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Javelin
Javelin SuperDork
10/7/10 8:26 p.m.

I hate you.

You are awesome though!

wlkelley3
wlkelley3 Dork
10/7/10 8:48 p.m.
Javelin wrote: I *hate* you. You are awesome though!

What he said. Twice even.

OK, What is this? It is Awesome!

RexSeven
RexSeven Dork
10/7/10 8:53 p.m.

CaptainZib, you are one lucky S.O.B! I'm so berkeleying jealous of you...

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
10/7/10 8:55 p.m.

Okay, you win. How about FEW Miatas?

And here's a fantastic site with all the info you could ever want, and you don't even have to speak German:

http://www.nurburgring.org.uk/

jg

Keith
Keith SuperDork
10/7/10 9:02 p.m.
wlkelley3 wrote:
Javelin wrote: I *hate* you. You are awesome though!
What he said. Twice even. OK, What is this? It is Awesome!

Caparo T1. A mega-ultra-hypercar that seems to break down every time it's run. EVO just had a story about an orange one going to the 'Ring to try to take the record. It broke.

Luke
Luke SuperDork
10/8/10 5:09 a.m.

Nice photos! Looks like such a fantastic assortment of cars...GT3s to Mk1 Golfs and everything in between.

pinchvalve wrote: I did find places that you could rent a race car, like a Golf on slicks.

When a couple of guys I know went over, they rented Alfa 75 race cars, which seemed about the cheapest way to get on track in something fun. 400 Euro from here - http://www.yougodo.com/en/External.aspx?ct=Drive+the+N%C3%BCrburgring+with+RSR+N%C3%BCrburg&c=/en/ActivityRefer.aspx%3fid%3db7c6e499-2782-4425-8448-23095ad9c2a8%26u%3dhttp%253a%252f%252fwww.rsrnurburg.com&hh=83&h=/en/ActivityReferHeader.aspx%3fid%3db7c6e499-2782-4425-8448-23095ad9c2a8%26u%3d%252fen%252fActivityRefer.aspx%253fid%253db7c6e499-2782-4425-8448-23095ad9c2a8%2526u%253dhttp%25253a%25252f%25252fwww.rsrnurburg.com

Hoop
Hoop SuperDork
10/8/10 7:37 a.m.

I lived in Eastern Germany for four months this year and never got a chance to go to the Nürburgring. Oh well, I'll be back.

Adrian_Thompson
Adrian_Thompson HalfDork
10/8/10 9:20 a.m.
RossD wrote: The Volvo C30 is it's detuned, FAR BETTERlooking kin, but still with the turbo 5 cylinder.

Fixed that for ya, and I picked mine up in Sweden then drove it to and on the ring, I posted the story here a couple of years ago

Giant Purple Snorklewacker
Giant Purple Snorklewacker SuperDork
10/8/10 9:33 a.m.

In reply to Luke: That link was dead but the guys at RSR are great from what I hear. A number of friends have used them and had an awesome time. They also do rentals for Spa.

RSR Nürburg

Jay
Jay Dork
10/8/10 12:16 p.m.
Hoop wrote: I lived in Eastern Germany for four months this year and never got a chance to go to the Nürburgring. Oh well, I'll be back.

I've lived in Eastern Germany for the last three years and haven't gotten the chance to go yet. Seven hours drive makes day-tripping a bit difficult. Soon though.

Hoop
Hoop SuperDork
10/8/10 2:07 p.m.
Jay wrote:
Hoop wrote: I lived in Eastern Germany for four months this year and never got a chance to go to the Nürburgring. Oh well, I'll be back.
I've lived in Eastern Germany for the last three years and haven't gotten the chance to go yet. Seven hours drive makes day-tripping a bit difficult. Soon though.

Yeah, the trek to the Nürburgring coupled by the fact that I was going absolutely crazy with school work is what really did me in. Never mind the fact that I arrived in January.

captainzib
captainzib HalfDork
10/8/10 3:11 p.m.

I take it no one looked at the other vids in my youtube channel or else someone probably woulda commented on this vid by now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axzA3vCsK-M

84FSP
84FSP HalfDork
1/23/16 9:48 a.m.

