Tulpenrallye 1979

  • 737Kilometers
  • 77Equipes at the start
  • 49Equipes at the finish
  • Kees Stoel
  • Amersfoort (NL)
  • Amersfoort (NL)

THE STORY OF 1979

The STAR organization does not manage the get 1979 edition viable, both financially and organizationally, and announces early 1979 that there will be no Tulpenrallye this year. The Amersfoort Motor and Automobile Club, A.M.A.C., takes over the organization of the impending Tulpenrallye. The rally which is well known throughout Europe is then combined with the AMAC Rally which has been successfully organized by the same organization for the Dutch championship in recent years. To give the new organizers more time to organize the event, this edition takes place in the autumn. This edition does not count for the European championship; however an observer from the F.I.A. is present in order to assess whether this will be the case next year, and then again in the spring. ‘De Flint’ in Amersfoort is chosen as a rally center.

The organizers find that organizing a rally in the Netherlands is not easy and do not get permission for a number of tests that have already been calculated. They can still just keep above the minimum number of kilometers required to keep the potential European championship status. Opel, Gulf, Wang Computers and Vulcano are the main sponsors of the event.

Among the favorites are Bjorn Johansson, (Swedish champion), and Bob de Jong as well as Henk van der Lee-Reinoud Vogt, both with Opel Kadett GTE. Bror Danielsson starts with David Booth in a Ford Escort RS1800, registered by Ford Netherlands with sponsorship of Hobo Hifi and the Danish driver Jens Ole Kristiansen with Han Jorgen Aunso in an Opel Ascona 2.0. Rally champion 1978 Jan van der Marel lives in Amersfoort and starts with Bruno van Traa with his Vauxhall Chevette2300 HS. The Dane Morten Spiro is also present and he will come back many years in the Tulpenrallye. A remarkable participant is Formula 1 driver Jan Lammers with Opel Kadett GTE; he is navigated by the experienced Eric Bessem. There is even a registration from Indonesia: Hedarmo-Rumawas.

After the technical scrutinizing the start will take place on Friday evening 12 October at ten o’clock. 21 special stages are included in the route, with a total length of 121 km. The first part lasts until the next morning, after which a break of an hour is being planned in which you can have breakfast. The first test is held in Doornspijk. One test is canceled during the night when two participants get off the road and as a result a lot of delay occurs. The second part of the rally will be held on Saturday between 10 a.m. and 8 o’clock in the evening. The first test on Saturday is on the ice rink in Amersfoort. Then the route leads to Nunspeet. The last special stage test is at Doornspijk, after which the participants go to the finish in Amersfoort.

Danielsson can initially not interfere in the battle for the first place, because he has problems with his clutch. This will not be resolved until Saturday morning during the break. Van der Marel and Johansson are already well ahead and compete for the lead together. Van der Marel however is faster on most tests  and, together with navigator Van Traa, is in the lead prior to the final test. On the penultimate test Johansson gets a flat tire, causing him to go back to eighth place. Van der Marel wants to take it easy on the final test to secure his victory. The clutch of his car however fails and he has to retire. Bror Danielsson and David Booth then become the winners of this first Tulpenrallye organized by the A.M.A.C.

The prize-giving ceremony is being held on Saturday evening in ‘De Flint’ in Amersfoort. The Dutch crew Vossen and Theunissen are second. Lammers ends in a shared fifth place. The national class is won by Johan van Heek and Ay Mei Oei (11th overall), while the Coupe des Dames goes to Titia Westerhof and Arila Beltzer (16th overall). All parties involved agree afterwards that it is particularly gratifying that the  Tulpenrally has been rescued and that the A.M.A.C. organized a good rally. The Italian F.I.A. observer is also very positive and that leads to high expectations that the event will be included again in the calendar for the European Championship next year.

