Trip to the 'Ring

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Trip to the 'Ring

Postby dontpannic on Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:52 am

Morning all,

Thought I'd write up a little about my trip to the 'ring this year. First time I've been - and definitely won't be the last! Loads of photos here, and many more on my Flickr page:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nick_burm ... 109316544/

Early start to catch the ferry in time - mystical fog in Dunkirk (Kent) at 04:20am!
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Hello, fellow ferry!
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Simon informed of roaming charges
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Mark worried about customs
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Over the halfway point, can no longer see Dover!
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Not many photos through the continent, as I was driving! However, after attempting to stop in Holland for some traditional food, we actually ended up at KFC...!
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Then hit the autobahns in Germany. Great opportunity to open the taps on the Fiesta - or so I thought!
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But, finally through the traffic, we arrived at the apartment we'd be staying in.
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First shopping trip - Mark with the Aisle of Fakes
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First viewing point - the Adenau Bridge. Not 5 minutes from the apartment, and a decent viewing area!
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Had a wander around Adenau and found an unlabelled shop with these beauties inside...
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First meal - the 'mega burger'. Pre-completion:
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Post-completion:
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Second viewing point - Brunnchen.
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While wandering down from Bruunchen, there was plenty more to see, including an incident between a Porsche and a Seat..
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Mark conducting business
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Henry inspecting scorpion vodka
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Best restaurant to visit - Pistenklaus. This is where Sabine Schmidt used to be a waitress!
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with some decent motors in the parking area:
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The following day was Ring day, had two laps this day, unfortunately only recorded one:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7PieMxwb70

Some general photos from the day:
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Henry looking like a hipster paparazzi photographer
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After the laps, we visited the Nurburgring visitors centre at the GP track, and ended up karting at ring kartbahn. Really good fun and really good value for money too!
Image20140530_162749_Richtone(HDR) by nick_burman, on Flickr
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Back in the apartment
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Saturday was Historic race day, so no touristenfahrten action, but plenty of spectating to be had. Had a 40 minute walk down to the Karussell to spectate from there too.
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Karusselfie
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Henry's weapon of choice
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No words...
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Mobbing a german shop worker
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It's difficult to describe the area in which the 'ring sits. You have rolling hills, forests, open land, and the track has an elevation difference of a thousand feet!
I tried to capture the thickness of this wood but it really didn't come out very well in photos...
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Hello Steve
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Sunday the 'ring was open for touristenfahrten again. So another lap:

[YouTube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abG5cNPUEY8[/YouTube]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abG5cNPUEY8

and some more stuff going round
ImageIMG_20140601_131248 by nick_burman, on Flickr
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Final evening, random pics. Did the touristy bit, more spectating from the Adenau Bridge went to Pistenklaus again, more karting, and the generic tourist photo under the nurburgring sign :)
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Mark, in his daily driver, managed to completely burn through his brake pads right down to the metal - so Monday morning - with 9 hours until we had to catch the ferry, we had to make an emergency pit stop at 'Special Brakes'.
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After we'd replaced those, it was time to pack and leave, but via another petrolhead nirvana...
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Eau Rouge is simply an EPIC corner. There was a trackday on this day so we were able to spectate race cars tackling the corner. Simply incredible to watch.
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Stopped off in Spa for a quick lunch
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Goodbye Dunkerque!
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Hello Dover!
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Re: Trip to the 'Ring

Postby Smo on Sun Jun 15, 2014 8:24 am

Nice report, Nick! :) Only just seen this!
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Re: Trip to the 'Ring

Postby hb69 on Sun Jun 15, 2014 8:10 pm

I miss this holiday already
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Re: Trip to the 'Ring

Postby Turboboy67 on Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:56 pm

Great write up Nick, I'd love to come along with you guys if you go again next year. :)

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Re: Trip to the 'Ring

Postby dontpannic on Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:33 am

What is this word? "if"? :lol:
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Re: Trip to the 'Ring

Postby Turboboy67 on Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:51 pm

Sheriff Burman wrote:What is this word? "if"? :lol:


:lol: , it looks a great few days away.

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