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Katalogue 1972

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Author: Karel Vermeer Sunday, 01 March 2015

Katalogue 1972

Recently we have moved to a new house, the good thing about moving is you will find   interesting things what you have collected all these years.

Here is a kalalogue from Henri Lalanne of 1972, interesting cars and prices.

  
   

Vinatge Car Auction 1968

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Author: wynkin Friday, 27 February 2015

No mystery just a film of the good old days... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMcAxZYwO1c
   

In memoriam: Stynus Schotte

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Author: Karel Vermeer Saturday, 07 February 2015

Stynus Schotte

I took this picture a few years ago sitting on a terrace. the Spyker of Stynus Schotte. 

Karel Vermeer

   

Malmö slott

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Author: Joyce Bergsma Friday, 16 January 2015

Malmö slott













This afternoon @ Malmö slott, in Malmö, Sweden. Joyce Bergsma
   
   

En ce moment à Avallon

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Author: Joyce Bergsma Thursday, 15 January 2015

En ce moment à AvallonThis aquarel was seen in the doorway of  “Hotel d’Avallon Vauban” (in Avallon, Bourgogne of course). Maybe nice for your weekly quiz?

 ( 5000 comp )
   

Brooklands steering wheel mystery

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Author: Stewart Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Brooklands steering wheel mystery

Stewart writes: "I have asked several knowledgeable friends about the steering wheel on the Raymond Mays and all immediately say its a regular Brooklands wheel and I have had to say to them. Look closely this time and then tell me. No one has yet given me an answer. It was fitted when the car was built and then driven in the RAC rally by S.C.H.Davis in 1939 who finished twelfth. The car is stripped for a full restoration now and things will be done so that the car is like it was when it was new."   Stewart Wilkie

 
   

enamel signs

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Author: Hendrik Monday, 29 December 2014

enamel signsQuestion:


Who can name the two cars ? 
   
   

Welsh Trial 1

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Author: Anthony Barrett Wednesday, 05 November 2014

Welsh Trial

Fantastic showing for the Bentleys at the Vscc Welsh Trial.

   

China4C: A day of rest in Zaozhuang

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Author: joris bergsma Thursday, 16 October 2014

A day of rest in Zaozhuang

Sorry chaps, no cars today. Even a rallying reporter has to obey to the rules. And today - yesterday to be exact - was a day of rest & relaxation in the China Classic Cars Challenge. This to gain new energy in view of tomorrow's 200 mile trip. So this day we used up to explore Zaozhuang - also known as Shandong - the place of birth of philosopher Confucius and to indulge in the fabulous hospitality of course director Mr. Zong, here assisted by his most charming PA with a perfect Boston accent showing us how to prepare a local spicy pancake (as served in the top location depicted above). The outrageous variety of food and dishes is just one of the treats of this exotic rally along the highlights of China. Tomorrow back in the MG's bucket seats for a long day of winding and fast back roads leading to Nanjing.
Maybe we should end the day with the wise Confucius' words:

"Man who run in front of car get tired.
 Man who run behind car get exhausted.
 Man who drive like hell, bound to get there."

(source of these confucian sayings)

(Text and pictures Joris Bergsma)
 
  
   

China4C: Come to China or China will come to you!

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Author: Joris Bergsma Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Come to China or China will come to you!

You may remember the Red Flag or Hong Qi. And maybe also the 1965 Dongfang Hong, subject of recent car puzzle #92. Like we were trying to accustom ourselves with the Chinese classics while preparing for the 2014 Beijing to Shanghai we tried to challenge you in a similar way. And it was quite a revelation to meet these cars in real life over the past few days. This was not planned, but as classics in China hardly exist or survived there is a good chance to see the most important of them in one event. This makes participating to an event in China all the more interesting in two ways. You see and learn about classic cars you quite possibly have never heard about. And at the same time you have the chance to meet up with a billion people who never seen or heard of whatever classic you bring.

So take advantage of the fact that the hobby is still very young in this mysterious and massive country. We can hardly imagine a country where you get a better and warmer welcome than here. Aside that, rumours are growing that exporting cars to China may become a lot easier starting in 2015, so hey... be an early bird. And if you don't, keep this in mind. The Chinese are getting so clever in creating intense and interesting rallies, that before you have blinked twice they may be organising events in the US or Europe. No chance you say? Remember how we all laughed about the cheap poor quality products they started exporting to our countries 30 years ago? Nowadays they build your Iphone, your TV set, your....

(Text and pictures by Joris Bergsma)
 
      
   

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