Tulpenrallye 1998

  • 2100Kilometers
  • 201Equipes at the start
  • 189Equipes at the finish
  • Eddy van den Hoorn | René Smeets
  • Noordwijk (NL)
  • Noordwijk (NL)


The successful rally concept of the past years is being continued. The Hotel des Vosges in Türckheim is no longer included in the route after three years, while the Floréal Club in La Roche is also no longer on the program. This time a more western route through France is chosen, allowing more driving in the Vosges. The list of participants consists largely of crews that have also been successful in recent years. Interest in the event is growing rapidly and the organization cannot allow more than 200 participants, so that new participants can hardly intervene.

The top of the list of participants is formed by Eddy van den Hoorn, Don van der Vaart, Linus Verhoeks, Karel Westerman, Renger Guliker, Bert Dolk and Paul van Doorne. Bart Rietbergen is back after two years and brings the Volvo PV 544-1965 which he drove earlier this year in Beijing-Paris at the start. The foreign contingent is led by Michael Abram, Mike Cornwell and Franz Zapfe. Christian Heussi (Switzerland) starts this year with an ex-factory Renault Alpine. Among the oldest cars are the very fast Allard L from 1947 by father and son Pieter Vos, the predominantly pop rivets and filler Triumph TR2 Sports from 1954 by Peter Pratt and the Citroën TA7 by Ruud Wesselink from 1937. The Van Heiden brothers of the Autotron start with a particularly impressive ex-Stirling Moss Mercedes 300SL Gullwing from 1955.

After the start on Tuesday, the teams will drive directly to Belgium where lunch will take place at the Waterhoek in Grazen. In the second part of that day there is an error in the roadbook so that none of the teams can achieve the described average, which of course is corrected later by the organization. The Wednesday route runs to Gérardmer, a place that has been visited many times in the history of the rally. Participants receive wine in the central square. The route of the next day in the Vosges has to be radically changed when clerk of the course Kees Stoel gets stuck in the more than 40 cm of snow on the route a day earlier. Well-known mountains such as the Petite and Grand Ballon, Col de Brabant and Col de la Schlucht are again included in the route. The participants arrive at La Petite Pierre on Thursday evening via a lunch in La Bresse. The Friday route runs via Cattenom-Sentzich near the border, via Luxembourg and Belgium to Vaals in the Netherlands. The final stage runs from Vaals, via Breukelen to the finish in Noordwijk. At the finish the wind blows very hard and it rains, so that the finish is taking place under the awning at Huis ter Duin.

Favorites Van der Vaart, Verhoeks and Van den Hoorn come to the finish on the second day in this order and put the rest of the field at a considerable distance (all of them more than 1000 points). The second day brings little changes in the ranking; only Van der Vaart drops a number of places because he is one of the few top teams with penalty points this day. One of the petrol stations in Gérardmer appears to have provided a number of participants with petrol containing water. This leads to the necessary repairs for a number of crews. Verhoeks is one of the victims and has to work their way through these problems. Van den Hoorn then takes over the lead, followed by Van der Vaart and Jetten. On Friday and Saturday, Van den Hoorn and Smeets do not get into trouble with the Volvo, and after 1995 and 1997 they win again the International Historic Tulpenrallye.

Don van der Vaart and André Jetten are second again, followed by Westerman – Roosenboom and Rietbergen – Roetgerink. Titia Westerhof and Anja van der Marel take revenge for the loss they had last year in the Coupe des Dames and win this cup again (for the sixth time). This is presented by them by Mrs Ciska Gatsonides, who won the Coupe des Dames first in 1949. The brothers Menno and Ronald Vermaas win the Touring class with Citroën DS 21 Cabriolet from 1967. Singer Rob Janssen enters the dining hall on the roof of Eddy van den Hoorn’s Volvo in ‘Huis ter Duin’ during the award ceremony and gives a dazzling show.


