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    Dov;s diary - Nurbugring part 1

    Ok here we go, another month and another continetal invasion. This time the destination was the Nururgring.

    Departure - Wednesday the 21st was our departure date, and it meant yet again a trip down to North Shields to catch the DFDS cattle car.



    20hours of pure hell later and we arrived to see the sunny sight of Ijmuden:




    Turbodave cracked the map out and looked confused:


    Out of Ijmuden we headed south to Nurburg. Drive there was rather interesting, more so when we hit the Autbahn and decided to give the locals a run for their money. This was whilst chasing an Audi 3.0 CDTi and BMW 3 series (this was also the limiter in 5th gear due to the Vectras outstanding gearbox):



    Gratious pic of daves ST;


    We travelled for an hour or so before a quick McDonalds stop, it was at this point that Turbodave decided that he was finding the trip going a little too smoothly and promptly decided to go break something:


    After 3 hours or so and 230miles we finally arrived at our B&B located in Nurburg just 300yards or so from the entrance to the ring. We were also greeted by this, a good sign I felt:





    There was also a little reminder in the carpark of what can happen if you get it wrong:







    Friday was a practice day at the ring for the racing on Saturday. We also took this opportunity to visit the Nurburgring museum followed by the guided backstage tour (this proved a superb idea as we got to see a lot of the cars in action:

    Winners wall, some true legends on there:




    An awesome Porsche that was doing passenger laps:


    no idea what this was but looked interesting all the same:


    We also found these in the car park:




    Few pics from the Grand Prix circuit:




    Once we had finished that we headed over to a viewing spot to watch some of the practice:





    Vectra with the track as a back drop:



    Part 2 to follow.

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    god i need to go to this place!! im suprize at the vectra top speed tho! thought it would be more

    *awaiting part 2*
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    OH!! sounds good!

    what the hell was that red car?? stunning like and more than likely pushing out some ridiculous power

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    another good diary dave

    some nice cars there

    looking forward for part 2
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    The red car was a gumpert apollo its and audi engined 650bhp monster and does 0-60 in 3.0 sec and tops out at 224mph

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    what is this???

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    wow you saw a gumpert Appollo - mega rare car Dave, and very very quick! Looking forward to the rest of the parts Dave
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveDempsey View Post
    no idea what this was but looked interesting all the same:
    It's a Gumbert Apollo. (as it says of the back )

    http://www.gumpert.de/eng/index_html.html

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    Cool write up Dave, when did TD get a ST?
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    GT3 RS... hell yes

    Is that a TDi badge on the back of the smashed Mk3 Golf GTi..
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