PICTURES 1979

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PARTICIPANTS 1979

Driver / Navigator
Category
STNR.DriverNavigatorCategoryCar
1Bror Danielsson SDavid Booth GBFord escort rs 1800
1Bror Danielsson SDavid Booth GBFord escort rs 1800
2Jens Ole Kristiansen DKHans Jfrgen Aunsf DKOpel ascona 2.0
2Jens Ole Kristiansen DKHans Jfrgen Aunsf DKOpel ascona 2.0
3Jan van der Marel NLBruno van Traa NLVauxhall chevette 2300 hs
3Jan van der Marel NLBruno van Traa NLVauxhall chevette 2300 hs
4B. Johansson SBob de Jong NLOpel kadett gte
4B. Johansson SBob de Jong NLOpel kadett gte
5Henk van der Lee NLReinout Vogt NLOpel ascona 2.0
5Henk van der Lee NLReinout Vogt NLOpel ascona 2.0
6André Jetten NLJan Meester NLVauxhall chevette 2300 hs
6André Jetten NLJan Meester NLVauxhall chevette 2300 hs
7J. Lammers NLE. Bessem BOpel kadett gte
7J. Lammers NLE. Bessem BOpel kadett gte
8Renger Guliker NLEvert Schuur NLPorsche carrera 3.0
8Renger Guliker NLEvert Schuur NLPorsche carrera 3.0
9Henk Vossen NLPie Theunissen NLFord escort rs 1800
9Henk Vossen NLPie Theunissen NLFord escort rs 1800
10John Bestebreurtje NLBob Dickhout NLPorsche carrera 3.0
10John Bestebreurtje NLBob Dickhout NLPorsche carrera 3.0
11Gerrit van Espelo NLAb Molkenboer NLFord escort rs 2000
11Gerrit van Espelo NLAb Molkenboer NLFord escort rs 2000
12Morten Spiro DKElse Yde DKOpel kadett gte
12Morten Spiro DKElse Yde DKOpel kadett gte
13Eric van Peer BFranske BOpel kadett gte
13Eric van Peer BFranske BOpel kadett gte
14Joop Kuipers NLHerman Brouwer NLOpel kadett gte
14Joop Kuipers NLHerman Brouwer NLOpel kadett gte
15Piet Bijvelds NLHendrik Zondag NLDatsun sunny
15Piet Bijvelds NLHendrik Zondag NLDatsun sunny
16Poul Erik Jensen DKHendrik Sfrensen DKOpel kadett gte
16Poul Erik Jensen DKHendrik Sfrensen DKOpel kadett gte
17Torben Sfrensen NLJessi S¢rensen NLOpel kadett gte
17Torben Sfrensen NLJessi S¢rensen NLOpel kadett gte
18Carl Ake Jardevall SHans Robertsson SSaab 96 v4
18Carl Ake Jardevall SHans Robertsson SSaab 96 v4
19Don van der Vaart NLLilian Andela NLDatsun sunny
19Don van der Vaart NLLilian Andela NLDatsun sunny
20Titia Westerhof NLAnja Beltzer NLOpel kadett gte
20Titia Westerhof NLAnja Beltzer NLOpel kadett gte
21Koos van Boven NLHans Brinkman NLVw golf gti
21Koos van Boven NLHans Brinkman NLVw golf gti
22Peter Verspuy NLJan Joost Hooimeyer NLVw golf gti
22Peter Verspuy NLJan Joost Hooimeyer NLVw golf gti
23Richard Hendarmo INDGlenn Rumawas INDToyota corolla
23Richard Hendarmo INDGlenn Rumawas INDToyota corolla
24Goris van Lit NLHenk van Montfoort NLMini 1275 gt
24Goris van Lit NLHenk van Montfoort NLMini 1275 gt
25Wim Coremans NLRené van der Est NLFord escort rs 2000
25Wim Coremans NLRené van der Est NLFord escort rs 2000
26Daan van Breen NLHans Bullens NLOpel kadett gte
26Daan van Breen NLHans Bullens NLOpel kadett gte
