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#1 PonysiteEd

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 05:23

A bit late, but just for browsing pics from last Friday.

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#2 Arjan de Roos

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 07:21

Thank you!

#3 Red Socks

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 11:14

A bit late, but just for browsing pics from last Friday.

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Never stop learning, even history can change, if you find new facts

Having looked at the pictures it is quite obvious that history can indeed change. AVD OGP used to be the best ''Historic '' race meeting in the world but the pictures show a whole stack of cars that relate to no Historic specification at all. What a shame for the event and shame on its organisers for promoting this as a Historic race meeting.

#4 Arjan de Roos

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 13:04

I also missed the presence of a historic GP grid, so stayed at home.

#5 bradbury west

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 15:31

I enjoyed the photos of the Adler. Any information about the car/model?
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#6 Derwent Motorsport

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 16:19

Spectators seem a bit sparse!

#7 Duc-Man

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 17:06

Spectators? On a friday?
Nürburgring is pretty much in the middle of nowhere so it's not suprising that there were no spectators.
I was up there (like almost every year) the day before (thursday) just to walk around in the paddock and pits to take close-up pictures. I haven't been to the races in years...

#8 antonvrs

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 01:13

Thanks, but it's mostly junk as far as I can see.
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#9 Alan Cox

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 06:59

Thanks, but it's mostly junk as far as I can see.
Anton

It does appear to be more of a 60s saloon and 70s sports car festival.

#10 PonysiteEd

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 07:25

Yes, but since that was my focus, I might have been selective in the pics. They had historic GP cars there as well as listed on their website, but I simply did not take pictures of those.

I like the driven junk, if it wins the old style with cubic inches or the smarter way. Whatever you prefer Mustangs won 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th on Saturday in their class. 100 touring cars rowed up for the training (pictured here) on Friday driving the old Nordschleife.
My preference is that part of the event with the 60/70ies feeling and party around the old track and the sound of small and big block engines definitely adds something.

The new facilities (300 million Euro spent), which are opened this month (Ringarena, VIP area, etc) are in my view way too much, they should have spent rather a few lightweight halls, sheds and barns for vintage stuff merchandisers and vintage car sales.

Like in many places they preferred the VIP-sections, manufacturer sponsored car club areas, boulevards in Mall-style and event centers, all suitable maybe for F1 and other Formula events and company incentive tours, but not for the classic Nuerburgring visitor. For sure they don't take the money there, but it hurts for most of us that have been there in those times. I hope at least the Nuerburgring area has benefitted from the 300 millions a bit in salaries and jobs for the local people.

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 07:27

It does appear to be more of a 60s saloon and 70s sports car festival.


ON Friday the Youngtimer series raced on the Norrdschliefe plus 500k for GT & Saloons and I think that is relected in the biase of these photos.

Saturday / Sunday races were for

Orwell Supersports
Group C
Pre 61 Sports
Pre 60 Grand Prix
61 - 65 Grand Prix
Pre 65 Saloon
Pre 65 GT
Pre War sports (regularity)
DTM Revival 72-81
Modern Germn Mini Cooper championship

I thought the entries were generally a bit down although the Pre 61 sports had some very nice cars Seemed noticably few Brits in the races. Maybe Silverstone having an effect.

Saturday was badly affected by fog/low cloud and no morning practice took place and racng was suspended for several hours from mid afternoon to early eavening.
RAP


#12 ndo911.be

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 20:45

My pictures of the event: www.ndo911.be

#13 Pedro 917

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 13:53

I've uploaded my Nürburgring Oldtimer GP pictures to my jalbum.
You can find them here
Enjoy !