Next Wednesday (May 11) the 2011 edition of the Mille Miglia race will start.
I was hoping for some information directly from Saab, but they currently have more important things to do.
I made a first post presenting the three entries.
There is an update on the drivers. This are the drivers names from the latest list from the Mille Miglia site.
- 331 Mats Fägerhag/Peter Bäckström in a 1956 Saab 93
- 332 Hans Hugenholtz/Laurence Hugenholtz in a 1957 Saab 93
- 333 Jacques Beherman/Umberto Stefani in a 1957 Saab 93
For the ones that ask who Mr. Hugenholtz is, he is the Chairman of the Supervisory borad at Spyker Cars NV, and laurence is his wife.
Here is some information from the Spykercars site.
Hans (J.)B.Th. Hugenholtz (1950, male, Dutch), Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Hans Hugenholtz is chief executive officer and owner of the following companies: (i) Hugenholtz Property Group, a group with affiliated companies in the Netherlands, Belgium (HPG Belgium N.V.), France (Groupe Franco-Hollandaise) and Germany (HPG Projektgesellschaft Aachen) that develop real estate, (ii) Nerons Holding B.V., a holding company with three affiliated companies that import and distribute helmets, motorcycle clothing, accessories and scooters in Holland and Belgium.
Mr. Hugenholtz has held positions in venture capital related organisations; prior to his current activities, he was co-owner and Member of the Board of Zadelhoff Makelaars (now DTZ) and various property development companies.
Mr. Hugenholtz studied mechanical engineering at Delft University and holds a degree in Business Financing from Erasmus University.
Racing motor cars since 1971, Mr. Hugenholtz is a former Dutch Touring Car Champion, European Historic GT Champion and has participated 7 times in the Le Mans 24 hrs.
Mr. Hugenholtz was reappointed Supervisory Board member of Spyker Cars in the general meeting of 2007 for a term of four years until the annual general meeting of 2011; per 23 February 2010 he became chairman of the Board. Mr. Hugenholtz is available for reappointment in 2011.
Per 31 March 2011, Mr. Hugenholtz, mostly through his personal holding company Milestone Beheer B.V., held 326,348 ordinary shares in Spyker Cars.
We will be able to follow the race via twitter thanks to SofiefromSaab, and our friends from the Saabwayclub in Italy that will try to be at as many places as possible during the race.
UPDATE: Saab has released a press release, and a nice video