27Dick Slagboom NLMichel Smeets NLOpel ascona 19sr
27Dick Slagboom NLMichel Smeets NLOpel ascona 19sr
28Frits Wassenburg NLJan Schilders NLDatsun sunny
28Frits Wassenburg NLJan Schilders NLDatsun sunny
29John Medenbach NLHenri Wolfs NLOpel kadett gte
29John Medenbach NLHenri Wolfs NLOpel kadett gte
31Hans Roetert NLWilfred v. Peski NLOpel kadett gte
31Hans Roetert NLWilfred v. Peski NLOpel kadett gte
32Johan van Heek NLAy Mei Oei NLOpel kadett gte
32Johan van Heek NLAy Mei Oei NLOpel kadett gte
33Joop van Waterschoot NLLeendert de Hooge NLOpel kadett gte
33Joop van Waterschoot NLLeendert de Hooge NLOpel kadett gte
34Johnny Hoes NLJan Langeslag NLOpel kadett gte
34Johnny Hoes NLJan Langeslag NLOpel kadett gte
35Adrie Brugmans NLWil Strous NLFiat 124 special t
35Adrie Brugmans NLWil Strous NLFiat 124 special t
36Bernard Bonga NLArno Huberts NLFord escort rs 2000
36Bernard Bonga NLArno Huberts NLFord escort rs 2000
37Dick Uyting NLHans Groenendijk NLOpel kadett gte
37Dick Uyting NLHans Groenendijk NLOpel kadett gte
38Wim Wormgoor NLHenny Hamburg NLDatsun 160 sss
38Wim Wormgoor NLHenny Hamburg NLDatsun 160 sss
39Frans Harmeling NLHenk Vlietstra NLOpel ascona 19 sr
39Frans Harmeling NLHenk Vlietstra NLOpel ascona 19 sr
40Henry van Gerve NLArnold Swijghuisen NLOpel kadett gte
40Henry van Gerve NLArnold Swijghuisen NLOpel kadett gte
41Cees Heutink NLAntonie Reichling NLOpel kadett gte
41Cees Heutink NLAntonie Reichling NLOpel kadett gte
42Ben Sprokholt NLRené Smeets NLOpel ascona 19 sr
42Ben Sprokholt NLRené Smeets NLOpel ascona 19 sr
43Humphrey Renzen NLHenny Koorn NLSunbeam 424
43Humphrey Renzen NLHenny Koorn NLSunbeam 424
44Niek van der Vlis NLPeter de Jong NLOpel kadett rallye 2.0
44Niek van der Vlis NLPeter de Jong NLOpel kadett rallye 2.0
45Peter Wuister NLHans Herbschleb NLOpel ascona 19 sr
45Peter Wuister NLHans Herbschleb NLOpel ascona 19 sr
46Paul Maaskant NLJan Ploeger NLVw golf gti
46Paul Maaskant NLJan Ploeger NLVw golf gti
47Rob Heldoorn NLJaap Daamen NLFord escort rs 2000
47Rob Heldoorn NLJaap Daamen NLFord escort rs 2000
48Peter van der Lans NLRob Helder NLFiat 124 special t
48Peter van der Lans NLRob Helder NLFiat 124 special t
49Jan Stephan NLRené van Tol NLOpel ascona 16 s
49Jan Stephan NLRené van Tol NLOpel ascona 16 s
50Eric Leerdam NLHans Gordijn NLAlfa romeo giulia super
50Eric Leerdam NLHans Gordijn NLAlfa romeo giulia super
51Johan van Wijk NLJan de Jong NLOpel ascona 16 s
51Johan van Wijk NLJan de Jong NLOpel ascona 16 s
52Hans Vreeburg NLDick Gordijn NLTalbot avenger 1600 gt
52Hans Vreeburg NLDick Gordijn NLTalbot avenger 1600 gt
53Willem te Strake NLCees Bos NLAlfa romeo giulia super
53Willem te Strake NLCees Bos NLAlfa romeo giulia super
54Martin Brink NLBert Timmer NLOpel ascona 19 sr
54Martin Brink NLBert Timmer NLOpel ascona 19 sr
