Five Oh B Posted July 6, 2009 Report Share Posted July 6, 2009 I just got back home to the USA from a 2 week vacation in the Netherlands (Holland) with my wife & kids. My wife's parents were both born in Holland, and we went to a big family reunion near Amsterdam. Team Shelby member, pjcobra9t7 (Patrick), lives in Almere (near Amsterdam) and he's been to our home a couple years ago. Our itinerary was so busy that I didn't make any specific plans to visit Patrick, but........ We were in the town of Gouda (yep, just like the cheese), and returning to the home we were staying in Weesp. My wife's uncle was driving (in his Renault), and I was riding shotgun with the wife and kids in back. Suddenly, I saw a bright orange glow ahead of us on the freeway and I see white stripes and the unmistakable outline of a Shelby GT500. I told my wife that it must be Patrick, as his Grabber Orange GT500 is unique in Holland. I asked her uncle to speed up and catch him. As we pull along side the GT500 and look over, my wife and uncle roll down their windows, but Patrick did not recognize them. I lean forward and yell over "hello, Patrick" and the surprised look on his face was priceless as he yells back "hello, Brian"! We pulled over at the next gas station to chat, then visited him a couple days later at his home. Here's a couple pics we took at his home.... I can't believe the coincidence of seeing Patrick randomly on the highway in the middle of Holland dozens of miles away from his home. It is always nice to chat with him and his wife Astrid, so it was one of the highlights of our vacation in Holland. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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