Ostbelgien Classic | Rally Ostbelgien - November 2019
BACK TO THE ROOTS,
THE HEART OF EUROPE.
More entrants than in 2019… 6 months before the event!
All indicators are green for Michael Bartholemy and the Ostbelgien Classic team. The 2020 edition, scheduled for Friday 4th, Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th December, is under the best of auspices and the route designed by Joseph Lambert and Eric Chapa will doubtlessly delight lovers of eastern Belgian landscapes. In terms of sport, quality will certainly be the order of the day given that the organisers are already announcing … 10 RTs on closed ground – EMA track type – in three days! That’s in addition to the traditional regularity sections, of course! Another great satisfaction: the Ostbelgien Classic ‘Light’...
Sport and socialising … all day long!
Whilst the team assisting Michael Bartholemy with the organisation of the Ostbelgien Classic has already made much progress with respect to the cross-border route which the contestants will take on Friday 4, Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 December, utmost attention is also being paid to the social aspect of this event highlighting Eastern Belgium. The details of the – already famous – Ostbelgien Classic evenings have also been finalised, promising comfort after much effort expended at the wheel or pouring over measuring instruments. “As already mentioned, we were keen to learn as many lessons as possible after the first edition...
We are making every effort to celebrate the return of better days…
Whilst there is a certain amount of gloom and gloom in this period of confinement, some are working hard to boost morale and provide quality entertainment once life gets back to normal.
Ostbelgien Classic 2020/04-05-06 December
The new ingredients of a very promising second edition
Those behind the Ostbelgien Classic: no rally without partners
One thing is certain: the Ostbelgien Classic could not take place without partners. I’m very pleased that so many supporters will be participating at the premiere of our vintage car rally. They all agreed to enrich the kickoff event of this hopefully long-standing tradition with their contributions. A select few will reveal why they are involved in this project.
Special rallies, special places
Eastern Belgium is a fantastic region. I’m not just saying this because I have lived here all my life. I still find interesting streets and enchanted forest paths that I didn’t know yet. Our region is also so awesome because our neighbours have equally beautiful spots. The participants in the first Ostbelgien Classic will experience this first hand.
So much more than a new uniformity rally, it’s an ode to the East Cantons!
If Belgium is the kingdom of uniformity rallies for vintage cars, a discipline that made it’s appearance in Belgium with the Coupe des Sources, the phenomenon is not about to run out of steam, quite on the contrary! Next winter a new prestigious event will appear on the calendar: the Ostbelgien Classic! It’s organised by an international star of mechanical sports: Michael Bartholemy from Eupen… Though Bartholemy’s career has mainly focussed on pure motorcycle racing, the famous “Team Principal” is also a great lover of historic rallies. He often participated in such events in the winter, during the Continental Circusmid-season....
Ostbelgien Classic: A winter rally is very special!
Dear lovers of classic cars and fans of vintage car rallies, The Ostbelgien Classic is not a common uniformity rally. When the first engines will be revving up at the end of November and the old treasures in the heart of Europe will be speeding an entire weekend through four countries, it is going to be an event unheard of in Eastern Belgium.
Dear rally sport friends,
In recent months the Ostbelgien Classic Uniformity Rally has undergone a tremendous development. Starting from just an idea, it has now progressed to such an extent that there is no turning back. All the better! Because the event scheduled to take place in the eastern part of Belgium from 29th November to 1st December is unique. 780 kilometres on winding roads in three days: from Eupen to Kelmis and back, then via Botrange to the High Fens and the Eifel: drifting all you can. Up and down and across borders into three more countries.