Jos Flipsen was already about six years employed in the motorcar business, particularly in Volkswagens (at Wahl
in Brummen, there the love for beetle arose) and in Volvo (at Schotpoort in Eerbeek, here the love for PV and
He set up the VOD, the spare parts depot of the V44-vereniging (the Volvo-club), assisted initially by Jan van
Zwieten and shortly after by the late Martin Bingen; this all started in the back part of a former chicken barn of
Mr. van Oorspronk in Eerbeek.
Gé Wiendels was a fanatic Citroën 2CV-rider, but needed another car. An acquaintance borrowed him for a
fortnight a Volvo PV built in 1963. This car however appeared to be too bad, but the love was born.
Thereafter he obtained his first Volvo, a P130, 122S of 1965: registered FR-64-51.
In the engine of this car the heart of the camshaft-wheel beat out, the VOD was his rescue.
Thus the two pillars of the foundation came together. As Jos handeled the VOD, Gé was strongly encouraging the
automation of the member administration of the same club. Up to 1980 they remained in these activities.
The arosen friendship resulted in many cubic meters spare parts, with necessary documentation, original folders
and tools, under the umbrella of a foundation of which the name must have clear link with old-timers: the
foundation Yestercar was born and was effected by an authenticated certificate on October 5, 1987.
Our logo was created shortly after finding the name Yestercar.
Main point was recogniseability, without ignoring the founders and with Volvo in mind.
Examining the logo, you will recognise
• left above the character 'J' of Jos, as well as
• right above the character 'G' of Gé.
• Finally the two legs meet as the character 'V' of Volvo,
• all together the 'Y' of Yestercar.