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    Thread: This thread is about crashing your car on the Nürburgring...

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      03-29-2011 12:06 AM #1
      So, any ******* with a license and car can go balls out on the most challenging race track in the world.

      What could possibly go wrong?







      Almost a crash...





      I love it that the wrecker is mixing it up in traffic.





      Understeer in an Audi? No wai!





      The aftermath...







      And some classics...






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      03-29-2011 12:28 AM #2
      All that tells me is that lots of Americans visit the Ring. Europeans don't crash. It's true, I read it in a book.

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      03-29-2011 12:40 AM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by Shomegrown View Post
      So, any ******* with a license and car can go balls out on the most challenging race track in the world.

      What could possibly go wrong?



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      03-29-2011 12:42 AM #4
      Watched the Top Gear Nurburgring Episode where Jeremy was trying to get a 10 Minute time, and every few corners there were cars being pulled out. Really slippery over there.

    5. 03-29-2011 12:51 AM #5
      I swear the 7 sec ring master is a member here in TCL. I remember him posting about it when the video was posted up last year.
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      03-29-2011 12:52 AM #6
      best part is you get a bill for the damages and services needed to drag the carnage away...

      could make for an expensive vacation.

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      03-29-2011 12:56 AM #7
      A car dying on the Ring is like dying of an aneurysm during an orgasm with Jessica Biel. There's no other way to go.
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    8. 03-29-2011 01:01 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by KrautFed View Post
      A car dying on the Ring is like dying of an aneurysm during an orgasm with Jessica Biel. There's no other way to go.
      Even if it only lasts 7secs?
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      03-29-2011 01:03 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by KrautFed View Post
      A car dying on the Ring is like dying of an aneurysm during an orgasm with Jessica Biel. There's no other way to go.
      I dont think that is an accurate comparison...A car dying is nothing like a human dying.

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      03-29-2011 01:11 AM #10
      I remember from driving in a sim that Adanauer Forst is a deceptively slow chicane...I bet most of those people were riding the brakes freaking out about coming in too hot and spun around

      Here's a good save (or was it on purpose?):


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      03-29-2011 01:22 AM #11
      No save.

      He looped it just after leaving the shot.

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      03-29-2011 01:27 AM #12
      If you are in a trck, and there is a crash the most stupid thing you can do is stay and get down and walk like a fool.
      I have seen terrible accidents caused by other racing cars to stupid dolts who dont know how to behave in a track...

      And yes most Americans do not know **** about driving fast, most american roads are flat and straight and on top of that they have a ridiculous speed limit, hence they come to the Ring only to crash...
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      03-29-2011 01:32 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Subwoofers View Post
      Even if it only lasts 7secs?
      Lets make if fair... I'd trade 7 min orgasm w/ Jessica Biel over 7 min Ring lap time anyday.
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    14. 03-29-2011 01:33 AM #14
      Sorry to be a VW nerd, but the R at the end of this vid sounds incredible:

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      03-29-2011 02:18 AM #15
      there are soooo many crappy cars that race there!!

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      03-29-2011 02:50 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by warrenW View Post
      there are soooo many crappy cars that race there!!

    17. 03-29-2011 03:10 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by warrenW View Post
      there are soooo many crappy cars that race there!!

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      03-29-2011 03:13 AM #18
      best to go there when there isnt so much traffic.

      Therefore, you arent "competing" and therefore driving way too hard.


      A few of my friends from New York are coming with me to the ring this summer, i think the night before we hit the track I will get us all to gather around the TV and watch these haha Just to add a bit of extra 'oh yea... that CAN happen'.

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      03-29-2011 06:19 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by KrautFed View Post
      A car dying on the Ring is like dying of an aneurysm during an orgasm with Jessica Biel. There's no other way to go.
      Except that the manufacturer of the bed and sheets doesn't send you a bill for cleanup.

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      03-29-2011 06:21 AM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by KrautFed View Post
      A car dying on the Ring is like dying of an aneurysm during an orgasm with Jessica Biel. There's no other way to go.
      Except that the manufacturer of the bed and sheets sends you a bill for cleanup.

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      03-29-2011 06:42 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by valfaw View Post
      best part is you get a bill for the damages and services needed to drag the carnage away...

      could make for an expensive vacation.
      I've forgotten the exact price, but you also must pay a couple hundred dollars per meter of guardrail you damage.

