Pieter van der Sman (sr.) bought his first classic car, a Citroen, in 1974 and an other in 1977. Over the years he collected a lot of spare parts. He took a stall at a classic car meeting in 1978 to sell the parts he did not need. He realized that helping other classic car enthousiasts was a pleasure so he bought more parts for re-selling them at car shows.
In 1981 he had for the first time a stall at the prestigious car show Retromobile in Paris his son Arnoud (Arnie) van der Sman joined him at the age of only 12 years.
Export to the USA started soon.
Since that moment they have had many stalls at car shows: Beaulieu in the U.K. since 1983,Veterama Mannheim in Germany since 1982, The Techno Classica Essen in Germany since 1989, Pebble beach Retroauto in the USA in 2005 and many more shows.
Arnoud has been working at a carmuseum in France and at a restoration company in the USA.
Pieter (sr) and Arnoud (jr) visit approximately 40 shows a year in France, Germany, Switzerland, England, the Netherlands and Belgium to buy parts.