The fifth Spa Classic event is to take place during the weekend of 22 to 24 May at the magnificent Spa-Francorchamps circuit. This unique gathering of historic competition vehicles brings together the attractive thoroughbred plateaus by Peter Auto: saloon cars from the Heritage Touring Cup, that recreate the nocturnal races in the tradition of the 24 Hours of Francorchamps, the Classic Endurance Racing GTs and Protos, the Italian Trofeo Nastro Rosso vehicles, the Sixties’ Endurance GTs and the guest plateau, Group C racing cars. All told, over 300 exceptional racing cars that visitors can admire from the stands and in the paddocks, before heading toward the ‘Raidillon’!
The second Young-Timers Rally, organised by our partner Autogids, is to take place on Sunday, 24 May. Over 150 vehicles have already registered for a journey that will end at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit, where the Spa-Classic event will be taking place.After lunch in the Drivers Club, together with the event racing drivers and organisers, participants will head to the circuit for a 25-minute session.Autoworld will be taking part in this rally too, with the Ferrari Testarossa, the museum’s Young-Timer.
For more details, see the Autogids website
And be sure to visit the Young-Timer exhibition at Autoworld from 30 April to 29 May!
The DS is probably the most well-known and
popular model in the Citroën range. The French call it the ‘Déesse de la route’
(goddess of the road) because of its initials, DS.
When it was presented at the Paris Motor Show on 6 October 1955, it became an instant hit. Never before had so many different technologies been combined in a single model. The Citroën DS was developed by a team of engineers led by André Lefèbvre. The bodywork, spectacular for its time, was designed by the flamboyant Italian artist and sculptor Flaminio Bertoni. The hydraulic system was revolutionary.
‘Old-Timers’, or classic cars, are usually
vehicles from before and shortly after the Second World War and therefore no
longer part of the childhood memories of today’s 30- and 40-year-olds.
Their memories and feelings are linked to
cars from the 1980s and early 1990s. We are thinking here of the BMW M3,
Mercedes-Benz 190 E, Volkswagen GTi, Peugeot 205, Toyota Corolla AE86, and
These cars are generally still affordable and what’s more, they are increasing in value as they gain popularity.
During the month of May, Autoworld is delighted to be hosting a temporary exhibition of ten of these famous ‘Young-Timers’.
The retrospective exhibition will shine
the spotlight not only on Belgian history, but also a on number of countries
with an established reputation in the world of motorcycles: England (BSA,
Triumph, Norton, Ariel, etc.), Japan (with makes such as Honda, including a CB750 MK0, Kawasaki,
Suzuki, Yamaha, etc.), Germany (BMW, with a R90S, among others) and Italy (Ducati,
including the 916 Senna).
Among the various types represented in the exhibition will be motocross bikes, rallyraid motorcycles, supersport and other racing bikes. 'Café Racers', the cult motorcycles that were a familiar sight in the streets of England in the 1960s and that are now making a comeback, will also be prominently featured. The motorcycles on display come from clubs, private owners and official dealers.
Attractive, new, richly illustrated and
fresh off the press … the new catalogue is now available at the reception desk
in the museum. It is brimming with information about the permanent collection,
but also about the history of the museum and the building. A selection of the
vehicles on display are described in minute detail.
The catalogue is available in three languages (French, Dutch and English), in a luxury version (hardback - € 25) or paperback (€ 20).