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Destination Nuburgring

Postby texas2201 » Wed 02.02.2011, 19:45

2011 track days at the Nürburgring.

We are working on provisional dates as follows;

Wednesday April 20th 8am to 5pm
Thursday April 21st 8am to 2pm

Obviously - these are the two days immediately before the madness of the Easter Touristenfahrten, so they present a really great opportunity to get lots of perfect laps in before relaxing and socialising with the crowds arriving for the weekend.

then;

Monday July 18th 8am - 5pm
Tuesday July 19th 8am to 5pm

with a full day of Touristenfahrten scheduled for Sunday 17th July.

I will keep you posted as to progress and when things are confirmed - if you want to provisionally book then send an email to darren @ ringweekends.co.uk
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Re: Destination Nuburgring

Postby Monty » Thu 03.02.2011, 10:11

Just wished i had the cash to go :cry:

I`ll have to see how the year pans :?
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Re: Destination Nuburgring

Postby texas2201 » Sat 25.06.2011, 15:13

a friend was going out to the Ring and asked did I want to go for the weekend in his 968CS - well I thought about it for a millisecond. We went to Spa first as one of his friends was racing in the Spa Classic but it tipped it down and his race was cancelled :-( five off's and three red flags

So we headed over to the ring for a few days and he even let me take it round for a few laps on my own we have known each other for over 8 years and done many laps together - here is a picture of me at the highest point I believe - Hoe Acht

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Oh meant to say - just organised my trip over in July for two trackdays on the ring 18/19th July - taking the Elan out on a trailer
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Re: Destination Nuburgring

Postby Monty » Mon 27.06.2011, 15:34

Turning to the Darkside hey Martin :lol:

Looks like you had fun :burnout:
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Re: Destination Nuburgring

Postby Paul69 » Mon 27.06.2011, 16:11

I would be interested in attending the ring, ferry is cheap as chips only fuel to pay for! what is plan when you arrive camp or hotel?

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Myslelf Gazza and a few other s were discussing this at Snetterton; if anyones interested i can get a real dealon ferry of tunnel ; as the wifes a manager of travel agents;
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Re: Destination Nuburgring

Postby Steve A » Mon 27.06.2011, 22:50

8) I might be up for that, it it falls right for my shift :burnout:
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Re: Destination Nuburgring

Postby Paul69 » Tue 28.06.2011, 10:20

Let me no Steve

I can get the Tunnel for next to nothing if we get a group, bonus of the wife being a manager for TC

Not sure were to stay but im sure we could sort that

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Re: Destination Nuburgring

Postby Monty » Tue 28.06.2011, 15:04

I`d love to go, you talking this year or next?

Fare few quid in fuel :?
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Re: Destination Nuburgring

Postby JonT » Tue 28.06.2011, 16:12

Monty wrote:I`d love to go, you talking this year or next?

Fare few quid in fuel :?

It's not going to get any cheaper though :cry:
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Re: Destination Nuburgring

Postby texas2201 » Tue 28.06.2011, 23:38

I am staying with friends near the Ring
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Re: Destination Nuburgring

Postby texas2201 » Fri 15.07.2011, 23:48

picking up the trailer and towing the elan over to Germany for a two day trackday on the Ring

Image new daily a turbo diesel - BMW engine - very sweet - should get 32/33 to the gallon towing - already done over 7000 miles in it and it hasn't used a drop of oil

passenger seat is spare Monty if you wanted to jump in :-)

report when I get back

getting excited now :-)
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Re: Destination Nuburgring

Postby HJ2 » Sat 16.07.2011, 09:12

Sounds like big fun, enjoy! :burnout:
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Re: Destination Nuburgring

Postby texas2201 » Sat 16.07.2011, 09:26

as long as this weather blows over before hand :-(
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Re: Destination Nuburgring

Postby HJ2 » Sat 16.07.2011, 09:35

Why?

I thougth the Elan had an advantage on wet track. Think of all the frustrated faces of the Porsche drivers as you zoom by :chair: :cheers:
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Re: Destination Nuburgring

Postby texas2201 » Sat 16.07.2011, 11:57

trackdays are always better in the dry with sun with the roof down. also all the Porsche's have traction control and we have none! Also when it rains it brings all the rubber and oil to the surface of the track and makes it very greasy and a track is not like a road it is flat with no camber so the water does not run off - so you get standing water :-(
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Re: Destination Nuburgring

Postby texas2201 » Fri 22.07.2011, 07:52

http://vimeo.com/26734984 lap of the Ring on latest trip

another http://vimeo.com/26697626

:-) I want to go back already :-(
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Re: Destination Nuburgring

Postby trig » Sat 23.07.2011, 12:12

Great footage Martin, your in car camera setup is brilliant...what are you using :?:

Very jealous of your trips to the ring , one day :roll:
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Re: Destination Nuburgring

Postby texas2201 » Sat 23.07.2011, 15:07

my buddy is a professional photographer and he has a Vbox system with two cameras and GPS with data recording - he rents the system out for 150E for half a day and 250E for a full day
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Re: Destination Nuburgring

Postby Doug » Sat 23.07.2011, 23:02

I agree that video is great. Good work driving.
I have never seen the driving footage with the real-time map on it. Very helpful.

So you shipped your Elan to Europe for this??!!
Drive to England and throw a hard top on it before you ship it back!!
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Re: Destination Nuburgring

Postby texas2201 » Sun 24.07.2011, 10:12

no I live in England and I put it on a trailer and towed it over there - 2 hours to Dover and 5 hours to Nurburg 70mph/30mpg :-)

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