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Spa 6 Hours races 2012

Postby Jeroen » Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:16 pm

Stopped by at the legendary Spa Francorchamps track in Belgium last weekend (my all time favorite track) for the Spa Six Hours race festival. Here's a start on the photos... kicking off with a few snaps from the Historic Motor Racing News U2TC class

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Over to the historic F1 cars, already saw a lot of Lotus stuff in the pitlane area...

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But in action is much more fun! Williams FW07 as driven back then by Alan Jones,
Carlos Reutemann, Keke Rosberg and Mario Andretti in 1981 and 1982

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Nice bunch with up front the Benetton Tyrrell 012 (1983) of Michele Alboreto and Danny Sullivan

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Ligier JS21 (1983, left) of Jean-Pierre Jarier and Raul Boesel

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March 711 (1971) ex Ronnie Petterson and Henri Pescarolo

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JPS Lotus 92/5 (1983) ex Nigel Mansell / Elio de Angelis

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More to come!
Regards/groeten, Jeroen

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Re: Spa 6 Hours races 2012

Postby problemchild75 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:28 pm

may mate was racing last weekend in this.
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Re: Spa 6 Hours races 2012

Postby TopCat » Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:13 pm

Surprised you haven't mentioned the huge pileup

in the 1 hour master's race (maybe differnt weekend?):

here's the damage to Butch's sister car- "Big Blue":
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Herewith Race Report:
"Following our trip to Spa, Butch has lost the sympathy vote! His dent is a mere flesh wound compared to what poor old Big Blue has just been through! There was an eleven car accident caused by a Jaguar engine blowing up and the whole contents of the oil tank coating the track. NO oil flags were put out! Only Big Blue limped home under his own steam; the rest had to wait for the trailer.
Masters Top Hat Race, 7 minutes from end of 60 minute race.
Chris Scragg’s Jag XJ12 Coupe blew its engine and took out the oil tank. He ended up in the gravel trap.
Oil coated the track like a sea. No oil flags were put out.
38 seconds later, the pack comes round the corner fighting hard and carnage! The Camaro hit the Jag broadside in the gravel.
Eleven cars in total seriously damaged, only the Camaro drove back to the pits. An Aston Martin DB6 completely destroyed. Fortunately no one seriously hurt.
We had just taken a late pit stop and had completed one full lap and were on the second when it happened. So on countback we came away with second overall.
Will be interesting to see what Autosport has to say this week"

Oh Dear! Just shows how strong the Camaro is! they were insured and you can buy a new shell for $13k to reshell the car
The Aston costs £300,000 to reshell before work starts!!
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Re: Spa 6 Hours races 2012

Postby Jeroen » Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:38 pm

I believe that happened on Sunday and I was only there on Sat. But that's not something you'd want to witness!
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Re: Spa 6 Hours races 2012

Postby Jeroen » Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:51 pm

Over to the 6h race...

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Shelby Mustang 350GT

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Cute Giulia TZ

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Shelby Cobra

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The TVR Griffith of the McInerney's that we already know from their ProCar M1

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Ginetta G4

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GT40 driven by Emanuele Pirro

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Driver change at the Griffith

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AM DP 214

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Ultrafast Corvette Grand Sport but that car redefines butt ugly!
Never mind the background :wink:

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Griffith comes in tilted backwards, at first I think of a flat but nope, he broke a hub and lost a wheel!

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Playing with B/W and unsharpness for a vintage effect

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Regards/groeten, Jeroen

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Re: Spa 6 Hours races 2012

Postby Peter V. » Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:26 pm

That mustang had a big dent also.
Gr Peter V.

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Re: Spa 6 Hours races 2012

Postby Danny043 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:24 am

Great pictures and great cars! Thanks for sharing.

This Porsche looks funny. Could this man not find some larger lights to fill the gaps :lol:

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Re: Spa 6 Hours races 2012

Postby Jeroen » Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:40 am

Thanks. The owner of the Porsche didn't want to go great lengths just to have some extra light for one night race, the lights are already out again...
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