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Dutch Dakar Experience 2017: the off-road spectacular

Placed on 27/06/2017

On 19 and 20 May, the EVM19 events park in Maurik was the location for the Dutch Dakar Experience for the fifth year in a row – a business partner event organised by Veth Automotive and VB-Airsuspension where visitors can enjoy a unique Dakar experience. For the visitors (business partners of exhibitors) the event was informative but also a real spectacle. Around 1000 visitors attended the successful event over two days.

VB-Airsuspension also held its third “International Partner Days”. Distributors attended from all over the world to learn about the latest developments at VB-Airsuspension, as well as to simply enjoy each other's company at the events park.

A number of different activities took place during the event, such as:

  • Driving a 4x4 vehicle on a specially designed off-road course and driving technical courses accompanied by instructors;
  • Co-driving Dakar trucks, including several GINAF trucks with air suspension systems from VB-Airsuspension. Visitors took a seat next to well-known Dakar drivers such as Wuf van Ginkel;
  • Co-driving old jeeps;
  • Riding trial bikes;
  • Trial demonstrations;
  • Boat trips on the Rhine: visitors had the chance to board sturdy RIB boats that raced across the water at roughly 90 kilometres per hour;
  • Various event partners also presented their products to visitors at the events park. Most of the partners and visitors were companies from the automotive industry.


Children of the “Groot Hart foundation” enjoy a fantastic day out

On Saturday we also welcomed many families supported by the Groot Hart foundation with children who are living with a heart defect or serious illness. The foundation established by Rob Kamphues is dedicated to giving these children an unforgettable day on the race circuit. The Dutch Dakar Experience was an excellent opportunity for these children to enjoy an extra-special day out.

Once again we can look back on a unique and highly successful event! We would also like to thank our business contacts and clients for attending and all our partners for their outstanding commitment. Want to find out more? Check out the photo album on our Facebook page and the aftermovie below.

Victor Benno