Thursday, 18 January 2024 11:25

Motor Museums in Schramberg, Germany (1) - The Steim Automobile Collection

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Schramberg is a town situated in the eastern Black Forest. As with many other black forest communities, industrialisation began in Schramberg in the 19th century. In 1861 the Junghans clock factory was founded in Schramberg. At the beginning of the 20th century Junghans became the biggest clock factory worldwide with 3000 employees. The founder of the Steim car collection is the entrepreneur Hans-Jochem Steim from Schramberg. Steim is no stranger to the watch industry or the company, having made his fortune through a business manufacturing high precision springs, which had been supplying Nivarox hairsprings to Junghans since the 1930s. Steim, already enthusiastic about automobiles from his youth, bought his first vintage car (a 1928 Ford model A) in the United States in 1977. Gradually, numerous vehicles from various automobile manufacturers from 1902 to the present day were added to his collection.
Friday, 20 October 2023 15:59

30th Spa Six Hours - Francorchamps 27 September-1 October 2023

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For the 30th edition of the Spa Six Hours Meeting the format and time schedule got a facelift and the event was now spread over 5 days. On Wednesday the 27th, the circuit was available for drivers to experience the track during non-timed free practice sessions, while qualifying took place on Thursday the 28th. Friday and Saturday the races were held. Sunday the BEHVA (BElgian Historic Vehicle Association) and organizer Roadbook joined forces to allow oldtimer owners and drivers to enjoy the track.
Wednesday, 30 August 2023 19:55

Oldtimer Grand Prix 11-13 August 2023

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The Oldtimer Grand Prix is "Back on Track". After the cancellation of the event in 2021 due to the flood disaster in the Ahrtal valley there was a restart in 2022 with the 49th edition of this classic race event. From 2022 the AvD (Automobile Club of Germany) stopped organizing this event and two other clubs (CHRSN and HMSC) that already supported this event from the start in 1973, took over the organization. The 50th edition of the Oldtimer Grand Prix still had to deal with a few organizational issues and as a result probably did not fill all of the starting fields. Nevertheless, approximately 500 historic racing cars from almost all eras competed in some exciting races. Weather conditions were fine on Friday with much sunshine, Saturday started with rain but late in the morning the sky cleared and from the afternoon it remained dry. Sunday was cloudy but without rain.
Saturday, 22 July 2023 18:06

Spa-Francorchamps Summer Classic 7-9 July 2023

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The 15th edition of Spa Summer Classic was again an eclectic event as the programme featured cars from the '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s and even the early 2000s. The most important race of the weekend was again the Spa 3 Hours, starting at 19.00 h. and a finish at nightfall. Considered as the 'little sister' of the Spa Six Hours Endurance race, this race welcomes touring cars and GTs built until 1976. The public was be able to visit this event without paying entry fee with access to the whole circuit, including the new stands at the Raidillon curve and the Endurance zone.
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