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SpaItalia 2008

29. june 2008

Gert Sterner and team manager Per Einarsson registred for participance at the annual SpaITALIA at Spa Francorchamps as soon as the date was made public. And because Spa is very near to the Nürburgring - it was decided to combine a trip Nurby-Spa.

It was Gert Sterner's first time out on the very fast Belgian Formula 1 track while Per Einarsson was there for the third time. Søren Bærholm participated last year and especially Anton Norup, who has much experience simracing at Spa, was excited about felling the rustle for real.

Team entrants:

Per Einarsson - Alfa Romeo 2000 GT Veloce (1972)
Best lap time 3:37

Gert Sterner - Alfa Romeo 145Q (1996)
Best lap time 3:35

Anton Norup - Passenger

Søren Bærholm - Passenger
Early morning in the city of Spa - Anton Norup waits by Gert Sterner's Alfa Romeo 145Q
The evening before was celebrated with Belgian beer - the remnants of the last three is seen here beside a bed
The paddock area is filling up with all kinds of Italian sports cars while the infamous Eau Rouge downhill stretch is empty - for now
The main theme of the event was Lamborghini as stated with this center show of some of the iconic models
Among the Concorso d'Eleganza entries were this wonderful post-war Alfa Romeo 6c2500 Berlinetta
Gert Sterner marvels at the details of on of the Lamborghini Murcielago on display
The Grande Parade drive-and-show gave good opportunity to see and hear all kinds of cars
A quite seldom Lamborghini Urraco V8 gets a much deserved thrashing
A real GT-Man's car - the wonderful Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS
FIAT vintage racer in the paddock area
The two ITR cars are readied for the Scuderia drive
The Scuderia event was for out-and-out racing in road cars
An Alfa Romeo GTV is followed by a Fiat Dino 2.4 Coupe on the passageway to the pitlane
Per Einarsson drives into the pitlane for a passenger-swap
Gert Sterner suffered terrible 'burns' from his new leather gloves
The Alfa Romeo Bertone GT is doubleparked in a corner of the paddock for some cooling down
From the roof-top of the old paddock there was a fantastic view of the stretch from la Source through Eau Rouge all the way to Radillon
A three-event Alfa Romeo Montreal crawls up the hill from he paddock onto the assembly area behind the pits
Childhood dreamcar - Lamborghini Countach LP5000
A handfull of Bizzarini Iso Grifos showed up - some of which are here shown in a very charming corral
A car not often seen in everyday traffic: Alfa Romeo Sei - the first V6 Alfa Romeo
Per Einarsson waits in the car for a green light at the mouth of the tunnel leading out under the race track
The trip back to Denmark went via Trier and some very exciting B-roads in the Ardennes and Eifel Area
For once the navigation was old-school by road map - the CEO for Enthusiastic Touring led the pack with great passion and skill
The Alfa Romeo Bertone GT ran without any significant problems - not bad for such an old car - concidering the serious beating it got
Finally back home - Gert Sterner's beautiful black Alfa Romeo 145Q gets a wash and it is as good as new