Archive for the ‘Nurburgring history’ Category

It was 15 years ago today

Serving as a reminder that I need to write my own trip report from April this year, here’s a few paragraphs from MotorSport magazine, first published in February 2000. Centred around a 12th century castle in the densely wooded village of Nurburg, the plans outlined over 17 miles of track, consisting of two loops: a […]

Another look at the 1967 German Grand Prix

Way back when AUSringers started we featured some clips on the 1967 German Grand Prix. Let’s take another look at that race in this six-minute video that really takes us back to a time when the track was barely recognisable as the Nordschleife we know and cherish today. Also unrecognisable is a podium featuring an […]

A look at the Nürburgring from 1955

Geoff Duke was a multiple world championship motorbike rider who achieved his success in the 1950s. Here, he takes us for a lap of the Nürburgring on four wheels ahead of the 1955 German Motorcycle Grand Prix, which he duly won. Forget the most obvious changes, such as the lack of armco, just look at […]

Derek Bell rounds the Karussell

Just because. We can’t tell you a lot about this image, other than it is extraordinarily cool and our best guess is that it was taken during the 1975 Nürburgring 1000km race. It shows Bell at the wheel of an Alfa Romeo Tipo 33TT12. [Source: twitter]

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: […]