The Zandvoort Historic Grand Prix 2012 was held 1-2 September at the seaside Circuit Park Zandvoort in the Netherlands. More than 30,000 spectators enjoyed the return of vintage grand prix machines to the ‘Circuit in the Dunes.’
Organized in cooperation with the Historische Auto Ren Club (HARC), the inaugural Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort celebrated the Grand Prix and Formula 1 history at the track that hosted the Dutch Grand Prix from 1948 to 1985. Additional support series at the vintage race weekend featured historical sports cars, touring cars and GTs.
The Historic Grand Prix Car Association brought two grids to Zandvoort, one for rear-engined cars that raced between 1961 and 1965 and one for front-engined cars that raced before 1961. Additionally, the Masters Racing Series fielded the Grand Prix Masters, World Sportscar Masters, Gentlemen Drivers and Sports Racing Masters.
HARC Chairman Kees Kooij said, “I had not dared hope that the event such a success would be. This weekend we and Circuit Park Zandvoort and other stakeholders a wonderful foundation for the Historic Grand Prix 2013. It is unique that all sponsors of the event have already agreed that they want to participate again next year.”
Photographer Jurrie Vanhalle documented the Zandvoort Historic Grand Prix 2012 with the following 415-image gallery of pictures that capture the quality field and the historic Zandvoort circuit in the dunes. To see more from Jurrie, visit www.vjimages.be.