Tulpenrallye 1969

  • 2674 Kilometers
  • 241 Equipes at the start
  • 214 Equipes at the finish
  • Abe van den Brink
  • Saint Vincent (Italy)
  • Noordwijk aan Zee

THE STORY OF  1969

Piet Nortier has fallen ill and is no longer actively involved in the organization of the rally. It is clear for the other organizers after 1968 that the rally will have to be put on a different footing, in order to keep the financial base healthy. That is why publicity agency Markos is called on to work out a new concept. The start and finish of the rally will be held for the first time in Rotterdam, and the test at Zandvoort will come back. The business community in Rotterdam fully supports the rally, and a number of activities are organized around the event. The rally does not count this year for the European Championship for brands (but for riders, this now changes every year), as a result of which the interest of the factories for participation is limited. Furthermore, it takes a long time before the financing is completed, which leads to a somewhat late publication of the rally and this also has no positive influence on the number of participants who register. The registrations among amateurs are encouraging. This has undoubtedly to do with the lower registration fee, the fact that advertising on the cars is allowed and the awarding of cash prizes (20,000 guilders in total, also in the amateur class).

The main participants are Zasada (Porsche), Gerard van Lennep and Rob Slotemaker (both with BMW), Kees van Grieken-Bob de Jong (Alfa Romeo 1750), the Belgian Gilbert Staepelaere with Ford Escort and the DAFs from Haxhe, Toussaint and Koks . The Dutch National Racing Team is using three factory Datsuns, which are also supported by Datsun Nederland.

Three special stages are included in the route this year; the first of these is the Circuit of Zolder. In addition, there are of course a number of special test that must be driven by the participants within a predetermined maximum time. Through various villages in Belgium, and no longer over the motorway, the route then runs to Larochette and Sarrebourg where the mountain routes begin. The route then runs via Dabo, St. Odile, La Rothlach and then over the Cols de la Charbonnière, the Fouchy and then the Ballon d’Alsace. The weather is now playing an important role, and the ongoing rain and the abundant fog make the rally particularly heavy. In the class 0 to 850 cc everyone retires in the Vosges. Then the participants drive the Route Joffre, after which they head to Annecy via Cernay for the rest of the route. Then the teams drive towards Surier for the Night of Annecy. After Rumilly, 423 km from Annecy, the route includes the challenging Mont Clergeon (stage of 18 km) and the Sapenay. Then follows the route over the Cols du Brabant, the Fouchy and the Breitenbach. From Sarrebourg the route returns to the Netherlands for the special stages at the Vlasakkers. The teams will return to Rotterdam on Thursday, after which the cars will be set up in the Ahoy Hall in Rotterdam on Friday. Here the participants can, without the help of service teams, look after the cars in preparation for the final test at the Circuit of Zandvoort. The Zandvoort test consists of five laps over the track, preceded by two laps behind the pace car with an average of 80 km / h.

One of the big favorites, the Polish former European champion Zasada, disappears from the battle with his Porsche before Gérardmer. The Luijbrechts brothers, with DAF, are extremely unlucky. First they replace the blown windscreen with a plastic one. Then the petrol tank has a leak. They try to seal it with chewing gum (60 packs in total), but eventually get caught in a ditch where the front wheel is damaged. In Annecy, when there are still 58 participants in the race, Staepelaere-Aerts are in the lead, followed by Slotemaker-Van der Geest who have 169 penalty points. Van Grieken and De Jong lose their lead in the Grand Turism class when they leave the road on the way back in Belgium. The test at Zandvoort is almost automatically won by Rob Slotemaker, who is followed shortly by the small Belgian lady ‘Christine’.

Gilbert Staepelaere ultimately becomes the deserved winner of this 21st edition in new style. Rob Slotemaker proves once again to be at the top of the crews in the Netherlands and finishes with Ferry van der Geest in second position overall and as best Dutchman. Daf is particularly successful with Haxhe and Laurent (despite a collision on the Cote de Bienne where all windows in the Daf are destroyed) in fourth and fifth respectively and Koks just behind them as seventh. The Belgian ladies Christine Beckers and Gaby Arendt win the Coupe des Dames.