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Driver / Navigator
STNR. Driver Navigator Category Car
1Eddy v.d. Hoorn NLRené Smeets NLVolvo 122 s
2Don v.d. Vaart NLAndré Jetten NLTriumph tr 3 a
3Karel Westerman NLMartin Roosenboom NLPorsche 356 b
4Dries Jetten NLPiet Jetten NLFerrari 250 gte
5Renger Guliker NLIngeborg Guliker NLFiat 1600 s cabrio
6Aernout Lindner NLMaarten van Kekem NLBmw 2002
7Linus Verhoeks NLJan Berkhof NLAlfa romeo giulietta sprint
8Franz Zapfe DAnja Bögershausen DMercedes-benz 220 se b
9Eric Leerdam NLHans Gordijn NLFord lotus cortina
10Christian Heussi CHRegine Hansche NLAlpine-renault a 108 coach
11Frans Diepeveen NLErik van Hardeveld NLAustin-healey sprite mki
12Loek de Rooij NLPeter Bezemer NLAustin cooper
13Bert Dolk NLRob v.d. Valk NLJaguar xk 150 dhc
14Fred van Lingen NLJaap Verplanken NLAlfa romeo giulia sprint gt
15Pieter sr. Vos NLPieter sr. Vos NLAllard l
16Mike Cornwell GBColin Francis GBPorsche 356
17Jan ten Cate NLRonald Brons NLAston martin db 5
18Peter Hans v.d. Nat NLMarcelle v.d Leur NLMg mgb
20Adrie Brugmans NLJaap Daamen NLLancia fulvia coupé
21Ron van 't Schip NLJunior Stoutenbeek NLAlfa romeo giulietta sprint
22Jack Berk NLJip Barth NLVolvo pv 544
23Bart Rietbergen NLBen Roetgerink NLVolvo pv 544 c
24Gertjan vd Klashorst NLMartijn Levert NLTriumph tr 4
25Horst Deumel DWilli Potjans DBmw 200 ti
26Aad Lourens NLPiet den Boef NLAston martin db 4
27Willem v.d. Mast NLJacob Hagen NLTriumph tr 3
28Lilian v.d. Vaart NLMieke Tijsterman NLDaf55 marathon
29Henk H. Janus NLFred Ouwerling NLAston martin db 2/4 mk ii
30Lin v.d. Slikke NLRob v.d. Beek NLPorsche 356 c
32Jaap v.d. Borg NLIneke Mouthaan NLTriumph tr 4
33Gerard Cretier NLDirk-Jan Cretier NLDaf 55
34Gilbert Wilssens BFilip de Munck BMg mga coupé
35Lindy Margadant NLAuke Beumer NLAlfa romeo giulia sprint gt
36Georg Bögershausen DJens Böhler DNsu prinz iii
37Dick Schiferli NLHerman Schipper NLPorsche 356 c
38Gerrit Schippers NLArthur Denzler NLAustin-healey 100/6
39Herman v.d. Bosch NLBas v.d. Heide NLVolvo 122 s
40Niek van Gils NLMarianne van Gils NLTriumph tr 3 a
41Hans van Dalen NLPeter de Munnik NLPorsche 912 coupé
42Henk Hogeveen NLFrans van Voorst NLMorris cooper s
43Peter Pratt GBJulie Eaglen GBTriumph tr 2
44Ferdinand Eekels NLJeroen Dudok van Heel NLJaguar xk 150 fhc
45Rob Mühring NLAndré Kivit NLAustin-healey 3000 mki
46Jan van Doorn NLFred van Doorn NLAlfa romeo giulietta sprint
47Emile Heemskerk NLKees v.d. Tang NLTriumph tr 6
48Rinus Sinke NLJaap Sinke NLAustin-healey 100/6
49Rob Klaarenbeek NLRonald Batenburg NLVw-porsche 914
50Ben van de Rijst NLPeter Staal NLTriumph tr 3 a
51Leunis de Kam NLRichard de Kam NLAustin-healey 3000 mki
52Sandra Deumel DDieter Seidel DMg mgb