55Jacob van der Woude NLGerben Hoekstra NLBmw 2002
55Jacob van der Woude NLGerben Hoekstra NLBmw 2002
56Gerrit Roseboom NLGerard Mulhuyzen NLFord escort rs 2000
56Gerrit Roseboom NLGerard Mulhuyzen NLFord escort rs 2000
57Ton Smit NLHans Anthony NLOpel ascona 19 sr
57Ton Smit NLHans Anthony NLOpel ascona 19 sr
58Gert Jan Vermeulen NLRob Hofstra NLReliant kitten
58Gert Jan Vermeulen NLRob Hofstra NLReliant kitten
59Peter Komijn NLRonald Snoek NLMorris marina 1300
59Peter Komijn NLRonald Snoek NLMorris marina 1300
60Pieter Nederhof NLAnita Prins NLOpel ascona 19 sr
60Pieter Nederhof NLAnita Prins NLOpel ascona 19 sr
61Albert Heijnen NLGerhard Wagenvoort NLOpel kadett gte
61Albert Heijnen NLGerhard Wagenvoort NLOpel kadett gte
62Wil Geraedts NLTon Landheer NLDatsun 1200 coupé
62Wil Geraedts NLTon Landheer NLDatsun 1200 coupé
63Dick Vogels NLDirk Jan Dietz NLFiat 131-1600
63Dick Vogels NLDirk Jan Dietz NLFiat 131-1600
64Arno van Alst NLFrank van der Valk NLMitsubishi lancer
64Arno van Alst NLFrank van der Valk NLMitsubishi lancer
65Marco van Leeuwen NLBetty Betlem NLMitsubishi lancer
65Marco van Leeuwen NLBetty Betlem NLMitsubishi lancer
66Jaques van Laarhoven NLHarry Bruys NLToyota carina 1600 st
66Jaques van Laarhoven NLHarry Bruys NLToyota carina 1600 st
67Arnold Laernous NLEric Edixhoven NLOpel ascona 19 sr
67Arnold Laernous NLEric Edixhoven NLOpel ascona 19 sr
68Arie Bédorf NLArie Lekkerkerker NLFord escort 1300
68Arie Bédorf NLArie Lekkerkerker NLFord escort 1300
69Go Wammes NLWim van Koningsveld NLMini 1275 gt
69Go Wammes NLWim van Koningsveld NLMini 1275 gt
70Paul de Jong NLGert Budding NLMini 1275 gt
70Paul de Jong NLGert Budding NLMini 1275 gt
71Hub Habets NLMat Pluymen NLMini 1275 gt
71Hub Habets NLMat Pluymen NLMini 1275 gt
72Richard Viergever NLPetronella Viergever NLFord escort 1300
72Richard Viergever NLPetronella Viergever NLFord escort 1300
73Aart Schoenmakers NLJohan Drop NLFord escort 1300
73Aart Schoenmakers NLJohan Drop NLFord escort 1300
74Loes Westendorp NLJan Schneider NLToyota corolla
74Loes Westendorp NLJan Schneider NLToyota corolla
75Jan de Winter NLMeindert Visser NLRenault 12 ts
75Jan de Winter NLMeindert Visser NLRenault 12 ts
76Theo Knoop NLHerman Krommedam NLFord escort 1300
76Theo Knoop NLHerman Krommedam NLFord escort 1300
77Willem Pannekoek NLRein Nonnekes NLSunbeam 1250
77Willem Pannekoek NLRein Nonnekes NLSunbeam 1250
78Peter Kemp NLHan Kemp NLDatsun sunny
78Peter Kemp NLHan Kemp NLDatsun sunny

RESULTS 1979

  • International

  • National

  • Overall

POS.STNR.DriverNavigatorCarTotal

THE ROUTE OF 1979

  1. Amersfoort
  2. Doornspijk
  3. Elst
  4. Amersfoort
  5. Wageningen
  6. Nunspeet
  7. Flevohof
  8. Doornspijk
  9. Amersfoort

THIS WAS THE YEAR 1979.

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

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