Oldtimer and Classic Fair Leek. Compact fair full of tradition and surprises

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From 7 to 9 October, old-timer and young-timer enthusiasts rejoiced in Leek. The Sports Center in Leek hosted the 26th edition of the Oldtimer and Classic Fair. Anton Rosema and his colleagues combined traditional hospitality with the most surprising classics during the past weekend. And Leek offered even more tradition: every year you find several surprises as a visitor and you greet many familiar faces. This year was no different, as it turned out to our delight.

The organization spoke of a well-attended fair, which is always combined with an old-timer ride on Sunday. Moreover, the collaboration with Hofman in Leek is always excellent. The fair and the classic specialist reinforce each other in good harmony. It is typical of the pleasant and accessible atmosphere that makes Leek and its surroundings such a pleasant environment, a relief even.

The latter qualification also applies to the way in which Rosema and his followers keep an eye on every visitor every year. While visitors and the press could go about their business, Rosema visited everyone. He put the stock market on the map until closing time, and the local media could contact him at any time. There is nothing forced about that, it signifies the organizer in a positive sense.

Investing in the second post-COVID edition of the fair in Leek for a year resulted in a great collection of classics and youngtimers. The trademark in Leek is the theme in which the French cars are central. This year, the various French automobile clubs brought together a number of beautiful classics and youngtimers of a sporty design. We were particularly captivated by the historic Peugeot 404, which won the 1967 East African Safari rally. Thanks to Henk Visscher (remember that name, he is responsible for a beautiful museum in Buren) in Leek. The Simca Rallye 2 and a completely restored 1100 TI also stood out. They were both in top condition, and in Leek they belonged to the extensive collection of sporty classics and youngtimers from La Douce France.

The varied French street (not a square this year, but a street) could be found in Hall 2. And there was also a selection of other classics, which had been brought together by the traditionally present clubs (such as the Taunus M club, the HAV, MG Noord and the Veteran Car Club) and private individuals. They all provided a beautiful classic set, which offered pleasant surprises. Pure enjoyment, and it was not for nothing that we lingered there longer. Very special was the trio of exclusive classics that had been brought to Leek by an anonymous collector. A 300 SL (from a limited series), a 300 SL Roadster and an Aston Martin DB6 Superleggera showed the super car idea of ​​yesteryear. On the other hand, we really enjoyed a 1.1 Kadett B 1969, newly delivered to the Netherlands, which had just been acquired by the owner and which shined with its high degree of originality. Beautiful.

Further on - in Hall 1 it was also delicious. What is striking is that the occupation there again showed familiar companies and faces. Gerard Kramer Classics took six extremely beautiful classics with him, including the immaculate and original Volvo 121 (B20). Further on, Nosstalgia Classics had brought mainly Beetles. The offer included the 1985 Jubilee Käfer painted in Aubergine, a version that was built in this color exclusively for the German market. The two Baja globetrotters, whom we portrayed for the magazine last year, were also there again. The Beetle was excellently represented over two halls, the Typ 1 remains a figurehead in classic country.

Hofman Leek was of course also present. Our eye fell on the stand, especially on the NSU Prinz 4 and on a special Mini 1275 GT, which we will soon be doing something beautiful with. The Mini (note: original) has a nice story attached to it. Other professional dealers (such as Jansma and Le Classics Automobiles) also provided a beautiful interpretation of the exhibition floor in Hall 1. And if you were specifically in the market for a classic BMW motorcycle, you could contact Van Houten Motoren from Marum. Right next to it was another pearl: the unbelievably beautiful Audi 100 S Coupé. He attracted a lot of attention, and rightly so.

Last but not least: the parts dealers, and the sellers of books, miniatures and other classic-related items brought something for everyone. Our eye was particularly drawn to a beautiful vintage toy garage, with ditto miniatures. Of course it changed hands. That too makes Leek attractive. You will always find something to your liking. And even if you don't look for anything in that direction: for that still dirt-cheap entrance fee and a free parking space, you as a visitor will be extremely richly rewarded.

