Photographer's Note

Because an ennoying back ache I was very disappointed not to be able to participate to the April Scavenger Hunt. But my husband got an idea and found back the box with a couple of hundred cars from his youth...

Maybe you'll think... "What are the TE points of this picture?"
Well, I can think of at least 3 interesting Dutch informations contained in this photo:

First, these are the kind of toys Dutch children used to play with from the fifties till now. 2nd & 3rd, there are two typical cars, very often seen on the roads of Holland in the past:

  • On the first row from bottom, 1st from left: the ONLY Dutch car ever manufactured in Holland, the Daf, model 750 (1961-'63), a small car with automatic transmission as standard equipment - [Toy made in Holland by Iron Car]

    [Web Info: "The idea of Huub van Doorne was to build a small affordable "luxury" car, which should compete with the Citroën 2CV, the Renault 4CV and the Fiat Topolino. He wanted to equip the car with an automatic transmission because he liked his Buick Dynaflow with automatic transmission. Inspired by the belt-driven machinery in the factory, he came up with the idea to produce a car transmission using belts called variomatic."]

    * Links in English: Classic Daf
    * Liens en Français: Daf - Les Hollandaises à bretelles
    * Nederlandse Link: Maf van Daf
    * And a tip from Clement: DAF 66 - en français

  • On the first row, 2nd from left: A German car, the VW Golf, used in the Nederlands by the A.N.W.B. (Dutch Automobilist Help)

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