of all my biography. I wasborn on
12 January 1974 and lived in Evertsoord, a small village in the south of the
Netherlands, until the age of 22. After primary
school I went to the school for Lower General Secondary Education, after that I
got Intermediate Business Education (logistics), and finally I got my
professional training as a truck driver from 1993 to 1995.I
have lived in Sevenum (near Evertsoord) since 1996, with my wife Josette, in 2002
we got a lovely daughter: Isa and in 2006 our lovely son: Jasper.
working career started as a farm-hand on the farm of the brothers Van Enckevort
in Evertsoord, where I worked every Saturday and during holidays. It was on
farm that I came in contact with Renault first. During
my education I did practical training (one day at school, four days at
work within one week) at a company called Fancom. I also worked in the
garage of Driessen Cargo Horst, in the warehouse of Van Mierlo
Logistics in Venray, and as a truck driver for Nedlloyd Road Cargo. After
completing my education I got a regular job at the firm Jumbo, which
just had a new name: Hanos. I worked for this company untill march 2002. After working as a chauffeur
for Mertens B.V. in Horst from March 2002 till July 2007, as from August
1st I am again working as a chauffeur for the firm Hanos in Venlo. I drive
a Scania P230 with Opticruise transmission.
Renault in the broadest sense is my
greatest hobby and pleasure, with making models as a part of it. Furthermore, I
collect everything of Renault and I poses 4 Renaults: a Laguna 2001, a R19 1995,
a R340 1993 and an Endurance mountainbike 2006. My other favourite brands are:
Mack, Claas, Scania and Volvo.
My other hobbies are playing football, running and listening music (Bands like Queen,
Manic street preachers, Talk Talk, Coldplay and Massive Attack).
Met enkele andere mensen heb ik eind
jaren '80/begin jaren '90 een club gehad voor voertuigenliefhebbers. Eerst
onder de naam ETC (Evertsoordse Trucker Club) later heette het EVC (Evertsoordse
Voertuigen Club). Als hoofd van deze club organiseerde ik elk jaar een
voertuigen- en miniatuurshow en maakte ik een clubblad, eerst de ETC-bode
later het EVC-magazine.
Lyon: Stade Gerland Olympique Lyonnais 2010
Lyon: Renault Trucks St. Priest/Vénissieux 2010
In the media
The Renault R340ti
nr. 25, 2013
Op 25 oktober '08 is er door
fotograaf Jacco van de Kuilen een shoot gemaakt van mij en mijn
Renault 19. Aanleiding was een artikel over de voorlopers van de
Renault Mégane, geschreven door Tony Vos. Hij benaderde mij hiervoor
wat betreft de Renault 19 en ik zei geen nee natuurlijk. Het artikel
verscheen in het Renaultrijders blad C'est Renault winter 2008-2009,
uitgegeven door Renault Nederland. De fotoshoot vond plaats in Griendtsveen met dit als resultaat:
25 oktober 2008,
Renaultoloog in the February 2013 issue of the Dutch truckers magazine
The Renaultoloog in Losange Magazine!Click on the picture to
see the article.
AutoPlus (Autoweek France)! Click on the picture to
see the article.
Renaultoloog in the March 2005 issue of the Dutch truckers magazine
in the February 2006 issue of the French truckers magazine “Le
Routier”: Website of the month.
The Renaultoloog specialists, fellow-supporters and observers
Much has happened since the beginning of this website in April 2004. After a
lot of hard work, research done, taking pictures and knocking together the
site, it grew into its current shape. In the course of time I came in touch
with many people, all of them, in one way or another, having to do with
Renault. Almost every day I am approached by people from all over the world.
That’s something I enjoy very much and hadn’t expected previously. It
enabled me to build up a network, as a result of which we can help each
other and share information. Via this page I would like to thank everybody
for his or her contribution to the Renaultoloog!
People from all over the world, who are, in one way or another,
occupied with Renault, are approaching me. They keep me up with the latest
novelties (on local or world level), provide me with photographs, CD ROMs,
books, web links etc, which in turn I can use for the site and pass on to its
visitors.Make visible that you are a "Renaultoloog observer/representative (Représentant
Renaultoloog) too: Download, print and plasticize the picture below and put it
behind the window of your Renault, in order to show everyone that you are a
member of the Renault family. Please, tell me your experiences!
Many thanks observers!
Dominique Roussel, Team
Andreas Gaubatz & Dietmar