HOME OF THE FINEST VAN LOON
STRAIN IN THE WORLD TODAY DIRECT FROM THE LOFTS OF LOUIS VAN
LOON OF POPPEL, BELGIUM
Truly the name of Louis Van
Loon will go down in history as one of the greatest breeders and
champions, Belgium has ever known. In 1995 Tony Rossi went
direct to Louis Van Loon and purchased 117 direct Van Loon
Imports. This importation represented the cream of his loft. The
most important fact is we arrived at the right moment and quite
honestly were ahead of our time. We are confident that we left
Belgium with undoubtable the greatest collection of Van Loon
blood possible. We can only prove this with our results. To say
the least our race results and Van Loons sent to friends across
the United States have been nothing short of fantastic. Of the
117 original Van Loon imports brought into this country most
were just average pigeons. Culling the average birds and not
selling them has been one of our Golden Rules. The cream that
came to the top was phenomenal, yes the number of super Van Loon
breeders are few and select, but they are truly the best.
Girl" "202" - 1st Chicago vs. 1855 birds,
1st Chicago vs. 1921 birds, 8th Chicago vs. 1523 birds,
38th Chicago vs. 1317 birds.
"249" -1st Ace Pigeon for Tony Rossi Canadian
magazine, 1st Chicago vs. 1572 birds, 4th NVC vs. 1320
birds, 10th Chicago vs. 1683 birds.
Many authorities claim
that the "Pure Van Loons" were gone twenty years ago!
They claim that Van Loon crossed his birds, hence they are not
the same quality. We asked Louie Van Loon if this was true? Mr.
Van Loon said "Ridiculous, these are the same birds I won
with for the last forty years!" Personally, I could care
less! What is important to me is if they win; and believe me, I
have winning Van Loons. The truth of the matter is that these
authorities donít even race their pigeons! Those that do
usually have a whole bunch of excuses on race day. We have no
excuses, just fantastic results! Would you care to see some
results? In l998 Tony Rossi sent out approx. 150 30 day old
young pigeons to ten separate lofts in different combines. These
kits were Van Loon or Janssen Van Loon via Frank Aarts of
Holland. These are a few results!
- Dave Baker, Chicago, IL First Average
Speed Club, 2nd Average Speed Chicago Combine, First Champ.
Loft, 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 vs. 1711 pigeons.
- Mike Dagostino, New York Metro
Combine. First Club Average Speed, First Combine Average
Speed, Two First Combines vs. 1700 pigeons.
- Pieper & Rossi, North Valley
Combine, First Club Average Speed, First NVC Fed. Average
Speed. Four First Federations.
- Bob Barnes Jr., Detroit three First
Combine Winners, Bird Of The Year.
- Bob Barnes Sr., Detroit First Combine
Average. Speed, Powder Puff Winner for my daughter Marie.
$2500 first. Thank you Bob!
- Mike Radkovic, Indiana First Hoosier
classic won $1000 for Rossi, many Firsts with Van Loons!
- Dan Sounagorio, L.I., N.Y. First
Club, First Combine Average Speed Super Van Loon Flying.
- Pieper Brothers, Milw., Wl Many
Firsts, Series Three Champion Birds 1,2,3; First and Second
Ace Bird Combine.
Birds scored in every loft that we sent
to. Most lofts best birds in their loft. We cannot print all
names due to space. You should see 1997 results, OUTSTANDING.
- - Thoroughbred Magazine
GENUINE FRANK AARTS
It is a fact that the loft of
Frank Aarts is one of the best racing lofts in Europe today. His
National and Provincial wins have his competition calling Frank
"The Terror Of Tilburg" and "The Dutch
Destroyer". I will not bore you with his results, because I
could fill volumes, but I will say this: In almost 40 years that
I have been involved with pigeons, I can truthfully say, the
Aarts birds are sensational. I will not list Frank Aarts
results, but I will show you my results flying his pigeons. In
1994 and 1995 I visited Mr. Aarts and imported 155 pigeons
direct from his loft. As with the Van Loons, I will be truthful
and say that the vast majority were just average. These birds
were culled, not sold. That is our rule. After four years we
have just the super pairs left, winning breeding pairs only. We
imported birds from three other world famous lofts from
1992-1995. Importing and testing over 300 imports was like a
prospector sifting for gold. So as you can see, we have not
taken any short cuts, our search for the best has been hard,
tedious and expensive but, WE HAVE STRUCK GOLD!