It's the power of a compact fair, worth visiting year after year. You can walk around there for a day, and you get a pleasant atmosphere as a gift. And an always surprising offer. That is a major achievement. And it shows that the quality of a fair does not depend on its size, but on the organizational and communication skills of those responsible. As a result, Anton Rosema and his colleagues have also set up a huge fair this year.

Below you can see a number of photos of the Oldtimer & Classic Fair in Leek. See more? Then go to the message on our Facebook page.

Oldtimer and Classic Fair Leek. Compact class full of surprises
Three generations of Opel Kadett side by side. The Kadett-B stood still for a long time and was brought back to life by the new owner. A beautiful and original copy.
Oldtimer and Classic Fair Leek. Compact class full of surprises
Vintage meets vintage. Note the De Soto on the right, an amazing military relic, made available by the Victory Museum
Oldtimer and Classic Fair Leek. Compact class full of surprises
Without further ado one of the most beautiful cars in Leek. You will not easily find a Taunus GXL Coupé (TC1) in this condition.
Oldtimer and Classic Fair Leek. Compact class full of surprises
Beautiful and original Ford Transit, on the stand of the HAV, what a beautiful oldtimer this is
Oldtimer and Classic Fair Leek. Compact class full of surprises
Nice, Americans from just after WWII. In the foreground the Ford Sedan V8 from 1946. Owner: Jan Bosma
Oldtimer and Classic Fair Leek. Compact class full of surprises
This too is fun. The owner told us that he regularly uses his Mack Jr as a camping vehicle. But this truck is also great without a detachable tent.
Oldtimer and Classic Fair Leek. Compact class full of surprises
Honor where credit is due. Anton Rosema organized another beautiful and surprising fair with his people
Oldtimer and Classic Fair Leek. Compact class full of surprises
Mercury Montclair. A blessing that owners cherish such impressive cars
Oldtimer and Classic Fair Leek. Compact class full of surprises
Lots of space for parts in Leek
Oldtimer and Classic Fair Leek. Compact class full of surprises
Very cool, this Honda Z600. The owner has a soft spot for this category of classic Hondas. He took three more to Leek: an S800, an N360 and a Life Stepvan. Very special.
Oldtimer and Classic Fair Leek. Compact class full of surprises
Traditionally present in Leek. Van Houten Motoren from Marum, with a series of classic BMW motorcycles
Oldtimer and Classic Fair Leek. Compact class full of surprises
Chrysler Simca double stroke, thanks to Henk Visscher.
Oldtimer and Classic Fair Leek. Compact class full of surprises
De Citroën Dyane 6 flanks some excellent classics from the range of Gerard Kramer Classics from Wolvega
Oldtimer and Classic Fair Leek. Compact class full of surprises
This vintage toy garage got deep under the skin of many. This is what you used to want as a youthful car enthusiast
Oldtimer and Classic Fair Leek. Compact class full of surprises
Hofman Leek played a home game, and brought wonderful cars to the Sports Center
Oldtimer and Classic Fair Leek. Compact class full of surprises
Also available at Hofman Leek. Pay special attention to the Mini, which is a very special version that we will pay more attention to.
Oldtimer and Classic Fair Leek. Compact class full of surprises
Classics and market stalls, the concepts come together wonderfully in Leek.
Oldtimer and Classic Fair Leek. Compact class full of surprises
Beautiful Audi 100 Coupé, one of the absolute eye-catchers in Leek

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  1. Henk Visscher organized the French Day a number of times in Culemborg, where I live. His Simca Rallye's 1 and 2 (orange and green) were also always present. I've attached a photo from Aug.'19 showing the green Rallye 2, with my Tomos 4L (oldtimer moped) next to it. My brother used to have a Rallye 1 and a Kreidler (both orange). A little later I bought a second hand red Audi 2 Coupé S, which could also be seen in blue in Leek. So many points of contact!

  2. Was a very nice fair. Also saw cars that I have never seen before in the wild, such as the Vauxhall Vedete and the 4 Honda's was also delicious.
    And as icing on the cake, lots of nice young and old timers in the parking lot.

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