In dit nummer:
Openingstijden magazijn 3
Jeugdlid / kerstkaart 4
Vraag archief 5
Faits divers 7
Foto uit het verleden 9
Overdracht Wampie 10
Techniek in archief 12
Schoner rijden 14
Nieuwe leden 17
A-markt in Gemert 18
Sander Aalderink 19
Wonen op het water 22
Stopverbod in Cropredy 25
English summary Deux Chevaux Nieuws 42/01 Januari 2020
04 Youth member and Christmas wish
During our interview with Sander Aaldrink in Wormer, we also met Eng Bo Kho, with a special story.
The first youth member
It would have been about a year after the establishment of the EEEC, when Eng Bo became the first “youth member” at the age of eleven, he had membership number 75. He was an enthusiastic 2CV lover and felt at home with this new club. His mother had, at that time, a holiday home in Drenthe with a number of meadows around it, so according to him a camping weekend for the club could be held there. His mother agreed, although she had no idea what she was getting herself into. Suddenly there were a lot of students who camped around the farm and came to prepare macaroni in the kitchen.
There was no “program,” so when a lady called that she was stranded with her AZAM6 in Lelystad, they all went out there to pick her up. The AZAM6 turned out to be in poor condition, but everyone wanted to take it over.
Eng Bo works mainly on “old 2CV’s” at Sanders’ garage. He proudly shows us a Belgian AZM3 from 1963, which is still unrestored and therefore almost unique in its kind. “It is nice to have an example, to know exactly how everything works”. At the moment Eng Bo is working on a Sahara and from his story about this it becomes clear that he is not only enthusiastic but also capable of doing this.
05 From our editor
This issue is appearing before the General Members Meeting (GMM), so we can’t tell anything about it yet. Many of the articles that appear in our DC News are written weeks before the magazine is published.
Anyway, more about the GMM in the next issue. Hans Westrik and I have been active again by interviewing various members and this time we received again a spontaneous written article.
The discount voucher below is offered to you by FEHAC.
‘Inter-Classics offers a special discount for FEHAC club members on the admission price that normally amounts to €20. If you purchase your tickets online via www.interclassicsmaastricht.nl/FEHAC you will receive a €4 discount. If you complete the voucher below and take it to the register, you will receive a €3 discount. ‘
Wouter’s telephone number
Wouter ter Velde’s telephone number, as it appears in the member list, appears to be incorrect. The correct number is: (06) 5177 0010.
The 2CV comic strip
I received a lot of comic books from Theo van de Meulengraaf in which a 2CV is featured. I scanned a number of pages with 2CV images in question and I hope to use them frequently in our club magazine. The comic books themselves I had to return to Theo.
Parts from Sweden
The Swedish Citroën Club had a department for the small Citroëns and they set up a warehouse in the 80s or 90s, but because nothing had happened to it for ten years, they have now closed that warehouse and auctioned off the entire stock (new parts). Our warehouse made an offer and we were able to purchase a few things. In the lot was included:
Brake linings for AK 350 and AZAM 6, se clips for the 12HP windshield wiper shafts (which are so small that many lose them), heater spark plugs for the heaters, which were used in the cold countries to get it a little warm (original Citroën), spring pots, traverses for, air filters and lots of small stuff. But also, Charleston striping. 2CV6 parts, Ami and Dyane parts. Ad went to pick them up the parts in company of Coen in South Sweden.
07 Faits Divers
Invoice 2CV AZ
Mr Fop Mooyaart sent us an invoice he received from a colleague who’s father in-law bought his AZ in 1968. The Road Authorities web site showed that this car still exists, so Mr Mooyaart would like to get in touch with a possible member of our club who owns that car.
A 2CV song
Eugène Later sent us a link of a video clip of a song called ‘Someone like you’ by Miracle Season. Eugène claims that a 2CV and a HP5 are the main subjects in this song. Definitively worth watching, though the 2CV has lost its originality and it’s a more recent model. Link: https://youtub.be/tOCrgT_vlmY.
The Bremen Classic Motor Show. Starts on Friday the 31st of January, and ends on Sunday the 2nd of February 2020. All the halls in the Messe Bremen, including added hall 8, will be open from 9 in the morning until 18 o’clock. Entry fee is 16 euro.
For more informationvisit:www.classicmotorshow.de
There’s a discount voucher available issued by the FEHAC, see page 5.
