Subscribers have the freshest Auto Motor Klassiek edition, and from today number 8 of the year 2023 is also on the shelves at the well-known addresses. At least, for as long as it lasts. Because the new edition offers, as usual, many beautiful articles and related pieces.
This month's cover story is built around three Fiat Spiders. At the time of the report, two of the three Spiders were owned by Michel Verhaag, and the third belonged to father Piet Verhaag. Michel sold one of his Spiders, the oldest: a Spideramerica 1800. The 00 Spider with automatic transmission and injection is still in his possession. And Piet has a 2000 Spider painted in beautiful red with a manual gearbox and a carburetor, a version that was also delivered quite shortly.
So the story focuses on the ups and downs of the three open Fiats based on the 124, all three of which were delivered new in the United States, but returned to Europe. The three cars have a beautiful history. Piet's red 2000 Spider has its own characteristics, and behind Michel's machine there is a special purchase history within the category 'without luck no one sails well'.
The Spideramerica (chassis code 124 CS1) with (say) the 1800 engine was the start of the Spider love of father and son Verhaag. Michel bought his first Spider, and actually kindled the fire in his father. They still share that passion for the striking Fiat, and that predilection now has a history with many special stories. You can read some of them in the new Auto Motor Klassiek publication, together with a piece of model history (nomenclature) and the necessary technical information about the three emigrated and remigrated Italians, two of whom are still in Frisian service. Wonderful cars, which rightly provide the necessary Spider fun. The driving impressions in the eight-page report also say enough in this respect.
Read more in the new Auto Motor Klassiek edition a special story by Max de Krijger about a GSA that has already passed the million miles. So that's just possible. And what about the two exotics that Aart van der Haagen had in front of the lens. You get a glimpse into the history of the beautiful BMW 850 and the exotic Jensen S-V8, in two stories. And furthermore, fans of classic motorcycles are not left out in the cold. Because what about the stories that Harry Linker (Honda CB 72 and CYB 72) and Hans Smid (Moto Guzzi V7) recorded. Or the short impressions that Dirk de Jong again made of the classics and their owners in a series of 'chance encounters'?
This and more (such as the now permanent section Double used type designations, four columns, the classics, the many news items and the readers' post) also make this Auto Motor Klassiek edition is another nice document to have at home. As said: the subscribers have already received the publication. And for those who don't have the magazine yet: make sure you get it before it's too late.
In any case, we wish you a lot of reading pleasure!