About Us

Mailing address:
PreWar PostWar Publishing bv
Achterstraat 21
3252 AB Goedereede
The Netherlands
Chamber of Commerce
Reg. No. 67510388
(The Netherlands)

VAT number:
NL.857039210 B01

PreWarCar.com started as a concept in 1998 when links on pre WW II cars & makes were scarce. A portal for the scattered information on automobile history and car makes from Aachner to Züst. All those famous and forgotten automobiles, sports and racing cars and (his)tories attached to them. Bringing together the classified, the auction, dealer, restorer, car club, enthusiast, gallery, rare pictures, event, motor show and rally is our mission.

We are always looking for new, interesting contents for our websites. Because we value your individual participation we'd like you to share your stories with us. We love anything that is bizarre, different and away from what you see in general. We love barn finds. Unknown events. Forgotten makes of car and other oddballs. Yet it can also be about people, art and basically anything automotive as long it is intriguing.

Please do let us know if this appeals to you, we would be delighted to hear from you!

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Joris Bergsma - The Hague, Netherlands 1954

Founding Editor of PreWarCar.com (2001) and PostWarClassic.com (2007)

Winner of a the SAH Ingersoll Award in 2003

Current cars:
1924 Ford Model T Touring
1928 Amilcar CGSs
1931 Talbot K78 Long 7-seater Berline "CODEX"

Daily drivers:
1983 Jaguar XJ6 4.2 ltr. manual
1986 BMW 325i Cabriolet
1997 Mercedes-Benz E240 Estate

Two wheelers:
1900 Columbia cardan drive gentleman's sports bicycle
1950 Simplex Cycloïde gentleman's tourer
1974 Ralleigh Grand Prix sports bicycle
1972 Honda TS50 touring motorbike

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Laurens Klein
Managing Director & owner

Born into a family with a great passion for veteran/classic cars, Laurens has taken his passion to the next level. He is currently the managing director/owner of PreWarCar.com and PostWarCar.com.

He has a background in both law - a bachelor's degree from the renowned Erasmus University in Rotterdam, as well as in business management - a BBA from the IVA, the Dutch college for Automotive Business Management.

Current cars:
1902 Bolide
1909 Jackson Runabout
1928 Alvis FWD 12/50
1934 Riley Lynx 14/6

Jeroen Booij(Click photo for full view) Jeroen Booij
Author/ Editor of many daily stories at PostWarClassic.com

Jeroen Booij (1975) has always had a soft spot for the underdog. He prefers Probes over Porsches and Ogles over Opels and has a real penchant for anything build in sheds. So far it lead to three books about Mini based cars and some extraordinary discoveries. He found the first car that Gordon Murray built in a British scrapyard, the sole Zagato Mini Gatto in a Milanese barrack and the 1966 Le Mans Mini Marcos in a barn in Portugal. Jeroen is married; he lives in a Dutch hamlet with three children and a cat.

Current cars:
1966 Le Mans Mini Marcos

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Robin Batchelor
Author/ Editor of many daily stories at PreWarCar.com 

Robin has always driven old cars since his 17th birthday - mostly Bullnose Morris tourers which could easily be maintained with a modest toolkit.

During a forty year career flying balloons all over the world, on windy days his crew would retire to the pub while he sought out second hand book shops. Courtesy requires a balloon pilot to always ask permission from the landowner before retrieving the balloon and Robin discovered he could sniff out a Bullnose engine/axle/chassis from 50 paces in farmyards. He also found several complete cars that way and when flying in Africa, stumbled across a pre-war 6c Alfa Romeo !

The workshop gained more tools, the bookshelves gained more books and membership of the Vintage Sports Car Club gained him a few trophies, lots of friends and, within the pages of the Club's quarterly Bulletin, a love of well-researched and written motoring history.

After he sent a few contributions to our website many years ago, we encouraged him to send more.

rutger_141 Rutger Booy - The Hague, Netherlands 1949
Author/Editor of many daily stories at PreWarCar.com and PostWarClassic.com
Car historian and storywriter

Current cars:
1959 MG MGA 1600

 Jos van_Genugten_peugeot(Click photo for full view) Jos van Genugten
Author/editor of mainly technical articles and website advisor

As a young machinist and mechanic my hobby and work is repairing and restoring pre-war cars.
If you want technical advise, please send your email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Current cars:
1905 Peugeot 125

Hubertus hansmann_in_action(Click photo for full view) Hubertus Hansmann
Author/Editor of many daily stories at PreWarCar.com and PostWarClassic.com

Current cars:
1983 Mercedes 230E W123 
1987 Alfa Romeo GTV6
1996 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Daily drivers:
1990 Mercedes 190E 1.8 (summer season)
1992 VW Polo 86c Coupé (winter season)

Henk Fortgens
Advisory board

current car: 
1929 Amilcar CGSs
1959 Austin Healey 3L

Jacqueline Prinssen
Dealer Contacts

Current cars:
1970 Morris Minor Traveller



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