Porsche 356SC triumphs at arduous Zoute GP

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More than 100,000 people descended on the Belgian coast for the country’s Zoute Grand Prix from 4-7 October.

Split into four main events, the GP attracted vintage and classic machinery, plus sports cars and Youngtimer GTs.

It kicked off on Thursday with the Top Marques exhibition of new cars, but the modern metal soon made way for more than 150 classics (including 110 racers from 1920-’65) as participants set off on the two-day regularity rally, held on Friday and Saturday.

The 500km route took in Knokke-Heist (on the coast) and headed south through the polders and on to Flanders.

A 1964 Porsche 356SC (driven by Philippe Quatennens and Jeffrey Van Hooydonk) took the top honour for post-war cars, while the 1937 BMW 328 Roadster of Stéphane Schrauwen and Briggitte Mertens, was victorious in the pre-war class.

A less-demanding run (of 150km) was laid on for 40 vintage and early classic cars and was won by a 1949 Alfa Romeo 6C-2500 Villa d’Este.

The meet concluded with a concours d’elegance that was won by a Derby Bentley 4¼ Continental Tourer (above) owned by Patrick Lapin.

Other awards went to the 1972 BMW Turbo (below, in the Special Unique Bodywork class), a Maserati 300S (Most Interesting Sports Car), a Ferrari 166 (Best Preserved Car) while the Special Jury Prize went to a 1900 Gobron-Brillé.

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Pictures: D’M&S

Comments

Speedangel

That's uinbelievable!! Sounds like a great event. Really close to home, might actually attend next year

Marlene Lee

I am a car fanatic and I am much interested in events like this.But unfortuantely I missed this event. The pictures reveal the success of the event . I wish such event will be organized next year and I can attend the show.

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Peter_Mouldweb

The 1972 BMW Turbo is definitely a classic, and totally reminds me of the car from Back To The Future. The BMW brand looks like a sore eye though as the blue/black colours fail to blend with the blood red colour of the car. Nonetheless, if I could, I would definitely try to get it. All of my cars have been from BMW so far. I just love the design and quality that the brand offers. Unfortunately, the swirl flaps failure in 2007 has made me rethink if I should stay loyal to BMW.

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CGarrison

My neighbor’s vintage Porsche 356SC has always fascinated me when I was living in Newcastle. It is exactly the same Porsche car that won the Zoute Grand Prix in October. Wow, the performance is just amazing. But I wonder how was my neighbor able to drive such a powerful car in slow roads in our council?

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CGarrison

What a great array of vintage cars. I would love to get a classic, but I think getting the spare auto parts would be a nightmare (and not to mention probably more expensive than the initial cost of the car itself in the long run). That is a beautiful view of the sky by the way. I would love to drive down the Belgian road with that sky in the background. I wonder though if they are all car owners or are some of them actually salespeople? I would love to talk to them about the prices.

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Body

That red 1972 BMW Turbo is truly amazing)) It looks fantastic and I'm sure it performs as well. It reminds me that car from "Back to Future" movie. But BMW is much cooler and sportive)
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LewisJ

As we all know old is gold. The same thing is also applicable in case of classic vehicles or vintage vehicles. Some people are still using classic old vehicles. Recently a Grand Prix was organized where all vintages car had taken part. The event had started from Thursday. This event will definitely help to focus more on vintage cars. And the winner of this event was Porsche 356C.

susanaaa

Little noticed at its inception, the first 356s sold primarily in
Austria and Germany. It took Porsche two years, starting with the first
prototype in 1948, to manufacture the first 50 automobiles. By the early
1950s the 356 had gained some renown among enthusiasts on both sides of
the Atlantic for its aerodynamics, handling, and excellent build
quality. 


 

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