Guus Docen

Guus Docen

Sunday, 02 April 2017 19:11
Published in Melbourne Desk

Eddington Sprints - 2

EddingtonA century ago, the mail coach came at night.  Frost and fog, shake the snake.  Nobody around. This morning, sports cars were up from Melbourne with air-con and six speed gears; take away coffee and cheer at check-in.
Tuesday, 07 February 2017 20:02
Published in European Desk

The Louwman Museum in The Hague

The Louwman Museum features the world's oldest private collection of automobiles, including historic cars, motorcycles and carriages. The internationally oriented collection was formed by two generations of the Louwman family and includes approximately 250 unique classic automobiles. In 1934, the Dutch Dodge importer Pieter Louwman, the father of the current owner, purchased a 20-year-old Dodge, the first car of the collection. In 1969, the collection of Mr. Geerlig Riemer was added. The collection was moved in 1969 to Leidschendam where the National Automobile Museum was opened. In 1981 the collection was moved again to the premises of the Toyota importer Louwman in Raamsdonksveer. On 3 July 2010, the current museum in The Hague, was opened by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, whose former home Huis den Bosch is virtually neighboring the museum.