90th anniversary of DAF to be marked this year

UK celebrations for DAF Trucks anniversary

classic daf truck

In July it will be 90 years since the founding of the business that eventually went on to be DAF Trucks.

The milestone anniversary will be marked with a special event being planned in the UK.

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Hubert van Doorne founded the company in 1928, the manufacturing and repair business concentrated initially on cabinets, ladders, window frames, and trailers.

After World War Two the business was renamed Van Doorne’s Automobile Factory (DAF) and started building cars and trucks.

In 1991 the business dropped the car production (after building 1.3 million units) to concentrate solely on trucks.

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The UK celebrations, to be held at the Convoy in the Park event in July, will include a selection of classic DAF trucks.

Also on display will be the highly-acclaimed new-generation DAF CF and XF trucks, as well as a truck simulator experience.

We will bring you coverage of the 90th Anniversary event in July.

Related: Kenworth DAF Melbourne is DAF Dealer of the Year

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About Joel Helmes 1833 Articles
Joel is the founder and CEO of Heavy Vehicles. With more than 20 years experience in the media, including more than 10 years heading up the car publication - Behind the Wheel, Joel is passionate about bringing a fresh perspective to the Australian road transport industry. Prior to his media career Joel worked for a number of years as a bus, truck and delivery driver.

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