Our dreams have been shaped in our uninhibited childhood days. That is why we, as classic fans, often drive the cars or motorcycles from our youngest days. The cars and motorbikes of our fathers or the dreams of our fathers.
That system apparently goes beyond the generations. And generations follow each other. What the future will bring to classics, that is the question. What happens to the classics of our fathers and the fathers of our fathers, it becomes clear in the meantime: they come back on the market after being cherished for decades.
The aging population is striking. The knees become painful, the backs stiff.
Collectors say goodbye or have to say goodbye to their technical pet animals.
The growing supply of British engines from the fifties and sixties is typical of that situation. And from a growing number of BMWs.
They are all looking for new owners. And then we suddenly get into a field of tension. Because the emotionally historical connection with those machines is often missing two generations later.
The totally authentic BSA B33 that is in a previous one AutoMotorKlassiek stood has made the switch over generations happy. He had just moved on for a generation. But the new owner had a knee as a souvenir for an earlier accident ... well. The kickstart was not a party.
The machine has now ended up with an enthusiast who Triumph drove. A new Triumph. But Alexander was looking for something parents. And the enthusiasts came to a friendly comparison.
The beauty of this story? Alexander Zindel is just forty, almost twenty years younger than his acquisition!