Off to Nurburg Ring...

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by Unleashed, Aug 9, 2005.

  1. Tomorrow for the Old Timers Grand Prix! This is the car I'll be going in:

    www.mercedes-cosworth.co.uk

    Wish me luck all! Back on Tuesday. :devious:

    P.s any quick tips for it, the surrounding area, and places of interest in the region?
     
  2. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    have fun should be fantastic

    the Nurburg ring is the reason why European cars handle and American ones don't (according to Jeremy Clarkson)
     
  3. rushm001

    rushm001 In the beginning...... Political User

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    It always makes me chuckle when he says that. I can't really imagine Ford for instance testing their new focus on the track! :p
     
  4. There was a Focus that went round - he trashed his brakes.
    Good fun, but ended up crashing the afore mentioned Merc at 100mph+ into an armco (I wasn't driving, the owner was - it hurt, but no one was properly injured). I also got to drive a Porsche 928 4.7 V8, which was scary as hell. And then was in an accident involving a SSC Stylus kit car (he was taking me for a passenger lap).
    Then, to add insult to injury, my tent decided that it didn't like being waterproof, and during one hell of a storm that lasted 2 days, let all the water through, soaking me and all my belongings. Wearing only wet clothes for 2 days is not fun!

    If anyone watches that episode of Top Gear where Clarkson goes round in a Jaguar S-Type diesel, you'll see him get overtaken by a Mercedes 190 Evo 1 - I went round as a passenger of the owner of that car, in that car. It's awesome, the handling is spot on, and it's very quick too!
     
  5. rushm001

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    The best one was when on Topgear they put a Transit van round the track being driven by that German bird who lives in Nurburg, and she was whizzing passed all these cars. Just imagine the look on the face of the guy driving his golf GTI round it and being overtaken by i) a van and ii) a girl!! :p:p:p
     
  6. "That German bird" is Sabine Schmit. We interviewed her for Practical Performance Magazine (who organised the trip I went on). Her husband also gave me a free drink when I was in his pub. :)

    Handguy - you're missing out! It's awesome! I spent 3 days camping (which I hate) and being permanently wet, but it was still the best trip ever, and I shall definetly be going every year I can. I have the 'Ring Worm!
     
  7. sean.ferguson

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    mmm, merc 190 cosworth. I'm still waiting for one to drop buy for me :(
     
  8. :) Good choice! Next March when I get my pay rise I'll be buying one and using my current 2.0 non-Cossie for a track car. EFi conversion and a few other bits coming it's way soon...