Hundreds of classics pack former Spanish GP circuit

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Nearly 1000 classics and more than 25,000 enthusiasts were transported back in time at last month’s Jarama Vintage Festival north of Madrid.

Cars on show at the Spanish circuit, which hosted the Spanish GP for more than 40 years, ranged from single-seaters to tin-tops in the form of Fords, BMWs and Porsches, plus a host of motorcycles and even a display of period military hardware.

Static exhibits highlighted the history of manufacturers such as Renault, Alfa Romeo, plus SEAT and shared space with clubs representing Porsche, the España Veteran Car Club and Repsol.

Museums such as the Angel Nieto Collection, which is devoted to the 13-time motorcycling Grand Prix World Champion of the same name, displayed their wares, too, and the event also paid tribute to former-F1 driver Luis Pérez-Sala.

The paddock included a vintage market selling everything from models to classic cars, plus there was a circus to keep the kids entertained.

A military camp, with more than 60 ‘soldiers’ sporting WW2 attire, added a period theme, while the air was filled with music from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s.

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