How it was Europe's largest truck festival
• How was the truck festival the largest in Europe
Recently, about 50 thousand people gathered at the circuit in Assen (Netherlands), where he was Europe's largest festival of trucks "Trakstar", which takes place already in the 36 th time. Photographer Sander van der Bij was expecting to see at the event get-together standard truck lovers: noisy drinkers who like loud hoot and carousing. Instead, he found a nice little group of serious amateur and professionals. Freight transport is still quite serious business.
Sander walked through the circuit, where the trucks were presented in 2200. He took a picture of the most beautiful cars with their drivers, and so asked a few questions about their precious iron horses.
"I came from the UK, almost did not sleep. Now I constantly polish truck, even from the bottom - you never know where to look can judge. "
"I won 16 trophies, but with a different truck. That I recently sold for 29 thousand dollars. It is, in fact, not bad. "
"I polished this baby from 7am. Then it started to rain and we had to start all over again. "
"The entire range of trucks will compete for volume. We will pass by a special measuring machine, which will assess the level of sound emitted by the machine. I believe that I have a good chance of winning. "
"I have waited for this moment for 10 years. I really like to be here among all these beautiful truck. "
"My cabin is decorated with cannons from the movie" The Expendables. " I'm trying to connect with Sylvester Stallone for three years, to show him the truck. But he still did not answer me. "
"I always ride on the festivals, visiting 25 units per year. I live in the win cash prizes. "
I've been coming here for 30 years on the truck, which is behind my left shoulder, with petals of flame. But to be honest, I come to enjoy the beautiful nature: I like to ride a bicycle in the park, located nearby. "
"I have participated in the festival since 2004, to promote your company. The festival is very high and steep. There is a good atmosphere, and it's good for business. "
"I ride on it for weeks on end in the working order. I drive it to 18 years, for 18 years. Every year I park here his faithful friend, which drove more than 2 million kilometers. "
"I am participating in the festival for the first time. I come with me my whole family. It's fun here. I polish the truck with the environment! "
"My whole life revolves around this truck. I even organize a wedding in it two or three times a year. Of course, when people want it. "