CC Global: 2018 Land van Maas en Waalrit – Plenty Of Curbside Classics Before The Start Of The Tour

A local classic car club organized a sightseeing tour for owners of a car older than 25 years, regardless the brand. The starting point was in a village just a few miles from my place. Unsurprisingly, almost all cars were much older than 25 years. Visiting shows is great, but capturing classics in a more natural environment is even better. Speaking of which, does the Chevrolet above look out of place? Not to me, it blends in perfectly.

As a matter of fact, this 1979 Chevrolet Impala has been driving around in the Netherlands since the day of its first registration.

It doesn’t get much better than this, a first owner 1981 Datsun Laurel 2400. I actually saw its first owner drive away later on, my impression was that he was well (as in way) into his eighties.

1973 Jaguar XJ6-4.2.

Three senior Germans, let’s have a closer look.

1984 Mercedes-Benz 280 CE. Sweet coupe with an inline-six.

1973 Opel Kadett B Special. It’s a well known fact that Opel Kadett (any generation) was German automotive jargon for the best selling car in the Netherlands.

1964 Mercedes-Benz 190.

1972 Citroën Méhari.

1971 Fiat 500 L, 1984 Citroën 2CV, 1972 Citroën 2CV.

1976 Volkswagen Beetle convertible, hiding in front of the 1972 2CV.

1974 Volkswagen Beetle 1600.

We might as well enjoy the scenery and old buildings, while walking by the colorful automobiles. On the left the current Roman Catholic church, on the right the former Roman Catholic church.

The old church dates back to the 14th century. It has been in private hands since 2007 and now accommodates a spiritual center. The current church was built in 1909-1910.

If you want to see more pictures, just google Kerkpad 2 (former church) and Kerkpad 7 (current church), Horssen.

The most durable family car ever built in a European plant, a Mercedes-Benz 200 D, W123-series. This one is from 1977.

An extremely rare Citroën 2CV “duck rod” Harlequin limited edition, only offered in 1987.

This 1982 Citroën 2CV wears a more common outfit.

Oh look, a churchgoing 1981 Citroën Méhari.

…Super Bee!!…

1988 Renault 4, prepared for long trips. The R4, a downright legend.

1983 Fiat Spider 2000.

1961 Cadillac Coupe de Ville.

1959 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL.

1962 Opel Rekord P2 Caravan (that’s the wagon), the house is too nice to leave out.

The last one for today, while walking back to my own car I caught this 2008 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 320 CDI.