53Leslie Treffers NLBert Klomp NLVw kever
54Kees Heutink NLJan Hogendoorn NLMg mgb roadster
55Tjoe Houw Kwee NLYu Tjay Kwee NLLotus europa s 2
56Ad Janssen NLEmma Collette NLTriumph spitfire 4
57Janet Erdtsieck NLBart Posthumus NLTriumph 2.5 pi
58Titia Westerhof NLAnja v.d. Marel NLVolvo 121
59Jan v.d. Meer NLBertus Raats NLMg mgb roadster
60Pieter Walraven NLMichel de Maar NLLotus elan plus 2
61Dolf Beuk NLEric Beuk NLFiat 1800 b
62Paul Kok NLNico Cortlever NLAlfa romeo giulia sprint gt
63Huib Geurink NLCharlotte Geurink NLLancia flaminia 3b
64Pim Janus NLFrits Janus NLAston martin db 2/4 mk iii
65Marco van Dijke NLPaul Stokman NLAustin-healey sprite
66Frans Froger NLFred Froger NLAlfa romeo giulietta sprint
67Marius Hoogendam NLRob v.d. Poel NLMg mgb
68Rob v.d. Zalm NLHarry Boele NLJaguar xk 120 ots
69Carel Küthe NLFred Huigen NLAustin-healey 3000 mki
70Dick de Wild NLWil de Wild NLPorsche 911 s
71Toon Boogers NLMieke Boogers NLVolvo pv 544 s
72Cees Dobbe NLJacco van Dijk NLTriumph spitfire 3
73Dries Willems NLBart Willems NLTriumph tr 3 a
74Theo van Erkel NLFrans Smits NLAlfa romeo giulia 1300 s
75Robert-Jan ´t Hoen NLLiesbeth v.d. Plas NLAustin-healey 3000 mk iii
76Peter Kant NLJohn Wijnands NLVolvo pv 544
77Eddy Klokgieters NLDennis Greenslade GBMercedes-benz 200
78Evert Jan Dijkstra NLGuido Rouwhorst NLPorsche 356 sc
79Henk v.d. Berg NLSjoerd de Vries NLAlfa romeo 1750 gtv
80Peter Taal NLMartin Taal NLPorsche 911 s
81Jan Koerts NLBart Spoelstra NLLancia fulvia zagato
82Jos Knijf NLJan Paul Zegwaard NLVolvo p 1800 s
83Hans Walraven NLGijs Zantvoort NLAlfa romeo giulia sprint
84Marc Straathof NLJeroen Hunfeld NLPorsche 911 e
85Peter Beuk NLMike Beuk NLAustin-healey 3000 mkiii
86Bernard Honig NLBrigitte Honig NLPorsche 356 b cabrio
87Jack Gosselink NLKees Zwaans NLTriumph tr 3 a
88Thom Houg NLHerry Houg NLLotus elan s 3
89Jan de Croon NLMichel Rutenfrans NLPorsche 911 t
90Wolter Gratama NLRené Bakker NLAlfa romeo 1300 gta
91Klaas-Willem v Ommen NLPim Vogelaar NLFord cortina gt
92Hans Lampier NLEric Lampier NLMg mgb gt
93Joost Michgelsen NLKees Wezenaar NLPorsche 911 s
94Fokko Rietveld NLCarolien Jordaan NLVolvo pv 544
95Nick Bastiaan NLAnja v.d. Mark NLTriumph tr 3 a
96Fokko Speelman NLNiek Rietveld NLMg midget
97Maries Dinaux NLEric van Straaten NLTriumph tr 6
98Michael Abram GBMargaret Abram GBFord cortina mki gt
99Willo Morsink NLJohan Witte NLPorsche 356 a coupé
100Jouke Post NLJoeri Post NLLotus elan s 3
101Bart v.d. Kloet NLMiriam v.d. Kloet BFerrari 330 gtc
102Frank Thunnissen NLDennis Maas NLPeugeot 504 cabriolet
103Daan de Kok NLSerge Poppes NLTriumph tr 4 a irs
104Paul Laurey NLJan Rijnink NLPeugeot 404 coupé
105Piet Hein Mutsaerts NLRob Mutsaerts NLFord cortina gt
