Originally Posted by TotalKore
Originally Posted by TotalKore
Allthough my father definately doesn't want me to do this (he allready said it about 10-20 times), I must get something off of my chest.
It's about the Bizzarini Book you've all been talking about. I know for fact that the only REAL writer of the book is my father, Jack Koobs de Hartog. He doesn't want me to get involved in these discussions, because it's not really my turf, and I don't really have a tenth of his knowledge in the Bizz business.
He doesn't really matter what's been said/is going to be said about him and/or the writing of the book. But I do!!! I'm just too proud of him to let ANYONE try to get away with his credits, with something HE wrote with blood sweat and tears, for years in a row. There has been sent a manuscript of the book to the late Royal Highness Prince Bernhard's office well before Olczyk even got involved...
Because we didn't have the financial means and the connections to publish the book, mr. Olczyk came in to play. He in his turn published the book and came up with photo's (and also put a stupid article of the Pagani Zonda in it, which absolutely had NOTHING to do with Bizzarini), which helped a lot off course. From then on, the only thing Olzcyk could say is "I wrote the book". My FATHER wrote it, my MOTHER translated it, I should know, I've watched the process for years.
He'll probably get very mad as soon as he sees this, but as stated earlier on, I'm WAY to proud of him to let ANYONE try to steel the credit for his work.
Jack Koobs de Hartog: The Genius behind the Bizz Book!!!!!
René Koobs de Hartog
P.S. I will not interfere again in this matter, just for my father, so I won't reply in any way anymore. I just wanted this off my chest.
Olczyk claims that he is God, and knows everything! He even said that on another thread on this BB! I am reasonably sure he will try and sue.
Everyone here knows what I think of Olczyk....in fact, what the majority of the classic Italian car world thinks about him.
my name is Alvaro Seco and I live in Spain.
Some years ago I started to be interested about a bunch of beautiful and very exotic sport cars built by a italian engineer named Bizzarrini.
I started collecting magazines, internet pictures, buying brochures at ebay... and I publish most of these info and other info compliled from Internet in a web site, that is still online today (sorry... not very updated, lack of time). The site is http://www.bizzarriniregister.com
Then, I was contacted by Mr Jack Koobs The Hartog, who was also compiling info and trying to write a book about Mr Bizzarrini. Jack and I stated a fluid email relationship talking about Bizzarrinis, sending each other pictures, commnents, trying to sort chassis, pictures, dates, race results, owners.... etc. In some days we where sending each other up to 20 emails/day. It was a beautiful way to spend time, I liked it, was fun and Jack is a great guy to speak about cars.
When Jack got the book wrote, he sent to me a file by email, to correct, give advices and comments. Jack used and put in the book some comments literaly as I send it to him. So, I can say I was a bit involved in the creation process of the book, so I can say Mr Jack Koobd de Hartog is the real writer of the book about Bizzarrini. The same book Jack sent to me signed when wash fresh out of the print, the same book where my name appears in the contributors and thanks page.
May be the book contains some wrong info, or even was not wrote by Shakespeare with lots of beautiful literal style , but was a great attempt to sort some info about Mr Bizzarrini.
I consider Jack as friend. A very good friend. Was nice and fun to work with him, and I was very disgusted when I read some info about the book being rewrited, reprinted and resigned by other person that I KNOW was not the real author.
I think this was the same "person", who sent me sone ugly and disgusting emails, menacing me because in my web site some P538s barchettas were tagged as "replicas built in the 70's and 80's", info that everybody know is correct. There are even 90's Bizzarrinis, 5300 and so on..... in fact, we can say that in this very precise moment, it's very posible that a new Bizzarrini is being built from scratch, or using some old parts, and would being given one of these "lost chassis numbers". If a few months, we will see some adverts here and there about a "barn find Bizzarrini", obiously a 1965 chassis..... you know...bussiness.
Now, some years on, the story keeps going on with the same arguments: one guy alone against all other people when these people make commets about cars with unkwon or doubtful provenance... trying to be considered as a real one or linked with the real one or the people involvend with them, like Drogo, Volpi or Bizzarrini himself.
Don't feed the troll.
Thanks a lot.