Francorchamps 100 years of Motorcycle
Francorchamps100 Years of Motorcycle
In the summer of 1921, on unsurfaced roads roughly forming a triangle between Francorchamps, Malmédy and Stavelot, the first Grand Prix of Belgium for motorbikes took place. Two categories were in the running: 350cc and 500cc. This was the beginning of a wonderful story, one that was to lead to the present permanent circuit of Spa-Francorchamps, and one often described as “the greatest circuit in the world”!
“FRANCORCHAMPS 100 YEARS OF Motorcycle” is a high-end work which recalls, in text and pictures, the history of the motorbike at Francorchamps. It was thanks to the initiative of Christian Jupsin, founder of DG Sport, organisers at Francorchamps of numerous car and motorbike events, who suggested to Pierre Capart, a connoisseur with a long motorbike related journalistic career, to write this book. But what would the text be without the numerous and sensational photographs brought together in this book? More than 300 with, it goes without saying, black and white photographs of earlier days and coloured ones of more recent times, for today and years to come. Some of these historic pictures are quite simply sensational. Sometimes with full view of motorbikes or of the general public, with each image telling its very own story. These illustrations are supported by the text which essentially focusses on the motorbike. The ‘bikers will appreciate it.
This “collector” item is simultaneously a historical book and one centring on motorbikes, a work to give to someone or treat oneself to. This exceptional book should be ordered without delay, because as one might fear, there will not be enough copies for everyone.
High-end work of 264 pages
Dimensions: 30/30 cms
Inside: 140 g paper
Print run: limited to 1.500 copies
Translation of texts available in Dutch and English
Publisher: Stade 27
Price: 60,00 €
Je viens dévorer le bouquin.
Bravo… on a qu’une envie le réouvrir et recommencer ! Merci
J’ai acheté le livre aux 6h de Spa, chouette de revoir l’historique de ce circuit sur lequel je roule depuis 2001 grâce à DG Sport.
De très belles photos des kamikazes de l’époque, fallait en avoir pour y rouler, on revoit aussi l’ancienne configuration du circuit avec ses virages que l’on reconnaît à peine.
Et puis il y a l’histoire du sport avec les champions qui y ont roulé et petite fierté….une photo du départ des 6h 2019 sur laquelle je figure !
Un livre de collection !