Belgian museum to honour nation's hot-shoes

| 31 Oct 2011

More than 40 race and rally cars with a Belgian connection are to go on display in Brussels in December as part of the city’s Belgian Racing Legends tribute.A Ferrari 166MM driven by Jean Beurlys and Jacky Ickx’s Paris-Dakar Porsche 959 will head up a mouth-watering list of serious competition metal in an exhibition to mark the country's contribution to international motor sport from 1949 to the end of the ’90s.

The 9 December-15 January exhibition takes place at the country’s Autoworld museum (below).

The line-ups will extend to Ickx’s Porsche 936/77 Spider and a Talbot T26 campaigned by Ecurie Francorchamps, with the displays focusing on the team’s boss, the late Jacques Swaters.More modern standouts will include the Rondeau/Inaltera raced by Christine Beckers and the V8 Audi quattro sport that took part in the Belgian 1993 Procar series.The careers of more than 60 famous Belgian racers – such as Olivier Gendebien, Thierry Boutsen and Marc Duez – will also be celebrated with numerous static displays, from photo galleries and fact sheets on the cars, to period films in projection rooms – plus posters and drivers' trophies.See Belgian Racing Legends for more.