PICTURES 1969

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PARTICIPANTS 1969

Driver / Navigator
Category
STNR.DriverNavigatorCategoryCar
1Stanley Palmer GBRodney Spokes GBFerrari 275 gtb
2Sobieslaw Zasada PLZenon Leszcuk PLPorsche 911s
3Preben Andersen DKPeter Reinholdt DKPorsche 911s
4Walter Pöltinger ALeopold Mayer APorsche 911t
5Kees van Grieken NLBob de Jong NLAlfa romeo 1750 spider
6Christine Beckers BGaby Arendt BAlfa romeo 1750 spider
7Ad Haans NLMarcel Verbunt NLDatsun sports 2000
8Wim Beers NLTon Strous NLDatsun sports 2000
9Rob Janssen NLJaap Dik NLDatsun sports 2000
10Peter Smith GBGraham Bryant GBAustin-healey 3000
11Jules Meur MCGuy Sander BPorsche 911s
12Frank Powell GBMrs. D.M. Baker GBMg b gt
14Carl Syberg DKB¢rge Pedersen DKOpel gt 1900
15James Gordon GBPaul Burch GBMg b gt
16Freddy Krause FDominique Thiry FAlpine a110
18Joost van Berkel NLVolker Uebing DSaab sonett v4
19Jack Stoof NLLoek Bloemers NLBmw 2500
20Jovica Palikovic YUBozo Kovacic YUPorsche 911 l
21Rob Slotemaker NLFerry van der Geest NLBmw 2002 ti
22Leo Smit NLGerard Smit NLBmw 2002 ti
23René Lutz FAndré Moog FBmw 2002
23René Lutz FAndré Moog FBmw 2002
24Jan van Heugten NLEep Poort NLBmw 2002 ti
24Jan van Heugten NLEep Poort NLBmw 2002 ti
25Sieg Mouwes NLHans de Man NLBmw 2002
25Sieg Mouwes NLHans de Man NLBmw 2002
26Rodolfe Rambonnet NLHans Creemers NLBmw 2002 ti
26Rodolfe Rambonnet NLHans Creemers NLBmw 2002 ti
27Theo Schoonderbeek NLHans de Jong NLBmw 2002 ti
27Theo Schoonderbeek NLHans de Jong NLBmw 2002 ti
28Wolfgang Stiller DWilfried Herget DBmw 2002
29Dirk Stapel NLRenger Guliker NLBmw 2002
29Dirk Stapel NLRenger Guliker NLBmw 2002
30Gerard van Lennep NLDick Schwarz NLBmw 2002 ti
31Manfred Gudladt DHeiko Henneking DAlfa romeo 1750 berlina
31Manfred Gudladt DHeiko Henneking DAlfa romeo 1750 berlina
32Jan Lieuwma NLPiet de Greeuw NLAlfa romeo 1750 berlina
32Jan Lieuwma NLPiet de Greeuw NLAlfa romeo 1750 berlina
33Jean-Georges Baerenzung FRobert Witz FVolvo 131 s
33Jean-Georges Baerenzung FRobert Witz FVolvo 131 s
34Günther Kolwes DHolger Heine DVolvo 142 s
34Günther Kolwes DHolger Heine DVolvo 142 s
35Frans van Rooyen NLHan van der Horst NLVolvo 123 gt
36Michel Coenen NLWim Coenen NLFord mustang
38John Hemsley GBFrank Webber GBBmc 1800 saloon
38John Hemsley GBFrank Webber GBBmc 1800 saloon
39Hans Lannsjö SHans Sudin SOpel kadett rallye
39Hans Lannsjö SHans Sudin SOpel kadett rallye
40Ad Paulen Sr. NLAd Paulen Jr. NLOpel kadett rallye
41Ben Meijer NLBep Meijer NLAlfa romeo 1750 berlina
42Hans Koster NLChris Kok NLBmw 2002 ti
43Gerard van den Top NLFreek van Oosterum NLBmw 2002
45Johan van der Lof NLClaus Korink DAlfa romeo giulia sprint gt
45Johan van der Lof NLClaus Korink DAlfa romeo giulia sprint gt
46Harry Bierman NLSid Brandsma NLAlfa romeo 1600 super
47John Heidendahl NLJooks Klein NLAlfa romeo 1600 super
48Thony Mul NLJohn Gay NLAlfa romeo 1600 super
48Thony Mul NLJohn Gay NLAlfa romeo 1600 super
49Albert Swijghuisen Reigersberg NLNico Stroink NLAlfa romeo 1600 super
49Albert Swijghuisen Reigersberg NLNico Stroink NLAlfa romeo 1600 super
50Gwen Reichen CHMichelle Seitz CHAlfa romeo gta
50Gwen Reichen CHMichelle Seitz CHAlfa romeo gta
51Terry Hall GBKenneth Pryor GBFord escort twin cam
