For more than a week, Ukraine has been under attack by the Russian army. With Vladimir Putin’s address and the entry of the first troops, 24 February marked, as German Chancellor Scholz aptly put it, a “turning point in the history of our continent”. Continue reading Classic Trader fundraising campaign for UN refugee agency
The motorbikes of the 90s mark the end of an eventful century. In anticipation of the millennium, the industry pulls the cord once again. Fast-as-an-arrow racers, old brands in new guises and technical quantum leaps indicate that this decade also produced legends. After a good 100 years, the motorbike is more alive than ever – the motorbikes of the 90s are living proof.
Continue reading Motorbikes of the 90s – On two wheels into the new millennium
There is a widespread misconception that classic car ownership is an expensive hobby. Certainly, if you are in the premium segment, repairs and maintenance cost a lot. The VW Beetle is just one of numerous examples that debunk this prejudice and provide appropriate entry-level models in every type of budget. Continue reading Beetle & Co – Three entry-level classics for under 20,000 euros
The 1970s brought a lot of movement into the world of luxury-class saloons. With the W 116, Mercedes-Benz did more than just launch the S-Class name for the first time, Opel said goodbye to the luxury class for the time being with the Kapitän/Admiral/Diplomat B and Jaguar remained true to itself with the XJ Series 2. A look at three saloons of the 70s.
Continue reading Old Nobility – Saloons of the 70s
The 1960s set the course for the end of the 20th century. Emancipation, cold war, moon landing – the beginning of a new era. This also applies to the world of two-wheelers. It is in the process of completely reinventing itself and the motorcycles of the 60s are formative for this. Continue reading Motorcycles of the 60s – Much beginning and much end
What does it take to ignite a passion for classic cars? Fond childhood memories of the smell of grandfather’s Opel Kadett C or the dusty Hillman in the blocked garage? Thrilling duels between Mercedes and BMW in the DTM? Or pleasant memories of cult TV stars on four wheels?
Continue reading Success in series – Automobile film and TV stars
Buying a car depends on many factors. In the end, reason is the deciding factor in most cases. But what is true today was quite different in the 1950s and 1960s in the USA. The Pontiac GTO, the Cadillac Fleetwood and the Lincoln Continental could not be too expansive and opulent.
Continue reading Pontiac GTO & Co. – Between tail fin and oil crisis
Where is the journey heading? What does the future hold for classic cars? A frequently asked question in the automotive sector, especially when it comes to classics. Many things are currently on the move: New drive concepts are finding their way into current new cars, but does that also have an impact on my classic?
Continue reading The Future of Classics – A Forecast
No question: SUVs are IN – from the Suzuki Jimny to the now ubiquitous G-Class, the roads are full of SUVs. Every manufacturer is betting on this market segment – and even luxury brands are occupying this market. Aston Martin builds the DBX, Maserati the Levante, Lamborghini the Urus and soon Ferrari will also delight mankind with an SUV. Continue reading Fiat Panda 4×4 & Co. – The birth of the cult SUVs
In France and England, CZ and Z models were already present in the mid-sixties. The German Teenie-Magazine “Bravo” and the TV youth programme “Hallo Freunde” presented Honda’s tiny bike, but rather conservatively as “Pfiffikus”. Continue reading Dax and Monkey – Honda’s little racers