Xmas wishes from the United Kingdom
Our UK counterpart’s club magazine featured the below Xmas wishes by Mike Goods (email@example.com). We could not keep it from you.
09 Pics from the past
As I visited a brocante in the town of Zundert last October 6th I came across a picture book from Belgium called “Eeuw in Beeld” (a century of pictures) from the newspaper ‘Gazet van Antwerpen’, showing photos taken between 1900 and 2000. Page 247 had a photo of the postal services receiving new postal delivery vans, VWs and ‘Deux-Chevauxtjes’. These care were in use until the mid seventies. This particular AZU-L was made in 1959 in the Citroën plant in Vorst (Forest).
Rien de Klerk
10 Transfer of a 2CV named Wampie
Passing on our beloved 2CV to the next generation or owner, that is something that will happen to all of us, but which we would rather not think about (yet). Of course, if it is passed on to your own son or daughter, or grandson or granddaughter, then you are really only proud. But if that is not possible, then that is a different story.
Years ago, I had the privilege to meet Willem Vuisting years and being allowed to interview him. I looked it up, it was in Deux Chevaux News number 24/1 from 2001, in which the interview was posted. It was a nice story of Willem driving in 1971 with his friend Bernard Doorenbos (a second cousin of mine) from Paris to Persepolis in “Wampie”, his 2CV, and back. And the other great story was, that he drove “The Trial to the Nile” with Willem Aben in 2002, in the same car. Simply fantastic. The same AZAM 6, used, refurbished, driven and pampered.
But unfortunately, Willem has developed Parkinson’s disease. That changes your life forever and that does not make life easier. It requires you, sooner than thought to “put an end to things”. No more this, no more that. No more driving in Wampie. And so, you want to find a new home where Wampie feels loved. So, an advertisement was placed in the Deux Chevaux News. Luckily, I was able to help them with that and I advertised Wampie on our last page. There have been several reactions on this advertisement and Willem has chosen in good conscience the best person, Paul Cirkel.
The official transfer was scheduled for Saturday, October 5. But it turned out that the 2CV was already with Paul in Amersfoort at that time. Which of course makes no difference, because it is a gradual process. When I arrived in Amersfoort and it turned out that he had built up a very close relationship with Willem. I would almost say: “a father and son relationship.” In terms of age that is possible, because Willem is now 70 years old and Paul is only 48 years old. Of course Willem has difficulty “letting go” and luckily Paul understands that very well. Remember that Willem Wampie had been in his possession since 1970. It was a very warm event and I am happy that I was able to experience it. I don’t want to get rid of my own 2CV yet, but I know that will happen one day and will be able to find a “good home” for it, especially through our club magazine.
Paul Cirkel; what’s so special about this man? Well, especially his ability to “empathize” with another person. To understand why a goodbye is difficult. And furthermore, it is just a nice man with a weakness for 2CVs. He owns a building on an industrial estate in Amersfoort. Together with his three brothers, he inherited the building from his father. Originally it was used by all brothers, but gradually Paul is just about the only user. He has three and now four old cars: an old VW bus, an AZ from 1958, from the first owner, a French Ing. l’armee. Bought from his son in 2014 and then restored. A 2CV Truckette with a bodywork from 1953/54, chassis from 1983 and approved by the RDW from November 2019. And now also Wampie.
Paul Cirkel is primarily a hobbyist. His father has encouraged him from an early age. For example, Paul received a bicycle and immediately learned how to maintain it himself. As a result, he attended the car engineering school in Utrecht. Has studied maintenance technology and maintenance management. He now works at Rijkswaterstaat, but has had many jobs with a technical slant. For example; he was an inventor of technical solutions for sick people, to adapt their living environment and to make their life easier. During that time, he gained a lot of insight into people, especially those with disabilities.
In addition to Wampie, he has built his other cars more or less from the ground up . They look perfect, as if they were coming from the showroom.
At some point the “transfer” came to an end, because Paul has to take his daughter Aniek to her hockey game in Woerden and she must be there on time. It was a beautiful morning and I am happy to be there to experience this emotional event.
12 The archives and technique
On the way to a complete documentaion.
The repair manuals together with the parts catalogues are the most sought after and visited books in the EEEC archives. The mostly annually revised versions of these books wer of great value to the mechanics. They informed them about even the smallest modifications on the Citroëns that were produced.
