Spa 6 Hours 2017

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klan8456

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Wednesday 18th September 2019
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Anyone heading over for this year's event?

dinkel

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Thursday 19th September 2019
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I have to pass and will attend in 2020 wink Enjoy!

FARP

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Thursday 10th October 2019
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Just returned from the Spa 6 Hours, for those thinking of going next year check out the “ Warm Up “ staged on the Thursday night by the Belguim Car Club BFOV. This event has to be pre booked using the forms on the Spa Francorchamp website. For 60 euros you get a 3 day entry pass to the event, 2 course meal in the Spa Paddock hotel with a glass of bubbly and 4 drink vouchers and three parade laps of the circuit, technically this was open to cars over 25yrs old but there were lots of cars much newer than that.
We found it excellent value for money and would recommend it to any one.

dinkel

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Thursday 10th October 2019
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Great to hear: linky?

dinkel

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Saturday 4th January 2020
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Porsche 917 rear: real or fake?


Always an impressive sight: Eau Rouge.


More Porsche: racing 356 gem.

dinkel

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Saturday 14th March 2020
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On with the show:

Words fail to describe how much I like this Ford GT Targa Florio Roadster. Hard to get to the car...


The obvious art shot.


There's big and there's small. And then there's the MGB: still agreat choice for the brave to race classic endurance.

dinkel

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Monday 18th May 2020
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Historic racer Karsten LeBlanc in the Spa 6 Hours 2017 paddocks.


Some kind of wonderful.


Lightweight Lotus saving 12 kgs of paint.

dinkel

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Sunday 2nd August 2020
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Awesome: hero award for the pilot who choose the red Jag to compete in!


Twyman Racing cars always look so damn good it hurts my eye and soul. How about this Lotus 11?


Aston DB4 GT yum. Amazing these cars are thrown in to dogfight in the historic grids.

dinkel

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Tuesday 24th November 2020
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My directory keeps on giving:

Fantastic looking Allard racer in the much loved Woodcote Trophy race.


Ex-Jim Clark Jaguar D-type.


Now there's a Lister Jag you won't see every day.

dinkel

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Tuesday 9th February 2021
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Typical Spa Six Hours scenery. Chevron B8 probably with BMW Power in.


Olly Bryant in the family Mog.


Monkey mopeds are a longtime paddock trend. This one looks like one of the more special editions...


Classic Big Healey entrance.


Hero car in the Saloon grid.

dinkel

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Tuesday 1st June 2021
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Now here's a special car: The Neil Twyman Lotus Breadvan. It's a great idea and it looks fantastic! - British racing driver Graham Capel noticed the Bizzarrini, Drogo, Neri and Bonacini Breadvan designs and decided to try their trick on his Lotus 11. Legend car!


I see bits of Costin in there. Imagine a road legal version! Lovely Plumstead Racing livery.


More four-cylinder Coventry Climax madness: this is an original 11. Craig Twyman on the left. Full Twyman Racing story here:
https://petrolicious.com/articles/retrace-the-evol...

dinkel

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Wednesday 30th June 2021
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Typical Spa Six Hours atmosphere: walk tru pits and racing cars everywhere.


Lotus Europa, TVR 3000M and Datsun 240Z prove that million Dollar cars are nice and all that but the more budget category stands out at least as much. Imagine these in your garage!


The ex-Jim Clark Jaguar D-type is such a million Dollar car. Here, looking at the famous Eau Rouge corner and steep hill.


Very long ago these 3 chaps used this car to dominate the tracks. Ask a young F1 fan who they were and what they mean today.


Missus Dinkel has made her choice from the Woodcote Trophy grid.

dinkel

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Monday 6th September 2021
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Insanely cool Lola Mk1 is quicker than a period Lotus.


Historic racer ace Karsten LeBlanc in his big four pot Healey. Reto racer in de backdrop.


The rare Reto closer up. Cool thing I don't know anything about.

dinkel

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Saturday 6th November 2021
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Awesome Project Aston https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aston_Martin_DP212 & https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aston_Martin_DP214 & https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aston_Martin_DP215 Wolfgang Freidrichs has the real DP214 and races this replica car. Quite a sight!


Late 50s / early 60s Alfa Romeo Sprint is a track beauty. Not the quickest.


Humble Porsche 356 Coupe. Anyone who says this is a Beetle with a pretty body needs to wash their mouths. A 356 is a jewel to drive. The balance!


The famous Neil Twyman Custard Climax. Lotus 11 covered in patina. It's small and light and has only a 100 ps Climax fourpot. Nuff to make bigger cars cry.


Woodcote Trophy cars are my favorites. When I sell my chain of Michelin Star restaurants I will buy a few 50s racers to look at, to cherish and to race. This looks like a Costin Lister thingy, probably with Jaguar tech hidden.

dinkel

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Sunday 7th November 2021
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Pretty 2:41 BMW CSL jewel. driven by the Halusa bros.


Martin Stretton never fails to amaze with his immaculate Cobra. Rene Arnoux had a go too.


Flaming 3:12 M. Rossi di Montelera Porsche 911 2 litre.


Andrew Smith and Olly Bryant choose a superb weapon to attack the track.


Bates bros RSR arse.