Six Hours SPA 2012
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20 Years of classic and historic car passion
The Spa Six Hours event celebrated its 20th anniversary this year and is one of the Highlights in classic and historic Motorsport in Europe.
The Spa Six Hours Endurance started at 4.00 PM finishing at nightfall.
For the first time in history a Ferrari 250 GT SWB took part of the Race. Unbelievable for sure, but no Ferrari has been seen at the starting grid before.
9 Ford GT40, 14 Jaguar E-Type and a lot more of Racing Classis could have been seen running the beautiful Race track of Spa-Francorchamps. After six hours car no. 8, the Ford GT40 of Voyazides and Hadfield won in front of
another Ford GT40, driven by Lynn, Pirro. Third overall the Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, driven by Campagne, Kalff.
Get some impressions of the Race by watching the following pictures.
Lister Knobbly of 1959, driven by Tony Wood and Alistair McCaig entering La Source hairpin
The Jaguar D-Type (1955) of Carlos Monteverde and Gary Pearson overtakes the Aston Martin DB3 (1952) of Martin Melling and and Rick Hall
Beautiful Lotus XI Le Mans (1957) of french Drivers Michael Thoulouze and Jean Jacques Gravier at La Source hairpin
Former Audi Worksdriver Emanuelle Pirro waiting for Driver change
John Griffith Motorsport did attend to the Race of the "Historic Motor Racing News U2TC" with two Ford Lotus Cortina, driven by James Thorpe, Sean McInerney, John Griffiths and Sean McInerney, Michael McInerney
The Porsche 911 of Jean-Marc Bussolini and Julien Bussolini in the old Pit Lane of Spa Francorchamps. In the background the legendary uphill from Eau Rouge to Raidillon
A Porsche 962C in legendary Brun Jaegermeister livery, driven by british Steve Tandy heading towards Eau Rouge
What a roaring beast it is. A CanAm McLaren M8F, driven by Andrew Newall
A very unique Racecar, a Shadow MK1 (CanAm) of 1970 driven by dutch Harm Lagaaij (Porsche Chief of Design for many years)
Lola T280, driven by De Cadenet and Leo Voyazides at the last chicane before Start / Finish
a second Porsche 962C in Jaegermeister livery, driven by Christophe D'Ansembourg
The Shadow MK1 again from a different angle
A Brabham BT7A of 1963 driven by german Max Blees (Race of the Historic Grand Prix Cars Association)
Beautiful Heron F1 of 1960, driven by Eddy Perk
Austin MINI Cooper S of 1965, driven by Graham Churchill and Peter Baldwin
Grand Prix Masters, Williams FW07/C (1981), driven by Christophe D'Ansembourg
Grand Prix Masters, Tyrell 012 (1984), driven by Gary Culver
Grand Prix Masters, Brabham BT26 (1969), driven by Patrick van Heurck
Grand Prix Masters, LOLA T370, driven by Pane M.
The field of three Grand Prix cars at Eau Rouge, in front a Surtees TS9, followed by a Fittipaldi F5A and a Lotus 76/1
The Leader of the Race Spa Six Hours Endurance, a Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport (1963), driven by Michiel Campagne and Allard Kalff
Field just passed Raidillon, in front the Jaguar E-Type of Georg Nolte, Frank Stippler and Marcus Graf von Oeynhausen
End of the long straight of Kemmel, the Porsche 911 (1965) of Christophe D'Ansembourg, David Amar and Pietro Vergnano
The later overall winner, the Ford GT40 of Voyazides and Hadfield
Enough pace to overtake, the straight of Kemmel
A Ford GT40 at Bruxelles, the field in front is definetely slower.
The Ford GT40 of Shaun Lynn and Emanuelle Pirro
Hard Race for old Racers, the damaged Ford GT40 of Richard Meins and Chris Lillingstone-Price
Jaguar E-Type of Carlos Cruz, Joao Mira Gomes and Fernando Soares (Portugal)
Beautiful Ford Shelby Mustang 350 GT of Rupert Clevely, Rob Hartley and Nick Cook
The Ford GT40 with legandary Drivers on board. Car was driven by Klaus Ludwig, Juergen Barth and Christopher Stahl
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