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#101 Mischa Bijenhof

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Posted 11 March 2005 - 20:03

Sorry Folks, lack of time, so I won't be there. I'm looking forward to your reports.

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#102 Frank de Jong

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Posted 12 March 2005 - 15:03

The second Dutch TNF meeting was an intimate affair: attending were Paul Hooft, Henri Greuter, Henk Vasmel, Ed Heuvink, yours truly and we were honored with a very welcome guest: Rob Wiedenhoff. Rene de Boer AND his Quattro were missing, unfortunately. He had moved our meeting to Italy without letting us know.

Nearly three hours were spent talking about motorsport present and past, with some pleasant anecdotes by Rob Wiedenhoff. Subjects were Dijon, Novi, Andretti Sr, Villeneuve, von Trips, Mazda, Spyker, Montoya, Paul Newman, NASCAR, Skoda and about 128 other things - you get the picture, I guess.

#103 Frank de Jong

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Posted 12 March 2005 - 20:40

Another subject was Wim Loos - Paul Hooft told us that there is a radio documentary on him available for download. I have downloaded it and just listened to part 1 of 3 (30 minutes). Fascinating!
The link is here - it's Dutch, of course :p

#104 paulhooft

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Posted 13 March 2005 - 08:49

Frank,
Good that you found the link already :clap: even before I had the time to put the link on the forum
I enjoyed yesterday's meeting!!!
:) !!

Paul

#105 Henri Greuter

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Posted 14 March 2005 - 07:58

Originally posted by paulhooft
Frank,

I enjoyed yesterday's meeting!!!
:) !!

Paul


I second that opinion.

Henri Greuter

#106 Racer.Demon

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Posted 14 March 2005 - 08:09

Originally posted by Frank de Jong
The second Dutch TNF meeting was an intimate affair: attending were Paul Hooft, Henri Greuter, Henk Vasmel, Ed Heuvink, yours truly and we were honored with a very welcome guest: Rob Wiedenhoff. Rene de Boer AND his Quattro were missing, unfortunately. He had moved our meeting to Italy without letting us know.


I'm sorry I couldn't make it but am glad you enjoyed it!


Originally posted by Frank de Jong
Subjects were [...] Skoda


So you were discussing my car in my absence? :lol:

#107 René de Boer

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Posted 14 March 2005 - 08:40

Really sorry I couldn't make it... At the very last minute, I got an invitation to go to Italy for a nice feature story in a Dutch car magazine on 25 years of Audi quattro history. In the beautiful scenery of the Dolomites, I had the wonderful opportunity to drive Audi Ur-quattro, sport quattro, S2, RS2, TT, TT quattro sport, A4, A6 etc. and do a passenger ride with the A2 rally-quattro.

I must admit, it didn't take long to make up my mind, also knowing that our TNF-meeting was taken care of by colleague Ed Heuvink... You can read the full download on my exploits in the May issue of Carros Magazine and a future edition of the Dutch Audi magazine.

And for the next TNF-meeting, I promise to be there!

#108 Frank de Jong

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Posted 14 March 2005 - 10:00

Originally posted by Racer.Demon

I'm sorry I couldn't make it but am glad you enjoyed it!
So you were discussing my car in my absence? :lol:


In case you have a rear-wheel drive rear-engine iron curtain Porsche: yes...

#109 Racer.Demon

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Posted 14 March 2005 - 10:08

Well, this is me on holiday in Hungary...

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#110 Hieronymus

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Posted 14 March 2005 - 10:51

Jeeezz Mattijs...what have we here?!

Some locals will give their front teeth for a car like this one. Then again, the chaps that drive these stuff usually don't have front teeth, anyway...

#111 Arjan de Roos

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Posted 14 March 2005 - 16:10

Hope to join next Dutch TNF meeting! :)

Mattijs, what is the red button on mid-left dash panel, fourth from the right exactly for???

#112 Frank de Jong

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Posted 14 March 2005 - 16:36

This leaves me speechless :rotfl:

#113 René de Boer

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Posted 05 November 2005 - 20:49

And here we are again, at the end (well, almost) of another exciting motor sport year, with lots of memories and nice experiences waiting to be shared.

