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    Classics from a legacy. Part 2

    A collection of classics that has been built up over thirty or even fifty years ... It can be impressive. And largely 'invisible'. We know of a collector who has 94 antique bicycles that his wife knows nothing about. A now XNUMX-year-old widow knew that her husband had a few old motorcycles and the car in which they were married […] More

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    The same parts for a lower price

    We usually do not have unlimited budgets for our passion. Fortunately, there is a lot to do without the wallet getting sunken cheeks. Those cheap (er) solutions don't even have to compromise the result. A bunch of weathered exhaust curves And so we come to the exhaust curves of one of our daily classics. The mid-years […] More

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    Universals. Passion for technology. And the future

    Recently we were in Zaandam for a job. Afterwards we passed a garage where a few classics were behind glass on the first floor. We put the car safely under a parking prohibition sign, walked gently past some electric Randstad cars and entered Autovink, a real, classic universal garage with an eye […] More

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    Riding an army motorcycle: It can be cheap

    Seventy-five years after the liberation, the WLA and C models from Harley-Davidson, the BMW R75 and thick Zündapp boxers have actually become unaffordable. Other European ex-army motorcycles from WWII are still reasonably to affordable. Think of the British and the now recognized classic Russian M72 models (which are clones of the BMW R71). In front of […] More

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    Back in the days…

    Our world used to be different. Print media were top notch. And TV was on the rise. New cars were advertised by men like Fred van de Vlucht, the Godfather in the Dutch car sector. Characters instead of chatters Van der Vlugt became unforgettable because of the unorthodox way in which he put cars to the test. He […] More

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    Renovating classics. Is that allowed?

    We recently had a 'customized' Yanktank in AMK. It showed that Auto Motor Klassiek readers m / f (but especially 'm') have a pleasantly large frame of mind. When such a metamorphosis was once described in a club magazine, almost a revolution broke out: it was sacrilege! Because there is no arguing about taste. And because […] More

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    See and be seen - column

    Good. The lamp in the photo is not lit. Because he would blind you. And as a motorcyclist you don't want to be blinded. With autumn approaching, I can even imagine that. Darkness, wetness, snow, falling leaves and falling motorcyclists. But riding with a fluorescent yellow or green vest? That pulls my system […] More

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    Classics from a legacy

    Peter Koelewijn already sang it: “You are getting older daddy”. And with aging you can go on for a long time. Until you no longer get older, but are deceased. Ai… That doesn't sound like a happy start. But you don't always have to go through life laughing. Sometimes a little reflection is nice. And that […] More

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    Campers can also be classics

    Oldtimer campers are popular. There is therefore a lively trade in these vehicles, both online and regular and both with private individuals and professional dealers. These classic travelers generally offer slightly less comfort and less sophisticated options than modern motorhomes, but there is a very large dose of charm in return. They are thereby […] More

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    Ford Cortina

    The Ford Cortinas were British Fords and in my memory the most beautiful example was that of Corgi Toys. That scale model had a luxurious metallic paint and faceted headlights. Just diamonds. I got my Cortina for Sinterklaas when I still believed in it. But the 1 to 1 models were built in five generations between 1962-1982. […] More

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    Motorcycling does not die out!

    Nowadays if you see a motorcyclist under thirty, it is a student on a 1 in 40 running 125 cc or someone who is with his parents. The average motorcycle buyer is about 55. We classic enthusiasts usually have a few extra ticks on the counter. We are of course not 'old' or […] More

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    Cleaning and cleaning

    A well-groomed classic, car or motorcycle, should simply be showroom clean. And when you see him standing there, it doesn't even occur to you that he has been 'polished'. More

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