(This post will be edited regularly to reflect the latest info)
NEW!: Step by step directions from Calais to the Hotel an der Nordschliefe.
The map allows you to quickly scroll around in real time for any of the route stages.
I would say that it is well worth printing this page out in color before you go, possibly with some of the mini-maps expanded.
There is additional excellent info on Ben Lovejoys nurburgring.org site. The main route he mentions is the one detailed above.
The AO Nurburgring Trip date has been finalized for Sat April 29th 2006!
Saturday has a public evening session and both Sunday and Monday of that weekend are open all day to the public.
The group AO booking has now completed.
IF you haven't booked yet you really have to do ASAP to be sure of getting a place close enough.
"Hotel An Der Nordschleife"
Hotel, Bar & Restaurant
Apartment: €35 per person
51518 Adenau - Breidscheid
Right next to Breidscheid entrance in Adenau!
Secure garage, car-port and lot parking. Rooms en-suite with mini-bar, satellite TV and VCRs. Bar & Restaurant. Balcony views of the track. Workshop equipped with lifting ramp, tools, welding equipment, trailer, etc. Tyres and bike 'service' at weekends. English spoken
Phone & fax
+ 49 2691 930158
A rough itinerary is:
- Travel on Sat
- Maybe some exploratory sighting laps on Sat evening..
- Meet up Sat night
- Drive the ring Sunday
- Exchange heroic tales Sunday night
- Drive the ring Monday
Most probably returning Monday night, others may choose to stay over that night and returrn on Tuesday morning.
(Monday night accomadation has not been booked for anybody at this point, at least not by me
[See the following link for a graphical display of the Ring opening hours
Some useful travel arrangement info will be posted shortly.
Currently we have 14 confirmed participants:
10 of these are staying at "Hotel An Der Nordschleife" and associated guesthouses.
A total of 11 cars.
Trailbraker : Hotel Booked
Peter K : Hotel Booked
156SI (+Friend) : Hotel Booked
Matt Ireland (+Friend) : Hotel Booked
Sandys : Hotel Booked
Vamos (+Friend) : Hotel Booked
Edward : Hotel Booked
Classic (Sunday only)
Cuore_Sportivo_155 (one day only)
Plastic Pig and some of his mates are also doing the Alfa 75 experience that weekend so there will be a few Alfas about
Spare a thought for Jon'o who has helped a lot in planning this behind the scenes - and needs a lucky break with some work scheduling to be able to come.
Spare an even bigger thought for Veloce_gee who has had his car crashed into TWICE while waiting for this trip!!!
The locations many of the attending AO'ers is shown on the AO ring map created by Jono - quite an international flavour
(a little out of date at this point)
IF you want to join with us, simply post a message to this thread and add yourself to the AO Ring map!
It might be an idea to subscribe to this thread too so you are kept up to date.
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It seems to me that there are a number of AOers who have some aspiration to visit the legendary Nurburgring or are already Ring regulars.
I am curious if there is any interest in meeting fellow AO'ers for a Ring trip sometime in the new year?
Personally I would love to meet some of the members on here, talk cars and experience driving on the best track in the world!
I am definitely going at some time in the new year and from informal mails with some of the members here it is very likely that I will be bumping into at least one or two fello AO'ers in their own cars.
This is just a "sounding out" post so I'm not planning on too much detail at this point since I want to see what people think in principle first.
The general idea would be to go at a time when the ring would not be at its busiest and maximum chance of good weather. I believe this would likely mean a week day if we were to attend a "public" ring day (there are proper track day alternatives as well).
It would probably be irresponsible of me not to point out that the Ring would not be the best place for your first track day, and that some track experience would be strongly advised.
Just to cut down on potential discussion options here it is not planned that this trip will revolve around the Alfa 75 experience.
As the level of interest becomes apparent, I (or others) will post details for discussion such as likely expenses, preferred AO hotel, and recommended preparation.
The negotiation of the time to go will be interesting but I for one am likely to be totally flexible as to what suits the majority.
So what do you think - make the ultimate new year resolution !