The Spa Six Hours 2015 was held September 18-20 at the 4.352-mile Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. This year’s battle in the Ardennes featured a combined Woodcote Trophy and Stirling Moss Trophy race that saw a spectacular 53-car field, with 14 automotive marques spanning Allard to Willment.
Jon Minshaw and Phil Keen enjoyed a stellar 2015 Spa Six Hours weekend, with victory in the Stirling Moss Trophy Pre-1961 element of Motor Racing Legends’ Belgian showpiece in the Demon Tweeks Motorsport Lister-Jaguar Knobbly over the fabulous Ferrari 246 Dino of Gregor Fiske and Bobby Verdon-Roe opening the modern GT racers’ joint account on the world’s favourite circuit.
The concurrent Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy race for Pre-1956 sportscars was yet closer fought, and had a sting in its tail when Patrick Blakeney-Edwards — in Fred Wakeman’s Cooper-Jaguar T38 — ambushed long-time leader Chris Ward’s Jaguar C-type one-third of the way round the final lap to repeat 2014’s win.
The line-up for the annual ‘Battle of the Ardennes’ was magnificent, 53 cars representing 15 marques gracing proceedings. It was good to see three Cadillac V8-engined Allard J2s in the field, pére-et-fils Tim and Oliver Llewellyn and Canadians Bob Francis/John Thompson (whose car contested the ’53 Goodwood 9-Hours with Tony Page) joining Till Bechtolsheimer, whose monster sadly expired in practice.
Similar to 2014, photographer Jurrie Vanhalle also documented the Spa Six Hours 2015 Woodcote Trophy and Stirling Moss Trophy combination race with the following 232 images. To see more from Jurrie, visit vjimages.500px.com.
Spa Six Hours 2015 – Woodcote and Stirling Moss Trophy Photo Gallery (click image for larger picture)
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[Source: Motor Racing Legends; photos: Jurrie Vanhalle]