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A Stunning 33-Car Group C Grid will Rock at the 8th Spa Classic!

Submitted by on May 15, 2018

© Marcel Hundscheid / Speed-O-Graphica.com

The eighth edition of the Spa Classic is right around the corner. Spa-Francorchamps is set to host the 2018 event, organised by Peter Auto France, over the weekend of the 18th, 19th and 20th of May and it’s bringing a magnificent collection of motoring machinery to the Ardennes rollercoaster.

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. Set amongst the epic scenery of the Ardennes region, it will see cars that have written history throughout the world settle down for a thrill ride on the iconic circuit. Last year a record crowd of 20,000 spectators found their way to the track.

Nine grids will be presented over the three days of racing, including a stunning 33-car grid in Group C set to bring the golden days of endurance racing back to the Ardennes roller coaster. Taking a closer look at the entry list reveals two Peugeot 905 EV1Bs, a Jaguar XJR12, a XJR8, A XJR11, two XJR14s, seven Porsche 962s and a Porsche 956 to name just a few.

Classic Endurance Racing, one of Europe’s best historic motorsports series, returns this year. The series features sportscars and GTs from the late sixties to the late seventies and will be present with 51 cars in CER1 and 36 cars in CER2.

Back in 2014 Peter Auto introduced touring cars to pay tribute to the Spa 24 Hours. Since that moment the Heritage Touring Cup has been another highlight of the weekend, taking us back to the glory years of touring car racing (1966-1984). An epic 45 car grid will fill the circuit with cars like the BMW CSL, BMW 635csi, Ford Capri, Ford Escort and others.

The Euro F2 Classic has seen a particularly impressive entry that includes Formula 2 cars, Formula B and Formula Atlantic cars from 1967 to 1978, as well as Sixties Endurance making up a massive 77 car grid.

If your passion lies with Italian Sports and GTs from the late fifties until 1965 you must come and see The Greatest Trophy, promoted by Peter Auto. Besides these Italian beauties, this year will see some Aston Martin DB 2 Vantage, a Porsche Abarth Carrera and a Osca 2000 invited to compete against different Ferraris, Bizzarrinis and Alfa Romeos.

Last, but definitely not least, are the Modern Manufacturer Series, a demonstration grid for GTs and prototypes from the 1990s to the 2000s.

More information about this great event, ticketing and programme can be found here.

© Marcel Hundscheid / Speed-O-Graphica.com

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