About
 

About

 
 
My interest in mechanical things started at a very young age. My father owned a driving school, therefore he had many stamps from the gasoline stand for which he arranged scale model cars for me when I was about 8 years old. My hobby was to take these scale models apart to see how they were made. From the age of twelve I studied mechanics at school. When you're sixteen you are allowed to drive a moped and so I did. The maintenance and modifications to these machines I did by myself. From mopeds the logical next step was cars at the age of  eighteen. When I was about sixteen I heard an Alfa GTV passing by and the sound captivated me. At that time I swore that when I had my drivers license I would buy an Alfa. My first car ever became an Alfasud Ti of the second series in the early eighties. When the yearly roadworthiness check was implemented in the Netherlands in 1985 there was no other option then to do the necessary actions to pass this test by myself. My skills are primarily self taught. I am fascinated by turning hopeless looking pieces of metal into close to perfect geometry in the original factory specification shapes. Throughout the years I've owned many Alfa's and I've always done the maintenance and restorations by myself.
 
The passion for these Italian machines is quite intense. When I had the fortune to become a father choosing the name for a daughter was not difficult. She is named after an inspirational Alfa, the Giulia from the sixties. What gives an extra interesting touch to this name is the introduction of the contemporary Giulia in 2016.
 
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Version 1.00: January 4th 2017
 
    

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