Art cars

I tried to make it look unbalanced if you look on the back side of the car, by painting a kind of oblique shape around the license plate, the rear lights and the back window. The wheel openings turned out especially well; they looked like they were cut out in a square form.

Spring fling

16 Oktober 2006 Every year, the ‘classic car club’ organizes a treasure hunt. Considering our integration … of course we had to participate. At 9:30 AM we went to the local picnic grounds for the breakfast/meeting. Pancakes, hmmm !!! We watched it for a while and then I wanted to start the treasure hunt. To …

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Snitcher 1

21 June 2006 Sometimes people ask me if I’m influenced by animation movies because of the atmosphere in my paintings. That may be true, I love animated films. Yesterday I saw Cars from Pixar. Cars now was finally a movie that proved that my great sorrow wasn’t so ridiculous when I had to bring my …

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Beach hop

30 April 2006 Months ago we signed up for the Beach Hop in Coromandel. It is a fifties/sixties themed event during 5 days, with more than 1,000 American classic cars and 60,000 visitors. It’s a yearly returning show and began last Wednesday. “You should have been there and every year it is more awesome than …

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Jet cars

29 January 2006 Yesterday we have seen the second attempt of the drag racers (here’s the first). The starting sound of a jet engine in a race car is not less impressive than the starting sound of a large aircraft. It’s not just a ‘big’ sound, but rather a scary sound of something way too …

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Cars on licence

6 January 2006 The regulations to get a licence in New Zealand may be even worse than in the Netherlands. Firstly those demands seems to be a state secret, making it uncontrollable for us. They also seems to be quite dependent on the mood of the owners with the desired stamp. Everything what needs to …

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Drag race

3 January 2006 Yesterday there was a drag race in Taupo, which is about two and a half hours drive. We went for the jet cars because we once have seen them in action in Zandvoort in The Netherlands and we found them amazing. Jet cars have exhausts of at least half a meter wide, …

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Cars are human

3 December 2005 While I’m painting, Frank is busy trying to get the cars on license. It seems like we are the first people in New Zealand ever, who have imported something this strange. One of our cars never has had a Dutch license. We never started that process in the Netherlands, after we imported …

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Sea container arrival

26 October 2005 The past two days were devoted to the car container. Which was of course much more important than the furniture container. Yes, we do miss the washing machine, all my pretty clothes and my art materials, but my nightmare is, that the cars are left unguarded too long and take up too …

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Two American cars shipped overseas

8 September 2005 After the traffic jam debacle of yesterday, we decided we better should leave home to drive to the harbour at 6:30 AM. But before that, we had to call the quarantine cattery in Auckland in the middle of the night. The time difference is 12 hours, so we put the alarm clock …

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Logistics of car transport

6 September 2005 The gal at the desk of the container company, is endlessly stupid. That’s no problem if you are prepared to deal with such people, but sometimes we¬†forget to mentally protect ourselves against those potholes on our way. Everything is arranged to transport our two cars to the harbour on Thursday September 8th …

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