The Legend Boucles de Bastogne 2016 was held 20-21 February outside the town of Bastogne in Belgium. The field of participants in the 10th annual regularity rally was again greeted with demanding conditions that made navigating the Belgian Ardennes countryside even more difficult.
The famed Boucles de Spa Rally was held between 1953 and 1990, known for its snowy weather and a landscape that challenged the world’s best rally participants. Revived in 2006, the 2016 edition was the second year the base of the rally moved from Spa to the town of Bastogne, bringing with it new and longer routes and more space for spectators and participants.
The Legend Boucles de Bastogne Rally 2016 saw a field of more than 200 historic cars entered, grouped into two classifications: the Legends and Classic where the classics have to complete the stages with an average of 50km/h and the Legends at 80 km/h. The top prize in the Legends class went to the Porsche 911 Carrera RS of Bernard Munster and Andree Hansen, followed by Markko Martin and Stephane Prevot in the Ford Escort RS 1800 Mk. II and the Lancia Beta Monte Carlo of Jean-Pierre Van de Wauwer and Julien Paisse.
Similar to 2011, 2013 and 2015, Sports Car Digest also documented the 2016 Legend Boucles de Bastogne Rally, with Senior Photographer Julien Mahiels offering the following photos from the Boucles de Spa Rally retrospective. We split up Julien’s beautiful pictures into two galleries. The first gallery starting below features our favorite images, all displayed in the full-width view of Sports Car Digest, while the second gallery can be found on the last page of the article and gives a comprehensive view of all photographs. To see more from Julien, visit julienmahiels.net.
Legend Boucles de Bastogne 2016 – Featured Photo Gallery
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