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Andre van der Lof

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Dries van der Lof, Historic GP, Zandvoort, 31st August 1986. Copyright www.gahetna.nl, (Dutch National Archive), 2014. All pictures licenced for share and adapt, so free to use.

Dries van der Lof, Historic GP, Zandvoort, 31st August 1986. Copyright www.gahetna.nl, (Dutch National Archive), 2014. All pictures licenced for share and adapt, so free to use.

Born:

23 Aug 1919
Emmen

Died:

24 May 1990
Enschede

Nationality:

Netherlands

Grands Prix:

1 (1952)

Wealthy businessman who manufactured electrical cable in Haaksbergen. Later owned an extensive classic car collection. Raced on until the 1980's in historics, but raced in rallies around the time of his F1 spell. Also known as Dries, van der Lof was entered with his seat paid for by the organisers to help drum up local interest. Dries got this opportunity due to his prowess not only in rallies but in national club events and had recently taken a class win in the Tulip Rally and a 1500cc sportscar victory at Zandvoort. Andre's granddaughter, Shirley, also raced, having a brief spell in German Formula 3 in the late 2000's.

Biography last updated 7 Mar 2016