From the dead I revive you. Going to have 10days in Frankfurt for work the first week of february. Planning to try and catch a couple of the auto museums there in Frankfurt.
Would love to make the run up to the ring for some tourist laps. Any input and details from those of you who have done it are appreciated. I had the chance to explore the performance potential of Golf Plus rental last time but hoping for more this time...

Hungary Bill
Hungary Bill UltraDork
1/23/16 3:21 p.m.

GT86? http://www.rentracecar.com/?p=137

I rented a Swift from those guys and was pleasantly surprised.

Ohmygod! Alfa 75!!!!!! http://www.rsrnurburg.com/car-rentals/alfa-romeo-75-v6

dang, these guys have some cool cars: http://www.rsrnurburg.com/car-rentals

What's your budget anyways? Personally, I'd rent the Suzuki Swift again in a heartbeat (and I'm a huge RWD guy) and go for lots and lots of laps.

84FSP
84FSP HalfDork
1/23/16 7:38 p.m.

Hmm hadn't thought about budget but you have proposed a few very tasty options in the 500-1000usd range.

Hungary Bill
Hungary Bill UltraDork
1/24/16 9:12 a.m.

I was at the $500 end of the spectrum when I went. I proposed the question to GRM "One lap with the GT86, or 4 laps with the Suzuki" even though I knew I was just going to get the GT86 for one lap.

The response was overwhelmingly "4-laps" (with a car that I knew to be a basic, underpowered, fwd).

I kind of hesitantly took GRMs advice and booked 4-laps in the Swift. Ohmygod, first things first: that's not a boring car in track trim. Second things second: EVERY lap was orgasmically better than the first.

If I had $1000. 6-laps with that GT86 and run it through the ringer like it was a drunk ex phoning me up for some late night... ahem... that is, I would drive it really fast and not worry about hurting the insides.

Now I'm asking myself why I EVER left Hungary

84FSP
84FSP HalfDork
1/24/16 10:52 a.m.

Nice... Thinking this will be a wonderful way to spend some weekend time there...

84FSP
84FSP HalfDork
1/28/16 9:29 a.m.

So plans are all set now for my adventure in Germany. I should have an Audi A6 wagon manual for the Ring run. The following day I'm going to try and fit in a trip the Holyland (Wolfsburg) for an afternoon in the VW museum. Looks like is 3.5 hrs each way from Frankfurt which will be a long day but should be worth it. Pics will follow...

Ashyukun
Ashyukun Dork
1/28/16 10:07 a.m.

I had an absolute BLAST in the race-prepped Swift I rented specifically for the runs around the Ring. Got passed by everything on the ring (save one very spooked BMW that I passed), but it was one of the most fun things I've ever done and would jump at the chance to do it again (especially if I had an instructor to give me tips).

I actually had a manual Ford wagon (forget what it was, Focus?) as my rental for getting to and from the Ring. I like driving it a lot, and had some fun on the twisty roads to and from the Ring. Would have been amusing to have taken it out on the Ring itself, but I imagine the rental company would have not been amused...

bmw88rider
bmw88rider Dork
1/28/16 11:29 a.m.

Hopefully the weather holds out for you. It's a crap shoot this time of year. Have a great time.

84FSP
84FSP HalfDork
1/28/16 12:26 p.m.

I am sweating the weather for sure. The weather forecast looks very hit or miss with rain 203 days per week. I could vary it from Sat to Sun but not sure that will help. Probably will go either way - the ring is still open in the rain. Guessing my rental car won't be pushing the envelope either way...

The Hoff
The Hoff UltraDork
1/28/16 1:05 p.m.

My wife had planned a trip to Germany, specifically the 'ring, for my 40th birthday in March. Couldn't quite justify it in the budget yet though. It WILL happen sooner than later.

NOHOME
NOHOME PowerDork
1/28/16 2:27 p.m.

Who was the co-pilot?

84FSP
84FSP HalfDork
1/28/16 7:53 p.m.

Thankfully this one is boss funded as I'll be there for work m-f.

Hungary Bill
Hungary Bill UltraDork
1/29/16 7:58 a.m.
84FSP wrote: S Looks like is 3.5 hrs each way from Frankfurt which will be a long day...

Ahem: "Autobahn"

In preparation for your run, I think you should try to get there in half your google proposed time.

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