There’s quite a bit new here at Green Hell Guides.
First up, those who follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram may have noticed our new logo as seen above. I decided it was time for a change from the image we’d been using on our business cards, shirts, etc. This new logo is meant to be a nod to classic US National Park patches on ranger uniforms, the classic Nürburgring logo and the Faszination Nürburgring logo. Looking at them below hopefully you can see the influence.
I also added a new slogan to the bottom- “Master – Respect – Preserve”. This echoes our philosophy about the Nürburgring. We strive to master it, but always respect it- lest it bite you! Finally, we are always concerned with preserving it for future generations of enthusiasts and ensuring its ongoing viability for both enthusiasts and the locals that depend on it for their livelihood.
Next up, I wanted to make everyone aware of an upcoming tour in May, 2018 for the 24 hour race. This is our first scheduled 2018 tour. It’s the perfect 24 Hours of Nurburgring vacation2018 24 Hours of Nurburgring vacation2018 24 Hours of Nurburgring vacation! We have a handful of spots available at this point, so contact [email protected] if you’re interested in details and pricing.
The current itinerary includes the 24 hour race, taxi laps, driving during public laps, a day trip to the Porsche and Mercedes museums, a road tour and a stop at Spa Francorchamps. As always, it will be an epic automotive adventure!
Finally, you may have noticed that our blog posts have some Amazon links to the right (or at the bottom on smartphones). These are handpicked Nürburgring products I think our followers will like and purchasing through these links does give Green Hell Guides a small commission. Please check these products out.
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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I'd promised a Green Hell Guides 2016 tour report on our Green Hell Guides Facebook page a while ago, so here it is! You may recall that we were soliciting for candidates to join our June/July tours a couple of months ago. We have pictures and video below, so read on!
I have a couple of potential tours coming up that have a few spots left. Read on if you are thinking about a Nürburgring vacation and tour in June or July of 2016. Both include VLN races, driving on The Ring and other epic automotive adventures!
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
Green Hell Guides is packing the Abarth and heading to the 2015 Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix! Italian Marques are featured this year and the Fiat Freak Out national convention of the Fiat Club America will be happening at the same time. You’ll probably be able to find our Abarth 500c at the Cortile car show. Stop and say “hi” if you’re attending!
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!
Today is Good Friday, when Christians celebrate the crucifixion and death of Jesus. In German, Good Friday translates as Karfreitag. At The Nürburgring, it's Carfreitag. It's an unofficial kickoff to the driving season at The Ring that attracts a ton of enthusiasts.
If you think our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are just the same content that's here on our blog, they you're in for a surprise. I try to keep unique content on each and if you're reading this, then you probably ought to be following each of them to feed your Nürburgring addiction. Follow us to keep up with everything Green Hell Guides!
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Today was the first day of the 2015 season at the Nürburgring. We're looking forward to our upcoming trip to the 24 hour race in May and now that the official calendar for the remainder of the year is available, we'll be setting dates for our fall tour very soon. So with everything getting under way for this year, I thought I'd address an important topic- preparing for your first lap of The Nordschleife.
Here's some free Nürburgring first time advice- don't just show up to drive it without any preparation. We're talking about the most challenging racetrack in the world here and in this day of countless YouTube videos, racing simulations and Nürburgring websites there's just no excuse for it! What follows is a list of 5 of my favorite resources for preparing for your first lap of The Nordschleife.