Westrand Car Show - DAF 600

DAF 600

The DAF brand was really established in the truck business. DAF trucks are seen on many roads and construction sites throughout the world. So it is quite surprising that they ever entered the car business in the first place.

But enter it they did, with the DAF 600. DAF were pioneers in the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) system which is only now becoming reasonably popular.

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The DAF 600 was a small two door family saloon which ran on a 590cc flat twin engine using what DAF called “Variomatic” transmission. The car was announced in the late 1950’s and was in production from 1959 to 1963. In 1961 DAF launched the “750” and the Daffodil, so for a short while the 600, 750 and the Daffodil were marketed simultaneously. The Daffodil was also known as the DAF 30 and 31.

The Black and White Photo above is of the first two DAF 600’s off the production line on 29th March 1959. Note how all the factory workers are wearing ties!

DAF together with a Swedish Company also built the DAF Kalmar or Tjorven which was an ugly little multipurpose van. Even ugly little cars have their own charm so dont be afraid to enter your vehicle. If it was built in 2000 or before or if it is a street custom, hot rod, super LDV or Motorbike of any age you can enter.

The Westrand Car Show is a Classic Car Show. TO QUALIFY FOR ENTRANCE TO A COMPETITIVE CLASS, VEHICLES MUST HAVE BEEN BUILT OR REGISTERED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 1999 OR EARLIER. Only the first 180 QUALIFYING vehicles will receive a commemorative medallion. Any newer vehicle is welcome to be entered as a “non-competitive vehicle” and to be placed on show just because of “the spirit of motoring” and the desire to share the joy that your wheels bring you, with all of the rest of us. See the list of classes below and the entrance form. Remember its a fun day, so don’t take it too seriously.

Non-Competitive vehicles may enter at the gate on the day. The Westrand Car Show is an alcohol-free event and any person found to have in their possession or to be consuming alcohol will not be admitted and/or will be asked to leave the premises of Dr. Havinga School


Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n klassieke motorskou. OM TE KWALIFISEER VIR TOEGANG TOT ‘N KOMPETERENDE KLAS, MOET VOERTUIE VIR DIE EERSTE KEER IN 1999 OF VROEËR GEBOU OF GEREGISTREER WORD. Slegs die eerste 180 KWALIFISERENDE voertuie sal ‘n gedenkmedalje ontvang. Enige nuwer voertuig is welkom om as ‘n “nie-mededingende voertuig” ingeskryf te word, en dit net te danke aan” die gees van motor” en die begeerte om die vreugde wat u wiele vir u bring, saam met ons almal te deel. Kyk na die lys van klasse hieronder en die ingangsvorm. Onthou, dis ‘n pret dag moenie dit te ernstig opneem.

Nie-mededingende voertuie mag op die dag by die hek inteken.

Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n alkoholvrye gebeurtenis, en enige persoon wat bevind dat hy in besit is en/of alkohol inneem, sal nie toegelaat word nie en/of gevra sal word om die perseel van die Dr. Havinga skool te verlaat.

Competition Classes Enter Your Vehicle

IMAGE ATTRIBUTION – Click on these links for a full screen image
Featured Image – DAF 600 – Rama [CC BY-SA 2.0 fr]
DAF 600 – Rama [CC BY-SA 2.0 fr]
DAF 600 – Janderk1968 [CC BY-SA 3.0]
DAF 600 Factory – Joop van Bilsen / Anefo [CC0][Public Domain]