N°900 Classic CLASSIC TEAM DAF

MICHIEL KUIJS

(nld)

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Dronk-Allison-Bas World-Dfds-Heisterkamp-Daf Trucks-Loven Trucks-Good Year-Shell-De Rooy Transport-Ecf-Bestronics-Kuijpers-Koni-Truckstar

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“Classic Dakar suits perfectly with our dream”

Michiel Kuijs, Geert van Genugten and Maikel Neijenhuis grew up with trucks, transport, off-road driving, and they are heavily interested in racing with everything on wheels, especially Dakar. Three DAF enthusiasts working -Michiel & Maikel- and have worked -Geert- for DAF Trucks NV. As colleagues at the export department of DAF Trucks they travelled all over the world. The two-headed monster which rally pioneer Jan de Rooy crossed through the deserts in North Africa in 1984, has been restored to its full glory under the supervision of his son Gerard, and is now ready for a second Dakar life! The unique and illustrious DAF-truck will be an eye-catcher in Saudi Arabia for sure.

M.K.: “We like to attend this Classic Dakar event 2022 because it perfectly suits with our dream and capabilities. We were given the unique chance to participate at one of most popular rally events with an absolute stunning vehicle. Team De Rooy have prepared this wonderful 1984 DAF rally-machine with two engines and two cabs in exactly the same style as it has driven Dakar in 1984 and 1985.
Family De Rooy, the most successful Dakar Truck race family, that have won the Dakar rally several times. Jan de Rooy in ‘82, ‘85 and ’87 and his son Gerard in 2012 and 2016. They decided to renovate the DAF Double-Head (2 cabs) and arranged a DAF crew to drive it.”
“Our goal is to enjoy the Dakar Classic and hopefully end in the top 5 of the truck ranking. Although the most important goal is to finish at Jeddah and bring this iconic truck back home in one piece.”

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CLASSIC TEAM DAF

DAF
CLASSIC TEAM DAF

  • DAF
  • Team De Rooy
  • DAF 2800, 11,6ltr/6 cylinder
  • enne basse 86-97

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