What did we do in 2013?

    • February 24: Annual General Meeting (ALV) at Oldtimerland in Amersfoort
    • March 17: Shifting Gears along Shifting Sands
    • April 21: Tholen ride
    • May 26: Asparagus ride in Limburg
    • June 23: Ride in Twente around De Lutte
    • July 14: Ride in Kennemerland near Haarlem, with museum
    • August 18: Picnic ride, The Hague area
    • September 6 – 8: GCCC and Queerlenker Steam Weekend! / Unter Dampf! location: Veluwe (North of Arnhem)
    • September 22: Late Summer Ride in Brabant
    • October 13: Groningen area
    • November 17: Ride in the province of North Holland
    • December 29: Christmas crib ride in Belgian-Dutch border area

    Online photo albums

    The members’ area has the possibility to post links to your personal photo albums. This way you can simply share your photographs with your GCCC-friends. So, log in and place links to your photo collections. Or have a look at the many photo albums which go back to as far as 2003!

    You still don’t have admission to the members’ area? Ask for that by sending an email to: info@gccc.nl

    What did we do in 2012?

    • February 25: Annual General Meeting at Volkswagen Museum Wijk en Aalburg
    • March 25: Ride in the former barren grounds around Ermelo
    • April 22: Ride through the area around Edam
    • May 20: Royal Lands and Estates in the province of Utrecht
    • June 16: Border Hopping starting at Zundert _View the route and the photos taken by Con, Marchel, Bart and Arnold (in the members’ area)
    • July 15: Picnic ride at Gouda and Leidschendam
    • August 19: Ride round Hellegat
    • September 9: Friesland Ride near Oranjewoud
    • October 21: Autumn ride around Posbank, Arnhem area
    • November 16 – 18: Jubilee week-end ‘GCCC 20 years’
    • December 16: Let’s Go Wilde, presentation by our member Jan with ride in the IJsselstein area

    What did we do in 2011?

    • February 20: Annual general meeting GCCC
    • March 13 : Start new season with ride in the Achterhoek area
    • April 3: Spring ride in the area around ‘s-Hertogenbosch
    • May 29: Alkmaar turns pink
    • June 10-13 : GCCC presents Eurotour 2011, in the Belgian Ardennes around Verviers
    • July 3: Northern ride a day after Pink Saturday Groningen
    • August 14: Summer ride with picnic in Delft and Leidschendam
    • September 18: Fryslân ride at Lemmer and Gaasterland
    • October 16: Autumn ride around Schoonhoven
    • November 20: Ride in the North of the province of Overijssel with British high afternoon tea
    • December 28: Christmas Crib ride starting at Putte on the Dutch-Belgian border

    Flemish Christmas cribs with a pink twist

    Levendige roze kerststal

    PUTTE-KAPELLEN – Between Christmas and New year’s Eve friends of GCCC meet bi-annually for a run along a number of Christmas cribs in Flanders (Belgium). Always a great success! A welcome break from seasonal family and relative vistis. After all, with GCCC, Christmas gets a pink twist.

    The 6th edition of the Christmas crib ride will take place on Tuersday December 28th, 2010 with 54 participants. Don’t forget to take your passport, a torch and your parking disk. You can sign up until December 21.

    Want to take part?
    Sorry, this was possible until December 21th.

    What is so special about the Christmas cribs in the Kempen region?
    The Kempen region are famous for its fairytale illuminated Christmas cribs, many of which contain live animals.

    Why is the ride not on a Sunday, but on a Tuesday?
    Christmas is in the weekend and on the Sunday before not all Christmas cribs have been erected yet. But many members and their friends will be off work in the week following Christmas. So that offers ample opportunity to share the Christmas atmosphere. We would in particular like to invite our Flemish friends to take part. We will be in Belgium after all. Being a member of GCCC isn’t really necessary, you can take part as a guest.

    What will the ride look like?
    You will make a lovely, seasonal ride beginning and ending at (Flemish) Putte. Putte is a border village, with the border running right through the centre. Half of it is in the Netherlands (part of Woensdrecht), the Belgian half is again divided between Kapellen en Stabroek. On account of possible wintery weather we will stick to main roads.  This is a good thing when driving in your oldtimer. We will visit christmas cribs on the way.

    Where do we start?
    We will gather on December 28 december at 2 p.m., while enjoying a bowl of pea soup at café-restaurant Hollands Hof, Ertbrandstraat 294, 2950 Putte-Kapellen, telephone: + 32(3) 665 17 33, in the Belgian part of Putte.

    Where do we finish?
    The ridee ends around 6 p.m. at the same restaurant. From 6.30 dinner is served( € 12,00 p.p.) consisting of:

    ◦Leek soup
    ◦Flemish beef stew with Chips

    How to get there?

    Putte is some 10 kilometers away from exit 30 of the A58 motorway (South of  Bergen op Zoom). Follow the N289 through Hoogerheide and you will soon see (Dutch) Putte. Immediately across the border you will find Hollands Hof on your left. Parking (with parking disk during the day) is possible in the former customs area opposite.

    What are the costs?
    The cotst for this event are € 1,50 for GCCC-members and € 5,00 for non-members and guests, which includes a bowl of pea soup. If you stay on for dinner you pay € 12,00 extra.

    Can I take the dog?
    Yes, you can, but on a leash

    Important! GCCC cannot be held responsible for whatever damage.

