Frans de Zoete passed away in the night of 9 to 10 July. Frans was 75 years old. His health was a problem for some time.
Frans was a loyal, cheerful and very enthusiastic participant in the Tulpenrallye. Many participants will remember Frans forever. He knew many of us by name and was always in for a chat. He was affectionately called a charmer.
Frans participated in the Tulpenrallye no less than 20 times. For the first time in 1998 and then continuously from 2000 to 2018. In the photo, the MG has some damage. Before a bend, it was hit by a car driven by a French lady. Reassuring the lady was his first priority. The race classification really came second.
With Frans we lose a remarkable participant. We wish the family and friends a lot of strength in coping with this loss.