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Jim van Dalen

My name is Jim van Dalen, Controller at E&R Classics. During my work I deal with the financial administration of the company.

I studied Business Economics at Avans Hogeschool in 's Hertogenbosch. After this I quickly came into contact with E&R Classics, where I have been working since 2015.

My very first car is an Opel Astra Hatchback. By the way, this is the car I still drive at the moment. With this Opel I went on holiday to the south of France, among other things, which I have fond memories of. I think my Opel is a nice car and it has not let me down after all these years.

My favorite classic car is a 1965 Ford Mustang Cabriolet in the colour red with black interior. American classic cars are my favorite, especially the Mustang. That roaring V8 in combination with the rugged looks make these my favorite classics.

Suppose you had to give someone a lift. Who would that be and why?
Since I'm a big fan of hip-hop music, that would probably be one of the artists in this genre. I think it would be really cool to give one of the biggest artists like Snoop Dogg or Ice Cube a lift. Of course in style with a Chevrolet Impala from 1964 or other American classic.

What is your best car related memory?
My best car-related memories are those from the past. My father had a bright yellow Triumph Spitfire that we toured regularly with. Hood down, sunshine and the sound of the Spitfire in the background. I thought it was fantastic!

What makes a working day at E&R Classics so much fun for you?
Especially the versatility and challenge make my work at E&R Classics so much fun. In addition to the regular activities, there are always interesting projects to work on. I also get a lot of freedom and I can plan a lot of my own work myself. The fact that I am surrounded by the most beautiful classic cars every day is of course absolutely wonderful when I look out the window of my office!