New restoration project in our workshop for the Grosset Family

In February BAIV received an order from Christophe and Annelies Grosset for the ground up restoration of their Halftrack M9A1 as originally delivered to the US Army in August 1943.

Mr. Grosset, who runs a special butcery in Flumet France, acquired this unique by International build Half-track early 2014. This for sure a 2nd WW survivor is basically original however due its intensive and active service and rough de-commissioning it need a ground up restoration.

Moreover the entire rear Armour is missing and need to be refabricated. Same for the rear bed, storage cabinets and many brackets, seats and clamps. For undefined reasons the engine was roughly opened but never finished. Same for the gearbox what resulted in the fact that water entered the transmission.
Christophe en Annelies

The Family Grosset live in Flumet Savoy, a nice resort with the ski area Espace Diamant. Christophe has a butchery and since this summer also a cheese shop which is absolutely great and very tasteful (See: http://charcuterie-grosset.com/).

During the pick up of the vehicle in Southern France Christophe passed the BAIV team a very nice sausage witch was absolutely great!

Annelies is a goldsmith and received her education in Schoonhoven the Netherlands and has a nice atelier (see http://www.atelierdebijoux.com/)
Christophe and Annelies selected BAIV as partner for the restauration of this unique historic object due to BAIV’s professional approach and detailed offer, easy communication and in depth knowledge. Between parties it was agreed that the vehicle must be delivered on August 20th 2015!

First public presentation is already scheduled and will be its participation in the parade in Veigy (Haute Savoie) early September.

The upcoming months you will find regular updates on our website at  service / restoration work and also on our Facebook page.

WINNER – BAIV BV / Wheels 22-2-2015 Fair

The outcome of the BAIV BV / Wheels 22-2-2015 Fair competition is known. Discover below if you are the winner! We liked the fair and in any case it was a great success thanks to you as a visitor and the organization by Wheels. The first ones already have booked for the Final Push 2015 event upcoming March.

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Answer the question of how much Sherman Track Bolts were in the bucket was … 87 PIECES.

WINNER with 86 units registration is Jos Meeuwisz from Rhenen (NL).

Congratulations!

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1st Prize is for those who was the closest to this number!

For the winner a service & inspection fore one of your WW2 vehicle (s) with a value of 750, – EURO in man hours in our workshop in Maarheeze, or a dinner coupon / voucher worth 150, – EURO.
* Terms competition see our website www.BAIV.nl

Among the 87 contesters (coincidence?) Were responses from 25 to 500 pieces. Also a nice reply from Mr. Bernard S. from Horst. was “2x half”, unfortunately for him it was even number. Other participants who were pretty close were: Robert B. (90 pieces) and Ad P. from Oirschot & D. B. from Venray (both 93 pieces).

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BAIV launches a new one stop shopping Maintenance Service

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On Sunday February 22nd BAIV BV launches a new and unique Service!

Location of the announcement: the Wheels Swap Market at the Museum Wings of Liberation in Best The Netherlands.
The new Service (with a capital S) consists of pick up, maintenance (and if required overhaul or restauration) and delivery of historic military vehicles from para bike to tank and everything in between.
Our team like to welcome you in Best to present this service and explain how we can be at your service. If you are not able to visit us please feel free to issue an inquiry.
Our target is to get your MV in suburb condition to enjoy the tour and show season 2015.

BAIV BV, Official Sponsor The Final Push 2015.

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Welcome

BAIV_TEAM_BUILDING_2015m05_0800_600dpiBAIV (British American Infantry Vehicles) BV is a Company located in The Netherlands with a well facilitated workshop (800 m2 / 8.600 ft2) in Maarheeze (close to Eindhoven) that supplies, restores and serves historic WW2 Armoured Vehicles & Tanks.

It started with a group of enthusiast in the mid-’90s, however due to the expansion BAIV was founded as a company in 2002 with focus on historical military armoured vehicles and associated equipment.

During the last decades the BAIV crew gathered lots of knowledge with respect to maintenance, restoration and rebuilding military armoured cars, halftracks, tanks and howitzers. Therefore BAIV can help you with identification, supply of parts (N.O.S. and reproduction), modification, support, etc.

This website will give you a general idea of what we can offer you, ongoing projects in our store and items on stock.

If you have a vehicle which need to be maintained or overhauled please do not hesitate to ask an inquiry. We can support you with all kind of repairs & restoration work.

Interested: Please contact us by E-mail, Phone or visit our workshop in Maarheeze on appointment as we do not work with regular opening hours.

PQI: Passion, Quality and In time; that is BAIV!

We can also arrange transportation from and to our workshop including documents.

For more information, please feel free to contact us

Meet our Staff

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BAIV got Letter of Intent from Dutch Railway Museum for the Casco renovation of 2 historic carriages Plan K & D WR

Just before Christmas BAIV received a Letter of Intent for the Casco renovation of 2 unique historic railway carriages! Order was awarded by Mr Peter-Paul de Winter, head of Collections of the Dutch Railway museum

The carriage Plan K was built by the Dutch manufacturer Beijnes Haarlem in the period 1957 – 1958. This specific carriage was, after its intensive service as international train to travel passengers to the sun, the mountains or ski resorts, added to the royal train. In this period it was used to transport Dutch officials and members of the government during state visits of the Queen.

Plan D was in use between 1950 and 1987 by the Dutch Railways. In 1949 the Dutch railways decided to enlarge their fleet with seventy express train carriages who received the type designation Plan D. The order was awarded to Werkspoor and Beijnes This specific carriage was delivered by Beijnes as combined restoration / baggage car with a restoration room for fifteen travelers. Moreover it had a built in bar, a conductor section and even a payphone for possible future installation of wireless (which by-the-way never was realized).

BAIV was selected to execute this unique project by its specific approach and track record. The sustainable restoration of the hull of the carriage K plan, and Plan D-WR will be executed:

  • With the interior remains in the carriage as much as possible,
  • the entire work will be performed in accordance with the applicable regulations and permits,
  • the presence of asbestos insulation (handled in accordance with asbestos regulations),
  • presence of windows, hard to reach areas, etc.,
  • Work must be carried out under a ‘hot work permit’ regime,
  • The Dutch Railway Museum will act as principal.

Work will be executed by the BAIV team in the period January-July 2015 in a facility in Blerick / Venlo, The Netherlands. Formal contract will be signed in January 2015.

A unique project which requires a unique approach and contractor!
By the way: did you know that in the WW-II many US carriage builders were active in production of Tanks?

For more info please contact us