During the weekend of May 27th, 28th and 29th Spa-Francorchamps hosted for the very first time the Spa Classic, a historic meeting organised by the well known French Peter Auto organisation. As expected the event was very much appreciated by both its performers as well as 10.000 enthusiastic spectators. The event hosted no less thans seven different races, featuring historic gt's (Sixties Endurance) historic touring cars and gt's (Asave and Group 1), pre-66 Italian Sports & GTs (Trofeo Nastro Rosso), Prototypes from 1966-1972 and gt's from 1966-1974 (Classic Endurance Racing 1), Prototypes from 1973-1979 and gt's from 1973-1975 (Classic Endurance Racing), Sports Cars from the eighties (Group C Racing) and historic F1, Indy Cars, GP2´s and single seaters from the World Series by Nissan and Renault (BOSS GP). The weather conditions at Spa were varying from rain on Friday and quite low temperatures during the morning to brilliant sunshine on both Saturday and Sunday afternoons including spring-like temperatures.
Peter Auto and the Royal Motor Union proved that the Spa Classic, a brand new event, had a lot of potential for the nearby future. Without doubt this was one of the better classic events on the international historic motorsports calendar. In a statement Peter Auto claimed that the Spa Classic will be back in 2012 for a greater and even better event.
© Marcel Hundscheid