Again.... Jaap Fijma and Piet van Oosten

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Again.... Jaap Fijma and Piet van Oosten

Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:38 am

All this digging for information on six days machines produces pictures that I have not seen before.
Now I've been sent a series of pre and post war pictures (scans) of Ariels used by Jaap Fijma and his friend Piet van Oosten and his wife Riek.
I thought it's nice to share them with you all.
Jaap was a prewar TT and Six days rider and (as far as I know) Piet was a Trails competitor.
They teamed up and had a Motorcycle bussines in Amsterdam.
They gradually moved from site to site until they had a very prestigious shop on one of the main routes in Amsterdam.
Actually most of the houses are still there, maybe i should go and ask if I can have a look in the cellars..

Have a look and enjoy ! (the sidecar is a Bernardet , French make)

piet en... op vakantie.jpg
Piet op Ariel.jpg
Behind the Ariel stands a Eijsink, at the back a Triumph twin is just visible, postwar ?
piet geeft laatste instructies voor start.jpg
Piet van Oosten en Riek in Bernardet  (2).jpg
Headlamp has a sort of black out disc in it, with text: …… TT 4 juli, during the war there where no TT's , so what year ?
Piet van Oosten en Riek in Bernardet  (1).jpg
Piet van Oosten - midden-teamprijs.jpg
Riek op ariel.jpg
Piet van Oosten op zijn Ariel, 1931.jpg
Piet van Oosten met vrienden - Bernardet- (2).jpg
Riek van Oosten  (2).jpg


Pictures of their shops through Amsterdam.

zaak quellijnstraat-rooie willem, enk, chris, jaap.jpg
nassaukade 162-163,jaap,lies,melanie,riek,piet.jpg
opening Bilderdijkstraat 29.jpg
Roelof Hartstraat, winter 1933 rechts piet en jaap.jpg
Huib Holstein voor Fijma & van Oosten.jpg


For those who like to see how those buildings look now:

Roelof Hartstraat 26
https://www.google.com/maps/@52.3525156 ... 312!8i6656

Quillijnstraat 55 (possibly, as it does not match )
https://www.google.com/maps/@52.3568241 ... 384!8i8192

Nassaukade 162-163
https://www.google.com/maps/@52.3709888 ... 312!8i6656

Bilderdijkstraat 29
https://www.google.com/maps/@52.3713551 ... 312!8i6656


Ceintuurbaan 262
https://www.google.com/maps/@52.3526127 ... 312!8i6656

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Re: Again.... Jaap Fijma and Piet van Oosten

Postby PeterW » Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:31 pm

Great pictures. The headlamp mask is interesting - I've seen the specifications mentioned in wartime magazines before so it would be easy to make your own but I've never seen a custom one before.
Also, nice to see the Austin Light Utility - I'd love to find one at an affordable price to go with the WNG.

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Re: Again.... Jaap Fijma and Piet van Oosten

Postby will_curry » Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:53 pm

Interesting to see the variations in spelling of the surname 'Fijma' on the shopfronts.

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Re: Again.... Jaap Fijma and Piet van Oosten

Postby j.coleman » Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:22 pm

The Ariel with sidecar is a 1930 model G. You can just make out 'special ' on the timing cover so the TT in the headlamp will be pre 2nd WW.

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Postby j.coleman » Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:31 pm

Also the 3 riders are all on 1929 250s. The upright gear change, 5 1/2" front brake, and timing side cover visible on the right hand bike all point to 29. Great photos, thank you for sharing them.

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Re: Again.... Jaap Fijma and Piet van Oosten

Postby brenton.roy » Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:41 am

Thank you Vincent.
No doubt the result of many hours of searching.
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Re: Again.... Jaap Fijma and Piet van Oosten

Postby tstewart » Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:38 am

Great photos thanks.
1952 Ariel NH350, 1960 Ariel Arrow, 1955 Francis Barnet Falcon 197cc, 1954 Norton Dominator.

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Postby Paul Slootheer » Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:04 am

Great photographs, Vincent!

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Postby JohnnyBeckett » Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:53 am

Great photos Vincent its nice to think some of them might be still on the road or in workshops today to keep the great Ariel bikes and name going for years to come

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Re: Again.... Jaap Fijma and Piet van Oosten

Postby KevinOToole » Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:22 pm

Great photos, thanks for sharing.


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