106Patrick Damen NLRick van Paridon NLPorsche 911 t
107Edgar Krug NLFerry van Egmond NLSunbeam alpine série 1
108Hans van Eden NLLeo Koster NLJaguar e-type dhc
109Stoffel den Drijver NLRon Jordaan NLAlfa romeo giulia 1300 ti
110Rob Kerssemakers NLFrank Ebrecht NLVolvo 123 gt
111Henk v.d. Veen NLHerman van Bolhuis NLAustin-healey 3000 mkiii
112Kees Krug NLHennie vh Groenewoud NLMorris mini cooper
113Jan Storm NLSteven Kok NLFord shelby 350 gt
114Nan Beers NLBoris Hartland NLFord zephyr 2500
115Boudew.v. Ouwerkerk NLPaul Klinckhamers NLAlfa romeo giulia 1300 ti
116Eric Ligtvoet NLRob Ligtvoet NLPorsche 911 s
117Edith Klomp NLKarina de Jong NLVolvo 131
118Edward Keus NLWillem Vermeulen NLTriumph tr 3
119Frans de Zoete NLCaecile Veltman NLMg mgc gt
120Jochem Schmidtke DGregor van Essen NLMg mgb
121Brian Chase GBGisela Erwin DMg za magnette
122Gaston Koelemij NLPeter Koelemij NLMg mgb gt
123Marco Schilder NLGerrie Meereboer NLPorsche 911 t
124Douwe Struiksma NLKlaas Dijkstra NLAlfa romeo giulia 1300 s
125Cees Rodenburg NLKoos Bakker NLTriumph tr 6
126Marc de Bruijn NLBart de Bruijn NLLancia fulvia fanalone
127Rogier van Eden NLRens van Eden NLTriumph tr 6
128Jeroen van Mil NLPieter Bartelse NLTriumph tr 3 a
129Rob Huisman NLAlbert-Jan Huisman NLMg midget
130Pim Brunet de Rochebrune NLMarc de Bruin NLTriumph tr 4
131Don Platteel NLJaap Margry NLPanhard 24 ct
132Hans Dullaert NLTon Joosten NLVolvo p 220
133Arie van Erkel NLAuke v.d. Weg NLPorsche 911 s
134Henk Kats NLHans Blink NLAustin-healey 3000 mkii
135Cees Hogendoorn NLCor Verbrugge NLFord cortina
136Rob Woud NLLoek Alders NLAlfa romeo gt 1300 junior
137Laurens Moes NLRonald Moes NLTriumph gt 6
138Ben Kolvenbach NLCarlo Gradussen NLJaguar mark 2 3.8
139Nico de Jong NLMarco de Jong NLTriumph tr 3
140Nico Baas NLYves Gosset NLTriumph gt 6
141Wolfgang Pinecki DIlonka Pinecki DMercedes-benz 300 sl roadster
142Jan Dullemond NLRobert Loman NLTriumph gt 6
143Jan Bink NLMichel Muurmans NLAustin-healey 3000 mkiii
144Willem Hielkema NLMachteld de Vries NLJaguar 340 mark 2
145Stef Mooiman NLEd Bijster NLVolvo p 1800 s
146Louk Rietveld NLAdriana Dooyeweert NLVolvo 132 s
147Lex van Tienhoven NLLester v.d. Zalm NLJaguar xk 150 fhc
148Jan van Honschoten NLRichard Honschoten NLPorsche 356 b
149Ruud Wesselink NLMiriam Wesselink NLCitroën traction avant
150Geert-Hein v.d. Neut NLFrank Verhoeven NLAustin a30 saloon
151Ton van Helden NLGeerd van Helden NLMercedes-benz 300 sl gullwing
152Pieter Booij NLJeroen Booij NLAustin-healey 100 m
153Ad v.d. Kroft NLJoke v.d. Kroft NLMorgan plus 4 dhc
154Koos Visser NLTonny Zwaanenburg NLFiat 500 abarth
155Ronald Melieste NLFrits Borst NLNsu wankel spider
157Eveline Stalling NLEsther te Hasseloo NLAlfa romeo giulia 1300 s
