From 4-1-2018 until 11-2-2018 Dream & Drive will be closed for major projects. However, we will still be open for smaller jobs or emergency back up. (APK’s, smaller problems, etc...). Bernard will be available for this period, for contact call 06 55853044
As with everything, there is change, Dream & Drive is developing.
We started our path in 2012/3 with the concept of hiring our fleet of 6 beautiful Westfalias, all going in different directions
Over the past 4 years, we grew. Starting in our cave on Java Eiland we have now moved to Amsterdam Noord, a heavenly location right on the water.
As much as I loved the ‘hiring holiday adventure story’, the technical demands were growing, & something new was developing.
This year, (2017), we are ventured away from our hire business (accept for Miss Sapphire) & are concentrating on the technical sides of the T3, in particular the notorious (but fabulous) WBX Engines & of course, right behind them, the whole orchestra of gearboxes that speeds us along.
Regarding Engines, I love the WBX. (water boxer engine). It’s totally unique & really rather special.
I hope this doesn’t offend any of the Diesel lovers out there, but truly, diesels are not my field.
The WBX to me is like a Brazilian love affair, difficult but equally rewarding.
We are also building the only WBX 2.5 Engine (in numbers). This is a concept that has come out of the USA & is an amazing upgrade to the original 2.1WBX. There’s quite a story behind this venture which hopefully I will write about later on the website.
Right behind the engine of course are the Gearboxes. Whether mastered by a wbx or a diesel, the gearboxes are an entity to themselves & we fix, restore and rebuild them all. This is work that we thoroughly enjoy, in particular the Syncro group of gearboxes (apparently I do thrive on complication).
All of our work be it on engines or gearboxes, is carried out with the same love & detail.
And personally about me (Mark), well, it might be a tad difficult for some to understand how an Englishman, who started life with Aston Martin/Jaguar ended up in Amsterdam repairing & developing engines/gearboxes for the T3. But fact is fact, this is what has happened.
I took a break from 1995 to 2011 to follow my other passion (Zen & Reiki), but finally returned to the workshop to carry on with my engineering work.
Life is funny.
Finally on this introduction, Dream & Drive is about love, about details & about a shared interest.
T3s in principal stays the same, but the customers (that’s you) are all unique. This is where for me, my two worlds come together as one. Zen & The Art of T3’s.
I hope you enjoy our new website, a little different from the former, but also with the same love and sentiment. You are invited.