Somewhere in late '65 or early '66 during the traditional Sunday ride to the grandparents behind in my father's Anglia, I saw the car which is to a large extent my life would affect.
On a driveway of a house he was, and after all these years, I see him like it was yesterday...
A 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback GT.
White color, blue GT striping and a dual exhaust.
From this moment on, I knew that I wanted to drive.
At that time, about 7 years old, this was not as immediately realizable, however, would never have a Mustang unnoticed drive-by.
The years passed and my interest went especially to all what with electricity, electronics, and technology. This would make me later still.
After school came the army.
During my service, I came past a place where a Mustang was for sale.
Once home, I told my parents my discovery.
They declared me crazy, such a big, heavy car, and I worked not even.
The Mustang was bought and since then it has not stopped.
During my military service, I started books about automechanica to read, because I obviously won't have the opportunity to the Mustang elsewhere to maintain and repair.
At the end of '78, my military service and I go to work as onderhoudstechnicien of production lines in a waspoederbedrijf and then in the cosmetics.
The years go by, and the Mustang continues to be a loyal ally.
Other Mustangrijders are always asking me where I got my car serviced that I now say that I myself do.
It follows, then, ask the question, or I use this also for them to want to do which I like inga.
The idea begins to grow around American cars to maintain and restore it.
Still combined with other activities to make the business viable.
Mid 1998, I could fully focus on the American cars, and another segment which has increased strongly, namely, automatic transmissions for all cars.
At the end of '99 is moved to a larger workshop since there are now more and more Pick-Ups, Van's, Limousines and all kinds of Muscle Cars.
In February 2006, there is again a move, of Itegem to a larger workshop, in the industrial zone in Hulshout.
And so is American Vintage Cars arise...