I am searching for proof it he following two Belgians were rally driver in the '70s and/or '80s, the media claims both were rally drivers but I have not been able to find any records on them; both had a significant criminal record:
Alain Vinckx stunt car driver, he was a 'cascadeur' (driving /jumping through buses) died at Zandvoort when a stunt went wrong. Some say he even did Paris-Dakar, found no record of it.
Pierre Maréchal is the other one. In his case he probably drove in the '60s
Would like to / need to know if they really were rally drivers or not. Vincx was quite well known as a stunt man.
Both are suspects in the 'Bende van Nijvel Case' (Brabant Killers in English), the most notorious case of crime spree with a political intent (to create fear and create a climate for a far right coup détat). During the '82-'85 era they targeted, amongst other, supermarket shoppers by bursting in and killing people at randomn. The worst attack was in Aalst in '85 with 8 dead on one raid, shortly before they had raided 2 supermarkets at one night also killing 8 on a single day. They went in to kill, not for loot, and always waited for police to arrive to start a shoot out with them.
In December justice burried up Vinckx grave to check his DNA. Both Vinckx & Maréchal were suspects of driving the getaway car and participating in the killings. Vinckx was in '83 spotted driving a stolen Saab, that car later attacked the a supermarket in Nivelles (3 dead including a police man and one heavy wou). That Colruyt supermarket was right next to the abandoned Niveles race track were Vincx practiced his stunts.
Who can look up / confirm if they were rally drivers or not?
Edited by William Hunt, 11 January 2021 - 21:12.