1980 fathers company almost bankrupt
In 1980 the BIG CRISIS hit everyone, everywhere in the Netherlands. His father’s trucking company went down just hard as all others. There was nothing they could do to stop it, almost all their customers went bankrupt, taking their trucking company with them.
His father wasn’t the type of guy to let his company go just like that. He literally broke the chains of one of the trucks confiscated by the bankruptcy trustee. In the meanwhile they agreed to repay the debtors up to 80% within the next 10 years.
It would have been much better if his parents simply walked away from this hopeless situation. But they didn’t and signed on a mission impossible: all the money that would be earned the next 10 years, would go direct to the debtors and lawyers.
They would have left just enough money to buy food to live for. Sometimes when needed a bit of clothing. These were the 80’s.
The truck his father confiscated in 1980: a scania 110 with 300PS