More than 22,000 enthusiasts arrived to admire the 430 historic racing cars and drivers battling it out last weekend at one of the world’s most iconic race tracks – Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. Weather was definitely a factor for the drivers as the eastern-Belgian circuit saw a bit of everything. Few were deterred, though, as the moments of rain added a welcome challenge and picturesque scenes.
The Halusa family (Martin & Lukas) piloted their 1954 Jaguar D-Type to victory in the 80-minute Fifties Legends race. Photo: Fotorissima / Peter Auto
Max and Andrew Banks (1968 McLaren M6B) dominated the CER1 race starting from pole position. Photo: PhotoClassicRacing.com / Peter Auto
A damp start to the 2.0L Cup race. Photo: Fotorissima / Peter Auto
The show was not only on the track, but also in the village where more than 800 club cars were on display, along with fanfare and activities throughout the weekend.
Former F1 and Belgian racing driver, Eric van de Poele recalled, “For the public, it’s fantastic to see these cars on the track again, to hear them. For us to pilot them, the idea is not to go after the last hundredth of a second at all costs or to overtake madly. Though, throughout this weekend, there are many great races.”
Kriton Lendouis piloted this 1990 Mercedes-Benz C11 to victory in Group C’s race #2. Photo: Fotorissima / Peter Auto
Night racing was no problem for the Sixties Endurance race and this 1963 Shelby Cobra 289 that topped the podium. Photo: Fotorissima / Peter Auto
Emile Breittmayer finished second in class aboard this 1981 BMW M1 Procar. Photo: PhotoClassicRacing.com / Peter Auto
Shaun Lynn (2003 Bentley Speed 8) finished P3 in class for Endurance Racing Legends Race #2. Photo: PhotoClassicRacing.com / Peter Auto
Greatest Trophy racers add the soundtrack to a quaint Belgian day. Photo: PhotoClassicRacing.com / Peter Auto
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