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  • Triumph Trident

    Triumph trident. What's in a name?

    A trident. A spear with a personality disorder. Or cutlery for a lover of five pound steaks. And traditionally the weapon from the PSU of Poseidon, a God from the time when people still believed in Gods. And the unimaginative ones. But dramatically charged type name for three-cylinder combustion engines. The Triumph So trident. Sea

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    The market, the split

    There is one thing that binds us right now: our surprise at the classic prizes. We read what they brought in at the international auction houses. And at Chasing Classic Cars we see how double thick glossy painted cars and some engines go to… Bored rich men and cold investors for hair-raising prices. Sea

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    Hurry, hassle and Sunday mornings - column

    It's after 22.00am and in after XNUMXpm. My phone is pinging its classic ring tone. It is a media expert that asks how long I can hold my stomach and whether I will be free for a photo session on Sunday morning - and maybe a bit of the afternoon. A photo session on some new motorcycle. Sea

  • Motobecane Z54C Motoconfort U54C

    Motobécane Z54C (1954). Prize winner of Jan-Gerrit Sprietsma. 

    In a chilling way, the rust had struck this French 125 cc engine and it would have meant the end of the once beautiful two-wheeler. Was escape possible? Yes, if you look at the pictures now, you will have the answer right away. All credit for the current state goes to Wim. M. Daalhuizen, a perfectionist who succeeded in the rescue operation.  Sea

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    Collect… And sell - column

    Villager Titia told me while dog walking that her son had bought a motorcycle. A Moto Guzzi. With a man under the rivers. And that man had many more motorcycles. Sheds full. Sea

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    Biker at the bakery

    Here it is all still not too bad with the Coronakriebels. And in the morning at the bakery there is now a fairly stable group of people on the sidewalk waiting for their turn. Nice in the sun. So, like in the Randstad, we don't fall into a dead silence. But we'll talk until… “Oops! I can go in. ” Sea

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    Dutch motorcycles

    In the early days of 'something new' everyone bravely tries everything. That is the 'cowboy time'. Just think of the internet from just a few years ago. Then the market crystallizes and stabilizes. After that come the managers and marketers and life becomes boring and predictable and you get motorcycles with two hundred horsepower and […] Sea

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    Army motorcycles. 75 years after WWII

    The Second World War is over 75 years. But is still 'alive'. Never before has so much been done on re-enactment as now. And whether that is a tribute or just playing a soldier? Pretending is taken quite a bit. Because a lot of army motorcycles that have to pass for German sidecar combinations? Those are just pimped […] Sea

  • Yamaha RD350

    Yamaha RD350 LC YPVS

    Yamaha has an impressive two-stroke history. And the provisional (?) End of that was the Yamaha RD350 LC YPVS. LC stood for liquid cooled. So liquid-cooled. We will come back to the YPVS. The Yamaha was a cheetah in wolf's fur. The Yamaha RD350 LC - with a conventional exhaust system - was the basis of the story and was […] Sea

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    1.000 euro is a great price

    Sometimes you think that in the classic world everything is already arranged and organized. That everything is on the Internet. That classics are all priceless. Fortunately, we once again encountered an exception that confirmed the rule. We met a friendly classic seller. One without a site. Because that is such a hassle. He's on FB. But then […] Sea

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