Among other things, it’s the sound that makes FTF trucks so special. The Detroit Diesel two stroke delivers a diesel roar that no other truck has. Recently fifteen FTF club cars toured through North Holland.
The FTF Club was founded twenty years ago, but due to corona, the anniversary trip was not able to take place last year. This year, 35 members gathered to share experiences and memories. FTF is a Dutch truck manufacturer that built a total of 665 trucks from 1966 to 1994. For comparison, manufacturers like Daimler-Benz built that many trucks in one day. Of the 665 FTF there are now around 100 and that’s quite a lot.
FTF stands for Factory Truck Floor. According to Ton Spaansen, who has written two books on brands, one of the reasons for the decline in 1995 was that the brand was too far out of date. Spaansen rode the FTF for the first time in 1973 and was completely devoted to the brand from the start. “They are interesting trucks,” he said enthusiastically. Today he owns eight FTFs, four of which have been restored.
Text and photo: Niels Jansen