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Spa Classic 2014 - May 16-18 (Belgium)

Post by Jeroen » Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:33 am

French based Peter Auto once started with the Le Mans Classic event, and this is growing into a whole range of Classic events including Silverstone Classic, Imola Classic, Le Mans Classic and Spa Classic to name but a few. With Spa being my favorite track I try to go there a couple of times each year and this is one of the best occasions one can think of. Group C, the 1950's cigars, and all the flaming BMW's like the M1, too good to miss! I'll be there all 3 days. For an exclusive report on the 2013 edition click here.
Official website: http://peterauto.peter.fr/fr/evenement/ ... pa-Classic

BTW I wil also be at the Le Mans Classic in July, will start a topic on that one at a later stage as well.

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Re: Spa Classic 2014 - May 16-18 (Belgium)

Post by Thegs » Mon May 19, 2014 11:52 pm

Dispite the preperations of the Sharknose Meeting, I would like to share some pictures I made last weekend at the Spa Classic. I visited this event with Jeroen and picked out 3 highlight per day!

Friday, very nice day trying to enjoy all of the cars present. Playing with the setting of my camera to get some nice individual shots of the cars. Tried to add speed to the pictures and I must say that I can't complain.
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Saterday, time for action, including the flamethrowing M1! On of the other guests of our hotel drove a Cuda and if it wasn't hard enough he found time to find us on every piece of track we went.
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Sunday, trying to complete all of the missing pictures. Looking for the most interesting point and find some action shots (the flamethrowing M12 was hard for me!). At all I found some nice spots and compositions, but most of all enjoyed all the cars with special interest for the screaming Mazda 787B!
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In all, a spectacular line-up of cars at a great event, good thing the weather was great! Saw a lot of special cars, made some great pictures, couple of movies (bad quality) and met some great people. More to follow.
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Re: Spa Classic 2014 - May 16-18 (Belgium)

Post by Jeroen » Tue May 20, 2014 1:09 am

Wonderful work Gerwin, and we had a great time indeed!
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Re: Spa Classic 2014 - May 16-18 (Belgium)

Post by Duracel79 » Tue May 20, 2014 9:10 am

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Just seen this for sale in this months MSA magazine.
£POA, so hate to think how much.

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Re: Spa Classic 2014 - May 16-18 (Belgium)

Post by Jeroen » Tue May 20, 2014 9:15 am

Will be dear indeed! It was in action at Spa this weekend btw.
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Re: Spa Classic 2014 - May 16-18 (Belgium)

Post by Jeroen » Wed May 21, 2014 10:09 pm

A few quick pics from me as well. More later even though I have to withold most BMW pics atm for an article in BMW Car.

Vincent Gaye with chief mechanic and his wife. Gaye was unbeatable once again

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Wonderful fat Group 5 935 turbo's

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Ex Michael Schumacher & Mauro Baldi Mercedes-Benz C11

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Pushing it too hard in the F2 class I guess

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Re: Spa Classic 2014 - May 16-18 (Belgium)

Post by Jeroen » Thu May 22, 2014 8:44 am

A few more for now. There's lots more, hope to have some more time to process a few next week.

Dutchmen David Hart and Hans Hugenholtz terribly fast in their Shelby Cobra

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Enough variety in their 60's class

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Still quite a few Porsche's, including this 2.8 RSR

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Wonderful paddock view, pic taken at the start of the Italian Trofeo Nastro Rosso race

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Mean and fast Maserati 300S in the same class (believe 2nd or 3rd overall behind the unbeatable Gaye)

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My favorite but not fast enough to drive up front among the 275's, the 250 GTB, Clive Joy's in this case

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Sideways 275

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Lola T70's

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UR warned! New pads and rotors!

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Just like last year we had great fun with Christophe in his Plymouth Hemicuda. During the race he was able to find us wherever we stood, and point at us! (see Gerwin's pic above)

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More Groep C action, including several ledendary Porsche's 962

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Sound of the weekend was for the four-rotor Mazda 767B from the Werner brothers. Screaming like crazy, the on board video below is a must see

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Finally, a brief video report from Peter Auto

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Re: Spa Classic 2014 - May 16-18 (Belgium)

Post by Thegs » Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:29 pm

So, for tonight I uploaded some pictures of the Heritage Touring Cup at Spa Classic. In action the CSL, E24, 02, some American cars and a couple of other European cars!

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Re: Spa Classic 2014 - May 16-18 (Belgium)

Post by Jeroen » Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:48 pm

Oh yeah! :thumbsup
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Re: Spa Classic 2014 - May 16-18 (Belgium)

Post by Peter V. » Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:46 am

Very nice set of pictures! :thumbsup
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Re: Spa Classic 2014 - May 16-18 (Belgium)

Post by Jeroen » Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:31 am

Added a set of Groep C photo's for the Porsche 956/962 community on Facebook, better share a few more here as well then...

BTW BMW photos and my report will be in BMW Car Magazine's August issue.

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Re: Spa Classic 2014 - May 16-18 (Belgium)

Post by polov8 » Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:12 am

Can we ditch all this modern hybrid crap at Le Mans and just mandate that you can only enter in a 25+ year old Racecar? Sooooo much porn in this thread! :shake
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Re: Spa Classic 2014 - May 16-18 (Belgium)

Post by Jeroen » Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:00 am

I feel exactly the same! I used to do the regular 24 Hours but I stopped when the tdi's and e-trons emerged and moved to the classic stuff. Racecars should rumble and scream!

Last year I was at the regular 24 hrs was in 2006. After seeing and (not!) hearing Audi's tdi I decided it was enough. It's not all bad, most GT2 cars are still old school these days!
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Re: Spa Classic 2014 - May 16-18 (Belgium)

Post by polov8 » Fri Jun 13, 2014 7:02 pm

The manufacturers always argue that it's all to do with promoting new technologies and for environmental reasons, but they seem to forget that it's only the real petrolheads that follow motorsport and pay any damn attention to the technology in the cars, and near as dammit everyone want's real engines!
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Re: Spa Classic 2014 - May 16-18 (Belgium)

Post by Jeroen » Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:34 am

Extensive coverage in the August issue from BMW Car so pick it up at your news stand this Thursday!

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