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Historic Motor Racing / Spa 6 Hours

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Historic Motor Racing in Europe is very popular nowadays. In earlier articles published on IPA we featured the Spa Classic in Belgium as well as the Oldtimer Grand Prix on the Nürburgring. In Belgium, France, Germany and the UK, big classic motor racing events are held yearly. In this article we feature the Spa 6 Hours race, unique in it’s kind and very popular amongst historic racing drivers and fans.

650 historic cars, ranging from 1960’s GTs to brute CanAm ...

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Golden Era Of Historic Sports Car Racing-Group C

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As I have already described in my previous articles, historic motorsports is hot, throughout the world. One of the greatest championships in history was the legendary Group C category. In this article we would like to give readers a taste of the history, development and cars featured in the golden era of sports car racing, flavoured by brands such as Porsche, Jaguar, Mercedes, Toyota etc.

 

The FIA introduced Group C as a category in ...

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100th Anniversary of the Belgian Air Force

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The Belgian Air Force celebrated it’s 100th anniversary last September, featuring a large airshow, almost unique of it’s kind in Europe. Besides the 100th anniversary, the Belgian Air Force also celebrated the 40th anniversary of the F-16 Fighting Falcon, Belgium’s front line fighter.

The event took place at Kleine Brogel, a municipality fairly close to the Dutch border and ...

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Bosch Hockenheim Historic Motor Racing – Jim Clark Revival

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Historic motor racing is very popular in Europe. Amongst the ever-growing amount of events is the Bosch Hockenheim Historic – Jim Clark Revival, hosted on the Hockenheimring in Germany.

TRACK

The track was originally built-in 1932 using roads in the forest as an alternative to the Wildpark-Circuit in Karlsruhe. The Hockenheimring was used for motorcycle racing and was expanded to be used as test track for Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union in 1936.

Originally, the track was eight kilometres ...

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Historic Auto Rally – Legend Boucles de Spa

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For more than half a decade, the Boucles de Spa is one of Belgium’s most important rallies. To go back in time we have to take a look at the year 1953, the first year of this legendary event. Big international names such as Stig Blomqvist, Tony Pond and Björn Waldegard claimed victory in the past.

In 2006 the event transformed into the Legend Boucles de Spa, in fact a regularity test for rally cars from ...

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Europe’s Spa Classic 2013 Motor Race

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One of the best classic motorsports events on the European mainland is without doubt the Spa Classic. Organised by the well known Peter Auto Organisation from France the event started originally in 2011 but since then has grown out to one of the most popular classic racing events throughout Europe.

The 2013 event held in the weekend of May 24th until May 26th gathered 9 different fields including legendary Group C cars, protoypes, sportscars ...

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Bosch Hockenheim Historic 2013

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The Assignment

Some weeks ago I had my first editorial assignment of the new motorsports season starting in Germany. I decided to leave very early to get in time at the Hockenheimring in the southwest of Germany, approximately 320 kms away from my hometown in the Netherlands. Around the 20th april you should aspect nice spring temperatures but not this time. I left that morning at 4.00 am local time with temperatures around 2°C….

When I arrived in Hockenheim I ...

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