What's next… 2020

The next edition of the Circuit des Ardennes Commemoration will take place from 2 to 5 July 2020.

Note these dates in your diaries already!

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The July 2020 programme: different from the previous ones but with the same authentic historical climate!

The definite programme will be published in September 2019.

Categories of participants (cars and motorcycles)

Category A

Actual vehicles that took part in the Circuits from 1902 to 1907. To date, two such vehicles have been found and have participated in the Commemorations :

  • the 1902 Mors of Baron de Caters, currently in the Collier Collection (USA)
  • the 1903 De Dion Bouton of Journu, Currently in Bordeaux, France (owned by René Ville)

Category B

Similar makes of vehicles to Category A.

Category C

All vehicles from the beginnings up to 1918.

Category D

Vehicles from 1919 to 1930.

Category E

Vehicles from 1931 to 1941.

Category F

Vehicles from 1942 to 1970 (1960 for motorcycles).

The palette of activities

Cars in categories A, B, and C (up to 1918) and motorcycles (up to 1927) have a choice of outings and visits on Saturday, with optional pre-runs on Thursday and Friday. On Sunday morning the cars can be put on display in Bastogne.

Cars in category D (1919 -1930) will run on Sunday with the possibility of a pre-run on Saturday.

Sunday is also the day for categories E (1931-1941) and F (1942-1970) .

The programme for motorcycles: Saturday for machines up to 1920 or Sunday for machines from 1928 to 1960.

Welcome committees in the localities where stops are made and exceptional souvenirs

A magnificent bronze medallion (as for previous editions). Album with photos of your start and along the route.

Photo competition

For both participants and public.

The itineraries

In creating the Circuit des Ardennes, Baron de Crawhez chose this region and these roads (see map bbelow) as he knew them well : sufficiently wide, not too steep, with bends but also good straight sections.

Also these roads were relatively free of traffic.

For later editions the route was considerably modified, with the start moved to Arlon and covering different localities.

We have adopted the same principles for the Commemorations, thus offering varied itineraries and roads well suited to every type of vehicle.

In particular we are thinking of single-cylinder and bi-cylinder cars and motorcycles from the beginnings of the motorcar, which demand the organisers' special attention.

The route for 2020 (which will be published in the autumn of 2019) will reflect these considerations.

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Map of the 1902 Circuit