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All The Best Nürburgring Tribes (So Far)

So you’ve heard about Clarkson, Hammond and May’s new venture at this point. No, not The Grand Tour on Amazon, but their new auto enthusiast social network, DriveTribe. If you haven’t already joined the Green Hell Guides tribe, by all means, do so!

Once you’ve done that, here are the other best Nürburgring tribes currently on DriveTribe:

  • Bridge to Gantry: Dale Lomas of the popular Bridge to Gantry blog and Ring Taxi fame has his tribe all set up.
  • Nür: Chris Enright has established a quality community already of solid Nürburgring content.
  • Nürburgring Now: the fine folks behind this popular website have their tribe up and running as well.
  • Northloopers: this community from the UK is active on DriveTribe.
  • Skylimit Events: the well known organizer of drift and track day events at The Nürburgring, Zolder and Spa is here too.
  • Nürburgring Nordsch-Life: with a focus photos and viewing spots this one deserves a to be in your list of tribes as well.

There you go, so have at it! It’s easy to sign up now that no code is required.

Who To Root For at The ADAC Zurich 24h Nürburgring 2016 Race

If you’re new to watching the ADAC Zurich 24h Nürburgring race this year, here’s a few teams and cars that you can follow to make it more engaging.

Who to Root For 24h Nürburgring 2016 Race:

  • Frikadelli Racing / Porsche / Car #3 / SP9 class
    This is the team that Sabine Schmitz races for with her boyfriend Klaus Abbelen. Patrick Huisman and Norbert Siedler round out the drivers of their Porsche 911 GT3 R
  • Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus / SCG003C / Car #702 & Car #703 / SP-X class
    Jim Glickenhaus is from New York and is a former film director. He is a noted car collector and his SCG003 cars are beautiful and impressive race cars.
  • Milltek Sport / Ford Fiesta / Car #136 / SP2T class
    Dale Lomas from BridgeToGantry and current Ring Taxi driver is racing here.
  • Kissling Motorsport / Opel Manta / Car #122 / SP3 class
    This is a fan favorite as they love to see the older Opel run with all the new GT3 cars.
  • Haribo Racing Team AMG / Mercedes AMG GT3 / Car #8 & Car #88 / SP9 class
    Like gummi bears? This is your team.

Get your English video feed here with commentary by Radio LeMans and the official live timing here.

Watching VLN races

Watching VLN Races: How To Watch VLN Races Away From The Ring

In my last post we discussed how the VLN races are popular endurance racing series run on the combined Nordschlefe and GP track. Watching VLN races is one of the best things to do at The Nürburgring. They're great fun to be a spectator at and can be combined with a tour that includes driving the track yourself, visiting museums and road tours in exotic, sports or classic cars. If you want an idea of what a tour that coincides with a race looks like check out our video from last year's 24 hour race.

That's all fine and good, but for those of us who don't live an easy drive from the track, what's to be done? Read on to find out how to watch VLN races away from The Ring!

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Green Hell Guides - Your Nurburgring Concierge - Trip Planning Services, Guided Tours & Personalized Itineraries

Introducing Green Hell Guides Merchandise

Green Hell Guides is proud to introduce Green Hell Guides merchandise at the The Green Hell Guides Store!

Just in time for the holidays, get our classic logo on a variety of Green Hell Guides merchandise including shirts, hats, sweats, stickers, buttons, etc. We have gear for men, women and children along with a variety of gifts and accessories.

Green Hell Guides merchandise is the perfect gift for the Nürburgring enthusiast in your life or to add to your own holiday gift list. All Green Hell Guides merchandise features artwork based on a photo taken from my very first Nordschleife visit showing a Porsche cresting the last hill before the famous Brünnchen corner. The overcast sky and green hues the track is famous for feature prominently in the picture. A subtle “Green Hell Guides” text shows in the upper right hand corner of the picture.

This is the first time that Green Hell Guides merchandise has been available to anyone outside of our tours. Be one of the first to show up at your next track day or cars and coffee event sporting Green Hell Guides gear!

Just head on over to http://www.cafepress.com/greenhellguides

See What Our Nürburgring 24 Hour Race Tour Was Like

For those that may have been following on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram feeds, you knew Green Hell Guides was at the recent 24 Hours of Nürburgring. My dad and brother were with me for the race and my dad stayed on several days after for what would be pretty typical of one of our guided tour itineraries. Below, I'll detail what we did, share some impressions and a few photos. Overall, it was a fantastic trip!

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