In the past period we have been working on something new: the National Classic Research. With the help of many readers, who shared the experiences with their classics with us.
There is only a bright future ahead for car brands if they know where they come from, if they are proud of their past. We are convinced of that. But we sometimes wondered if car brands are convinced of this themselves. That is why in recent months we interviewed all major importers and of course the owners of classics.
We asked the importers a number of questions, whereby we awarded points per question. Among other things, we asked the classic owners to give a mark for the parts supply of the brand, but also for the involvement of importer and manufacturer in the classic world. The reactions came in, both positive and negative. Naturally, a result also emerged from all those figures: a final mark for each brand.
We will announce which brand is the best in our research on January 12, the first day of InterClassics. The full study can be read in the next issue of Auto Motor Klassiek, which is delivered to subscribers on Friday 20 January and will be available in stores from Tuesday 24 January.
To get a glimpse of the veil: of the 34 brands, only 15 have a final grade that is higher than a lean six. Many brands can still work on the classic love. The provision of parts - or the lack thereof - plays an important role in this.
Perhaps unnecessarily: the fact that we almost announce the results also means that from now on it is no longer useful to respond. But not to worry, because we are planning to turn this classic research into a recurring item. If you have now forgotten to respond, you will have the chance again next year!