Who am I?

My name is Herman Liesemeijer, founder and owner of 'Circuits of the Past.' I have been following auto and motorsports since the 1980s. In the 1990s, I was an amateur racer at Zandvoort.

When I visited the abandoned Nijvel circuit in Belgium in 1998, I became fascinated by abandoned race circuits. This inspired me to start the website 'Circuits of the Past' in 2003. A website entirely dedicated to the race circuits of the past.

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In "7 Abandoned Circuits you can Visit Legally!" I take you to 7 abandoned circuits in 4 different countries. I tell you the history, how to get there and what there is to see.

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The Magic of Weathered Asphalt

In this ebook I, Herman Liesemeijer, take you with me on a journey along the historic race circuits of Europe. Some of them have become a ruin.

A personal story that starts with illegal racing on the nearby TT Circuit of Assen. The sequel was a race course at Zandvoort, the circuit where I keep the most beautiful memories.

Also attention for persons from Dutch motorsport, like the Formula 3 driver Marcel Albers who died in an accident at Thruxton in 1992. And Arie Anssems, the former mechanic of Carel Godin de Beaufort and volunteer at the Zandvoort circuit.

My career got an interesting turn when I visited the abandoned circuit of Nivelles in Belgium in 1998. This would eventually lead to the creation of a website about old race circuits...

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