So you can imagine the value of these books to our mechanics and restoration people, this being the reason for us to lose no time in digitalizing them.
Our collection does have a few gaps, so we are here asking you to check with what you may have in your possession that might help us to complete the range. Whether in Dutch, French, German or English, it would interest us to have them digitalized. If you have any of the desired books, we’d like to borrow them of you so we can scan and register it. Check the list below of what we do have, maybe you have one that’s not showing in the list.
Please inform us through e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail: Archief EEEC, attn of Robert Kaag, Boogschutter 6, 1188 BS Amstelveen, The Netherlands. .
Robert Kaag, EEEC archives
Edtion Date/ Update Title Model Yers Nr.
1952 mei Catologue des pièces détachées 2CV, 250k 1949 à 1952 No 446 Tome 10 France French
1954 juli Catalogue des pièces détachées 2CV, 250k 1949 à 1954 No 446 tome 10 France French
1956 Catalogue des pièces détachées 2CV, 250k 1949 à 1955 No 446 tome 10 France French
1957 juni Catalogue des pièces détachées 2CV, 250k 1949 à 1957 No 446 tome 10 France French
1957 Catalogue des pièces détachées 2CV, 250k 1949 à 1957 No 446 tome 10 Belgique French Copy
1959 januari Catalogue des pièces détachées 2CV, 250k 1949 à 1959 No 446 France
1960 Catalogue des pièces détachées AZL / AZUL 1957-1961 Belgique French
1961 October Catalogue des pièces détachées AMI 6, 3CV 1961 No 486 France French
1961 January Catalogue des pièces détachées 2CV, 250k 1949 à 1961 No 446 France French
1961 January 1961 Catalogue des pièces détachées 2CV, 250k 1949 à 1961 No 446 France French
1961 January 1962 Catalogue des pièces détachées 2CV, 250k 1949 à 1961 No 446 France French
1961 Catalogue provisoire (copy) 4×4 No 480 France French Copy
1964 May Catalogue des pièces détachées 2CV, 250k No 446 France French
1965 July update Catalogue des pièces détachées AMI 6, 350k 1961 à 1965 No 486 France Frans
1965 September Catalogue des pièces détachées AMI 6, 350k 1961 à 1965 No 486 France French
1967 January Catalogue des pièces détachées AZAM6, intro France Belgique French
1967 Catalogue des pièces détachées AZAM6, intro Nederland Belgique Dutch
1967 Catalogue des pièces détachées Dyane 1968 No 543 France French
1968 January Catalogue des pièces détachées 2CV, 250k 1949 à 1968 No 446 France French
1968 January Catalogue des pièces détachées 2CV, 250k 1949 à 1968 No 446 France French 2nd edition
1969 June Ersatzteile – Spare Parts – Onderdelen – Reservedele No 446/XTN VI France 4 Languages: german, English, Dutch and Swedish 1969 February Catalogue des pièces détachées AMI6, 350k 1961 à 1969 No 486 France Frans
1970 Pièces Détachées – Erzatzteile – Spare Parts – Piezas … No 576 France Languages: French, German, English and Spanish
Maintenance books Titel Type Nr. Citroën edition
1950 Dictionnaire de Réparations 2CV/Traction Avant Citroën No 447 1950 French
1951 Dictionnaire de Réparations 2CV/Traction Avant Citroën No 447 1951 French
1953 January Manual 2CV Frontwheel drive Citroën 1953 Dutch
1953 Dictionnaire de réparations 2CV/Traction Avant Citroën Nº 447 1953 French
1958 Dictionnaire de Réparations 2CV/Traction Avant Citroën Nº 447 1958 French
1962 Repair manual 2CV Citroën No 447 1962 NL 2nd edition
1962 January repair manual 2CV Citroën No 447 1962 Dutch
1963 Dictionnaire de Réparations 2CV/Tractioin Avant Citroën No 447 1963 French
196 CITROEN Repair Manual 2CV Citroën Slough UK English
1967 Citroën Manuel de Réparations 2CV Citroën No 536 1967 French
1968 mei Repair manual AZ Citroën No 551 1968 Dutch
1968 mei Repair manual AZ Citroën No 551 1968 Dutch 2nd ed
1968 Repair manual AY Citroën No 551 1968 Dutch NL
14 Low emission
Ad verburg and I visited Citroën dealer van Bemmelen in the city of Delft.
