with (fat, red-haired and richly sprayed) Arie conducting the initiated dialogue with the driver. pockets from the Bob Evers series are currently popping up fairly massively at church fairs, flea markets and similar locations where you have serious trading money with four euros in your pocket.

The investment in a vague smile and the full layer of nostalgia is thus almost free. And that - with the knowledge of today - you clearly notice that Van der Heide was a traditional bread writer?

That only makes it more endearing.

After Van der Heide's definitive stopping, Bob Evers was lovingly taken over by a few other writers. Fortunately, they also wrote about cars, about classics now. When starting your own Bob Ever collection, think of investments between the 10 cent and maybe even a euro. But there are undoubtedly also collector's items that could easily cost several euros.

There is even a Bob Evers Society: www.bobevers. Nl


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  1. Remarkable, that remark that Van der Heide was a 'traditional bread writer'. Wasn't Reve too? Don't writers sometimes have to make a living? What matters is that real talent and originality do not deny themselves, even if the writer does it 'for his bread'. And at Van der Heide, both qualities were abundantly present.

  2. Fantastic books and definitely recommended!

    The pockets are cheap but the so-called hard covers can be a bit pricey if they are complete.

    Fortunately the content is the same. Enjoy reading !

    Should this become too difficult: some parts were stripped and for the 1 part used jukebox mine was even a model!

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