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 point of the event, which will allow Eupen to start the preparations for the end-of-year festivities at the beginning of the month. As for the various places that will host the parade for moments of relaxation and restoration, they are as prestigious and/or popular as Alter Schlachthof Eupen (where the briefing will take place), Kloster Heidberg, Atelier Eupen, Shopping Center Massen in Wemperhardt Luxemburg , La Source in Francorchamps, etc. Promising, isn’t it?

As far as the route is concerned, Joseph Lambert, whose expertise in the field is well established, highlights no less than 9 ‘show specials’, including Worriken, the EMA in Bernister, the slalom of Kelmis, Raeren and other surprises. The idea is for everyone to enjoy themselves and for the contest to be as varied as possible.

A total of 800 kilometres in the East Cantons and across the borders are included in the programme. “The race will start on Friday in the Eifel, cross over into Germany and the Monschau region for the first time”, explains the tracing manager. “That is a total of approximately 150 kilometres. On Saturday morning, the border between Germany and Belgium will be crossed four times to reach the south of Burg-Reuland, then the Grand-Duchy of Luxemburg, the municipalities of the Eifel via Recht and Ligneuville, Welkenraedt, the Pays de Herve, the Netherlands, Kelmis and Eupen. This is the longest day of the Ostbelgien Classic 2020, with 400 kilometres planned! On Sunday, we head back to Germany before we return to the municipalities of the Eifel, Malmedy and the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.”

Go to the official website www.ostbelgien-classic.be to get all the information you need, but also to the event’s Facebook page to make sure you don’t miss out on the latest news and highlights of the event, showcasing Eastern Belgium.