- Sire "152" Daveís Best, 1st AU Hall of
Fame 1996 - For Dave Baker, Sire: 3000 1st FDL. Auction
race Winner 1997, Super breeder.
Best "152" - 1st AU Hall of fame for 1996
Y.B.ís for Dave Baker, 2nd Chicago vs. 777 birds, 5th
Chicago vs. 1572 birds, 17th Chicago vs. 979 birds, etc.
I am very fortunate to
have very good friends. Fred and Gerry Pieper of Milwaukee, Dave
Baker of Chicago, Bob Barnes Jr. and Sr. of Detroit, Mike
Dagostino of CT., Dan Bounagorio of New York, Mike Radkovic of
Indiana. These men have trusted my judgement and opinions from
start to finish. They honestly tested my pigeons against their
own and the rest is now history. These men have not only sent me
their results but also the winning pigeons! How about Dave
Bakers "152" First A.U. Hall of Fame winner, or
"202" two first Combine wins, Dave placed them back in
my stock! Bob Barnes won Bird Of The Year plus two first
Combines; he placed the bird back in my stock loft! Mike
Dagostino of CT, flying from a location that no loft in forty
years could win from, won two first Combines and Aver- age Speed
against the tough Metropolitan Combine of New York. Mike lives
50 - 60 miles longer then his competition! Mike sent me his two
Combine winners plus his best three, all Janssen-Van Loons!
Pieper Bros., gave me for stock, four N.V.C. Federation winners
this year, Mike Radkovic gave me his two-tier winner and Hoosier
Futurity winner. To say the least, my stock loft is not weak!!
After breeding ten first Chicago
Federation winners against up to 1950 pigeons in 1996 and 1997
for Pieper Bros., Dave Baker and Tony Rossi. The Kenosha Club
decided to join the North Valley Combine of lllinois. Dave Baker
chose to stay with the Chicago Combine, Tony Rossi decided to
take his family to Europe for the Summer, leaving poor Fred
Pieper to "Hold The Ship" against many super
All-American Lofts. The North Valley Federation Race remained
the focussed race between the many-clubs. The "B" race
was for extra trainers and more important, the junior flyers,
(Approx. 20%). Honestly, we placed no importance on the
"B" race, and did not participate. All results listed
are the actual N.V.C. Federation race results. Keep in mind that
the Pieper-Rossi Loft longest flying loft in the federation
during one of the hottest years we can remember. Well Pieper
-Rossi started with 50 young Van Loon Janssen pigeons. Our first
race, 157 miles vs. 862 pigeons. Pieper-Rossi won First
Federation out ahead by 27ypm. This pure Van Loon is a full
sister to bakers "202" Two First Combines in 1997! Our
next win was the fourth race of the season flying 226 miles in
extreme heat (90 plus degrees) Pieper-Rossi took the top five
spots vs. 629 birds. All five birds came alone. Our first bird
beat the next generation loft in 6th place by 175ypm. or almost
half an hour! The seventh race we again topped the federation.
This race was 315 miles vs. 571 pigeons, and again very hot and
humid. Would you believe 26 minutes of 97 ypm ahead of the next
bird. This cock hit the loft in a daze, it was that HOT! The
last race of the season was the most memorable. This was the
weekend of October 4, 1998. Smashes were reported all over the
U.S. 656 pigeons were released along with the "B" race
birds for a total liberation of 1088 pigeons. The reason for the
joint liberation was heavy overcast and 30mph. headwinds. You
guessed it Pieper-Rossi first and fourth federation overall A
and B combined. 6 federation daybirds and 7 "B" race
daybirds. We were ahead by four minutes but our bird had to fly
25 miles more into a 30 mph headwind. The Pieper-Rossi Loft won
first Average Speed in the tough North Valley Combine by a 87ypm
margin. To say the least, we were pleased! All Four Federation
Winners Are Now At Stock At The Rossi Loft.
- - Thoroughbred Magazine