Story by Peter Brock • Photograph by J.G. Pasterjak

My wife, Gayle, and I recently had the opportunity to revisit the Nürburgring, the famous and historic track in the small town of Nürburg, Germany. This is the place that gave rise to such amazing images as Dan Gurney getting …

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slantsix
slantsix Reader
7/2/20 2:57 p.m.

The Ring is one of those fantasy land bucket list excursions in my mind.

 

Although I have not been to most of the great or small notable tracks in north america, I have been to the Nürburgring / Nordschlife/Grüne Hölle.

 

It was an awesome experience, got to drive 2 laps on it in my rented Nissan Qashqai. We were on our honeymoon and I would like to go back someday for an event of some sort.

 

Covid19 makes me lust for exceptional car dreaming trips like that again!

 

Greg

 

 

HolyRoller
HolyRoller New Reader
7/3/20 3:58 p.m.

Yes, yes - I was fortunate to be able to attend the "Old-Timers" weekend in 2012 & 2013. There was an open paddock so pictures were so available, and not huge crowds, so track action shots weren't difficult either. Probably my best race attendances ever - (includes Spa and Monza F1). 

Walking in from parking we spotted a pristine '54 Vette in the lot. living in Europe was a dream

Kevin

californiamilleghia
californiamilleghia Dork
7/3/20 8:37 p.m.

probably 20 years or more VW had an event with the most one make car driving at the same time ....

of course it was the Golf  and one of the most boring events I ever went too.....

at least the other time when the vintage VW club got permission and all of us got to lap it in out street VW ,  I had my VW camper then,.....

its far enough away from any big cities that they will not be building housing tracks nearby like Laguna Seca.

 

lhoboken
lhoboken New Reader
2/4/22 5:06 p.m.

Peter,

 

I would love to tour the track, let's make a date and you can drive... let's try one of our Daytona Coupes....

 

Larry

65289Cobra
65289Cobra New Reader
4/26/22 11:04 a.m.

As a 23-year-old, I attended the Scuderia Hanseat driving school there for four days in Sep 61.  We got to use both the Nordschleife and Sudschleife courses.   61 years later, my best-in-class trophy still holds a place of honor over my desk. 

In the name of safety, the track has been much-modified (some would say "emasculated") since then, but it's still a great challenge.  It's just less lethal than it once was. 

In the past 76 years, I've attended races at over 100 tracks worldwide; the 'Ring is still tops in my book!

 

Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
4/28/22 10:41 a.m.

Somehow, I still haev not been there, despite many trips to Germany.

 

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