BSA Vintage Motorbike with Taxi side-car. Absolutely UNIQUE! I saw it with my own eyes on Friday!


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.

Brochure:- AUSTIN Low-Loading TAXI-CAB – (From my private Archive)

This entire Weblog is edited by myself (Hans Dooren) and has no connection whatsoever with the LVTA and all content was gathered (via Ebay, Events/Vintage Sales, Bootsales, Privately, etc.) on my own account. Also the CDROM’s which the LVTA continues to sell since 22 April 2016, without my consent, were paid, scanned and recorded on Master CD-rom’s entirely by myself. This means they sell without ever paying towards costs made a/o time spent on or making an effort on their production since 1998. I made them aware of these facts many times but never received a positive acknowledgement. They also sell Taxi books but that’s not done without any compensation to the writer. I wonder why!

(with Music/Film) Leo’s creation (see below)

Leo’s creation

Be welcome to visit Leo’s site:

The Elephant Song…….

Brexit and the growth of it s economy according to a UK government report

(Source:- De Telegraaf d.d. 2018-01-30.


In een vertrouwelijk rapport van de regering van het Verenigd Koninkrijk over de gevolgen van Brexit is te lezen dat ”alle sectoren van de economie van het gebied te lijden zullen hebben van het vertrek uit de Europese Unie.” Volgens het rapport ligt de groei van de economie van het Verenigd Koninkrijk de komende vijftien jaar 5 procent lager dan wanneer het land binnen de EU zou zijn gebleven.


A confidential report from the UK government on the consequences of Brexit states that “all sectors of the economy of the area will suffer from the departure from the European Union.” According to the report, the growth of the United Kingdom’s economy will be 5 percent lower over the next 15 years than if the country had stayed within the EU.


Un rapport confidentiel du gouvernement britannique sur les conséquences du Brexit stipule que “tous les secteurs de l’économie de la région souffriront du départ de l’Union européenne”. Selon le rapport, la croissance de l’économie du Royaume-Uni sera inférieure de 5 pour cent au cours des 15 prochaines années que si le pays était resté dans l’UE.


Ein vertraulicher Bericht der britischen Regierung über die Folgen des Brexit besagt, dass “alle Sektoren der Wirtschaft der Region unter dem Austritt aus der Europäischen Union leiden werden.” Laut dem Bericht, das Wachstum der Wirtschaft des Vereinigten Königreichs wird in den nächsten 15 Jahren um 5 Prozent niedriger sein, als wenn das Land innerhalb der EU geblieben wäre.

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