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presentation & discussion:Amsterdam, Platform21

presentation & discussion:Amsterdam, Platform21

A night about car repair

From Dinky Toy to DAF Truck

  • 9 Apr 09...9 Apr 09
    20 00...22 30 Platform21 Prinses Irenestraat 19, 1077 WT Amsterdam View on map Prinses Irenestraat 19 1077 WT Amsterdam T +31203449444

Visitors to AutoRAI who get lured into buying a new car shouldn't expect to be able to tinker with it.
Today things are different from how they used to be. All too often, a problem with your car can be traced to a problem in its electronic system. The on-board computer monitors things and lets you know when a visit to the garage is necessary. We say ‘necessary’ because these aren’t problems you can solve through DIY. Is this progress, or a step backward?

Tonight's speakers would probably say a step backwards. They love their car so much, it's been patched up numerous times. During this evening programme centred around the passion for car repair, they share their repair success stories and knowledge.

Niek Vervoort is a repairman affiliated with the DAF club, which was started to maintain all vehicles that are variomatically driven. Sharing knowledge plays an imporatant role in keeping these cars on the road.
Designer Cynthia Hathaway went on a road trip through Central America with her father and his old timer club. She filmed the journey during which reparations were a daily returning challenge.
The Dutch Triple A gives tips for quick fixes and Rob van de Bovenkamp shows the best ways in which to repair Dinky Toys.
Tonight we also start on fixing a small electronic car, THE BRATT. We invite you to help, so it will be up and running again by the end of the project in August. Casper Thomson will start with welding, so bring your welding glasses!

Please join us for a special night all about cars and repairing them, for passionate car repairpersons and mechanical know-nothings alike.

Thursday 9 April, start 20:00
in Dutch
Entrance €5,-