Spa Classic, May 18-20, 2018
Nestling in the magnificent forests of the Ardennes, Spa-Francorchamps is one of the truly great circuits. The combination of tight bends, sweeping curves and the rises and falls as it winds its way through the countryside is simply awesome. It's fast, challenging and exhilarating. Drivers love it and fear it and for spectators it is an amazing spectacle. And it is even better when you drive it in your own classic car!
The 8th Spa Classic event will give you the opportunity to watch from a variety of grandstands, to explore the paddocks and even, if you wish, to make your way through the woods to the far reaches of the track to enjoy the racing from the high banks at Pouhon, Blanchimont or Fagnes.
As with the Le Mans Classic, track laps are available thoughout the weekend.
Following the great success of the 2017 event from the organisers of Le Mans Classic, 2018 sees the 8th running of the Spa Classic. Located at the fantastic Spa Francorchamps circuit in the beautiful Ardennes region, the event will feature a wide variety of historic grids including the following:
Classic Endurance Racing
Historic Formula 2 Championship
U2 Touring Cars
Heritage Touring Cup
Hotels - Radisson Blu Palace Hotel, Spa
Experience all the pleasures of the Ardennes Mountains at this hotel in Spa, featuring 120 rooms styled by Belgian designer Nicolas Lecompte. The Radisson Blu Palace Hotel provides impressive services and amenities that include on-site Innergizer spa treatments and a gourmet restaurant.
The hotel occupies an enviable address with its location next door to Les Thermes de Spa and across from Europe 's oldest casino. Private cable cars transport guests to Les Thermes de Spa. Preferential rates available to hotel guests.
The hotel is approximately 9 miles from the Spa Francorchamps circuit.
Each comfortable guest room provides the ultimate in comfort and convenience with amenities like coffee and tea provisions, bathrobe and free high-speed, wireless Internet access. Other features include:
The Radisson Blu Palace has been voted the 2nd best hotel in Spa by subscribers of Trip Advisor. We feel that it is the ideal place to stay as it is so central within Spa which offers a much greater array of evening entertainment than staying closer to the circuit in Francorchamps.
Underground car parking is also available for a supplement. Otherwise, there is street parking freely available.
Travel Package Inclusions
Our packages offer a choice of self drive options using P&O Ferries or Eurotunnel or travelling by rail on the Eurostar or even flying.
Optional: Underground Car Parking: £21 per car per 24 hours
All prices based on 4 passengers per car. Occupancy supplements apply below.
All prices do not include entrance or grandstand tickets.
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Camping Eau Rouge
The excellent Eau Rouge campsite is privately owned and run and offers a peaceful and green environment for camping and caravans. The well regarded campsite includes recently refurbished shower and toilet blocks, optional water and electric supply as well as a bar / restaurant. There is also a supermarket within walking distance of the campsite. To the Stavelot corner, it is approximately 1.5 km. To La Source, it is approximately another 2.5 km. Alternatively one could drive or cycle. The campsite has a good F1 atmosphere.
Camping Travel Package
Chalets also available on request
General Admission, the Paddock and Grandstand ticket: £43 per person
If your car is pre-1966 or on the permitted list, then you may park on the infield free of charge where your car will be part of the display of classic cars. If you are travelling in a modern car, then parking is available in one of the car parks on the outside of the track; the cost is £25 per car for the 3 days.
The Spa Classic is open to the public on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. All tickets allow general admittance and access to the paddocks and grandstands. The weekend tickets are 3-day tickets, including Friday. A correct dress code is required at all times inside the circuit. Grandstand seats are not numbered for this event.
As with the Classic Le Mans, there is the opportunity to drive your own car around this legendary circuit. There are two-three sessions per day (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) Each session is for 25 minutes duration.
There are two driving levels, the “beginner” session and the “skilled” session. The “beginner” session is ideal for those wishing to discover the track at moderate speed whereas the “skilled” session is perfect for those who wish to drive a little faster. The cost is £139 per car per session
Only eligible cars are accepted for track laps - please call reservations to check if your vehicle is eligible. There will be a pace car in operation for both "beginner" or "skilled" sessions. These are not competitive track days & you will be taking your car on to the circuit at your own risk.
Helmets are mandatory as is the signing of a disclaimer form.
Hospitality is available in the heart of the circuit with a superb view of the track. This is a highly recommended base for a comfortable weekend. The weekend package includes:
Weekend Guide Price, with Saturday Dinner, per person: £560
Weekend Guide Price, without Saturday Dinner, per person: £475
Drivers' Club Luncheon
Lunch can be reserved in the Drivers' Club in the Maison de L'Eau Rouge for between 12:00-15:00. This is available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and the cost is £79 per person.
Automobilia will also be present at the Spa-Classic. Exhibitors of all kinds, artists, booksellers, small-scale models, posters and many other items will once again bring the circuit to life. A good opportunity for collectors to add new pieces to their treasures, find what they have always been looking for and also discover the racing history of the Spa-Francorchamps racetrack.
An exceptional auction is expected to be held on Saturday afternoon in a lounge above the F1 pits. Beaulieu meets Spa! Details to be confirmed.