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Hungaroring Classic 2017

In 2017 the FIA Classic Racing Series came to Hungary to the famous F1 Grand Prix track the Hungaroring. "Since 2004, the universe of historic races by Peter Auto has continued to expand. Today, no fewer than nine series follow one another on the track at events held on circuits like Spa-Francorchamps (Spa-Classic), Dijon-Prenois (Grand Prix de l’Age d’Or), Paul Ricard (Dix Mille Tours) etc. Each of the grids has its own clear identity defined by a discipline and a period. These include sports prototypes, touring cars and grand touring cars ranging from the 1950s to the noughties. Each meeting attracts more than 350 racing cars. In each round, competitors score points that go towards establishing the classifications in their various categories."
The event was a great success and every petrolhead were filled with experience that may not come on any corner.

We saw racecars from the 60's through the early 90's including the Group C monster Sauber-Mercedes C11 that was a car of Michael Schumacher.

Another interesting piece not that any of the cars weren't was the one and only Ferrari Breadavan ( Ferrari 250 GT SWB Breadvan )

"It is a one-off Ferrari made in 1962 from a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB, chassis number 2819 GT. It was built to compete against the new 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and other FIA World Sportscar Championship races."

The Shelby Daytona Coupe

"During 1964 and 1965, Ford entered their six Shelby Daytona Coupes in numerous races through the British Alan Mann Racing Ford factory team, as well as a temporarily selling or leasing to other racing teams such as "Tri-Colore" of France and Scuderia Filipinetti of Switzerland.

During this period, Shelby Daytona Coupes raced in GT Division III, for engine displacements over 2000 cc. They competed at numerous 500 km, 1000 km, 2000 km, 12 hour and 24 hour races on the International Championship for GT Manufacturers series, including events at Le Mans, Daytona, Sebring, Imola, Reims, Spa Francorchamps, Goodwood Circuit, Oulton Park, Circuito Piccolo delle Madonie, the multi-race Tour de France Automobile, Enna, Rouen, Monza, and Nürburgring.

The Shelby Daytona Coupes, in their first year of competition, finished second (by 6 points) in GT III class in the 1964 International Championship for GT Manufacturers. The Shelby Daytona Coupes won the GT III class (by 19 points) for the 1965 International Championship for GT Manufacturers."

Lancia Beta Montecarlo Turbo Gr.5

"The Montecarlo Turbo was a Group 5 racer. It was the first racing car to be fielded by Lancia in eight years when it entered the May 1979 Silverstone Six-Hours race. It won the 1979 World Championship for Makes (under 2-litre division) and overall for 1980 World Championship for Makes and 1981 World Endurance Championship for Makes. Hans Heyer also won the Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft in 1980 at the wheel of a Montecarlo. In 1980 Turbo also placed first and second at Giro d'Italia automobilistico, an Italian counterpart of the Tour de France Automobile.

Being a silhouette car, the Montecarlo Turbo only shared the centre section of the body with its namesake production car. Front and rear tubular subframes supported the suspension and housed the engine, still mid-mounted with Colotti gearbox. Three engines were used: 440 hp 1,425.9 cc, 490 hp 1,429.4 cc and 490 hp 1,773.0 cc."

Group C

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