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    Hugo's Sachsclub

    Okay. There are more brilliant puns made. But still… Sachs. For the over-XNUMXs and early seventies, Sachs was a world-leading manufacturer of single-cylinder two-strokes. We / they may also remember that playboy Günther Sachs who had a relationship with Brigitte Bardot. He committed suicide. But that wasn't out of heartbreak. He was suffering from Alzheimer's and wanted to forget it. More

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    DKW Hummel. ULM, small, but brave

    Once, when children playing football on the street would hide when they saw the local police officer approaching on his service bicycle ... Recovery: Once when the moped youth had a lot of fun with the local cop on his microlight. More

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    A very happy customer column

    A customer arrives at the local dump bike dealer. Obviously someone from the West. A gentleman. The neat early sixties is a bit skinny and has the looks of a civil servant called 'Droogstoppel'. More

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    DKW 3 = 6. Just about

    For the early days of DKW we have to go back to the early 1900s. To the earliest days of the combustion engine. RE (Rasmussen & Ernst) had a factory in Zschopau, Germany, where equipment for steam engines was built. In 1916, co-owner Jörgen Skafte Rasmusen set his sights on making a steam-powered More

  • DKW Monza
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    DKW Monza, stylish duo

    Ramon Bourguignon is a passionate collector of classic cars equipped for sporty drivers. He enjoys the great power, the technology and a power source with a lot of temperamental horsepower. There is only one limitation for him, there must be 4 rings on all his classic cars. There are also two More

  • IFA BK 350
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    IFA BK 350. The other boxer

    The BK 350 (the letters stand for Boxer Kardan with 350 cc displacement) was a motorcycle model of the VEB Motorradwerke Zschopau (MZ), which was produced from 1952 to 1959; initially under the name “IFA BK 350”. The BK 350 was presented to the public at the Leipziger Messe in 1951 as a DKW two-cylinder engine. More

  • DKW F12
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    F12 instead of F1, the DKW F12

    Two-strokes are almost extinct. They are no longer made for modern cars and motorcycles. Despite all their advantages. But still: Honda recently patented a two-stroke engine. Of course not such a simple piston-driven two-stroke, but a thing with valves, pumps and – of course – electronics. But at the time, DKW made cars with two-stroke engines. Good More

  • MZ BKX NUMX
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    MZ BKX NUMX

    A two-stroke boxertwin The MZ BK350 After the war, Germany was redistributed and much of DKW's knowledge and production fell into communist and/or socialist hands. The IFA/MZ machines were direct successors in the DKW bloodline. But luckily it remained with the cloning of pre-war DKW models. The BK350 is More

  • Verkeerd afgelopen
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    Finds in Slovakia: Verkeerd Afgelopen ?

    Finds or verkeerd afgelopen ? Lubo Hrivnak - the Slovak who has noticed that classic Jawas are cheaper here than in their former homeland - sent a few photos of 'away from him'. Do you think this is a spark or is it verkeerd afgelopen† We immediately took a shovel ourselves and More

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    DKW: From global brand to Volkseigener Betrieb

    DKW: That was once the world's largest motorcycle manufacturer. But before that, some financial hurdles had been taken. The Zchopauer Motorenwerke AG (DKW) was brought together in the Auto Union construction together with the car brands Audi and Horch. Because National Socialism gained a foothold in Germany from 1933, there were More

  • DDR Fahrzeuge
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    DDR Fahrzeuge

    DDR Fahrzeuge, 'vehicles from the GDR', the former 'East Germany'. Does that sound exciting or not? We all know the Trabantjes and MZs. That they are the clothing icons from the time when governments still knew exactly how to do it. And how did that end? We know that. In the meantime, the DDR vehicle fleet was indebted More

  • Craft or protop type?
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    Craft or prototype?

    Craft or prototype? That was the question in the Voskuil household. And then it was about a 'barn find', a barn find. About a motorcycle that had been dreaming for decades in a shed of an abandoned Dutch farm. Close to the house and company of Teun Voskuil himself. So in the Netherlands, not More

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