Category: Books

De auto als belegging 2014


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This is a completely new and extended version of the book published in 2011. It has been fully updated and includes the latest auction results and price developments of classic cars. Furthermore, the book contains unique photo material of the most interesting car models auctioned in recent years. All photos were made available by auction houses.


Publisher: Uitgeverij Siemes

Date of publication: May 2014

Number of pages: 410 pages

Books size: 10.6 x 10.6 inches


De auto als belegging 2011

Beleggen 1Investing in cars

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Classic cars are purchased for pleasure, and many car enthusiasts mention they are willing to spend some money on this hobby. But is it possible (or maybe even wise) to invest in classic cars?

This book, Investing in cars, discusses having a classic car as an investment. By comparing the results of (classic) car auctions of the past thirty years, a clear picture is given of the price movements of numerous cars.

Subsequently, the questions that present themselves are: why did some cars receive more attention than others? And what conclusions can be drawn from this distinction? The author states a number of factors that, to a considerable extent, influence the demand for certain classic cars and, as a result, also their prices.


Publisher: Uitgeverij Siemes

Date of publication: November 2011

Number of pages: 160 pages


Nederland ontkent de oliecrisis

Nederland ontkent de oliecrisis

The Netherlands denies the oil crisis

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This book deals with the discussion about whether we are witnessing a peak in oil production and what such a peak is understood to mean. As yet, alternative energy sources cannot substitute oil as a transportable fuel. In discussions about securing future energy, for instance by using wind mills, solar collectors, coal fired power stations, or nuclear power stations, consumers of oil related fuels should also be involved. Aviation, shipping, and (inter)national road freight traffic benefit little from an increase of the electrical power generation capacity. For the time being, all traffic is dependent on oil.

This book focuses on cars. It shows how motorists have had to pay less and less for fuel, and how this lead to a society dependent of cheap, oil-based mobility.


Publisher: Uitgeverij Siemes

Date of publication: February 2011

Number of pages: 63 pages



De autoproblematiek in Nederland


The car problem in the Netherlands

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For centuries, there has been a connection between the use of the land and the scale of mobility. Horses eat food from the land and it is impossible to suddenly bring into action 100,000 extra horses for transporting goods and people. Not in the least because growing food for horses stands in the way of growing food for people. This is the reason why goods and people are mainly being transported by water. Steam trains, powered by coal, followed by steam trams and electric trams break the connection between land use and mobility. This may result in a strong increase in mobility. The largest increase in mobility is caused by the use of petroleum. Cars, buses and heavy goods vehicles change the economy and the Dutch landscape.

But as the transport performance of different means of transport (such as track boats, trains, trams, buses and cars) changed in the past, it will change in the future.

This book describes the previous history, origin and the complexity of modern day car use. By looking back, the author explains we are on the eve of major changes.


Publisher: Uitgeverij Siemes

Date of publication: March 2010

Number of pages: 312 pages