The Car mechanics and technicians association ATC’s intentions are to regularly organise knowledge updates for her members. Updates regarding car technique innovations etc.
This presentation done by owner Peter van Bemmelen was concerning the emission of bad exhaust and how to limit the emissions from classic cars.
The main cause for this presentation was the fact that the Rotterdam city council set up an environmental zone, which doesn’t pose any problems for the modern cars, bas they have katalysts installed that deminishes the nitrogen monoxide (NO) gasses. The lambda sensor (or oxygen sensor) measures the effectiveness of the burning of the oxygen/fuel mixture. It electronically regulates the fuel supply in the injection system, katalysing the bad gasses.
To compare this with what happens to our cars, Peter explains that the carburettor mixes air with fuel to a ratio of 14 to 1. But re-adjusting the carburettorin order to improve emission quality is not possible.
Still, after going through an article on car techniques Peter started thinking of having a lamba sensor adding air to the mixture, instead of fuel, in order to get the right mixture. His design has an electronic regulator use the information coming from the sensor to direct an electrical device that adds the right amount of air at a low pressure to the air-fuel mixture. A spacer plate is fitted under the carburettor that has a hose connector fitted that allows for air to be added. The mixture is then later on katalysed.
Positioning the katalyst
It should be fitted closest to the exhaust manifold.
By now 20 Citroëns, of which one is a 2CV6, are being fitted with the system. Ther result are promising, no loss of engine power, no mishaps, and less damaging emissions, as the photo shows.
This might open the road to cities accepting the oldtimers’ entry to their centers.
For more information, there’s a report on www.vereniging-atc.nl, on the ‘s-Gravenhage department. If interested it can be translated through Google translate or maybe we can get it translated you our foreign members.
Robert Kaag, thanks to ‘ATC Afdeling Den Haag’ and Peter van Bemmelen.
17 A-market in Gemert, Saturday, 21 March, 2020
It’s that time again, the 22nd A-market. A must for 2CV-loving Netherlands and far beyond the borders.
The A-market in Gemert is the perfect opportunity to purchase the parts that are necessary for the maintenance and restoration of our A-types. Put the date of Saturday, March 21 in your agenda and come see, buy and sell that day. Like every year, it becomes a busy market again, with a large number of visitors, both nationally and internationally.
A table inside
As always, we have access to two large halls and of course the space around the Kokse Hoeve. In the cafe restaurant of the Kokse Hoeve we can have lunch and have a drink. The costs of a table to sell stuff are 7.50 euros for EEEC members and 10 euros for non-EEEC members. The dimensions of a table are approximately 120 x 60 cm. If you want to be inside, it is important to make a reservation on time.
A place outside
If you decide to stand outside around the Kokse Hoeve, reservation is not necessary and there are no costs involved. You will then have to bring your own table and, depending on the weather, a party tent or tarpaulin. And to get a place you need to be on time. No places are reserved outside or kept free.
Citroëns can also be offered for sale, this is free for everyone
On the A-Market, in addition to the usual 2cv4 / 6, Ami, Dyane, and Mehari parts, the emphasis is on A-type parts from before 1970.
You can make a reservation (only for indoors), stating the number of tables required at:
Tijs Kolen, organizer of the A-market, telephone: 06-4672 4449 or via E-mail. All reservations must be made before 1 March 2020 at the latest. Tables are reserved in the order in which applications are received. First come first serve. Registration is no longer possible after 1 March 2020. The permanent exhibitors reserve a year in advance. Experience shows that all tables are already reserved in January.
Like every year, the tables must be protected by table cloths that you have to bring yourself, and ‘greasy stuff’ must displayed outside. The stands can be set up from 8.30 a.m., the market starts at 10 a.m. and closes at 4 p.m., because the location must be vacated by 5 p.m. The Handelseweg, in front of the Kokse Hoeve, will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fences will be placed here. These gates are only opened by the organization. Visitors are no longer allowed to drive here. Only exhibitors are allowed to travel by car, then they must park the car in the parking lot.
It is not allowed to park on the banks of the Koksedijk.
The address is De Kokse Hoeve, Koksedijk 25, 5421 ZB in Gemert in Noord Brabant.
The Kokse Hoeve is located along the road from Erp to Gemert.
Make note for Saturday, 21 March, 2020 in your agenda.
