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!
If you're US-based like Green Hell Guides, or just not familiar with all the various motorsports bodies in Germany, you may have seen these acronyms in association with races that are run on The Nordschleife and wondered what exactly they were. You may have asked, "so what the heck are ADAC and VLN, anyway?" If so, this is the blog post for you!
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!
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: