Car Show Outtakes: A Motley Collection


There was a good number of classic cars on the periphery of the major oldtimer truck show I visited recently. Old cars from all corners of the world, with Dutch plates. Here’s just a short walk down automotive memory lane.



1969 Datsun 2000 Wagon Six, the Cedric 130-series Mk4. Under its hood a 2 liter 6-cylinder engine, the car’s name says it all.


The window sticker says there was a Moto-Side-Car Cross on August 12, 1979 in Lacapelle-Marival, France.


A bit rough around the edges, this Ford LTD Brougham. It looks like the kind of car that Henry and/or Otis would drive. A feast for the eyes, an Old – it’s coming after us ! – Beast like this. Opinions may vary.


Registered in November 1973, so I assume model year 1974.


You either love the species, or you hate it.



Super clean first generation 1976 Toyota Carina 1600 De Luxe. The Carina was introduced in 1970, originally it was built on the same platform as the Celica. The one above is 40 years old now, which means it has become a road tax free car.


Well, well, well…a true survivor, this 1969 Renault 6. It must have been decades since I was standing next to an R6.


The Renault 6 was introduced in 1968, and can be best described as an R4+.


“Powered” by an 845 cc engine. That’s 0.845 liter. And equipped with a dash-mounted gear shifter.


A partly civilianized 1975 DAF YA 66, the military edition of the DAF 66. The YA 66, powered by a 1.1 liter Renault engine, must be the smallest military DAF truck in history. Needless to say, it has a Variomatic transmission.



Peugeot Fest leftover, a 1968 Peugeot 404.

That’s all folks. No juice left in the camera’s battery.