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<p>Filed under: <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/motorsports/" rel="tag">Motorsports</a>, <a /category/timewarp/'>href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/timewarp/" rel="tag">Classics</a>, <a /category/euro/'>href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/euro/" rel="tag">Europe</a>, <a /category/videos/'>href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/videos/" rel="tag">Videos</a>, <a /category/ferrari/'>href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/ferrari/" rel="tag">Ferrari</a>, <a /category/racing/'>href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/racing/" rel="tag">Racing</a></p><a href="/2013/08/25/1955-belgian-gp-movie-tells-story-spa-video/#continued"><img height="346" src="http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2013/08/1955-belgian-gp.jpg" vspace="4" width="628" /></a><br /><br />With the Belgian <a /tag/f1/'>href="http://www.autoblog.com/tag/f1/">Formula One</a> Grand Prix happening this weekend, Shell reminded a few guests what the Spa-Francorchamps track and Belgian countryside were like in 1955. That year the petroleum company made a 30-minute movie about the grand prix - this is back when the track was called the Francorchamps National Circuit, near the town of Spa, and a list of its important corners didn't include a mention of Eau Rouge - where it was doing the same thing it still does today: working on fuels and lubricants via its technical partnership with <a /ferrari/'>href="http://www.autoblog.com/ferrari/">Ferrari</a>.<br /><br />To create the mood, journalists were invited to a vintage cinema where they mingled with Ferrari F1 drivers <a /tag/fernando+alonso/'>href="http://www.autoblog.com/tag/fernando+alonso/">Fernando Alonso</a> and <a /tag/felipe+massa/'>href="http://www.autoblog.com/tag/felipe+massa/">Felipe Massa</a> and other extras in period fifties gear, and watched a screening of <em>1955 Belgian Grand Prix</em>. You can <a href="/2013/08/25/1955-belgian-gp-movie-tells-story-spa-video/#continued">scroll down</a> for a screening of your own, as well as the press release, minus the petits-fours and pinups.<p><a /2013/08/25/1955-belgian-gp-movie-tells-story-spa-video/'>href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/08/25/1955-belgian-gp-movie-tells-story-spa-video/" rel="bookmark">Continue reading <em>1955 Belgian GP movie tells the story of Spa</em></a></p><p style="padding:5px;background:#ddd;border:1px solid #ccc;clear:both;"><a /2013/08/25/1955-belgian-gp-movie-tells-story-spa-video/'>href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/08/25/1955-belgian-gp-movie-tells-story-spa-video/">1955 Belgian GP movie tells the story of Spa</a> originally appeared on <a href="http://www.autoblog.com">Autoblog</a> on Sun, 25 Aug 2013 20:03:00 EST. Please see our <a href="http://www.weblogsinc.com/feed-terms/">terms for use of feeds</a>.</p><h6 style="clear: both; padding: 8px 0 0 0; height: 2px; font-size: 1px; border: 0; margin: 0; padding: 0;"></h6><a /2013/08/25/1955-belgian-gp-movie-tells-story-spa-video/'>href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/08/25/1955-belgian-gp-movie-tells-story-spa-video/" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent link to this entry">Permalink</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="http://www.autoblog.com/forward/20702118/" title="Send this entry to a friend via email">Email this</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a /2013/08/25/1955-belgian-gp-movie-tells-story-spa-video/'>href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/08/25/1955-belgian-gp-movie-tells-story-spa-video/#comments" title="View reader comments on this entry">Comments</a><div class="feedflare">

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