    22. 03-29-2011 07:20 AM #22
      I've not crashed myself thankfully but was a passenger in a MKIV Golf GTi When the driver lost it in the wet....my first ever lap too. Snapped left, right, left then slid across the grass and bang. We clipped the guardrail at about 70 on the rear left corner, minor damage. Pulled over, waited for the track inspection boys to confirm no damage to the guardrail, drove off.

      Quote Originally Posted by Subwoofers View Post
      I swear the 7 sec ring master is a member here in TCL. I remember him posting about it when the video was posted up last year.
      It was years ago, IIRC they simply pulled the bumper out with a chain around a rock and then were back on track half an hour later, it wasn't a big one. There were photos of the car after floating around at one point.

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      03-29-2011 07:26 AM #23
      What's the old saying? If you can't push it off the cliff, don't race it.

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      03-29-2011 07:37 AM #24
      As found on http://nurburgring.org.uk/prices.php :

      Base fee for attendance of armco truck: €150
      Removing damaged armco: €10/metre (x2 or x3 or x4 for multiple-height sections)
      Replacement armco: €31/metre (x2 or x3 for double/triple height)
      Removing damaged armco posts: €5.10 each
      Replacing armco post: €39 each
      Safety car attendance: €82 per 30 mins (car + 2 people)
      Circuit closure: €1,350 per hour
      Recovery truck: €190 (inc VAT)

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      03-29-2011 07:42 AM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by Swapped6n View Post
      best to go there when there isnt so much traffic.
      That's why I'm going next week. It shouldn't be too crowded this early in the season.

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      03-29-2011 07:53 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by NoDubJustYet View Post
      That's why I'm going next week. It shouldn't be too crowded this early in the season.
      Thats great Weather should be good too, i think..its warming up at least!

      Ill be going hopefully in june or so..maybe we can meet up there for a few laps/laughs

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      03-29-2011 07:57 AM #27
      I love the classics vid. All the old BMW's want to go around backwards and all the OLD VW's want to go around upside down

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      03-29-2011 08:23 AM #28
      Seems like the guy in the yellow GT3 lifted and paid the price.

      Great thread!

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      03-29-2011 08:32 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by KrautFed View Post
      Lets make if fair... I'd trade 7 min orgasm w/ Jessica Biel over 7 min Ring lap time anyday.
      sec-onds

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      03-29-2011 08:57 AM #30
      I worked with a guy that flipped a 5 series about 10 years ago on the ring. Some guys in motorcyles were screwing around in front of him...it was either take them out or flip the car. He and his wife walked away with just bumps and cuts. He showed me pictures of the car afterwards...it was nuts.

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      03-29-2011 09:31 AM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by Fritz27 View Post
      All that tells me is that lots of Americans visit the Ring. Europeans don't crash. It's true, I read it in a book.
      What do you think would happen if they opened up Laguna Seca and made it a free for all...

      -A couple bucks to get on
      -NO tech inspection
      -NO instruction
      -NO safety gear requirement
      -NO flaggers
      -Cars/trucks/busses/RV's/motorcycles/quads are OK

      Do you think it would work? I don't.

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      03-29-2011 09:42 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by Shomegrown View Post
      What do you think would happen if they opened up Laguna Seca and made it a free for all...

      Do you think it would work? I don't.
      I think it would work BEAUTIFULLY, as long as you had to sign an iron-clad disclaimer before you enter. You-tube was MADE for this. Hell, it could be a Sunday-evening show, a la America's Funniest Home Videos.

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      03-29-2011 09:51 AM #33
      I dunno how he managed this one...



      Wrecking the rental car, glad I'm not this guy.
















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      03-29-2011 09:55 AM #34
      The United States and it's litigious society could learn a lot from the Europeans.

      It's called personal accountability. You race, you crash, you pay.
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      03-29-2011 10:03 AM #35
      The majority of Americans can't drive for ****. This ******* I know keeps wanting to race my Integra in his SRT-4. I keep saying "why not do it legally at a road course"? He thinks he'll win despite my 4 HPDE days under my belt at 18 (and many more to come) because it's a mad tyte SRT-4 with factory stage 1 making 280wheel and cold air on the snail and no front camber and just strut bars and untuned suspension. He hasn't gone to a road course once.

      :hammer: on me, I'm beat. Can't compete with that godly SRT-4.

      Americans can't drive; why do you think most "racers" choose to drag race instead of road race? That's right, they don't know how to take turns fast without hitting a wall and damaging their precious 40k EVO.

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