December 2015

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    Seventy years ago. The start of the VW Beetle mass production.

    Shortly after Christmas in 1945, the first Volkswagen Type 1 - today of course much better known under the name Beetle - rolled off the production line. At the end of 1945, however, the counter only stood at 55 cars produced. The start of mass production was a very improvised undertaking, and a shortage of materials caused […] Sea

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    De Triumph Oil in Frame models

    De Triumph Oil in Frame models finally get their recognition. They were an unnecessary development, were assembled badly and unloving and had a bad reputation. But now they are reborn and appreciated! Sea

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    Out of the shadow of the Duck: the R4

    Not even that long ago we had a message about AMKlezer Hans Beltman and his Lief. They had traveled to the Repubblica Italiana. Inside door. And in an R4. According to Hans, that was no problem as long as you were not in a hurry, and no passenger m / f focused on comfort. In the January issue of AMK - […] Sea

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    Matrix DAF 44 Miniature car of the Year 2016

    The members of the Dutch General Miniature Auto Club (NAMAC) have chosen the DAF 44 from Matrix Scale Models as 'Miniature Car of the Year 2016'. NAMAC - Europe's largest association of miniature car collectors - annually organizes the 'Miniature Car of the Year' election. Almost half of the voters chose the DAF model […] Sea

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    Any idea what this is?

    It hangs on the wall ... And no, it doesn't tick. But within the unlikely collection of things of an AMK reader is also this thing. It is a very serious piece, but the proud owner does not know what it is. Do you? Sea

  • classics and cheap homes in Groningen

    Searching for good intentions? Go to Groningen!

    If during a conversation it comes up how many houses there are in Groningen and that two of those houses for sale contain collections of classics? Don't you just plan a day out in the vicinity of Vlagtwedde? Funda had already provided quite a bit of Grunninger information. But it remains surprising how pleasant […] Sea

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    Autotron Rosmalen on 9 and 10 January is all about spectacular Aircooled Winterfest

    One of the annual highlights for enthusiasts and owners of the air-cooled Volkswagens is already coming. The Aircooled Winterfest will take place in the Autotron Rosmalen on 9 and 10 January. Many exhibitors and attractions The former Beetle winter festival again promises to bring the necessary spectacle. Numerous specialists, suppliers and other companies […] Sea

  • A scholarship for old Harley stuff

    A scholarship for old Harley stuff

    The organization is proud to announce that the Swapmeet, previously held in Haaksbergen and organized by the “friends of Harley-Davidson”, will be continued. In the city center of Enschede, barely 10 km from the old location, we have a large hall found, which offers space to once again pursue this 3 year old initiative […] Sea

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    Classics over coffee visiting Drempt

    Klassiekers op de Koffie is a monthly meeting for lovers of classic and sports cars at the beautiful and atmospheric Strandlodge Winterswijk. But on December 27 the classics were at coffee in Drempt, at Venema Antiques and Classic Cars, Sea

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    Prefabricated emotions

    The journey through the Maas valley was measured over the various counters about 350 km. It took us about 10 hours. That included terrace stops, the replacement of a front wheel bearing, the retrieval of a lost muffler, the repeated repair of the ignition of Paul's WLA and the constant replacement of the now mounted external gas filter, a long conversation with an old lady who joined our column. remembered from her childhood, solving some clutch problems with the other Harley. Replacing a flat float on the Russian tricycle, sticking a flat tire and some more of that kind of ambiguities. Sea

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    Happy Holidays!

    The fall of 2015 just keeps on going. We have more sun than rain and the trade in road salt is still completely dead. If we can maintain that positive trend in 2016, it will be a great year! But first consider how festive the ride to Christmas and Christmas meals becomes when you […] Sea

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