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RE: Pic Of The Week: BMW On The Nordschleife

RE: Pic Of The Week: BMW On The Nordschleife

Friday 21st January 2011

Pic Of The Week: BMW On The Nordschleife

Why we love the 'Ring


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With all the current uncertainty surrounding the financial future of the Nurburgring, we thought it might be appropriate to remind ourselves exactly why the 13 miles of twisting Tarmac in the Eifel mountains is still one the best tracks in the world.

We reckon this pic has the answer. It features the M3 GT2 of Jörg Müller, Augusto Farfus, Uwe Alzen, Pedro Lamy on its way to win the Nurburgring 24-hour race last year, taking to the air at the famous Flugplatz.

It's one of the most evocative and historic sights in motor racing, and the fact that you can pay a German fellow a few euros and get even half an inkling of what it's like to be there, doing that in one of the most prestigious and challenging races in the world makes the Nurburgring Nordschleife a very special place indeed.

Long may the touristenfahrten continue...

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Fun Bus

Original Poster:

16,039 posts

130 months

Friday 21st January 2011
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My Friday decision of office PC wallpaper for the next week has been an easy one today. Loving it!

ccr32

1,671 posts

130 months

Friday 21st January 2011
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Great pic - wallpaper set!

Cheers! thumbup

MagicalTrevor

5,974 posts

141 months

Friday 21st January 2011
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Fun Bus said:
My Friday decision of office PC wallpaper for the next week has been an easy one today. Loving it!
Easy, just install the Windows 'Wallpaper Changer for Windows XP' powertoy

Linky

teeCup

118 posts

74 months

Friday 21st January 2011
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Awesome picture. Long live the Nordschleife!

Fun Bus

Original Poster:

16,039 posts

130 months

Friday 21st January 2011
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MagicalTrevor said:
Fun Bus said:
My Friday decision of office PC wallpaper for the next week has been an easy one today. Loving it!
Easy, just install the Windows 'Wallpaper Changer for Windows XP' powertoy

Linky
Ah ha! Cunning, thanks.
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chris116

646 posts

80 months

Friday 21st January 2011
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Excellent, this is going on my work pc on monday. Got to try and find the similar shot of Hans Joachim Stuck in the old CSL as well

wackojacko

8,560 posts

102 months

Friday 21st January 2011
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Awesome picture this will also be set as my Desktop background thumbup

Atrophy

78 posts

97 months

Friday 21st January 2011
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Lovely picture, shame the car is so dirty

soad

27,241 posts

88 months

Friday 21st January 2011
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Looks really good!

volvoforlife

724 posts

75 months

Friday 21st January 2011
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It looks like a render

Harry Monk

5,178 posts

149 months

Friday 21st January 2011
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NORDSHCHLEIFE?

WTF?

TypeR

771 posts

151 months

Friday 21st January 2011
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volvoforlife said:
It looks like a render
Nah, he's got a red nose.

volvoforlife

724 posts

75 months

Friday 21st January 2011
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TypeR said:
volvoforlife said:
It looks like a render
Nah, he's got a red nose.
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wackojacko

8,560 posts

102 months

Friday 21st January 2011
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Harry Monk said:
NORDSHCHLEIFE?

WTF?
Widely known as the 'Nurburgring' wink

cg360

586 posts

149 months

Friday 21st January 2011
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chris116 said:
Excellent, this is going on my work pc on monday. Got to try and find the similar shot of Hans Joachim Stuck in the old CSL as well
Is that the one in the black M-Works colours, fully airborne? Motorsport magazine July '74?


Edited by cg360 on Friday 21st January 15:10

radio man

202 posts

86 months

Friday 21st January 2011
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the picture is brilliant and it should be all that is neccessary to inspire any petrolhead to head for the "ring", after all we are talking driving utopia here. but fear not, the owners will find a way to squeeze every last euro that they can get their hands on from the Nordshcliefe tourist, and if you are british they will probably add 20% VAT just to rub it in, but no matter what they charge it will still be every petrolheads greatest ambition to storm the "ring" and boast sub 9 mins in thier MG Metro. It's on my list of things to do befor I get too old to remeber having done it.
The place is motoring nirvana and the motoring world would never let it die so don't worry it will still be there when you win the lottery and buy the car of your dreams.
take care all

Tankslider

826 posts

135 months

Friday 21st January 2011
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Atrophy said:
Lovely picture, shame the car is so dirty
biggrin They could have made more of an effort, couldn't they.

Not Flugplatz either.

/ringnerd

Riggers

1,851 posts

90 months

Friday 21st January 2011
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chris116 said:
Excellent, this is going on my work pc on monday. Got to try and find the similar shot of Hans Joachim Stuck in the old CSL as well
Yes, I tried to find that too, but ran out of time! Do share if you get hold of it smile

Harry Monk

5,178 posts

149 months

Friday 21st January 2011
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wackojacko said:
Harry Monk said:
NORDSHCHLEIFE?

WTF?
Widely known as the 'Nurburgring' wink
I think you'll find it's the 'Nuremburgring'.

Riggers

1,851 posts

90 months

Friday 21st January 2011
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Tankslider said:
Atrophy said:
Lovely picture, shame the car is so dirty
biggrin They could have made more of an effort, couldn't they.

Not Flugplatz either.

/ringnerd
I am ashamed paperbag. Where is it?