158Frank Alberda Jelgersma NLLiann Alberda Jelgersma NLJaguar xk 140 dhc
159Martin Polak NLMarco Cornelissen NLFord cortina 1600 gt
160Jaap Nooij NLMieke van Zon NLSaab 96 gt sport
161Menno Vermaas NLRonald Vermaas NLCitroën ds 21 cabriolet
162Curt Wagner LMarc Wagner LMg mga coupé
163Marc Beuk NLRonald Beuk NLFiat 1500 comfort
164Leo Hombroek NLErik de Man NLPeugeot 404 cabriolet
165Erik Bruêns NLJohan Madderom NLMg mgb
166Marcel Overduin NLTineke Hilhorst NLPorsche 911 t
167Jos Fruytier NLWillem Rootselaar NLAston martin db 2/4 markiii
168Ko den Herder NLTeun van Popta NLAustin-healey 3000 mki
169Bernard Damen NLWim Zweers NLAustin-healey 3000 mkiii
170Hans Zweers NLMartin Vermeer NLMg mgb roadster
171Paul Colijn NLRalph The NLAustin-healey 3000 mkiii
172Nico van Dord NLDick Pieksma NLAlfa romeo 2600 spider
173Leendert de Haan NLInez v.d. Poll NLFiat 124 spider sp.
174Eric Jans NLGerard Jans NLPorsche 911 l
175Cees den Haan NLLoes den Haan NLJaguar xk 150 fhc
176Jos Vermue NLGreta Norde NLAustin-healey 3000 mk ii
177Marcel Fruytier NLNiek Lamm NLTriumph tr 3 a
178Philip Jan Hartog NLMarianne Heemskerk NLAustin-healey 3000 mkii
179Philip Taminiau NLWillem Waldram NLAlfa romeo giulia spider
180Marry van Dijk NLDick van Dijk NLPorsche 356 b cabrio
181Ilona Gatsma NLJaap Gatsma NLMg mgb
182Paul Kellen LGuy Lucius LAustin-healey 100/6
183Will v.d. Boom NLJacques Theelen NLMg mgb
184Jos Haans NLJoep Alkemade NLBmw 1600 cabrio
185Hans Barth NLPaul Vonk NLMercedes-benz 250 sl
186Thijs Pollé NLTyn Pollé NLTriumph tr 3 a
187Fons van Delft NLRob Godefroy NLJaguar e-type
188Paul Fluttert NLLaurent Fluttert NLLancia flavia 1800 sed
189Thea Valk NLCor Ruighaver NLFiat 850 n
190Anita Geertman NLLeo Geertman NLJaguar mark ix
191Jacqueline Gent NLCor Gent NLMg mgb gt
192Richard v.d. Heuvel NLAbe de Jong NLJaguar xk 120 ots
193Gabrie van Lin NLEdwin den Braber NLTriumph tr 4 a irs
194Gert Wansink NLGert Grootveld NLAlfa romeo 2000 gtv
195Olaf Pothoven NLMark-Jan Pothoven NLVolvo 122 s
196Henk Touw NLWillem Uitenbroek NLJaguar xk 150 fhc
197Theo Verhoeff NLRon de Jongh NLMg mgb roadster
198Fried van Oirschot NLWim van Oirschot NLJaguar mark ii 3.4
199Robert Weitmann NLMichiel Munting NLPorsche 911 t
200Jaap Willemsen NLRonald Westerveld NLFord cortina gt
201Peter v.d. Zon NLMaarten v.d. Putten NLVolvo 123 gt
202Jan Zwaan NLMaarten Tombrock NLPorsche 911 s
203Charles Offinga NLRosita Offinga NLSaab 96 v4
204Aloys Melcher DRobert van Nimwegen NLFerrari 250 gt


  • Sporting

  • Touring



  1. Noordwijk
  2. Grazen
  3. Donchery
  4. Giffaumont
  5. Gerardmer
  6. La Bresse
  7. Le Petit Pierre
  8. Cattenom-Sentzich
  9. Breukelen
  10. Noordwijk



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