Expansion of the fleet

Company history

  • 1970

    An experienced driver, Roland Bombeek founded Modern Car. His first regular clients are the British and Australian embassies.

  • 1974

    Modern Car undertakes its first missions for the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Royal Palace.

  • 1978

    The first stretch Mercedes joins the fleet.

  • 1980

    Modern Car purchases its first Mercedes S.

  • 1982

    Modern Car purchases its first 8-seater minibus.

  • 1983

    Modern Car takes care of the transport for the royal family and other personalities at the funeral of King Leopold III of Belgium.

  • 1984

    A prestigious Rolls Royce Shadow I joins the Modern Car fleet.

  • 1984

    Modern Car takes care of the transport for the royal family and other personalities at the wedding of Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz of Belgium.

  • 1984

    The visit of President Reagan marks the start of Modern Car's work with the Embassy of the United States. Since then, Modern Car has been part of the transport arrangements for US Presidents and high level members of the  government visiting Belgium and other.

  • 1984

    Modern Car takes over Auto Confort and the service contract of Carey International Limousine.

  • 1988

    Modern Car acquires its first 20-seater luxury coach.

  • 1993

    Modern Car handles transport for the royal family and other personalities at the funeral of King Baudouin.

  • 1993

    Modern Car purchases a 34-seater luxury coach.

  • 1996

    Modern Car moves from Laeken to its new and bigger headquarters in Jette.

  • 1998

    Roland Bombeek is appointed Official Purveyor to the Court of Belgium.

  • 1999

    Modern Car provides vehicles for the wedding of Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde of Belgium.

  • 2000

    Modern Car secures its biggest one-off contract, for Euro 2000.

  • 2002

    Stéphane Bombeek takes over the management of Modern Car.

  • 2003

    Modern Car provides vehicles for the wedding of Prince Laurent and Princess Claire of Belgium.

  • 2005

    Modern Car adds two Audi A8s to its fleet.

  • 2006

    Mr Roland Bombeek and Mrs Bombeek hand the day-to-day management of the firm over to their son Stéphane.

  • 2007

    Stéphane Bombeek is granted, in turn, the title of Official Purveyor to the Court of Belgium.

  • 2010

    Modern Car becomes part of the international Tristar network.

  • 2011

    The first series 7 BMWs join the Modern Car fleet.

  • 2013

    Modern Car takes over AAAC Limousine services.

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