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Old 28th of February 2012 (Tue)   #1
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Default Boucles de Spa,by Pons

Well what a jolly time we had,weather and light was rubbish for the whole event,but the craic was great.
We followed an english tog around,but events conspired against us.

My pics were ok,but at least I got see some very well driven,unique machinery in a great place,I loved the Ardennes ,the people and the grub was good.

Got to be an Escort at Stoumont .


No every day we see these,a Ferrari 308 GTB,group B,driven by Ex World Champ ,Bjorn Waldegarde .



Escort Time,



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scort in the fading gloom,



Crowds and Togs get close,


We were thrilled to see this fantastic S4


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I love old race cars I really like the Ferrari shot and the Escort in fading light.
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nice set, love that ferrari shot
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Love all the action shots.
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Really nice shots. I think I like the Escort with the lights the best. Great to see a Delta S4 rallying. I didn't know there were any still racing.
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Old 29th of February 2012 (Wed)   #6
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I love old race cars I really like the Ferrari shot and the Escort in fading light.
Cheers,Tess ,so do I ,this event has 340 odd entrants ,all old stuff ,how good is that !
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nice set, love that ferrari shot
Was a fantastic looking machine,very well driven as you would expec
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Love all the action shots.
Thanks,glad you like.

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Really nice shots. I think I like the Escort with the lights the best. Great to see a Delta S4 rallying. I didn't know there were any still racing.

Yeah,I got a few decent light shots.Cheers.

The S4 was running as course car and was mint ,very exciting to see.

Thanks all for commenting.
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Default Re: Boucles de Spa,by Pons

Ooh snow how I don't miss that....surely miss Europe though.
Chris what are the crowed controls like at this event?
And you said 340 entrants what time range does the rally run (start to finish)?

Don't know about the three muskateers shot.....but the escort has some nice sideways action happening to it.
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Sounds like it was a gr8 experience with some gr8 shots were bagged.
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Ooh snow how I don't miss that....surely miss Europe though.
Chris what are the crowed controls like at this event?
And you said 340 entrants what time range does the rally run (start to finish)?

Don't know about the three muskateers shot.....but the escort has some nice sideways action happening to it.
Yes it had been seriously cold over there,just prior to our visit ,was still a bit left,and ice a foot thick by the rivers.

Crowd control was pretty good,but it is getting such a popular Event it is too much for one day,we only saw a fraction of the cars ,concentrating on the top runners.

The top runners ,about 180 cars are in one rally ,which is not all about speed but is handicapped (dont ask me how it works) and the rest are in a slower event .

It starts at about 9am ,one lot starting on different stages and swapping about all day ,about 8 in all,and can finish well after midnight ,all the time the locals get tanked up on Belgian Beer ,so it all gets a bit lairy.

We got soaked and cold ,and "retired" about 6 pm to the warmth of baths,tukka and a few beers.

There is miles between stages and it all gets very congested with traffic jams,as it all stems in and around Spa ,including servicing,with the odd remote service.

Ideally it would take place over two days ,and two rallies.

It was a terrific experience and we will go again for sure,a bit wiser .

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Nice set Chris and an S4 has course car nice.
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Great set Chris, love 2,3 and the last one.
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Nice set Chris and an S4 has course car nice.
Thanks Stewart,there was just so much gorgeous machinery.
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Great set Chris, love 2,3 and the last one.
Thank you good Sir.
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Nice work Pons, some backgrounds are well known to me, I find to would be better if this event spread over two days.
Hope I can be there back to next year, perhaps as your guide

@ my name is always taken, this event consists of two categories, regularity legend and classis with only "snow" tyres can be used, whatever the weather.
All info can be found here http://www.race-rally.be/2012/bsl201...=february&sm=8
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Nice work Pons, some backgrounds are well known to me, I find to would be better if this event spread over two days.
Hope I can be there back to next year, perhaps as your guide

@ my name is always taken, this event consists of two categories, regularity legend and classis with only "snow" tyres can be used, whatever the weather.
All info can be found here http://www.race-rally.be/2012/bsl201...=february&sm=8
I agree Ronnie,re two days ,its too much for one ,and truthfully we were worn out by dark,tired ,cold and hungry ,and ran out of puff for the evening stages.

Re guide ,would be great to see you,and we deffo want to do Stoumont,then Clementime ,then back to Stoumont I think .

Congrats on new Grand Daughter ,fab news. I joined that club too ,just before Spa .
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Some great shots in there !
Love the second and the fourth one.

The Boucles is a great event, should be spread over two days as mentioned before. Just a shame it's becoming the victime of his own succes. First stage was cancelled due to too many spectators, and the last one was cancelled also for a while.
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