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Saturday, 15 June 2024 14:38

Nürburgring Classic 24-26 May 2024

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A week before the ADAC 24 hours endurance race at the Nordschleife, the sixth edition of the ADAC Nürburgring Classic was held from 24 to 26 May on the legendary Nordschleife and Grand Prix Track. Despite the initially changeable weather, over 800 participants took part in seven different racing series and numerous special races on Saturday and Sunday in partly bright sunshine! During this weekend the long version of the Grand Prix was used including the AMG Arena, Goodyear corner and the Veedol chicane.
Friday, 07 June 2024 19:38

Spa Classic by Peter Auto - 17-19 May 2024

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Peter Auto specialised in the organisation of races, rallies and events linked to the classic car world, created the Spa-Classic in 2011 on the drivers’ favourite circuit Spa-Francorchamps. This event has grown progressively to become one of Europe’s most important historic racing events. All nine race series organized by Peter Auto were at Spa-Francorchamps to compete, in total 313 racing cars. Each serie has its own clear identity defined by certain period and type of car. These include sports prototypes, touring cars, grand touring cars and sports cars from the 1950s to 2011. It all started with practice sessions and qualifications on Friday in quite bad weather conditions which got so worse around six p.m. that further practices and qualifications were cancelled. Saturday started with a drizzle but during the day the weather got better and better. Sunday started cloudy but in the afternoon the clouds began to drop and the sun got shining brightly.
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.
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