Tijs Kolen, A-market organizer. Mob. 06 4672 4449,
19 Sander Aalderink
Sander Aalderink’s new premises finds itself right across the road from the Ducktrail shop. It maks this street one of the most 2CV occupied streets in the town of Wormer. Sander maintains the about 50 2CVs, plus Ducktrail buys new ones of Sander as well.
The old paper factory has some high ceilings, so Sander added a number of storage racks allowing for three levels of storage for the 2CVs. Most of them in original state, in their patinas. Some ready to go, others that need a bit of work.
It’s not all up to standard yet, the path to the entrance is still a sandy track, but as soon as you enter a 2CV is there to welcome you. Then you enter the showroom to be met by a large array of 2CVs and other 2CV linked models, all ready to hit the road at any time. Behind this all you’ll enter the workshop, with one 2CV being put together, right in the middle of it all.
Three story high 2CVs
Walking around we notice that the welding department is next to the area where the body parts are stored. Some of the high storage sections are reserved for larger spare parts like engines and manifolds. It’s all there, complete bodies, chassis, seats etc.. Then there’s the warehouse with al the other, smaller, spare parts, a walhalla for any 2CV fan. Sander says: ‘Every time I walk in here it puts a smile on my face’. Eng Bo Kho, who has been working with Sander for many years fully agrees.
Sander’s goal is to please his clients so they come back to him. He therefor listens to what they wish for in a car and hope to sell them exactly the car they want. He doesn’t sell what he’s got, no, he will sell them their dream car.
Things went fast, he sarted with a 120 m2 garage in 2000, then moved to a 500 m2 one and now has a 3200 m2 with 10 personell. His employees helped him reaching this all, they are committed to the company and all want to continue until they reach their retirement. This is where the power is, their passion, they are all self-taught and want to have fun creating things that brings a smile to others and earn a decent Euro doing it at the same time.
Putting together a car is done by one employee alone, it’s his or her project, meanwhile being in touch with the client. Like the one Hilke is working on. The car she is working on will go to an American client, she sends him photos regarding the progress she’s making. She is the only employee who came in through an ad and started as a workshop hand. Now she’s working on cars fully independently. She’s still young and is proof of the fact that young people can also grow fond of 2CVs.
After creating an electric 2CV together with Ruben Stein using the motor from a Nissan Leaf and Tesla batteries the story was published in a national newspaper. Now he has received 5 orders for other cars. With the environmental restrictions in cities these days an electric 2CV poses no problem. People are more ready for electric cars now than they were 8 years ago.
We were invited to come along in one and, yes, it’s great. Pulls away like a sports car, the regular 30 hp replaced for 60 hp. It’s easy to take turns, breaking is easy, and it’s so quiet. This second edition will allow for 120 km of driving, the next one is planned to do 250 kms. The batteries of this third one wioll be hidden in the chassis.
Sander is working on a possibility to transform an old, 6 Volt, 2CV to an electric version. One client has asked Sander to do a research on it.
Getting young people to be interested in 2CVs?
Asking Sander if he has ideas on how to get young people to be interested in 2CVs, he thinks that the electrical version migh pull them in.
Thanks both ways
Sander appreciates our club for the fact that goal is, being one of the few clubs around, to keep the 2CV on the road. We, on the other hand, are happy that Sander has new 2CV owners become members of our club. Our new chairman has been introduced to our club by Sander.
Irene Doorenbos and Hans Westrik
20 Living with a 2CV on the water
I had seen Arvid during the anniversary celebration. We then talked to him about the warehouse and I recognized him from the photos on the general assembly (GA). Reason enough to ask him for an interview. I must say this introduction met all my expectations.
Finding his address was a bid difficult, but when Hans Westrik and I arrived, it turned out to be one of the most idyllic places in Noord-Holland. A houseboat moored on the Vecht. A wide view with lots of water, lots of air, distant reeds and the beautiful silhouette of Weesp, complete with two mills. Arvid, himself says that the view is beautiful in all-weather types and that he enjoys it every day. The road along the water is of a completely different size. Narrow, winding and with regular oncoming traffic. More adventurous than grand. Anyway, that is part of it and should remain that way, according to Arvid.
