|Racing Team Holland, The History OF The Dutch Racing Team written by Rob Wiedenhoff and edited by Ed Heuvink covers the famous history of Racing Team Holland founded in 1963 by Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema and Ben van Marken. The first race the team entered was the Grand Prix de Spa on May 17th, 1964. Ben Pon drove the orange – the official Dutch racing colour – Porsche 904 Carrera GTS.
The founders had high expectations and in the first year the team showed that there was ample racing talent in the Netherlands and that international successes could be obtained. Racing Team Holland was always warmly welcomed at many international race tracks and always arrived with well-prepared cars. One of the goals of the team was to promote young Dutch racing talent: the best example being Gijs van Lennep. Among the many drivers entered by RTH were Ben Pon, Rob Slotemaker, Henk van Zalinge, Gijs and David van Lennep, Wim Loos, Toine Hezemans, Hans Koster, Jan Lammers, Huub Rothengatter, Arie Luyendijk and Cor Euser.
This luxurious clothbound edition with dust cover, written in English, extensively covers the history with its many ups- and downs. Starting with the Porsche period (1964-1967), Formula 3 racing with the innovative Tecno DAF with Variomatic transmission (1968), the European Formula 3 title for Jan Lammers (1978) and the many achievements in Formula Ford (early eighties).
From 1978 onwards, initated by John Hugenholtz, Racing Team Holland has on concentrated on historical events and GT racing.