The Oldtimer Grand Prix at the Nürburgring has for many years been one of the most important race meetings for veteran automobiles worldwide.No wonder that year in, year out, owners bring their precious racing machines back for one iof the fifteen different comprtition events. This year around 61,000 historic car enthusiasts drove to the Eifel area to experience a journey back in time of motor racing. Unfortunately, this year the event was interrupted again by heavy rain. To our advantage though, this made the races that much more exciting.
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Two of the great names of British Motor Engineering are gone from us. Within days of each other Ron Hickman, O.B.E. and Ben Rood of Cosworth Engineering have passed away. Each made unique contributions to the world of motor engineering.
The Spa Summer classic is a generous race meeting for various categories of historic and classic cars in endurance and sprint races. This year several race series from the UK, Germany and Belgium were invited by the Belgium organizers Roadbook. The huge amount of entries forced the organization to combine some of the race seires July 2-4 2010
This year it’s the 18th edition of The Spa Six Hours event. Down the years this excellent meeting has grown to be one of the most interesting and biggest historic race-events in Europe. Attending the Spa Six Hours for the last 7 years I have experienced the changeability of the weather in the Ardennes so before taking off from Holland I looked at the weather reports and they didn’t look too promising so I was prepared for rain. Arriving Friday morning at Francorchamps it had just started raining but in the afternoon it became dry. Saturday the weather turned out fine but during the six hour race at just after eightin the evening it started to rain and it poured down heavily for the final ninety minutes of the race. Sunday was even worse as it rained almost the whole day.