Tuesday, September 6, 2011

More on Walter Brun + Another racing Circuit I’d never heard of...

So I know I shouldn’t get too excited ‘bout having once again stumbled ‘Meeze ways directly infront of thee Karmic Whip; BUTT - SMACK! As I found it a tad bit ironic after scribbling ‘bout Walter Brun’s Sports Car effigy, Err his Porsche 962C’s fiery encounter with a loose Manhole cover on Il Notre Dam... That I’d inadvertently discover that the late rising German star Stefan Bellof had perished at the wheel of none other then one of Walter Brun’s Brun Motorsports Porsche 962 entries...


This came to light upon reading the above story link - to which also Professor (Steve) Matchett very briefly eluded to during the Belgian Grand Prix weekend, wryly musing that two cannot go side-by-side thru Eau Rouge - to which I also learned meant Red Water... With Mr. S. Matchett noting that it hadn’t worked out for Stefan Bellof and Jacky Ickx without any further explanation...

To which I now know was the site of Bellof’s fatal accident in 1985 when he went hurtling head first into the barriers lining the storied racing corner at the magnificent Spa Francorchamps circuit...

Meanwhile on a happier note, while I’ve known ‘bout Spa’s legendary Eau Rouge for many a year, still having the Belgian Grand Prix on my virtual to-do “Bucket-list,” whilst reading the daily musings of ‘Ye Grizzled ‘Journo Joe Saward - the transplanted ‘Brit once again exposed Mwah to another unknown piece of history - by traipsing his way back home via the scenic route from said Belgian GP weekend...

As Messer Saward decided to explore the long abandoned Chimay racing circuit on his way home, which reportedly was the former site of the Grand Prix des Frontières, beginning in the mid-1920’s. And to my chagrin, Chimay had a corner named Eau Blanche Meaning White Water, i.e.; Eau Blanche... as opposed to Eau Rouge...” Of which you can read all about this long forgotten countryside circuit in;


While Joe shares some pictures of the past racing track in;  

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