I, too, would like to leave my
thoughts about Joost. A few years ago I was in Arese Museum and
I had the chance to have a conversation with Elvira Ruocco, no
presentations needed for aged Alfisti, let's say a charming
elder sister for every Alfa Romeo enthusiast, a milestone in
Alfa Romeo history.
Talking about the good old
days, I will remember forever the situation, Elvira suddenly
said: "We were like a great family..." I replied:
"We still are a great family, never in my life I met so
many friendly people."
And that's what happened with
Joost, a real gentleman: I met him in person only once eight
years ago, we had exchanged lots of emails before that since I
entered in 1900 family in 2011, our friendship went on, Joost
messages were always polite, elegant.
I have the habit to
"spice" all my messages with curious tales concerning
my life with Alfa Romeo world, and Joost was always delighted to
read those amenities concerning our common interest. Indeed we
miss a friend, indeed we miss a member of our great family,
indeed we miss one of "the bunch of curious cats".
Se vedum*, Joost,
* I could not help
writing something in Milan dialect; "Se vedum" means
later, my good friend".