!!!! ATTENTION - LOTS OF PICS !!!!
A few members from the AOC and others were attending the Nurburgring to burn some rubber, more pics and others etc on this thread - CLICKY
So i decided to make a week of it.
First things first, me and my mate scott and paul were heading down to dover from scotland, so it was a late departure at 9ish on thursday night to get us down to Dover for around 5am
First destination was Bruges in Belgium, this idea came about due to the film In Bruges, if not seen i reccomend you see it.
anyway here is some pics from there
Thena after meeting up with Will and Tim we headed for Germany, but you gotta go when you gotta go... even if it may be in the middle of a traffic jam on the hard shoulder lol
Couple of mug shots at dinner at the hotel
Next morning we decide to get some pics out of the way so here is a selection i got
So back up to the entrance to get our tickets and to see who else was there and their cars
Now it was our time to go on the track
a couple of laps were in order
and i must say it was the most high addrenelin course ever, the bends straighs and the G forces is enough to keep you coming back for more lol
while we let the cars cool down time to grab some scenery shots.
after a couple of laps i decided to take a wander into Nurburg
That night we settled for something to eat in nurburg with will and tim,
unfortunately my other mate paul in the red Audi had left us early due to personal circumstances but i was a shame he missed out.
but early night (well if thats what you call hanging about the bar in the hotel till stupid o'clock hehe)
up early next morning and headed down to the entrance, whilst waiting on the worlds slowest getting ready people (will and tim), and we saw sabine schmidt.
she was getting filmed for some cheezy german show lol
anyways went a little run to warm the car up for going on the ring again
another couple of good laps
and whilst browsing the tinterweb i found this little treat:
Now its time to get the Official Nurburgring Stamp of Approval
Whilst Will and Tim had one more lap each to do i decided to take some photos and try get them in action as well.
Here is Tim chasing the Porsche lol
Here is Will the only astra driver i know that has done the nurburgring on 3 wheels haha
Here is a couple of pics from Will and Tims hotel bedroom window
After the good few laps we all got under our belts we decided to check out the nurburg castle:
time to unleash the inner monkey haha
having a little fun on the old buildings
Later on we decided to go and take a walk round to the carousel for some pics
the all famous grafiti
my mate being a tree hugger lol
I thought i would climb the tree to get a good veiw
and some action shots
Later on that night me and scott decided to check out the castle when it was dark
Next morning we were up early to see what was going on the track and to get ready to head of home... well Tim and Will were
so after a good weekend at the nurburgring tim and will were away home and me and scott were heading to Amsterdam
here is a couple of pics on the way
Had a real good time in amsterdam, the night life was electric and 'red' :P
we also had a video camcorder so once that has been downloaded we'll get a nice wee you tube link.
amsterdam was only for the one night so we could catch our ferry to Newcastle the next day.
the ferry was and all night ferry and by god it was a good laugh, plenty of talent on it
and also plenty of booze
once we arrived on wednesday morning in Newcastle Upon Tyne i decided to give Munkie a small visit at his work
the next destination... Blackpool
got to blackpool and just spent the whole day on the pleasure beach turning our stomaches upside down lol.
got booked into the hotel and decided to chill out in the Jacuzzi and pool for a while before getting ready then heading off to the Casino to throw some money away
weather has been amazing for the past week, we were walking about in amsterdam in about 20-21oC but when we get to the point we are heading home.... absolutely bucketing it down
but anyways, safe and sound back home looking through all the pics etc and sharing it with you all.
and the total on the clock in the car was..... 1642 miles
look forward to next years festivities