September 2018

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  • car

    Special photos of classic engines and classic cars

    We put messages online seven days a week. These are relatively short texts with photos of classic motorbikes and cars. Or messages about technology or products. We do this for free and that reader service is usually very much appreciated. And the number of visitors to our site is impressive. For much more extensive stories we have of course Auto Motor […] Sea

  • Volvo 740

    The Volvo 740 estate car. a real Volvo

    That was, from 1984, a pretty big car. A very real Volvo. With the drive via the rear wheels. As it should. The Volvo 740s were famous as a sedan and as 'estate' world famous for their cargo space. Volvo 740 estates have even been delivered as a hearse for the famous 'last ride'. An impressive car Such a Volvo […] Sea

  • Paris Motor Show

    50 year Jaguar XJ and 70 year Land Rover at the Paris Motor Show

    Jaguar Land Rover continues this year's festivities at the Paris Motor Show (October 2-14, 2018). On the stand Jaguar Land Rover will show legendary cars from the past, leading models of today and progressive models of the future. There is a lot of attention for the Jaguar XJ, which fifty years ago - in the guise of […] Sea

  • Kawasaki LTD

    Not every classic is an investment: Kawasaki LTD

    'Classics are only bought by investors'. That is not true. Recently we saw two classic - because 25+ years young bikes -, two Kawasaki's that were heading for a fairly uncertain future. It wasn't a Mach III and a Z900. And, no matter how beautiful and good and dated they are: they go to […] Sea

  • Rover 200

    The Rover 200, a successful hybrid.

    For quite some time there was controversy about whether or not the Rover 200 line is Real English and / or Real Rover. Because the Rover 200 was quite a lot Honda. The Rover 200 series was Anglo / Japanese And that Rover 200 series and the later the Rover 25 were produced between 1984 and 2005 by the British manufacturer Rover […] Sea

  • Indian Scout

    An Indian Scout and his story

    In short, it is sometimes said that Indian made the better motorcycles with better technicians, but that Harley-Davidson scored with its street-fighting mentality and better marketing. The Indian (Military) Scout Bij - left and right already plagued by mismanagement 1.0 - Indian went out from under the fries and […] Sea

  • Nissan Micra

    The Nissan Micra as a classic

    It was presented at the Tokyo Motor Show in October: The Nissan Micra. And that Nissan Micra was clearly a reference to 'micro'. In English the car was called 'March' and that name had emerged as the best in a public survey. The Micra was Nissan's entry-level model and was a deadly city car. And with a […] Sea

  • Motorcycles

    Small, light motorcycles

    Small light motorcycles. Then, from day 1 of motorcycle history, we talk about about 80 +% of all motorcycles that were and are made worldwide. Because motorcycles were the motorized transport for people without money for a car. And the step from a bicycle to a light motorcycle was made faster than that to a […] Sea

  • Wheels in the West

    29 and 30 September: second edition Wheels in the West

    The second edition of Wheels in the West will be held on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 September. Place of action: the Plantarium building on the border of Boskoop and Hazerswoude-Dorp. After the successful first edition last year, those responsible decided to expand Wheels in the West into a total event around oldtimer and vintage […] Sea

  • Metro

    Again: the (MG) Metro

    In a previous post, we made some caveats about the Austin / MG Metro. AMK reader Johan Dekker found the tone of this clearly too critical. We contacted him and we found an enthusiast with a great frame of mind. He has his Metro for 11 years, and the car is still not ready. […] Sea

  • Truimph Paladin

    Coming soon AutoMotorKlassiek: From Triumph Paladin

    In 1971 I read in my newspaper magazine 'Motor' about the motor that changed my life: De Paladijn, the creation of Ab van Ginhoven. Although Ab van Ginhoven was a thoroughbred technician, romance was apparently not strange to him. After all, he called his new addition 'Paladijn'. And a paladin, that was a kind of mercenary […] Sea

  • Mrs

    An assertive lady

    A satisfied smoker… Last summer my Lief and I sat on a terrace. What to drink with it. Cigar included. Then a passing lady took the trouble to stop at our table to point out to us that we smokers are a nuisance to the well-being and health of the other patio-seaters […] Sea

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