Autostal Hemicuda organized the 21st Tour of Flanders (Ronde van Vlaanderen), a navigation and regularity race for cars more than 30 years old. The race qualified for the “Marathon Challenge 2022” of the Flemish Automobile Federation.
The Tour of Flanders is a navigation race for vintage cars. The art consists of driving the 350-kilometer long and secret route as accurately as possible using ball arrow and challenging map reading sections. A number of regularity tests require an extra bit of concentration from the driver and navigator.
The navigation is not complex, the emphasis in this type of marathon race is not on searching, but on driving in a sporty manner – of course always respecting the road code.
Autostal Hemicuda went back to the roots of the race in this edition, where the emphasis is a little more on navigation (75%) rather than regularity (25%). There were only ten regularity trials, where the aim was to maintain a specified average speed as precisely as possible.
The duo Vanderspinnen Kurt / Van Overschelde Bjorn took the final victory in their 1964 Ford Cortina. They turned out to be the best “all-rounder”, as the penalty points were very evenly distributed between the navigation and regularity sections. No Porsche could be found on the podium. Berteloot Christophe / Gengoux Baptiste finished on the 7th spot in their 1983 Porsche 924.
Picture gallery Tour of Flanders / Ronde van Vlaanderen
Pictures courtesy Wilfried Geerts