Jump to content


Photo

En route from Spa to Monza - ideas, please!


  • Please log in to reply
10 replies to this topic

#1 BerndRos

BerndRos
  • Member

  • 128 posts
  • Joined: October 07

Posted 25 May 2009 - 16:00

I am off on a three week drive in my Morgan later in the year to attend both the Belgium & Italian GPs , will be fully mobile and able to stop and detour at will . I plan to stop at the site of Bernd Rosemeyer memorial at his crash site and also visit the cemetary where Rudolf Caracciola is buried , ANY OTHER Ideas would be gratefully received !

Thanks

Kevin :smoking:

Advertisement

#2 Kingsleyrob

Kingsleyrob
  • Member

  • 1,485 posts
  • Joined: August 06

Posted 25 May 2009 - 16:10

I am off on a three week drive in my Morgan later in the year to attend both the Belgium & Italian GPs , will be fully mobile and able to stop and detour at will . I plan to stop at the site of Bernd Rosemeyer memorial at his crash site and also visit the cemetary where Rudolf Caracciola is buried , ANY OTHER Ideas would be gratefully received !

Thanks

Kevin :smoking:

Kevin, Roger Clark and I travelled from Cheshire to Monza for the GP last year and took in Rheims, Spa, Nurburgring and Hockenheim (museum and Jim Clark memorial). There is also a museum in Stavelot.

I am sure you will have a great time and hope this gives you a few ideas for your itinerary. Let us know where you get to and post a few photos!

Rob :wave:


#3 scheivlak

scheivlak
  • Member

  • 11,201 posts
  • Joined: August 01

Posted 25 May 2009 - 16:31

Never been there, but maybe it's an idea to visit the Schlumpf collection in Mulhouse http://www.collectio...om/en/schlumpf/ as it's somewhere between Spa and Monza.

#4 kayemod

kayemod
  • Member

  • 7,136 posts
  • Joined: August 05

Posted 25 May 2009 - 17:21

Never been there, but maybe it's an idea to visit the Schlumpf collection in Mulhouse http://www.collectio...om/en/schlumpf/ as it's somewhere between Spa and Monza.


Not too lengthy a diversion, but you'd find it very frustrating if you didn't allow a whole day for the Schlumpf collection, doubt if there's a museum like it anywhere else in the world, has to be seen to be believed, and it's a very pleasant drive south through Alsace-Lorraine, one of our favourite parts of France. No motorsport connection, more Franco-Prussian War, but the fortress above the town of Bitche between Saarbrücken and Strasburg is awe inspiring if you like that kind of thing.


#5 fines

fines
  • Member

  • 9,647 posts
  • Joined: September 00

Posted 25 May 2009 - 19:46

The Villa Trips museum in Kerpen isn't awfully far away from Spa...

http://veranstaltung...on-detail/23002
http://www.pointoo.d...hte-127290.html

:)

Edited by fines, 25 May 2009 - 19:47.


#6 Hamish Robson

Hamish Robson
  • Member

  • 345 posts
  • Joined: May 09

Posted 27 May 2009 - 07:50

It may be a little out of your way, but I would heartily recommend the Auto Technik Museum at Sinsheim between Frankfurt and Stuttgart. Cars, planes, boats, trains etc, including Concorde, the Tupolev "Concordeski", a Russian Buran Space Shuttle... Mind-blowing.

http://www.technik-m...im_english.html

And Mulhouse is kind of between there and Italy (at a stretch) - but also incredible.

#7 ex Rhodie racer

ex Rhodie racer
  • Member

  • 3,002 posts
  • Joined: February 07

Posted 27 May 2009 - 08:57

Never been there, but maybe it's an idea to visit the Schlumpf collection in Mulhouse http://www.collectio...om/en/schlumpf/ as it's somewhere between Spa and Monza.

Amazing. I live less than an hour´s drive from Mulhouse and I have never visited the Schlumpf collection. I really must make the effort one of these days.

#8 Lutz G

Lutz G
  • Member

  • 364 posts
  • Joined: May 02

Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:20

Kevin, Roger Clark and I travelled from Cheshire to Monza for the GP last year and took in Rheims, Spa, Nurburgring and Hockenheim (museum and Jim Clark memorial). There is also a museum in Stavelot.

Did this website about my Spa trip back in 1997 - scroll down for a few photos from the museum in Stavelot + address (dead links will be fixed soon)

http://www.geocities...t/8059/spa.html

Lutz

Edited by Lutz G, 27 May 2009 - 09:21.


#9 Arjan de Roos

Arjan de Roos
  • Member

  • 2,086 posts
  • Joined: July 02

Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:26

Mulhouse: of course!

Close to Mulhouse you can also find the Peugeot museum in Sochaux, quite interesting even if you are not into the marque
(Carrefour de l’Europe - 25600 Sochaux, Tel.: 03 81 99 42 03 - Fax: 03 81 99 42 06).

In Basel there should be the Monteverdi museum (Oberwilerstr. 20, CH-4102 Binningen Basel), many Monteverdi's but also Ferrari's and rare sports and racing cars.

In Milan you may find the Ferrari shop.


#10 Duc-Man

Duc-Man
  • Member

  • 1,054 posts
  • Joined: November 08

Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:35

The Schlumpf collection: when you walk in there will your yar drop and your eyes gonna pop out.

The Monteverdi collection.
I went there some years back. It's not big but sure worth a stop. Unfortunatly: Open for groups only on request (that wasn't when I was there).

A great road to travel is the 'Route des Grêtes'. Strasbourg > Sélestat > Ste-Marie-aux-Mines where you get onto the actuall Route des Crêtes down to Mulhouse. I drove home that way(well, in opposite direction) when I visited the Monteverdi collection. That was a great drive in the early evening. If you do that road, listen to 'The Road To Hell' by Chris Rea (or something along those lines). Should fit perfect specially in a Morgan.

Edited by Duc-Man, 27 May 2009 - 09:37.


#11 brabhamBT19

brabhamBT19
  • Member

  • 1,399 posts
  • Joined: April 09

Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:37

there is new porsche museum in stuttgart