A story of two turbos: this guy has a Porsche 930 Turbo and a Taycan Turbo
“You can’t do something out of thin air… But you also have to be lucky in life,” says Reinrick, native of the Netherlands and owner of Corporate Fashion Industries. He recently spoke with Porsche about his unique love for Porsches and of course the two Turbos sitting quite outside his modern corporate building – a 930 and a Taycan.
Reinerink’s story is about as dreamy as it gets, and the enthusiasm for Porsches was just a bonus.
Reinerink spoke a lot about his youth at Porsche. Her father worked in a textile factory and her mother stayed at home to take care of her 3 other siblings. “I’ve always wanted to go into business,” he told them, “Even when I was eight, I used to dig up plants from the forest and then sell them. Guus was always meant to be an entrepreneur, and his wish came true.
After graduating in International Business at the age of 21, he was ready to explore his next move. As Business Major, he knew he had to eliminate his next gig and deal with it, nothing would be handed to him. At the age of 22, he applied for a job in the “State Of Art” clothing company and ran for the position of sales manager. Reinerink said as he approached the company building he saw a Porsche 944 Turbo sitting in front. It was the car of the big boss, Albert Westerman.
It was his first eye-catching glimpse of a Porsche and Guus says she has stayed with him until he is now 51 years old. But as fate would have it, he got the job with the Porsche-loving boss and was invited along with Westerman to the Zuffenhausen plant in Germany where he would drive his first Porsche, a 964 C2 Coupé.
“I will never forget him,” they said of his first drive in one of the best sports cars in the world. Reinerink lives by, “you can’t do something out of nothing”, and that was his embodiment of that feeling. He deserved that moment in 964. But just around the corner, his “lucky” moment changed his life. He met Saskia, the daughter of his boss. “Sparks flew as soon as we met,” he says of her. It took Guus a turtle minute to confess his love for Saskia as his fear of his father’s rejection overwhelmed him. Fortunately for Guus, his father, his boss, greeted him with love.
Guus worked for Westerman at “State Of Art” for 17 years before deciding he wanted to be a “little boss” rather than a “big employee.” He and Saskia therefore launched his current business, “Corporate Fashion Industries”. Guus is the CEO and owner while Saskia is the office manager.
The couple’s affairs are teeming with fashion and lifestyle wonders. Car posters, shelves full of automotive history books, model cars and an oil painting of her beloved father. The showroom also houses a 1965 Porsche 911 Aga Blue, adjacent to a ruby red 911 T 2.2 from 1971. And maybe the best part of its business is the basement. You could even call it a warehouse with all the vintage Porsches he hid there.
Porsche 911s of all generations, including a 1974 Duetch Police 911 T, fill the garage. All of Porsche’s classic original color codes light up on each other, leading your gaze to its supreme gems – its 1975 Porsche 930 Turbo and its all-new Porsche Taycan Turbo.
Guus took Porsche reporters on his favorite off-the-beaten-path route to Lichtenvoorde, a small town near his home. The two cars couldn’t be more different when you see them driving down the road. They share their contrasts more than their similarities. The 930 and Taycan are separated by 44 years, 334 horsepower and 6 cylinders, but they both share the same badge.
Max Larsen is the Porsche reporter for Torque News. Since he was 15, Max had been building old cars and selling them for a profit, spawning his love for cars. He has worked with Porsches all his life. His grandfather had several 911s and he owned a Porsche 944 when he was younger, which made auto class cars much simpler. Reading old car magazines and seeing news cars at shows gave him the passion to write and pursue the industry. He is currently studying journalism at Western Washington University and writes for the local running team. Follow Max on Torque News Porsche and on Twitter at @maxlarsencars. Search Torque News Porsche for daily Porsche news coverage from our expert automotive reporters.