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Once a year the German ADAC (Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobilclub e.V) settles down at Circuit Zolder in the north eastern part of Belgium. The track originally built in 1963 and hosted the Formula 1 from 1975 to 1982. The late Gilles Villeneuve died during qualifying on this track. The track is also known as Circuit Terlaemen and measures 4.011 km in length. Between 2006 and now Zolder hosted a Champ Car World Series Grand Prix as well as rounds from the FIA GT and FIA WTCC championships. During the weekend of August 18th and August 19th the ADAC, Germany’s and Europe’s largest automobile club with more than 18 million members, hosted their annual race meeting in Zolder. Mainly European touring cars and GT’s from the sixties, seventies and eighties filled the different grids such as Alfa Romeo, BMW, Ford, Opel, Porsche, Triumph etc. Weather conditions were sunny and dry but temperatures exceeded the mid thirty’s. Especially drivers had to cope with extreme temperatures in their cars reaching sixty degrees Celsius and more! Spectators could enjoy participation of the STT Spezial Tourenwagen Trophy, CTT Cup und Tourenwagen Trophy /BMW Challenge, Youngtimer Trophy/Triumph Competition, Dunlop FHR Langstreckencup and  Belgian Youngtimers Cup

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