Pieter is the FISC series co-ordinator. He is the guy who organises the whole show.
As such he is ultimately responsible for 6 fun weekends per year & countless hours in my garage coupled with some fairly hefty bills.
I'm never sure whether I should thank him or not.
Despite his responsibility he still has time to race & is nearly always found with a smile on his face (oh yeh & after 20:00 a bottle of red wine is usually somewhere to hand too !).
Initially Pieter was one of the few people who slept in hotels over a race weekend, but recently he has been using the British Car Motorsport truck.
This started a new trend & most people now sleep at the track. Various teams seem to have spent more on their towtrucks/camper vans than on the cars themselves. Dave O'Neill has even bought a new tent !
Pieter's driving style noticably improved in 1999. I'm not sure what he has did. It's either dependant on the fact that he no longer runs on wire wheels or the red wine is having a lasting effect.
Did I mention that as a FISC member, all drinks and food over the weekend are free ??
Where do you start with this one?.
Up until the end of 1999 Pieter drove a Frogeye/Bugeye with an Ashley Front end & hardtop.
It is also painted the brightest green I have ever seen on a car.
Also, till the 1999 season Pieter always ran on wire wheels, but this changed for '99 and he opted for Minilite copies (as most FISC drivers do).
Another change for the '99 season was that Pieter started running a 1380cc engine. The extra power seems to suit him !
I guess he's running a Limited Slip Diff ( either that or he has a lot of loose spokes )
For 2000 Pieter has had a new Speedwell bonnet & removed the hardtop. This is in my opinion the prettiest bonnet I have ever seen for a Spridget.
Trackside maintenance is done by his regular mechanic John de Groot.