So, may I suggest the next Dutch TNF gathering on Saturday, November 19, 13.00 h, at Motel Maarsbergen?

Cars, books, brochures, photos, scale models and the like are welcome!

#114 Racer.Demon

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Posted 05 November 2005 - 22:13

I have family commitments on that day but go ahead and enjoy yourselves - which I'm sure you'll do! :up:

#115 Frank de Jong

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Posted 06 November 2005 - 10:14

19 november is fine with me. I'll pass the message on to some other enthusiasts.

#116 lustigson

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Posted 07 November 2005 - 11:44

I reckon I'll be there.

#117 Frank de Jong

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Posted 08 November 2005 - 19:40

Now I don't mind chatting with René and Christiaan only, but how about some more countrymen?

#118 Mischa Bijenhof

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Posted 08 November 2005 - 19:55

Not entirely sure yet, but I'll try and be there.

#119 paulhooft

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Posted 08 November 2005 - 20:06

Not entirely sure yet, but I'll try and be there.

same or me I tell you next week!
:blush:
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#120 Henri Greuter

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 07:51

Originally posted by Frank de Jong
Now I don't mind chatting with René and Christiaan only, but how about some more countrymen?


Can we make up our regular hitch hike appointment again Frank?


Henri

#121 Frank de Jong

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 08:03

You're welcome Henri. 11:00, same place, same car as last time...

#122 Arjan de Roos

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 08:46

Wonderfull initiative. I'll try to be there too.

#123 Frank de Jong

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 20:40

By the way: René suggested 13:00, so Henri, let's meet at 12:15 at the Lelylaan - I'm afraid we would have to talk about Danica Patrick or the 1974 Dutch TC season for over an hour...

#124 Henri Greuter

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 07:50

Originally posted by Frank de Jong
By the way: René suggested 13:00, so Henri, let's meet at 12:15 at the Lelylaan - I'm afraid we would have to talk about Danica Patrick or the 1974 Dutch TC season for over an hour...



OK.
There isn't much I can tell you about 1974 touring cars (wasn't that the year when Nico Chiotakis or Cees Siewertse ran a Porsche Carrera that broke its clutch at every start?) and there isn't much I can tell you about Danica by the way, I leave that to others...

Henri

#125 HDonaldCapps

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 09:38

WAIT! WAIT! How about a December meeting at the Amsterdam airport? I am stuck there from about 0700 until about 1600 :rolleyes: on 11 December while waiting for my connection to return to Kuwait.

#126 Henri Greuter

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 09:58

Originally posted by HDonaldCapps
WAIT! WAIT! How about a December meeting at the Amsterdam airport? I am stuck there from about 0700 until about 1600 :rolleyes: on 11 December while waiting for my connection to return to Kuwait.



Keep in touch about this Don, I think I can arrange something so that I can drop by for a while.

Henri

#127 René de Boer

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Posted 11 November 2005 - 08:13

Don, I am afraid that on December 11, I will be in Dubai for the A1 Grand Prix.

But next week could serve as an "appetizer"!

#128 Frank de Jong

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Posted 11 November 2005 - 08:50

... and ms. de Jong has her birthday on december 11. ;)

#129 gerrit stevens

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Posted 11 November 2005 - 12:26

Originally posted by René de Boer


Brun, hopefully, there are more Dutch meetings to come, so don't worry. Next time, I will bring my quattro, BTW.


I hope you will have a great meeting. Unfortunately I will not be able to attend the meeting.
BTW a meeting during the Summer period would suit me better.

Gerrit Stevens

#130 Henk Vasmel

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Posted 12 November 2005 - 20:53

Sorry about the tardy reply, But I will definitely try to be there too.

Henk Vasmel

#131 Frank de Jong

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Posted 13 November 2005 - 11:00

My Belgian friend and main photoprapher on my site Paul Kooyman will be there too, making this a sort of Benelux meeting.

#132 René de Boer

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Posted 15 November 2005 - 22:13

At the moment, I have ten people who are planning to come, plus one or two who are not certain yet. That looks quite good. Last minute arrivals always welcome, of course!

