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DOTS: Honda Prelude Mk2

While searching for a second hand summer ride I passed this lonely Honda Prelude Mk2 in an industrial zone:
Honda Prelude Mk2
Here in the Netherlands the second generation Prelude is nowadays almost extinct so finding one in a decent state was quite an encounter. I even made an U-turn for it!

Brilliant: Bassie en Adriaan still not retired!

I’ve featured the Dutch circus duo Bassie en Adriaan a couple of times now, but this new footage is too great not to share!
Bassie en Adriaan get a Honda Civic for free!
Apparently Honda managed to get the two together again to perform a new social media campaign to promote the new European Honda Civc while the two of them should, according to the Dutch media, actually have a healthy brotherly war.

Money talks and perhaps their pensions went up in smoke during the credit crunch. Also both of them look a bit aged now: Adriaan (acrobat) can’t hardly hide his belly and wrinkles while Bassie (clown) looks a bit worked out after all that diy.

In the video you can see the duo travelling to the Honda dealer in their 80s red/yellow polkadot Honda Prelude and caravan: Continue reading

Hilarious: Bassie en Adriaan movie trailer

In yesterdays post I touched the subject Bassie en Adriaan already a bit and while searching through all intros to find the correct Prelude (in which I failed) I stumbled upon this alternative movie trailer for the Bassie en Adriaan en de verdwenen kroon (Bassie and Adriaan and the disappeared crown) which is brilliantly done!

No it is not a Toyota Crown that disappears, but actually a genuine crown. ;)
In this trailer you will see the bad guys drive a Lancia Thema, the Dutch police pull a Volvo 340 sideways (yes, they really drove them in the 80s!) and see Adriaan do a batman like U-turn in the Honda Prelude!

Direct link to the video: Bassie & Adriaan movie trailer

Bassie en Adriaan Prelude replica not an replica!

Over a year ago I found an advertisement of someone selling the Honda Prelude used in the Dutch childrens series Bassie en Adriaan. It is all about this car (including caravan):
Bassie en Adriaan Prelude
Back then I doubted if the car would actually be the genuine car since the intro movies featured a different Prelude. Yesterday I received the ANWB Magazine (Dutch JAF equivalent) and it featured an article on movie cars including the Bassie en Adriaan Prelude. I now have clarity on the subject: it is genuine!

This is a phonecam shot of a part of the article: Continue reading

Down on the Street: first generation Honda Prelude

Yesterday was a very fortunate day for me: I walked through my old neighborhood and spotted a Honda Prelude, a special Nissan Vanette, Honda S2000 and a Skyline ER33 GT-S only within ten minutes time! Obviously I did take pictures of all of them, so here is the first generation Prelude:
Honda Prelude mk1
The funny thing is that around when I moved houses this Prelude appeared in the parkinglot four houses away from me. Apparently the owner still lives there. ;)

Hilarious: Bassie en Adriaan Honda Prelude replica

About 50% of the Initial D fanboys who buys a 3 door Trueno AE86 convert it to a Fujiwara Tofu replica and the same applies to the Delorean, Pontiac Trans Am, Dodge Charger and the GMC truck. I can understand all this since they all originate from inspiring heroic movies and series. What I can’t understand is this Bassie en Adriaan Honda Prelude:
WTF: Bassie en Adriaan Honda Prelude replica
WTF: Bassie en Adriaan Honda Prelude

A Bassie and Adriaan Honda Prelude, including the caravan! WTF!?

For the people unfamiliar with Bassie and Adriaan were a Dutch circus duo who starred in their own (children) television series. To illustrate it a bit more, here is on of the intros:

And it doesn’t get much better than that! :D :D

So the car does come completely with the matching caravan:
WTF: Bassie en Adriaan Honda Prelude replica
WTF: Bassie en Adriaan Honda Prelude

I’m not sure it is the real deal because I was unable to match the licenseplate of this Prelude with the intros of the series. The cars used in the series were all owned by Adriaan (the acrobat) and he did swap the Prelude quite regularly for a newer one, so it could be that the Prelude Mk II was superseded by this Mk III. But the seller does not mention anything if it is the real one or not, so I can’t tell if it is actually a replica or not. (but I do suspect it)

What the seller does say is that it is being sold off because his hobby got a bit out of hand. Now what would he mean with that? Either having too much Bassie en Adriaan stuff or having too much Preludes and caravans?

Additionally you will also get this cute Robot called Robin in the deal:
WTF: Bassie en Adriaan Honda Prelude
WTF: Bassie en Adriaan Honda Prelude

And no: it is not able to wash the car for you: the robot was limb during the series. ;)

The Prelude has always been serviced by the official Honda dealers:
WTF: Bassie en Adriaan Honda Prelude
WTF: Bassie en Adriaan Honda Prelude

Imagine driving this thing into the Honda dealership and requesting for the regular service interval. I think that would give a laugh or two! :D

WTF: Bassie en Adriaan Honda Prelude
WTF: Bassie en Adriaan Honda Prelude

The caravan also has the later type official logos, so perhaps it could be the real deal after all.

WTF: Bassie en Adriaan Honda Prelude
WTF: Bassie en Adriaan Honda Prelude

Just imagine cruising the Dutch highways with open windows, having the wind blow through your hair and getting laughed at by about everyone in the other and opposite lanes. Who wouldn’t? :P

Anyway, you can buy it here:
Bassie en Adriaan Prelude @ Marktplaats
(just in case it gets deleted, here is an image of the ad )

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