The fifth edition of the Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort was again a fantastic event for motorsport enthusiasts. The weekend offered spectacular races of formula cars, saloon cars and GTs, trade stands with interesting automobilia and expositions of rare motorcars. Around 30.000 visitors found their way to the circuit in the dunes. The weather conditions on Friday and Saturday were fine and although the weather forecast for Sunday was not that positive, most of the Sunday was dry with just two short moments of rainfall. Free practice and qualifying for the twelve different classes started on Friday and Saturday. The program offered a total of 19 races and several demonstration runs.
During the past years the programme of this event was more or less identical. From the 44th edition of the event things are changing as explained by the chairman of the AvD (German Automobil Club), the organiser of this event. “We are going the right direction with the future of this event, a new generation of drivers is gradually replacing the older drivers and that also implies that more and more younger cars will appear on the starting grid. This will also change the average age of the visitors who will be more interested in the racing cars of the eighties.”
Martin Stubbs is the photographer friend of Motormarques who attended the Rob Roy meeting featured in this article. This meeting at the historic venue may welll be a great milestone - as it was probably the the last appearance of the Dale Shaw Special, and Trevor Cole. More about Trevor and the Dale Shaw Special can be found by typing Trevor Cole in the Search Box - top right hand corner of this page. In the current article, Car No 93 - the last image in this block of photos - is a perennial reminder of a hero of a golden age.
The Porsche Museum is located on a busy junction just outside the Porsche factory complex in Zuffenhausen, Germany. The museum opened in January 2009 and it replaced the old museum which was established in 1976. Designed by Vienna-based Delugan Meissl Associated Architects, the architecture is highly modern, one could even say futuristic. The building features a futuristic 5,600 square meters exhibition space with over 80 legendary automobiles on display.