His 2CV is showing off in front of his boat, sandwiched between the boat and the road. There is no garage and Arvid has it all figured out: first he would repair the scaffolding and make it wider, then some good paintwork, then break down the shed and build a garage and then buy a 2CV. But the loss of a number of friends made him realize that procrastination is not always wise and last September he bought a French AZAM (18 hp from ’63) from a Frenchman near Rennes. On a Sunday morning, he saw this beautiful 2CV, only put on the website an hour before that. Immediately emailed and agreed that he would come the next day (Monday) at 5 o’clock in the afternoon. The prices of 2CV’s go up very fast, but the seller, a grandson of the owner, thought this was true for working and driving 2CV’s. This car stood still for nine years, so he had kept the price down. In short: Arvid saw the 2CV, agreed on a prize and was allowed to leave it for two more weeks before picking it up. With a cousin and a car ambulance they went to Rennes and the 2CV was brought home. Parked at his cousins’ house, they started to “bring it back to life”. I had the rims and the bumpers shine and powder coated and got new strips and tires from the warehouse. At the motor vehicle bureau, it went well, the car was approved. I wanted to go on vacation immediately with this car. That did not work. A week before the inspection I had already completed a form from the tax authorities. Fill in digitally, print it, sign it and send it. After two weeks I just started calling. A gentleman on the phone: the wrong form has been completed. Yes, 80% of people do that. Proposed to re-enter it and send it digitally to him. No, that was not possible. So, printed it again and send it. Resulted the papers where not ready before the vacation. No vacation with the 2CV. In the end, that’s a good thing too, because standing still for nine years isn’t really good for a 2CV, there were still a few things wrong.
The first 2CV
That one came after my final exam at the technical school. After the exam I wanted to go on holiday immediately with a car and was therefore more concerned with finding a car than preparing for my exam. My father put a stop to that. He always drove Citroën and asked his garage if he knew a good 2CV somewhere. So, after getting my diploma, there was a 2CV, bought from Hans from Zoelmond. I never thought of it myself, but I thought it was a fantastic car. I made some “improvements” to it, and went on vacation with a friend. To Paris, then the South of France, Italy, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Germany, South Denmark, back to Friesland for a sailing holiday. After six weeks I returned home and had driven 4000 kilometers. Along the way I worked in a number of places, such as in Paris in the old halls and also in Germany. We managed living on very little, had a tent that you could put anywhere. ”
After that he always had 2CV’s for many years. He never paid more than NLG 25 for it and drove it until it was just too gone. For the home front there was a handsome 2CV and later a Dyane. “When we had our first child, we switched to a GS. Later on to another, then a DS and another DS, a Renault 16, Renault 30, etc. I have always driven French. I had an English car once, but it was gone in two months. ”
“The fun was driving, tinkering was a necessity to save money. I had a friend who helped me. “Asked for an exciting moment? “That was in France, we had the sport not to lose sight of the Loire (and later the Rhone). We drove along mountain paths and through meadows. Fence open and closed behind us. At one point we had a small gravel road up and suddenly we lost our power. The wheels slipped on. Then we turned and we came back to it anyway. Later at the camping side we looked what it could be. Removed the spark plugs and felt with the finger if air came through. That was true and it seemed the same on both sides. But we heard a hissing sound. It turned out that the oval pipe of the second unloading pot was half closed, hit by a stone. He pried it open again with a screwdriver and he ran like a charm again. ”
Arvid used to be, just like everyone else, a member of the Ugly Duckling, and has regularly been to Beusichem. When he bought his AZAM last year, he became a member of the EEEC. “After all, that’s the club for the older 2CV’s.”
When asked how we can get more young people at the club, he sees it as fairly gloomy. His son liked the 2CV, but at the time he nevertheless bought a Renault 4 and also drove the Renault 4 trophy from Paris to Dakar. His daughter doesn’t care much for cars. You didn’t see a lot of young people on the anniversary camping weekend either.
Regarding that anniversary, he has a good story. On the way back over Hilversum he had stopped along the road to make a phone call. An old 2CV came by, waving. That 2CV comes back a little later to ask if he has problems. Turned out to be one of the lustrum goers. (We think Frank van der Berg. Editorial). They drove further together and had a bite to eat.
