My friend Thomas driving his fantastic Audi RS4 Avant (B5) around the Nurburgring! Menacing in the rain.
The DRIVE collective have finally launched with their first full video; a tribute to the Nurburgring 24 hour race. Fantastic stuff, and i can’t wait to see more from them!
Since I AM too lazy to actually get my Petit Le Mans photos together (i will try to do some on this fine Sunday)—–Porsche has posted some great photos on their Facebook page entitled “24 Hours At The Limit” in a few different galleries. These photos are comprised of choice photoraphs from the 24 Hours @ Nurburgring and 24 Hours of Le Mans.
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all types of goodness…
There are several sites streaming the Nurburgring 24 Hour race, but they are all using the same live German feed—-however i am disturbed that they play awful music in the background during the race, alternating with german commentary….which is present on ALL the feeds i’ve looked at, including the official one. Those crazy germans….WHY in the world is the original broadcast playing that rubbish music!? I haven’t a clue…”Radio Nurburgring”? really?
But either way, i can’t complain—–as the full 24 hours is available for FREE online streaming.
This video is wicked fantastic. It’s amazing how well i know this track now after playing GT5…
Chris Harris is one of IEDEI’s favourite motoring journalists….here is a video of his experience racing a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car on the Nurburgring…
i like ‘rawer’ footage like this, because it outlines the bumps and uneven surfaces of race tracks better. this video features the absolutely lovely B5 RS4 Avant. Normally i’d prefer the sound of exhausts, but i dig music like this—-adds a cinematic quality to the evaluation of the surfaces of the Nurburgring.
Interesting challenge. Can one get to and drive the nurburgring for under $1k?
ok, so this video might make you a bit dizzy……BUT THAT SOUND. I could listen to that sound ALL DAY.
My favourite car on my favourite track…with the worst cameraman in the world!
Earlier today, I picked up a copy of Gran Turismo for my little PSP.
The game does NOT have a Career Mode as Playstation versions of Gran Turismo have previously had. In those versions, you can collect cars, compete in multi-car races, and keep a garage with a collection. In this version, the gamemakers have NOT incorporated those features. Basically it is single player race mode, time trial mode, and then a series of driving challenges to win you money and open up new cars you can buy with that money.
I think the purpose of this game was to give people a copy of their favourite tracks in the world—-to keep in their pocket, and play whenever one wants. And for that purpose alone, GT for PSP is a superstar. Fantastic graphics and gameplay, and superb rendering of classic race tracks such as Suzuka, Nurburgring, Laguna Seca, etc. All in all, a very cool idea. I AM HOOKED ON the NURBURGRING, as always!
I’m hearing $225,000+ and mid 3s for 0-60 for the 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gullwing. It’s been tested extensively on the Nurburgring, so i’m guessing it’ll have some handling behind it. I think the styling is a bit BLAH, considering the glorious original Gullwing it is attempting to replicate the feeling of. Obviously, this is one of those ‘modern retro’ type projects (e.g. Camaro, BMW Z8, etc…), and although it may look several times more striking in real life; the photos don’t seem to really give out the feeling of ‘classic’ just yet. I do love the interior though…..very sharp—-even though the automatic transmission looks like crap sitting in an interior as nice as that one.
IEDEI has turned the ‘official’ SLS photos into B&W, to see if it fits the bill of ‘classic’…..download the photos in hi-res after clicking each one twice…..and then YOU decide whether it’s a classic or not!
Been meaning to order a couple new t-shirts for this spring/summer….and this year is gonna be the year of car-related stuff……racing gear, and clever t-shirts celebrating petrolhead lifestyle.
Found the fantastic Enthusiast Apparel website with a bunch of cool t-shirts for cool prices. The Nurburgring map might be a bit played out these days, but it’d still be quite charming for a shirt design.
check em out! https://www.enthusiastapparel.com/gear/index.php
raise the volume. watch. listen!
This is one of the coolest and most beautifully made webpages on the the net….it’s nothing new, they launched this sometime in the last couple of years. But it’s truly a great read, with lots of info about the race, the cars, and including some great photos.