January 2019

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  • Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint
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    Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint | 1964

    Look at this… There she is. All alone. Almost shy. She knows we are staring at her perfect lines. Down her hips to her beautifully sculpted, unassuming rear with those signature deep-set taillights. Through its clear windows to the 55 year old leather. She knows this needs to be replaced ... She's ashamed a [...] More

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    Be your own MOT inspector.

    An APK inspector is not insignificant So we don't joke about that. But even without a multi-gas meter and brake test bench, you can go a long way as a classic enthusiast. With common sense. You can check your own car with limited resources. In the process you get to know your own car and keep it road safe. It begins […] More

  • Mazda Truck?
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    Mazda Truck?

    That's what they called this tricycle, which was often used on the Greek islands and elsewhere in the world. As far as is known, this has never been reported in the Netherlands. A special design, and certainly suitable for the changing landscape on the Pelion peninsula where this photo was taken by Jan Prins. So for us a rare version that […] More

  • spark plugs
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    Viewed under the hood: the spark plugs

    When purchasing a classic car, the spark plugs are never actually looked at. If the engine starts well, then it is fine. The spark plugs are important The manufacturer has determined after research which type of spark plug with which heat level best suits his engine, under normal load. The designation used to be more specific. Now have […] More

  • Bremen Classic Motor Show
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    Organization Bremen Classic Motorshow announces more about the main theme

    The Bremen Classic Motor Show will open its gates this Friday. The start of the German classic car season - from 1 to 3 February in the Messe Bremen - is traditionally graced by a number of special exhibitions. The main theme is colored by classic station wagons. In the run-up to the Classic Motor Show, the organization revealed which combination cars will be central […] More

  • ABS
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    ABS and other festivities

    In 1988 BMW released the K100. With ABS. All Old School bikers reared. The time of real driving and thinking for yourself was now definitely over. Now motorcycles are equipped with ABS, cruise control, traction control, power launch, quickshifters, anti-hopping clutches, servo and slip clutch, and wheelie and stoppie control. Plus of course active suspension and damping, […] More

  • Austin
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    My father's car: The Austin 'Champ'

    The Austin 'Champ' The Champ was actually not called that and was not one. But within the family the thing was simply called 'the Jeep'. My father had saved up for it, because as a late adolescent he had experienced liberation. But because he was not actually an automan, trademark expert or technician, he caught on when he was on the road […] More

  • Classic transport
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    Classic transport, a profession in its own right

    Jan Tinga has had a garage in Leimuiden for years. That company has since passed on to its successor. Jan was also very deeply involved in classic transport to all kinds of festive rally locations. Because we understood each other well and because I also have a large driver's license (mechanic wheel vehicles and fat DAF driver in batch 76/5) I am a number […] More

  • LADA 2105
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    Lada 2105 - owner unknown

    This Lada 2105 (relationship with Fiat is clear) is probably worn to the wire and thus left behind in the Greek nature. This phenomenon was also known in the Netherlands in the 50s, with the license plate off and the wreckage to be lost somewhere afterwards. The congregation was a thorn in the side and […] More

  • Megaton
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    Megaton dampers 1972-1992

    Megaton, Dunstall, OEM, all sound… It was quite a hassle to explain to a motorcycle agent that under a 750 cc Triumph Trident really hear megaton dampers. And not an ordinary one! Mine had been adapted by Kees van der Starre himself. Now there are real motorcycle cops, there are also municipal part-time motorcycle cops, all of them people who […] More

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