Preview: The Spa Classic 2014
Spa-Francorchamps will host the 4th edition of the Spa-Classic organised by Peter Auto fro France, during the weekend of May 16th, 17th and 18th. Since 2011, the year that saw birth of one of Europe’s greatest historic motorsports events, the event has grown in stature, experience and maturity. The epic scenery of the Ardennes region, combined with the unique shapes and sounds from cars that have written history throughout the world, settle down for a thrill ride on the Ardennes rollercoaster.
Seven epic starting grids are presented over the three days of racing, including Classic Endurance Racing, one of Europe’s best historic motorsports series featuring sportscars and GT’s from the late sixties to the late seventies. From the UK Group C Racing is present featuring a vast grid of unique prototypes that bring back the golden days of endurance racing to the Ardennes. Fans of historic touring cars and GTs will be treated with a large field gathered into Sixties Endurance. If you’re passion lies within Italian Sports and GTs from the late fifties until 1965 you must come and see the cars that from the Trofeo Nastro Rossa, promoted by Peter Auto. Besides these Italian beauties, this year will see some Aston Martin DB GT and DB4 GT Zagato are invited to compete against Italian rivals.
Last year, Peter Auto introduced the Spa Endurance Tourisme grid to tribute the Spa 24 Hours. The brand new Heritage Touring Cup takes us back to the glory years of touring car racing (1966-1984) featuring cars such as the BMW 3.0 CSL, BMW 635i, Ford with both the Escort and Capri and many others. From the UK, the Historic Motor Racing News U2TC is present including pre-66 under two-litre Touring Cars, including the BMW 2002, Ford Lotus Cortina and Alfa Romeo Giulia. Last but not least, the British HSCC organisation is back in Belgium featuring the Historic Formula 2 Championship including legendary classic F2 cars such as the Ralt RT1, March 782, Chevron B34 etc.
For the second-time in a row the well known British auction house Bonhams will be present at the Spa Classic. Over fifty cars will be offered for sale. More information about this great event, ticketing and programme can be found here.
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