Sunday March 3 CARS & COFFEE and SHOWROOM EXTRA OPEN from 10:00 to 14:00

Lars van Dongen

My name is Lars van Dongen, buyer and seller within E&R Classics. I studied retail management at the Florijn College in Breda. This study lasted 4 years, during which I came into contact with cars and classic cars a lot during my study time. Immediately after my studies I started working for a company that sold modern cars, motorcycles and a few classic cars. There I found out that selling classics is my passion and now I have been working at E&R Classics for a long time as a buyer and international seller.

My first car was a burgundy red Opel Corsa A. I was 18 when I bought it and was very happy with it. My dream car is a Corvette C1 from 1960. This was also the first classic car I drove. It was two-tone light blue with white Corvette C1. What a fantastic experience that was. I loved the ride in this Corvette C1 and that is why it will always remain my favorite classic car! In addition, I think a Jaguar E-Type S1 3.8 convertible is one of the sexiest cars ever made.

What is your best car related memory?
In the past I was able to hand over a very special classic Ferrari to an employee of a company who received it for his performance and commitment. For this we drove the Ferrari to Germany on the day of the announcement of the performance awards of that company. This is a memory I will never forget and always will cherish.

What makes a working day at E&R Classics so much fun for you?
I think it's great to be able to work with such fantastic classic cars, young timers and sports cars. But what makes it even more fun is that I meet people who are also crazy about classic cars and sports cars and who all have fun and interesting stories. These clients of different nationalities keep my work here diverse and interesting.