51Terry Hall GBKenneth Pryor GBFord escort twin cam
52Roy Edwards GBDrummond Walker GBFord escort twin cam
53Leo Bertorelli GBMartin Evans GBFord escort twin cam
53Leo Bertorelli GBMartin Evans GBFord escort twin cam
54Gilbert Stapelaere BAndré Aerts BFord escort twin cam
55Michael Hofman GBSally Gould GBFord escort twin cam
56Don Fortherby GBMrs. Una Collier GBFord escort twin cam
56Don Fortherby GBMrs. Una Collier GBFord escort twin cam
57Robert Nellemann DKJfrgen Nielsen DKFord escort twin cam
58Grahame John GBHenry Dodd GBFord cortina lotus
58Grahame John GBHenry Dodd GBFord cortina lotus
59Dennis Pelling GBTony Raylor GBFord cortina lotus
59Dennis Pelling GBTony Raylor GBFord cortina lotus
60Harry Cooper GBFrank Radford GBFord cortina lotus
61Ed van Lent NLPeter Bastiaans NLFord cortina
62Gerard Edixhoven NLJan van Straaten NLBmw 1600
62Gerard Edixhoven NLJan van Straaten NLBmw 1600
63Jan Konink NLBert Muller NLPorsche 912
64Lars Petersson SBertil Persson SBmw 1600 ti
64Lars Petersson SBertil Persson SBmw 1600 ti
65Cees Poppelaars NLPeter van der Ree NLBmw 1600 ti
65Cees Poppelaars NLPeter van der Ree NLBmw 1600 ti
66Anders Sigurdson SIngvar Ström SSaab v4
67Bo Bäckman SRoine Helander SSaab v4
67Bo Bäckman SRoine Helander SSaab v4
68Dirk de Wild NLWil de Wild NLVw 1600tl
69Margeret Lowrey GBAlice Watson GBFord escort twin cam
73Harry Kallström SGunnar Haggbom SLancia fulvia 1.3 hf
74Mrs. Elizabeth Barlow GBPeter Clowes GBNsu 1200tt
74Mrs. Elizabeth Barlow GBPeter Clowes GBNsu 1200tt
76Tom Gatsonides NLRobert-Hein van Nievelt NLAustin cooper s
76Tom Gatsonides NLRobert-Hein van Nievelt NLAustin cooper s
79Toon van Beusekom NLWillem Schöttelndreier NLLancia fulvia coupé
79Toon van Beusekom NLWillem Schöttelndreier NLLancia fulvia coupé
83Claude Laurent FJacques Marché FDaf 55
84Jean-Louis Haxhe BChristian Delferrier BDaf 55
85Philippe Toussaint BLuc Augier FDaf 55
86Theo Koks NLRob Wiedenhoff NLDaf 55
87Bert Dolk NLPeter Stolker NLDaf 55 marathon
88Lasse Lassesson SLennart Troedsson SDaf 55
88Lasse Lassesson SLennart Troedsson SDaf 55
89Wim Luijbregts NLKees Luijbregts NLDaf 55
90Jo Jochems NLHans-Peter Barth NLDaf 55 marathon
90Jo Jochems NLHans-Peter Barth NLDaf 55 marathon
92Kurt Rüdiger DBernhard Malsch DWartburg 353
93Egon Culmbacher DWolfgang Strehlow DWartburg 353
94Peter Hommel DGünter Bork DWartburg 353
95Huub Vermeulen NLBob Boekhout NLNsu 1000 tts
95Huub Vermeulen NLBob Boekhout NLNsu 1000 tts
97Ton Brandsma NLHans Vervoort NLSunbeam imp sport
105Herman Veder NLHuub Pellikaan NLSteyr-puch 650 tr
106Ad van Dongen NLPaul Docter NLHonda n600
107Timothy Baker GBPaul Kerridge GBAustin mini saloon
108Peter McHugh GBJerry Wynn GBMorris mini minor
109Michael Cornwel GBKeith Ferry GBAustin mini saloon

RESULTS 1969

  • Amateur

  • Group 1 +2

  • Group 3

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THE ROUTE OF 1969

  1. Saint Vincent
  2. Cinisello Balsamo
  3. Feldkirch
  4. Horbourg Wihr
  5. Mondorf les Bains
  6. Vaals
  7. Noordwijk

THIS WAS THE YEAR 1969.

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Een moment geduld a.u.b.
This year does not have a result.

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