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Old 10th September 2009, 14:59   #1
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Hello BHP-members,

My name is Michiel van den Brink and I'm from Holland. I just joined this forum because of the many interesting classic cars that can be found in here.

I am a designer and I believe to recall one of my projects being discussed here. See more at: www.vandenbrinkdesign.com

I am also a contributing editor for COACHBUILD.com - Home and I am the moderator of the Coachbuild.com Forum: COACHBUILD.com • Index page

Getting to know this forum will for sure take a lot of time, but I expect it to be very interesting.

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Welcome to TBHP Michiel. I'm sure to see huge contribution from your side. Please go through our board rules if you haven't already here.

By the way, www.vandenbrinkdesign.com is not opening.

EDIT: It's opening now.
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Hi Michiel

Its feels great to have a new member from the Netherlands. Do make yourself at home. Take a look at the rules to help you understand the working of the forum better. See you around at the threads.

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Welcome to TBHP Michiel. I'm sure to see huge contribution from your side. Please go through our board rules if you haven't already here.
Thanks! The rules speak for themselves.
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Welcome on-board mate. Enjoy your stay...!
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Hello Michiel,

I've come across your name in a few international publications. Great to see you on this forum.

In 2006 there was a Mercedes SL based design, called the Fisker Tramonto. Read an article in Top Gear where a public road in Monaco was closed off and a number of supercars were paraded, the Tramonto being one of them.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but werent you the designer of the car?
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but werent you the designer of the car?
Nope, not by me. Designed by Henrik Fisker, hence the name Fisker Tramonto.

See here: COACHBUILD.com - Fisker Coachbuild
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Welcome aboard Michiel Mobiel,

Great to have you here with us. Looking forward to your contributions!

Guys, here is the thread discussing one of his projects that he was referring to :
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/intern...599-630-a.html (Vandenbrink Design unveils special coachbuilt Ferrari GTO(599 & 630)...)

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Hello Michiel, great to have you on board. Some super work I can see, shall enjoy going through in detail.

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I am also a contributing editor for COACHBUILD.com - Home and I am the moderator of the Coachbuild.com Forum: COACHBUILD.com • Index page
I am especially thrilled to know your association with coachbuild.com - it is a haven for me, such concise and well catalogued information with super pictures. Keep up the great work!
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Hey Michie, welcome to the community. I am sure you will enjoy your stay here. I will have a lots of questions for you -- as I have read somewhere that Netherlands is one of the few places where the Suzuki Samurai (SJ 410/413) was available. IIRC, even the LWB SJ was available.
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Oh, and since this thread is on the topic of Netherlands + Design...

I cant resist posting this here, check it out!
SPE IDE - Stani's Python Editor: How to make money with free software...
(Don't judge the title)

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One thing I really like about the Dutch is the fact that 'Spyker' traces its roots back to Netherlands. I absolutely adore that car. It's gorgeous and the interiors are so very exquisitely crafted!

Warm welcome Michiel!
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One thing I really like about the Dutch is the fact that 'Spyker' traces its roots back to Netherlands. I absolutely adore that car. It's gorgeous and the interiors are so very exquisitely crafted!

Warm welcome Michiel!
Thank you!

The real name of the Spyker brothers from Amsterdam was Spijker, with "IJ" instead of "Y". The Y was chosen for better foreign pronounciation.

However, the current Spyker brand has nothing to do with the real Spyker. Only the name was revived. I used to work there...
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The real name of the Spyker brothers from Amsterdam was Spijker, with "IJ" instead of "Y". The Y was chosen for better foreign pronounciation.

However, the current Spyker brand has nothing to do with the real Spyker. Only the name was revived. I used to work there...

Wow! That's something I wasn't aware of! But doesn't the current Spyker brand have anything to do with the earlier one? I was under the impression that they used to make fighter jets and hand built coaches earlier but gradually moved onto making cars?
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Spyker manufactured horse drawn carriages and coaches and moved on to cars. They were considered as the Dutch Rolls-Royce with their stridy bodies and Maybach engines. Later they indeed also built some planes as well. The original Spyker company went bust in 1925...
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