On 15 September 2016 I was surprised by the post send by Martin.(PUSH ON ‘read more’….. to find the special pictures)
He completed the BSA vintage bike with side car Taxi model. All as original as possible. In the whole of Europe maybe the only one unless there is one at Beaulieu? It is UNIQUE and he was assisted by his friend Leo Kerkhoff. Leo has ‘golden hands’. Martin himself is one of the best experts in this special field of knowledge.Two years ago he was at Waalwijk on my personal invitation. He again brought a fantastic combination which I reported on. This year I was not invited. After 12 years of organizing Waalwijk.
I can publish his 5 pictures with his consent and I will visit him in Germany (just over our border) Also to see his other 72 vintage motorbikes. I aim at making an article with pictures when home again. What a pleasure to meet and feel absolutely free and this is possible for any oldtimer enthusiast. Membership is not required. You find each other anyway.
The copyrights are in the hands of Martin Smits and Leo Kerkoff.
This article is published in my private Weblog. It is named Dutch London Vintage Oldtimer Taxi News by Hans Dooren.
The LVTA does indicate in their Website this Weblog as “our Weblog”.
This must be corrected.
Since I left the Committee of the LVTA due to lack of support, on that same date my stats recorded 30,000 views, subsequently 33,615 (today) and on this subject 190+ views. It shows the content is being appreciated. At your service! Any comments are welcome, positive or negative. ‘Freedom of speech’ is precious.
Today I found a similar BSA (1924) Motorbike with Side-Car Taxi combination at Birmingham Motorcycle Museum. A lovely surprise.
Bonham’s sold one a while ago for ca. 24,000 B.pounds.