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.
Old pit complex
Turning into Hatzenbach (?)
Klostertal (note Steilstrecke ahead, used for steep hill testing)
Approach to Hohe Acht
Döttinger Höhe (taken at 160km/h+)
Old pit complex (note Nürburg castle in left of frame)