Archive for the ‘Nurburgring history’ Category

In the air up there!

Look at that! Now that is getting some air. Behind the wheel of the celebrated BMW 3.0 CSL is Hans Stuck. Who knew he could blend flying and driving at the same time! It’s believed the photo was taken during the World Championship for Makes race held at the Nürburgring in 1974. [Source: @classicracepics | […]

The Nürburgring 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 […]

1976 German GP: Art imitates life

Here’s a series of side-by-side animated GIFs comparing actual footage from Niki Lauda’s crash in the 1976 German GP with footage from Ron Howard’s movie Rush. As you can see the Hollywood recreation is eerily accurate. The crash sequence from the movie can be seen after the break along with two more comparison sequences. [Source: […]

Onboard with Derek Bell and the Porsche 956.007

Finally, we have some onboard footage of Derek Bell driving Stefan Bellof’s Porsche 956.007 around the Nordschleife. It joins the excellent clip from earlier this month showing the equally likeable Hans-Joachim Stuck driving the same car. After the break you can ride with Bell on a bridge to gantry lap of the Ring. It’s a […]

VIDEO: Journey through time

We thank Tim Hahne from Stereoscreen for bringing our attention to this video showing Hans-Joachim Stuck driving the legendary Porsche 956.007 at the Nürburgring. We thank Tim for two reasons, firstly because it’s a video he’s had a hand in, so we know it will be first class. But, mostly, we thank him because this […]

Stefan-Bellof-S named at the Nürburgring

A section of track at the Nürburgring previously known as Pflantzgarten II has been renamed the Stefan-Bellof-S. The new naming honours Stefan Bellof, who in 1983 drove a Porsche 956 and posted incredible lap time of 6:11.13 during qualifying for the 1983 1000km race. To this day that lap stands as the fastest recorded time […]

Official trailer for F1 movie ‘Rush’

Around a year ago we reported on filming taking place on the Nordschleife for Ron Howard’s F1 movie Rush. Today we bring you the first official trailer of the film, which includes plenty of action from the Nürburgring. From what we can see here the recreation of Niki Lauda’s crash looks to be very good. […]

W196 ‘Silver Arrows’ return to the Nordschleife

The German Grand Prix is clearly a big event for manufacturers such as Mercedes-Benz. It’s their home race and the history of the Nürburgring allows a great chance to maximise the marketing potential the F1 travelling circus brings. A perfect opportunity, then, to bring out some old Silver Arrows for a run around the Nordschleife. […]

1973 German Grand Prix

Our daily twitter rounds landed us this cracking link to a YouTube video of the entire 1973 German Grand Prix. That’s right, all two hours and seven minutes of footage. So far we’ve only watched the first half hour or so and it’s an astonishing piece of film that is worth checking out. The race […]

1957 Nürburgring 1000km race

Click THIS LINK to see a fascinating clip from the 1957 Nürburgring 1000km race. It was just the third running of the race and victory was claimed by Tony Brooks and Noel Cunningham-Reid driving an Aston Martin DBR1. Of course, it is amazing to see how much the scenery at the track has changed over […]