The volunteers and employees of the DAF Museum are proud and believe that the DAF 600 has been rightly nominated for Pronkstuk (showpiece) of the Netherlands.
The DAF 600 has been nominated in the Design category. “Especially when you consider it at that time, it is really a great, technical design,” says Geert Vermeer, vice-chairman of the DAF museum.
The DAF 600 was the first passenger car of DAF. At that time, the first of its kind. It was more spacious than most cars and had an automatic gearbox. ‘We also call it the’ big little one ‘. At that time, a car did not have that much space, ‘ explains Vermeer.
On Tuesday evening all volunteers of the museum are present at the live broadcast of NPO 2. Then the finalist of the category Design is chosen. The car competes against Nijntje (Miffy) and the microscope.
If the DAF 600 wins in this category, it must then beat the finalists of the categories Art and Heritage. Those finals are tomorrow and Thursday. The public can also vote. If the DAF 600 wins, it is a double party. Next month, the museum also celebrates the 60th anniversary of the car.