    Gliding and Driving over and through Zuid-Beveland

    Jonge man in vliegenierspak

    In the Summer GCCC Drive of Sunday August 22, 2010 the province of Zealand played a central role, with a tremendous chance of taking part in a flight with a classic two seater glider!

    What made this trip so special?
    Zealand has a beautiful countryside with dykes and views, the trendy town of Goes, but also untouched villages like Kloethinge, Wilhelminadorp, Nisse en Overzande and ’s-Heer Abtskerke. A large part of the route was along typical Zealand dykes, right across the countryside.

    What special sights could be seen?
    Windmills and churches played an important role around the village of Borssele in the 15th century, a thing that can still be noticed today. The beautiful Geerteskerk in Kloethinge is one of those with a lot of history. In the village of Nisse we drive past the Reformed Church, and because it will be on a Sunday we noticed how quiet this place was, all because of people’s strict faith.

    Where and when did the flying and the driving start?
    We gathered early on Sunday morning at 10 o’clock at vliegveld ‘Zeeland Airport’ near the village of Lewedorp in Zuid-Beveland, halfway between Goes and Middelburg. From this early hour the flying started.

    In the afternoon (around 13.00 h.) the drive with our beautiful old and new timer cars started. You could choose to take part in both the flying and the drive, but you could also choose to take part in only the flying or only the drive.

    Zeeland Airport met oldtimers
    Zeeland Airport with oldtimers

    Why gliding?
    GCCC member Wilco is an experienced glider pilot and has his contacts in Zealand too. Because of him we could fly with classic two seater gliders above the Veerse Meer. You will know Wilco because of his nice NSU and Dafs.

    What are the conditions?
    Taking part is at your own risk, GCCC can not be held responsible in any way!

    Picnic drive with many delicacies

    Picknicken op het landgoed in 2009LEIDSCHENDAM – In summer it has almost become a tradition that we have a picnic together at the beautiful estate of our GCCC-members Piet and Ernst, where we can enjoy finger licking delicacies in the form of food, but also beautiful classic cars!

    Where did the picnic drive start?
    Participants were expected to arrive at Restaurant Tijsterman, Dorpsstraat 114 in Nieuwkoop on July, 18th, 2010.

    What did the drive look like?
    A short drive, but one with many surprising roads and views. The drive ended at Piet and Ernst’s estate.

    What could be taken?
    Like in the previous years you could take your own table, chairs and home-produced food with you. All this could be used for the joint picnic in the meadow.

    MRB vrijstelling

    (Bronnen websites FEHAC en Belastingdienst)

    Vrijstelling MRB geldt voor alle voertuigen ouder dan 40 jaar. Op 1 januari 2014 is de leeftijd waarop een oldtimer vrijgesteld wordt van motorrijtuigenbelasting (MRB) dus aangepast van 25 naar 40 jaar (dus bouwjaar 1974 of eerder).

    De leeftijd is gerekend vanaf de Datum Eerste Toelating (DET)  die op het kenteken staat vermeld. Dit hoeft niet gelijk te zijn aan het bouwjaar.  Immers het bouwjaar kan ouder zijn dan de DET.

    Voorbeeld: Op 1 januari 2015 waren alle voertuigen met DET vóór 1 januari 1975 dus vrijgesteld van MRB. Een voertuig met DET 1 juli 1975 wordt pas op 1 juli 2015 vrijgesteld van MRB.

    Alle voertuigen ouder dan 40 jaar zijn vrijgesteld voor MRB. Onder alle voertuigen vallen alle voertuigen dus personenauto’s, motorfietsen, bestelauto’s,  vrachtauto’s, autobussen, kampeerwagens etc. De brandstofsoort maakt voor de vrijstelling MRB niets uit. Voor toepassing van de overgangsregeling echter wel! Die geldt namelijk alleen voor benzineauto’s. Verder lezen MRB vrijstelling

    Benzine voor klassiekers

    Hierbij een belangrijk bericht van de KNAC:

    De KNAC krijgt regelmatig vragen over brandstof voor klassieke auto’s. In vrijwel alle gevallen gaat het daarbij om benzine, omdat nagenoeg alle klassieke auto’s een benzinemotor hebben. Daarom gaan we in dit artikel specifiek in op benzine voor klassiekers.

    Veel benzinemotoren in klassieke auto’s zijn ontwikkeld om te rijden op loodhoudende benzine. Die loodhoudende benzine is al sinds het midden van de jaren negentig van de vorige eeuw verboden, niet alleen omdat het giftig is, maar ook omdat lood neerslaat in de katalysator van een moderne auto, waardoor die zijn werking verliest. Benzines met loodvervanger zijn slechts mondjesmaat verkrijgbaar. Maar oudere motoren kunnen soms niet zonder lood of een loodvervanger omdat anders de niet-geharde klepzittingen van oude motoren beschadigen. Lood zat trouwens vooral in benzine om het octaangetal te verhogen, maar daarvoor zijn er inmiddels andere toevoegingen. Wie zelf een loodvervanger aan de benzine wil toevoegen heeft de keuze uit vele toevoegingen.

    Of uw klassieker benzine met een hoog octaangetal nodig heeft, is meestal goed op te zoeken in het instructieboekje (indien nog aanwezig) of anders is er in literatuur wel wat over te vinden. Nederland heeft bovendien veel goede klassiekerbedrijven en goede merkenclubs die daarover kunnen adviseren.

    Verder lezen Benzine voor klassiekers