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In the beginning…

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 Posted in Nurburgring history, Video | No Comments »

A bit over 90 years ago, 27 September 1925 to be exact, the first work on the construction of the Nürburgring began. To mark that anniversary the official Nürburgring Facebook page shared a brief and inspiring video which you can ...

It was 15 years ago today

Friday, August 7th, 2015 Posted in Nurburgring history, Trip reports | No Comments »

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 ...

Another look at the 1967 German Grand Prix

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 Posted in Australia, Nurburgring history, Video | 2 Comments »

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 ...

A look at the Nürburgring from 1955

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 Posted in Nurburgring history, Video | No Comments »

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 ...

Derek Bell rounds the Karussell

Friday, December 12th, 2014 Posted in Alfa Romeo, Nurburgring history | No Comments »

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 ...

In the air up there!

Thursday, August 14th, 2014 Posted in BMW, Nurburgring history | No Comments »

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 ...

The Nürburgring as it looked in 1967

Friday, April 4th, 2014 Posted in Nurburgring history, Touristenfahrten | 2 Comments »

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 ...