During the 1950’s in Flanders, faith still held a strong positon in local societes. So strong, that vicar’s lead a very busy life, and regularly required the help of so-called “coöperating vicar’s”. In the small town of Wildert Hubert Van Geen – born in 1889 – took on that role. As a former missionary and […]
Philippe Adams’ dream weekends
Nowadays he sells Seat’s in the Belgian city of Tournai. In the early 1990’s though, Philippe Adams was a hero on racetracks. In his Audi 80 he dominated the Belgian Procar-series, but his dream was Formula 1. During two weekends in 1994, he got to live that dream. In legendary Ketteringham Hall, Adams signed a […]
The Ducks are coming!
The Citroën 2CV – “Duck”, as we lovingly call it in Holland – remains one of the most loved classic cars around. So you’d assume everything about it has been written by now. Wrong. Deep in France, a group of jolly people brings the “Duck” back to its roots: the water. The “Aquadeuch”, as they […]
To GTO or not to GTO?
Jim Carpenter, a Ferrari specialist from Phoenix, Arizona, put himself on the radar in the 1980’s with the way he converted Ferraris 308 and 328 to a 288 GTO. That “Grand Turismo Omologata” assumed the mantle of a legend the second it was introduced in 1984. All 272 examples were not only formidably expensive, they […]