History of Fast & Speed

Fast & Speed has been founded by Johnny Hakvoort.

Johnny drove the first local championships with the Moredo Buggy followed by the Ruska buggy.

The first Dutch and European championships he drove were with the low beatle.

European Championship Autocross 1987 Faleyras

Johnny won the first international autocross championship in The Netherlands in 1987

In 1987 Johnny began building frames for other autocross drivers. After some years Johnny became European Champion in 1989. This success resulted in building even more frames for other drivers.

In 1991 a major setback happened when the building where the frames were built burned down. At this time Johnny had to decide what he wanted to do for the future. Because of his passion for autocross he chose to continue building cars. This has proven to be a great decision by the major successes which were achieved, for example when Fast & Speed with driver Frits Duizendstra became European Champion in 1997, 1998 and 2002.

In the mean time Johnny had been invited to America and participated in the Baya 500 in Mexico. This trip had truly awoken Johnny’s fascination for rally racing, which lead to Johnny developing the rally raid buggy. Subsequently, in 2003 Fast & Speed participated for the first time in the Dakar rally with the EVO 1.

Only one year later – in 2004 – Fast & Speed demonstrated that they were quick learners. With driver Thierry Magnaldi the team finished 9th overall in Senegals capital Dakar, “Best private team”. Thierry Magnaldi performed even better in the 2005 edition of Dakar with an 8th position overall and 1st place in the 2 wheel drive category.