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Previewing the 2019 Spa Classic

Submitted by on May 13, 2019

By Marcel Hundscheid / Speed-O-Graphica

The Spa Classic is one of the major European events in the 2019 historic motor racing calendar, and the 9th edition is just around the corner, coming up over the 17th to 19th of May. The 2019 event will be organised and hosted by Peter Auto and see eight Peter Auto grids entering the famous Spa-Francorchamps race track situated in the Belgian Ardennes region.

Crowd pullers include Group C racing prototypes and the Heritage Touring Cup, a tribute to the famous Spa 24 Hours for Touring Cars. With an impressive 41 car grid featuring, amongst others, several BMW CSLs, 635 CSis, 2002s, different Ford Escorts, Mustangs and Capris it will take the crowd back to the famous endurance races in the Ardennes during the seventies and eighties.

Two dozen Endurance Racing Legends are expected, including a Bentley Speed 8, different Porsches, a Saleen, Marcos LM600, a Ferrari 333SP and some Chrysler Viper GTS-Rs to name just a few.

Classic Endurance Racing is divided into two big grids.  CER1 is open to GTs from 166-1974 and Prototypes from 1966-1971, and CER2 is open to GTs from 1972-1981 and prototypes from 1973-1981. Expected are nearly 50 cars in CER1 and nearly 40 in CER2, including Lola T70, different Porsches, Chevrons, Ferraris, BMWs, Lola prototypes and many, many more.

Other major Peter Auto grids include the 2.0L Cup, a single make grid reserved for 2-litre short chassis early Porsche 911s, prepared in accordance with FIA pre-66 regulations. The biggest grid of the weekend is provided by Sixties Endurance. Over 70 pre-63 Sports and pre-66 GTs will take possession of the Ardennes rollercoaster featuring a wide range of golden oldies.

Last, but surely not least, is the Greatests Trophy, a series that is open to the exceptional cars that marked the major endurance events of the 50s and 60s such as different Ferraris and Maseratis, Alfa Romeo TZ, Mercedes-Benz 300SL, Porsche 550 and more.

The 2019 Spa Classic will be held over the 17th to 19th of May. Bookmark your calendar for this not to missed three days event at one of the most beautiful race tracks in the world. Tickets can be bought online here.

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