My Weekend in Belgium N/S/R
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Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:40 am quote
This is where I'm going to be this weekend -

The 25 hour VW Fun Cup race at the best motor racing circuit in the world - Spa Francorchamp in Belgium.

http://www.vwfuncup.eu/

I think that over 120 cars are entered.

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Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:42 am quote
Any T4 Transporters (US Vanagons) racing? Or just Beetle types?
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Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:50 am quote
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VW Beetle look a likes.

Tubular chassis, 18 T, 20 T and 2.0 Diesels and around 130 hp plus.

The rear wing is there to keep the back end on the deck as the cars weigh nothing.

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Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:51 am quote
Re: Mice
Bill Dog wrote:
VW Beetle look a likes.

Tubular chassis, 18 T, 20 T and 2.0 Diesels and around 130 hp plus.

The rear wing is there to keep the back end on the deck as the cars weigh nothing.

Bill x
Sounds like a real enjoyable weekend. I envy you folks over there with the easy ability of hopping the channel at a moments notice for any and all of the like, fun runs and exhibitions.
Gotta wonder if it will be as easy to do with Brexit.
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Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:02 pm quote
jimc wrote:
Any T4 Transporters (US Vanagons) racing? Or just Beetle types?
Check out Transporters ripping around Nurburgring on youtube. Vanagons with Porsche engines - Baywindows the same. Fav is the old Barndoors trying to hustle around.
Bulli- Kartei visits the 'Ring with their group.
Michael Steinke used to be the pres. of the B-K, author of several books on Trandporters....pen pal of mine for yrs.
O.S.
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Benelli TNT 125 "Bean Alley" Kymco AK550 The War to end all Wars
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Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:07 pm quote
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I'm lucky as the English Channel is 45 minutes away for me.

35 - 60 minutes later I'm in France.

Spa is only 3 1/2 hours away.

Bill x
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Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:19 am quote
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Footage...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qyUse7uokU

edited to add a link useable by Chrome users - jimc
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Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:28 am quote
Great little town in that area is Beerzel, it has a 1400s Medieval War castle that is so cool. Old and unrestored from the battles it went through.
Great pub at the entrance to the grounds to grab a local beer and a tosty.
Little out of the way, from Brussels we took the metro, then a train, then a bus, then walked a little ways to get to the town.
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Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:54 am quote
I'm envious of the logistical lack of challenge Euro's have WRT motor racing events.
I'm ~2 hours from three race courses and pretty happy to be able to attend events like the WSBK race at Laguna Seca this weekend. Nothing compared to the volume of racing within a reasonable commute in England however.
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Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:12 am quote
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Brands Hatch is 35 minutes from my house.

Silverstone 2 hours.

Once in France Spa is 4 hours away and Le Mans is 6 hours.

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Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:42 am quote
Went to the TT this year and in 2008.
Le Mans in 2014.
Silverstone in 1985.
Monza in 1986.
Barcelona 2007.
Monaco 2007.
Time consuming from this side of the pond.
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Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:58 am quote
List
Le Mans 1998 to 2005 + Testing x 3
Daytona 24 Hours x 2
Daytona 500
NASCAR Homestead
Indy 500
Silverstone F1 x 3
Monaco F1
Spa F1
Spa 24 Hours
Sebring 12 hours
Indycar Homestead + St Petes
World Superbikes Brands Hatch x 3
24 hours of Le Mans bike race
DTM Brands Hatch x 2
Spa Citroen 2CV 24 hour race x 6
Spa VW Fun Cup 25 hour race x 3

More coming.......
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Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:06 am quote
NICE!
I've been to a couple of NASCAR and several Indy races. Not generally my cup of tea so much, although Indy cars are pretty cool. Most of these were around business/entertainment of clients.
Went to Brands Hatch for the opening round of BTCC in 2010.
I would like to see MotoGP's in Italy and Spain. They seem passionate and that makes for fun.
You've been to a couple I'd like to see: Daytona 24 and Sebring.
BTW, Montreal is a great F1 if you get a chance and COTA is a nice facility and Austin is good for a visit. Also, races at Laguna Seca seem to be enjoyed by folks from you side of the pond.
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Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:38 pm quote
Laps
Laguna Seca and Bristol are on the list as well as Nurburgring for the 24 hours.

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Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:11 am quote
I hope MotoGP returns to Laguna, where it belongs.
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Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:22 am quote
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It's often the cost of hosting these events that prevents them from ever returning to your favourite event.

The World Superbikes used to visit Brands Hatch and 160,000 people attended but the organisers just started to ask too much so the contract wasn't renewed.

The good news is that the DTM came back and they eventually got to use the full Grand Prix circuit.

Rah rah rah.

Bill x
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