What kind of idiot calls their car company Donkerfoort?

Discussion in '2001 Donkervoort D8 150' started by AZNdude, May 11, 2003.

  1. Re: What kind of idiot calls their car company Donkerfoort?

    Cause its funny!!! It must mean something!!!
     
  2. Re: What kind of idiot calls their car company Donkerfoort?

    maybe its his name?
     
  3. #3 ajzahn, Jun 22, 2003
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    Re: What kind of idiot calls their car company Donkerfoort?

    The founder of the company, Joop Donkervoort, who was a skilled technician and fervent lover of unusual cars, decided more than 25 years ago to build his own sports car and started his own car manufacturing company called Donkervoort Automobielen BV.

    Right from the start, the company was characterised by a rock solid belief in its own qualities, backed by external know-how where necessary. For example, the development of a completely new tubular chassis in collaboration with the Technical University in Eindhoven. The first genuine Donkervoort saw the light of day in 1978.

    The early years were characterised by having to produce, sell and develop in the smallest conceivable space. The new company had to manage with a small shed and the kitchen and living room in the former family home in Tienhoven. However, results were soon forthcoming. For the genuine car lover, in search of no-compromise, pure driving qualities, the Donkervoort is the ultimate solution. Lightness, speed and the superb road-holding qualities of a racing car were (and are) the characteristic features of a Donkervoort that make many a car lover's heart beat faster.

    The Donkervoort of today is unquestionably different from and better than the very first models. The continuous efforts to achieve better quality in combination with the striking and attractive styling have led to the present series of models. The ultimate in sports cars created for genuine car lovers. With a high 'fun' content, on the open road or at the race track.

    In 1995 a technical collaboration with Audi AG and Donkervoort was set up. The collaboration led to the incorporation of the Audi 1.8 T 5V engines in the current D8 models for the D8.

    Since the start of the collaboration, Donkervoort Automobielen has been making more and more time and space available for the further refinement of the existing D8 model and the development of the D20.


    >>> www.donkervoort.nl
     
  4. Re: What kind of idiot calls their car company Donkerfoort?

    joot donkervoort? he must have got picked on in school
     
  5. Re: What kind of idiot calls their car company Donkerfoort?

    Yeah, Donkervoort is the name of the company's founder. It's just a name, but to give you an idea, it literally means Darkforward or Darkaway (donker=dark, voort=forward,away,directly , I think it's a cool name.
    You must be really childish, stuck up in your mother tongue (especially since the Dutch words here are very much the same as their English counterparts), or wanting too show off your own ignorance if you want to make fun of a name from another language you don't initially understand.
     
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