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Spa Classic 2011

27-29 May 2011
Spa Classic 2011
01/06/2011 -

In the last weekend of May, Spa circuit saw the entry of the historic cars that unlike what has happened since last year, wasn’t concerning the RMU Classic, but a new Spa Classic organized by expert Patrick Peter. This event sponsored by the Royal Automobile Club de Belgique that has intended, after its merger with RMU made on 2 April 2009, to renew an exhibition which has been developing in the years around the participants but disregarding the context needed to draw spectators. Besides the exhibition on the circuit of Ardennes of fantastic vintage cars, Peter concentrated the race on entertainment events like activities devoted both to young and adult people. The adults were walking either in the area for the vintage cars on sale, or the old pits reserved on this occasion for Automobilia, The young could test their ability to drive the ACO small cars, at the wheel of which the luckiest took part at the Little Big Spa, on Saturday evening, by racing the part of the circuit from Bus stop to Eau Rouge, with a real start like Le Mans procedure. Always on Saturday there was the “caisse à Savon” cars, among which some vehicles, decidedly rudimentary, were set against refined single-seaters fitted with triangles placed over the four wheels. As a demonstration of such a high technology it’s necessary to point out the top speed of 104 km/h got on the bottom of the Eau Rouge (the track was run on the opposite way). As declared by Peter himself, the event will take place every year, going on to be presumably raced in May, due to the short period of the fine weather conditions in Belgium, and will have as a target to attract a progressive number of spectators to the races to let them admire the fantastic cars designed in the past, offering days devoted to races and entertainment: 10.000 spectators of this year have been a good visiting card.









article by Marco Zanello
Photo Giacomo Zanello - Marco Zanello

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