A few months before the sixth edition of the Circuit des Ardennes commemorative rally, Autoworld pays tribute to this important Belgian automotive event.
This triennial event will take place from 6 to 9 July in the green Ardennes in the Belgian province of Luxembourg.To mark the occasion, we put fifteen cars and several motorcycles in the spotlight that have taken part in the rally in recent years.
They include a remarkable Le Mans-type Bentley Tourer and a Bugatti Saloon from 1959. Also on display will be a Lincoln from 1925, an NSU from 1965, a Studebaker from 1949, a Volvo 544 from 1961, a Dion Bouton from 1903, a Renault from 1903, the Minerva from 1902, a Packard from 1927, a Mercedes 230 from 1936 and a Bugatti 43 from 1931.
The first rally, which celebrated the 1902-2002 centenary and enjoyed the patronage of H.R.H. Albert II, was a great success, and the event has gone from strength to strength in subsequent editions. Different routes and stop-off/reception points are arranged for each day and each vehicle category. For pre-1918 vehicles, for instance, an itinerary of less than 100 km per day is planned. All routes are via minor roads.
You will find some visual material and atmospheric shots of previous editions on the website www.circuit-ardennes.be.