Let’s plant trees: race series NKHTGT counteracts CO2 emissions

NKHTGT was established in 1996 as the Dutch Championship for Historic Touring Cars and GT’s. Nowadays it has evolved into an international series, catering for touring cars and GT’s built between 1947 and 1965. This means that we have been racing cars that are now 55+ years of age, for 25 years! In the meantime, the world around us has changed. NKHTGT focuses on preserving our automotive history, but at the same time it is our to look ahead to the next 25 years. Effective from our anniversary year 2021, we are aiming to reduce our carbon footprint by offsetting greenhouse gas emissions from our races.

We are doing this in collaboration with the Land Life Company, a technology-driven reforestation company. Land Life Company offers us a sustainable and transparent way to offset our CO2 emissions by restoring nature. Land Life Company’s mission is to help restore the 2 billion hectares of degraded land worldwide. To achieve this, Land Life Company uses data and technology – drones, artificial intelligence and monitoring apps – in every step of the process. By planting trees in places where they are most needed, Land Life Company ensures the restoration of important ecosystems, increased biodiversity and social and economic benefits for local communities. In our case, trees are being planted in Castilla y León, an area in northern Spain that is threatened by desertification. Reforestation not only helps to restore nature, it also creates local jobs. To offset our emissions, Land Life Company will plant around 850 seedlings in an area of 1 hectare. These trees will capture around 220 tonnes of CO2 over the next 40 years, well in excess of our series’ CO2 emissions for the next three years.

We are pleased that as a racing series we can contribute towards making (historic) motorsport more sustainable. This is not a stand-alone initiative, we do this in cooperation with race organizers and racetracks. Together we are working towards the future of our sport, under the umbrella of the FIA Guide for Sustainable Events. Together, as drivers and supporters and board of trustees, we look forward to the next 25 years of historic racing in the NKHTGT.

Bert Mets (+31653179534)

Chairman NKHTGT – Chairman@nkhtgt.nl


More information about the NK HTGT powered by Nolte Küchen: www.nkhtgt.nl

More information about the project in Castilla y León: landlifecompany.com/projects/spain/

More information about Land Life Company: landlifecompany.com

NKHTGT powered by Nolte Küchen looks forward to the anniversary year 2021

Rarely have we experienced such an eventful time as the 2020 racing season. Still, we have managed to organize four wonderful races spread over two race weekends. On both occasions we had a beautiful and large grid of competitors. With participants who behaved exemplary both on and off the track! We are very pleased with that. We are also pleased that we were able to deal with all this year’s mishaps in a correct way, both with our entrants and with the race organizers. It enabled us to refund the entry fee to all who had paid for a package deal.

Of course, the situation for 2021 is uncertain, but we have learned a lot this season: it is important to be optimistic, flexible and also stress-resistant. Which is why we are planning a full calendar for 2021. It will be an extra special year for NK HTGT, because we are celebrating the25th anniversary of our series. The usual kick-off with a festive evening and prize-giving ceremony is a no-go under the current circumstances and we will most likely be holding our annual meeting online. What we will most definitely do is race! The first half of the season we will stay relatively close to home, let’s say at most 450 km from Utrecht. Later in the year we hope to be able to offer a varied programme. In order not to let our 25th anniversary pass quietly, we are busy organizing an extra (7th) racing weekend in the sunny south for late autumn 2021, which will include a festive jubilee barbecue!

It will be business as usual in the new year, we are currently putting the NK HTGT 2021 package deal together. There will very likely be an extra reward for our trusty package deal customers, in conjunction with this race weekend…. Of course, individual entries for separate will also remain on offer. As soon as we have finalized everything – which will be within a few weeks – further information will follow. So start your winter rebuild now, and order that extra quick engine, because one thing is for sure: if there is even the slightest opportunity, we will make sure you can race in 2021!

We expect to see you all in the NKHTGT powered by Nolte Küchen 2021.

Stay healthy and keep an eye on your mailbox!


On behalf of the entire NKHTGT board,

Bert Mets (0653179534)

Chairman NKHTGT