When asked about his opinion about the club magazine, Arvid is very positive: “It gives us a happy feeling every time, it is easy to read. Black & white, that belongs to the 2CV. The frequency is pretty high, I can imagine that you would reduce that. “His opinion about the club is just as positive:” There are a large number of people in the club that are crazy about the club. It is they who keep the club running, make sure you keep it. “He mentions a few people he met, such as Tijs, who helped him with his dynamo, Marc Aartsen, who is so fond of the club, Jaap, who is ready for everyone and of course Ad as a warehouse grandmaster. “It is big, what it says: the board, the warehouse with everything on it and the anniversary committee. You can be proud of that. ”
Irene Doorenbos and Hans Westrik
25 No-stopping sign in Cropredy
‘Eternally unsuitable’ it said on the red stamp on an A5 piece of document as I was callined into the docter’s office on the day I was checked out for the national army service. I left Utrecht in a hurry, as much as my 18 hp would allow me to, ready to share the news of my well succeeded scam with my friends.
Listening to Folk-band Fairport Convention’s record Liege & Liefe we shared in happiness the fact that my trick saved me from 1,5 years of national service. Fairport Convention is still important for me, I visit their concerts at least once a year, with one favorite one, the one at the Cropredy Festiva during the first week of August, near the town of Banbury. I visit it with my son, cousin and friend, in a 2CV
The centre of town has a full no stopping or parking law trhoughout the festival week due to the crowds present at that time. So this is why we, son, cousin, friend and myself, decided to park our 2CV in the villlage so we could earn money for our return trip while performing in a percussion show. A full drum set being too big for us to take along in our car, so we decided to use the 2CV as our drum set. The various parts on the car allowed for a full performance and we made 100 pounds within the 2 hour we performed. A camera team filmed us and had it all presented on a big screen on the festival stage!
The little dents on my bonnet are reminders of this event, plus thinking of the many Brits asking about whether the car did still drive. We answered of course that it had brought us here. The best memory I have are the classic car owners, with their vehicles polished to the last nut and spoke, and the huge difference between our cars. The two police officers who watched us playing plainly refused to send us away, they even enjoyed the show for a minute or two
Missing the boat
When we left to go back home the good old 2CV started to puff and explode as we started to go uphill. Not good timing for her to get the hick-ups just as we were on our way to get to the ferry. So we checked ignition, condensator etc.. No problems there so we continued, with the puffs and bengs, until we checked the fuel supply. It turned out that our tent actually blocked the fuel supply as it was sitting on the hose at the tank! Pretty embarassing….
We also tried to warm up the French for a percussion session, it turned out less interesting for the French…
Visit Google: ’Citroen 2CV drum concert
26 Fehac activities
Scrap premium for older cars is still missing in nitrogen plans
Regulation is mainly for the old diesel work horses
With the solution to the nitrogen crisis, there were no taboos beforehand: everything out of the closet to ensure that housing-construction could take place again. Today, the cabinet has opted for 100 km/h during the day on the motorways, different feed for the cows, an emergency law to be able to continue to strengthen dikes and the coast and to buy out pig farmers. Another measure that seemed to come beforehand and has now been postponed is a scrapping scheme for cars 15 years and older. 17% of the fleet is older than 15 years and according to people who know it, they are responsible for 35% of the polluting nitrogen compounds. “The majority of these are the workhorses and certainly not all the classic purebred horses that are lovingly cleaned by their owners,” the Leeuwarden Courant reported last Monday. There are 1.2 million cars around the age of 15. If we zoom in on those classic purebred horses: the number of passenger cars of 30 years and older is 353,000, of which 28,500 are classic cars with a diesel engine. The share of diesels is higher for company cars: 50,500 units of 30 years or older, of which 25,500 diesels. The following applies to all of this: the older the vehicle, the smaller the proportion of diesels.
Car sector positive about scrapping scheme
The car industry is in favor of such a scrapping scheme. It will ensure greater demand for replacement and more new cars sold. Ten years ago, there was also a scrapping scheme and 80,000 “smoky old barrels” disappeared. That arrangement was then a success: the pot of money intended for it was soon empty.
Small number of kilometers limits emissions enormously
But old-timers – including diesel-old timers – are not there to clean up, but to preserve as a mobile heritage. The scrapping scheme is voluntary, nobody is going to force the enthusiast to take out their classic diesel. To assess the pollution caused by old-timers, it is important to look at what actually comes out of the exhaust. Of course, more comes out of the exhaust than with a new car. But old-timers drive much and much less than an average old car: the CBS calculated that a car aged 25-40 runs 4,300 km per year and a 40-year-old only 1,700 km. Old timers are much more still than they drive.