#133 paulhooft

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Posted 18 November 2005 - 15:13

I'll be there tomorrow
Paul

#134 Henri Greuter

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Posted 18 November 2005 - 15:20

Originally posted by paulhooft
I'll be there tomorrow
Paul



Oops, so I have to bring along a bit more after all!!!

Till tomorrow everyone!



Henri

#135 lustigson

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Posted 19 November 2005 - 18:19

Hi there, guys. I'm sorry I wasn't there this afternoon. I didn't feel too well. I hope you had a good time. Maybe next time I'll have better luck.

#136 Henk Vasmel

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 21:09

Hi guys,

How about another meeting at the end of summer? I was thinking along the lines of meeting in Apeldoorn this time, to combine it with a visit to the concours d'elegance. I am planning to go there anyway, so let's hear about your ideas.

Regards,

Henk Vasmel

#137 Frank de Jong

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 06:18

That's fine by me...

#138 René de Boer

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Posted 20 July 2006 - 16:27

Sounds good, but the Concours is the same weekend as the DTM-race at Zandvoort, and I suppose it is not difficult to guess where I will be... Although I would have liked to see the Concours.

#139 paulhooft

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Posted 20 July 2006 - 16:47

Ik wil graag bij de volgende TNF meeting zijn,
maar weet niet of Apeldoorn nou zo'n goed Idee is,
Het zal er vrij druk zijn, dus de plaatsen waar we echt rustig kunnen praten,
zullen zeldzaam zijn...
en dan moeten we ook nog ergens liefst een beetje in de buurt, parkeren,
mijn Mazda MX-5 zal daar, terecht, niet zoveel indruk maken..
De entree is ook niet bepaald goedkoop...
Of hebben we een sponsor ???
of een slim iemand in de groep,
die voor al deze vragen een oplossing weet?
PcH

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#140 macoran

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Posted 20 July 2006 - 18:09

Just out of interest, how many Dutch TNF ers are there ?

#141 paulhooft

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Posted 20 July 2006 - 18:15

16 million, according to JOS VERSTAPPEN:clap:
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#142 macoran

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Posted 20 July 2006 - 19:26

You mean to tell me Jos knows what TNF means ?

#143 paulhooft

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Posted 20 July 2006 - 20:22

this is a very political question!!
to be answered later,
He is just coming out of the graveltrap.. :rotfl:
PcH

#144 Arjan de Roos

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Posted 20 July 2006 - 21:08

A week after DTM at Zandvoort and the Apeldoorn Concours d'Elegance, the HARC* organises the Grand Prix Classic. Maybe an idea to have a dutch TNF-meet there and enjoy (some) historic racing.


Originally posted by macoran
You mean to tell me Jos knows what TNF means ?


I don't know. We are wondering in Holland if we should count Jos to racing nostalgia or not. His mentor Rothengatter only wanted to race F1 or bust. Unclear if Jos has the same (bad) career planning as Huub.


* Historische Auto Ren Club (HARC) or translated in English the “Historic Automobile Race Club”.

#145 Henk Vasmel

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Posted 20 July 2006 - 22:40

HARC Grand Prix Classic is ook een geweldig idee. Bereikbaarheid goed? Ongetwijfeld zij er veel onder ons die daar kind aan huis zijn, dus ook een goede plek voor een meeting kunnen vinden.

Henk Vasmel

#146 Jan-Bart

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 06:05

I'll be at the Classic GP at Zandvoort (doing the timekeeping) and would like to get acquainted with the dutch TNF scene.
And of course you're all welcome to come and have a look round the timekeepers box.

Jan-Bart

#147 paulhooft

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 06:32

Punt van orde...
Wanneer is de HARC meeting?
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#148 Jan-Bart

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 06:53

Zaterdag 9 en zondag 10 september.

#149 paulhooft

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 20:36

I already found it out about the meeting, but now we all know...
On saturday, What time?
I think it is best to meet at the restaurant, just before the starttribune..
If that is still there? :rotfl:
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#150 Arjan de Roos

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Posted 22 July 2006 - 13:25

The Restaurant 'De la course' is still there.... Will be more relaxed than the Mickeys bar. This bar is in the center of all activities, so quite crowded.