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      02-04-2014, 06:12 PM   #1
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Spa Francorchamps, Belgium...


LE MUSÉE DU CIRCUIT DE SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS
Cour de l'Abbaye
B-4970 STAVELOT
Belgique (Belgium)


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Every day 7/7 from 10.00 to 18.00
Closed on 25 December, 1st January and the 4th Sunday and Monday in Lent






http://www.abbayedestavelot.be/en/mu...m#.UvFzU9JDuE4


This Museum is in the sleepy town of STAVELOT. The Spa Francorchamps race track is down the road from here a few kilometers. I guess my words of wisdom would be not to expect much. The museum is decent, but it is small and on the grounds of an old Abbey. There are also a few other museums located in upstairs in the Abbey. One of which is a puppet museum. Needless to say I did not visit it.

When my GPS guided me into the Abbey's parking lot... I really thought I was in the wrong place. Because its in the middle of a small city/village - and its in an old bricked building/Abbey.

I have always wanted to visit this small race track museum. My tour guide: Rudi gs/e60/1m? Spa was just a good point for Rudi and I to meet, on our drive to Brussels to go visit the Autoworld. Rudi was careful to preface my tour in not to expect too much of the museum. And he was right! Its a cool museum, but it is very small and its located in the basement(keller) of the Abbey. On the plus side they did have a decent Cafe and that puppet museum might be just the ticket for the Mrs.

One would only need an hour to see this museum. I kind of wanted to roam around the village some. But we were pressed for time. There was also a WWII war memorial for our Allied Forces that liberated the town. I would have liked to stop by that. Its on my List for my next visit to Spa. There is just something special about the Effiel region.


Onto my photos...




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Wow. Thank you for the pictures. Will have to pay a visit in the future.
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Amazing to say the least. Thank you for the photos!
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I'd visited the circuit quite a few times now, but never been to the museum. Maybe next time I should go there. Thx. for sharing Dackel!

The 24h races and the Six hours of Spa (historic race weekend) are normally the reason to go there.
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Sweet jesus that's amazing. Spa is by far the best circuit on the F1 calendar. Thanks for posting all of those photos.
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this is a lovely track! fast
i never been there but i played in Real Racing 3
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For a little museum, they have some impressive vehicles there. Thanks for sharing Dackel.
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Welcome to Belgium !
Danke.

I must say, I really enjoyed my Belgium visit. Many thanks to GS/e60/1m? and eeghie for making me feel right at home. Can't wait to go back to Spa in May for our little 1Addicts meeting! Next visit I must sample some of your famous waffles and chocolate.

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Danke.

I must say, I really enjoyed my Belgium visit. Many thanks to GS/e60/1m? and eeghie for making me feel right at home. Can't wait to go back to Spa in May for our little 1Addicts meeting! Next visit I must sample some of your famous waffles and chocolate.

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great pics, added to my to-visit list!
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The Black car behind the F40 remind me of the Bertone BMW. I curious what to know what it actually is.

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