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  • DAF 46 (1976) by Willem: pure beauty.

    DAF 46 (1976) by Willem: pure beauty.

    We go back in time, when Hub van Doorne's dream became reality with the introduction of the first Dutch passenger car, the DAF 600. The 'smart poker' was an overwhelming success at the RAI in 1958. William knows the entire history of the rise, and also the fall of the […] More

  • DAF 33 (1969) by Frits is a real crown jewel

    DAF 33 (1969) by Frits is a real crown jewel

    Do you remember? The Dutch car manufacturer DAF ran into problems and had to go bankrupt to survive. DAF (truck production) is doing well again, but the passenger car division already disappeared in the 70s due to the takeover of Volvo. The dream of Hub van Doorne, a Dutch person still lives on […] More

  • The Kalmar DAF. A purposeful Daf

    Kalmar-DAF. A targeted DAF

    Simmering Dafjes were never show-off tools, but this Kalmar-Daf certainly had no pretensions at all. The unique thing only delivered the Swedish mail. Hero Hardly any other vehicle was better at that than this working class hero. Maybe bigger. In the United States, from the mid-XNUMXs, the distinctive Willys Dispatcher Jeeps […] More

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    Love driving. Have a nice long weekend

    Sometimes, as an editor and enthusiast, you fall head over heels in love. Take this past weekend. Photographer Spijker and I make a report with two DAF 66 derivatives: a 1300 Marathon Coupé and a Volvo 66 GL Combi. On Sunday I drive a friend's new acquisition: the BMW […] More

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    A DAFJE out. A little chauvinism. 

    On a Sunday car ride in the attractive surroundings of Havelte (Drenthe), the familiar air-cooled DAF engine sound suddenly sounded everywhere, followed by a large number of DAF's 33. That still thrills us as classic enthusiasts. Everyone has a thing for DAF, it brought back a national piece of automotive technology for a while.  More

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    DAF 33 – Not verkeerd afgelopen

    And there is a DAFJE 33 in work clothes around the corner. It looks built in by tall grass what'verkeerd afgelopen' from. Inquiring with the friendly car cleaner learned otherwise. The Dafje has not been forgotten, nor is it for sale. It's from scooter specialist Welbie. And the company car is about to be rescued. On the same alternative route through my own hometown, I saw three more classics that apparently required a lot of overdue maintenance. More

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    Daf 55. Elegant and mature

    DAFs. Real Dutch cars with their unique transmission. Cars that were especially popular with people who should never have obtained a driver's license. Those folks tarnished the brand with a tragic reputation. And the factory did everything it could to do something about it. But even its success in the London-Sydney marathon failed to give the brand the shine it deserved. Fortunately, DAF has survived gloriously as a truck manufacturer. More

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