You’ve heard of DriveTribe, right? It’s Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond & James May’s new social network for automotive enthusiasts. Green Hell Guides is pleased to announce that we now have a tribe on DriveTribe. We’re just getting started, but all of you Nürburgring enthusiasts are invited. It doesn’t matter where you’re from or how few or how many times you’ve been, come join other enthusiasts with a shared passion for everything Nürburgring!
DriveTribe goes live Monday, November 28 for the general public, so if you don’t have a pre-launch code, don’t despair. Just head over on Monday and join the party! Either way, join our tribe when you get there.
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To cap the week off and start the long weekend off right, here are a few things you might have missed earlier in the week:
First up, everyone’s favorite taxi driver, Top Gear guest and Nürburgring racer Sabine Schmitz tries out the new Porsche GT3 at an airstrip to see how it compares to her personal GT3:
Then we have good news for all you PC sim racers out there. RSR Nürburg and Assetto Corsa are collaborating on getting the Nordschleife into the Assetto Corsa sim.
I’ve always loved the NSX. I can remember the concept car getting all the coverage from Road & Track, Car and Driver and the other magazines I read back in college. I had a t-shirt I got from Jackson Racing back when I was autocrossing the Civic 1500s and later a CRX Si featuring a yellow NSX. It’s on my dream garage list for sure!
The fine folks over at Jalopnik posted this video of the new one testing at The Nürburgring Nordschleife. Another thing I love about a trip to The Nürburgring is you never know what cool stuff will be going on. It’s so unique to have a place where public driving, track days, manufacturer testing and racing all go on so mixed together.
Jalopnik: New NSX Spotted Looking Good, Running Hard At The Nurburgring
This site was born out of my enthusiasm for all things Nürburgring. My trips there have been the most fun I’ve ever had on vacation. If you’re into cars and racing, everything about it lives up to the hype.
First, there’s the reason we all go- to drive the infamous 13 mile track. It is as challenging and unforgiving as you’ve heard. You’ll do well to prepare as much as you can before your trip by memorizing as many of the 170 or so curves as you can. I won’t lie, I found the first few laps to be very intimidating. You’re still figuring out what’s coming up next and the locals are passing you at a high rate of speed. After those first several laps though, you get a better feel for the place, begin to go a bit faster and really start to enjoy yourself. Imagine your best Sunday morning drive on your favorite backroad, eliminate the possibility of getting a ticket and multiply the enjoyment by a hundred.
Second, in most of our lives we’re the minority in terms of our enthusiasm for all things automotive. Maybe there’s one or two people you work with who really get it and you probably have a handful of friends who share your passion. In most social situations, though, we’re the odd person out when it comes to our interests. Now imagine reversing that. What if you were someplace where everyone you meet shared your excitement about cars, racing, etc? What if you went somewhere on vacation where every day was about driving, cars and racing? That’s The Nürburgring experience.
Add to this some beautiful countryside, great local roads, the Autobahn and a relatively short drive to some of the world’s greatest automotive museums and you have all the ingredients for an epic automotive adventure! Green Hell Guides wants to help you with that adventure. Over the coming weeks, we’ll have more details on our services along with other Nürburgring, automotive and racing content.
Thanks for checking in!
President, Green Hell Guides, LLC