UMM Entrepreneur (1985). Johan Mulder's quirky all-terrain vehicle

UMM Entrepreneur (1985)

According to Johan Mulder, you should pay attention in your life to everything that gives you pleasure and owning an all-terrain vehicle, the UMM Entrepreneur, which you hardly see anymore, is part of it. 

By: Dirk de Jong

Sometimes you have to be willing to take risks and do something to satisfy the desire to own an all-terrain vehicle that practically no longer drives in the Netherlands. And that is really this UMM Entrepreneur.

Meaningful challenge

In a conversation with Johan Mulder, he spoke enthusiastically about his work and about his UMM. “My all-terrain vehicle was originally a French village blacksmith design, with the rights later sold to the Portuguese. My robust off roader BZ 28 ND (Entrepreneur 4,94 X) can deliver excellent performance under difficult conditions. He is not afraid of muddy paths or cart tracks full of potholes. On my license plate the vehicle category is: company car. But it also states that there are special purposes as a camper ”.

The car history

The UMM Entrepreneur was imported in 1988. The second Dutch owner immediately extended the car and built in an interior to get a camper registration. The nice thing was that the criterion for the motorhome license plate of 30 years ago was valid. Requirements were only a place to sleep and a cooking facility. The original engine was from Peugeot. It was later exchanged for a new Mercedes 3 liter, 5 cylinder for more power. The UMM Entrepreneur is assembled from parts from Peugeot, Volvo and the Jeep CJ7. You could compare the car to a Unimog. It was used by the Portuguese army and proved suitable for agriculture. The sheet metal is no less than 2 mm thick and the excellent condition of today is due to the fact that it has been stored in a heated garage for 25 years.

Johan Mulder as an artist

Do you have that now? An endless admiration for artists, for fascinating and colorful people? Johan Mulder is creatively gifted. A creative artist who has the ability to create art, painting animals, landscapes and still lifes can move him ( What strikes us as classic enthusiasts in this meeting is that he can also surprise by his special and quirky all-terrain vehicle UMM Entrepreneur. In this version he is the only one in the Netherlands and perhaps also in Europe, and exclusively for Auto Motor Klassiek to put it in the limelight. 

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  1. You never see them. There even seems to have been a Pope mobile made by UMM with armor body and bullet-resistant glass, which means that it is the only one that can stand next to the Mercerdes G-class.

    In Portugal they seem to drive around with bushes. Not here.

    Do you know what another forgotten pure all-terrain vehicle brand is? ARO, from Romania. At my place in town, the garage owner drove it around for fun, plowing through woods and heather, mud and snow like it was a highway. But the ARO also died out.

    And the Lada Niva is so crazy overloaded here that it became priceless.

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