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Ostbelgien Classic 2020 postponed

The Ostbelgien Classic 2020 will not take place from 4th to 6th December, as originally planned. In exactly one month, this regularity race for vintage cars was supposed to start from the Klötzerbahn in Eupen, before taking the contestants across the borders into four different countries. “After the success of the inaugural edition of our event, the whole team worked hard to make the second edition even more attractive,” explains the organiser Michael Bartholemy. “As a result, many details have been improved. The event was ready, everything was set up or under the way. We were as ready as ever.”...

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Under the patronage of the German-speaking Community

In just one edition, the Ostbelgien Classic, organised by Michael Bartholemy and his team, has established itself as a perfect promotion of the whole of Eastern Belgium. The German-speaking Community is returning the favour by providing the event with significant support, so much so that this regularity event dedicated to the cars of yesteryear is placed under the patronage of Minister-President Olivier Paasch and the Minister for Sport and Youth, Isabelle Weykmans. This is the result of supra-regional charisma and the positive public image of Eastern Belgium. “The organisers of the Ostbelgien Classic completed their first edition last year, and...

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Under the best of auspices!

Michael Bartholemy from Eupen and his team are making great strides in the organisation of the Ostbelgien Classic 2020, a regularity event for vintage cars scheduled for 4, 5 and 6 December, the main ambition of which is to highlight all of the East Cantons. “As announced a short while ago, the list of entrants is getting longer every day, and I’m delighted to see that the top names in regularity rallying are thronging to the gate”, Michael Bartholemy comments. “The ‘Ostbelgien Classic Light’ formula continues to improve in quality and quantity. The Klötzerbahn will once again be the focal...

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A diversified event par excellence!

The weeks leading up to the second edition of the Ostbelgien Classic set up by Michael Bartholemy and his fine team are fast going by. There is no summer break for the organisation, which is hard at work preparing the much-awaited event. On Friday 4th, Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th December, a diversified event par excellence will be proposed to the contestants. And everyone will have fun, regardless of their level of experience or ambitions… Herein lies the undisputed strength of the Ostbelgien Classic: a concept like no other, which has been popular since its first organisation at the end...

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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’...

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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...

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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....

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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.

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