The Nürburgring as it looked in 1967

The Nurburgring as it looked in 1967

Here’s a real treat for Nürburgring fans. It’s the Nordschleife as it looked in 1967. That’s 47 years ago now and already the track was 40 years old when these photos were taken.

According to a thread on reddit, where these popped up, the photos were taken by a guy named Jack Moody was was an engineeer with Porsche. They were old Kodachrome slides and have been scanned in by reddit user rexhardwick and we can’t thank him enough for his efforts. Make sure you click each image for a 2000px version as well.

We’ve labelled the pics as best as possible and left a question mark on sections we’re unsure about, feel free to correct any of the captions in the comments section below.

And, yes, like you we’ve also thought how cool it would be to compare these photos with current day images. Thankfully Dale Lomas from Bridge to Gantry had that thought too and you can see his comparison video after all the pics.

[Source: reddit]

The Nurburgring as it looked in 1967

Old pit complex

 

The Nurburgring as it looked in 1967

Turning into Hatzenbach (?)

 

The Nurburgring as it looked in 1967

Hocheichen

 

The Nurburgring as it looked in 1967

Aremberg

 

The Nurburgring as it looked in 1967

Adenaeur Forst

 

The Nurburgring as it looked in 1967

Metzgesfeld (?)

 

The Nurburgring as it looked in 1967

Miss-Hit-Miss

 

The Nurburgring as it looked in 1967

Wehrseifen (exit)

 

The Nurburgring as it looked in 1967

Klostertal (note Steilstrecke ahead, used for steep hill testing)

 

The Nurburgring as it looked in 1967

The Karussell

 

The Nurburgring as it looked in 1967

Approach to Hohe Acht

 

The Nurburgring as it looked in 1967

Döttinger Höhe (taken at 160km/h+)

 

The Nurburgring as it looked in 1967

Old pit complex (note Nürburg castle in left of frame)

 

1967 v 2014 comparison

2 Responses to “The Nürburgring as it looked in 1967”

  1. Aaron Says:

    So very, very cool. Thanks!

  2. BavarianMaleWorker Says:

    Its amazing how armcove barriers give you the feeling of safety. The wall at Wehrseifen (exit) doesn’t exactly fill me with confidence. The other stark feature I noticed is, back then, how little vegetation in the way of trees surround the track. However in the 70’s and even today, its seems the circuit was built in the middle of a forest.
    The other funny thing I noticed was that the cars in the 60’s have very large tyres, no run flats, low profile, or tubeless designs back then ;)

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