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!
Here's a sampling of some of the recent posts:
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.
Once you've been to The Green Hell, you'll laugh and nod knowingly at these. Here are the 10 best Nürburgring memes:
If you've never been to The Nürburgring, it's hard to appreciate how big it really is. Yeah, sure you know it's about 13 miles long and goes through a few different towns, but those are just numbers.
So it's been a wild ride for car enthusiasts over the last 24 hours or so. First we get the new Ferrari 488 GTB, then we get the new Ford Focus RS and last, but not least, the new Porsche Cayman GT4. Wow, what a great time to be into true drivers cars, right?
We're not running it as a tour as it's more of a family trip, but we'll be happy to help schedule your trip and will be on location in Nürburg for the duration of the extended weekend activities.
To get in the mood, watch a couple of my favorite 24 Hours of Nürburgring videos.
F1’s chief executive, Bernie Ecclestone says there will be no Formula 1 at The Nurburgring any time soon:
It’s going to be at Hockenheim. We’re in the middle of doing something with them. It can’t be Nürburgring because there’s nobody there. We’ve got a contract in place [with Hockenheim]. We just have to amend the years of the contract. It was alternating with Nürburgring so we’ll just take that out.
Not good news. Obviously things can change, and often do, in F1, but I’m sure local businesses are concerned about the loss of revenue.
You read that right. Some fine folks from Japan used Gran Turismo 5, the appropriate cars and some of The Nordschleife to recreate some classic battles from Initial-D. Happy New Year and you’re welcome!