Cleaner alternative GTL is already available
If the need really became so high that the old diesel would be banned altogether, a good alternative to the diesel fuel would be available. The alternative GTL fuel is already available at a number of pumping stations. Gas to Liquid is a synthetic fuel extracted from natural gas that can be used in diesel engines without modifications to the engine. The first practical experiences show that driving on GTL produces much less smoke and bad smells. GTL is a much less polluting alternative to diesel fuel, now and certainly in the future.
Dutch FEHAC representative elected FIVA president
On 16 November 2019, Tiddo Bresters was elected by the General Assembly of FIVA – the international organization that defends the interests of Mobile Heritage worldwide – by a large majority as the new President. Tiddo has indicated in a clear program of 11 points how he wants to lead FIVA in the coming years. The points show that Tiddo has great strategic insight and that he makes clear choices to strengthen ties with politics in ‘Brussels’. The members of FIVA come from all parts of the world, so contacts will also be made with politicians in other parts of the world.
The lobby in Brussels
Until recently, Tiddo was chairman of the Legislation Commission (legal affairs) of FIVA and thus the first responsible for the lobby in Brussels. This position will now be filled by Lars Genild from Denmark. Lars has been active in the Legislation Commission for many years. However, the lobby section is new for Lars and the FEHAC will assist him with advice and action.
Tiddo is an old acquaintance within the FEHAC. He was vice-chairman for many years and plays an active role in our Legal Affairs committee. He also regularly advises the Public Affairs Committee.
Fuel vision FEHAC
A day before the elections, FEHAC vice-chairman Bert Pronk gave a presentation about the fuel vision of the FEHAC and about our policy of using innovative fuel as a strategy for a clean future of the Mobile Heritage. The presentation was received with great enthusiasm and our vision was adopted by FIVA. With the two ‘new’ people on the FIVA board, we can count on international support for our fuel vision.
The renewed and expanded DAF Museum was opened on 8 November 2019.
A must for Mobile Heritage enthusiasts. The DAF Museum is located at Tongelresestraat 27 in Eindhoven. www.dafmuseum.nl
RDW provides information about the inspection process at FEHAC
On 10 October the RDW was a guest at the FEHAC in Bunnik. In the context of information and information for member clubs, Seloua Hagenbeek (product development and innovation), Ad van de Laar (supervision and assessment) and André Bouwman (Vehicle Crime Information Center) provided insight into the process of inspecting and identifying vintage cars with a clear presentation.
Changes to the vehicle to be inspected make it difficult to issue a registration number. It was extensively discussed how the RDW assesses whether the vehicle being inspected is also the vehicle that is on the supplied papers. The question was also raised as to whether changes made to a vehicle, for example a new engine or a new chassis, have consequences for the identity of the vehicle. To be able to identify a vehicle, the chassis number, or rather the VIN (vehicle identification number) is of great importance. If that is missing or has become illegible, identification is difficult if not impossible. Sometimes the RDW can still trace the identity of the vehicle from other sources. The RDW has a lot of experience with this. Optionally, a new or original VIN can be driven into the chassis by the RDW. It becomes more difficult when a vehicle is made up of parts from several vehicles, for example during a restoration or after a collision. The RDW then does its utmost to retain the identity of the original vehicle, but sometimes that is not possible due to the rules that apply. With such a composite vehicle, two of the three main components of the powertrain, chassis, bodywork must be original. Upon request, the RDW also comes home to view a restoration project and then discusses what is needed to actually get a license plate after restoration.
Papers are missing: what to do then
The RDW representatives also discussed the question of whether a vehicle that is presented without papers or with only a part of the papers can still be given a registration number. That is not always possible, but the RDW will always try to find a solution. If the papers are missing, it must be demonstrated in another way that this vehicle, with this chassis number, has a registration number. But unfortunately, this does not always work but sometimes a solution can be found in consultation with the FEHAC.
Many questions and a successful evening with a sequel
That the subject is alive was evident from the large number of questions and the subjects of the evening were quite difficult, also for the specialists. A number of questions have been “taken along” and they will be answered at a later date. We look back on a very successful FEHAC Academy evening and are very grateful to the RDW for the effort they have taken to inform the FEHAC members about the inspection and identification process of our mobile heritage. Perhaps there will be a follow-up in the not too long term.