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    Thread: A proposal: 1st Annual TCL Nürburgring Day - April 14-15, 2012

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      03-20-2012 06:29 AM #141
      well, im out of this one - decided to go see my family instead (father turned 50, grandma 70) and have a celebration im sure ill get to meet the eurotex crew another time
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      03-20-2012 07:49 AM #142
      There's always next year!

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      03-20-2012 09:04 AM #143
      I'm signed for another year, so yes there is!
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      03-20-2012 06:49 PM #144
      Whipped this up in about a minute or so... Integrating the couch would be a pain and plus I don't want to piss off VMG staff.

      Does anyone know of a place to get these cut... with little to no lead time?


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      03-24-2012 02:43 AM #145
      Bump

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      03-24-2012 02:45 AM #146
      I can get them done int he US and shipped here within about two weeks... want my link?
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      03-24-2012 02:53 AM #147
      I asked a buddy of mine that wanted to drive on the 'Ring since he can remember; maybe he'll come with me. I'm planning on coming on sunday; it's not that far from here.

      I'm going to swap wheel bearings and brake pads on the Rennsemmel today, then somethime next week it should go through the inspection; in that case I'll have a track-worthy car

      EDIT: What size would the stickers be? I would take one or two.
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      03-27-2012 08:38 AM #148
      Monday Bump!

      From last weekend:











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      03-27-2012 11:26 AM #149
      Update!

      Coming with a lady-friend to take her on her first track experience

      Unfortunately, I'm not going to be taking the Polo with me



      But I'll be taking my new car instead



      Hope you guys arent too disappointed



      Looking forward to it though! Hope we can get some stickers made!

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      04-02-2012 06:00 AM #150
      Less than two weeks!

      From this past weekend:













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      04-04-2012 04:51 PM #151
      I still don't know if I'll be there on saturday or on sunday, but I will be there one day only. You can drive on saturday after the race? If I'm not mistaken the Classic DTM are going to race too.

      We (my nephew and I) have been busy le last two week-ends working on the red Fiat (new front wheel hubs and brake pads and a very nice rust repair patch), let's hope it passes the Tüv. Then we'll be there with our very own Fiat Reparto Corse
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      04-04-2012 05:14 PM #152
      I believe the open driving is 1730-1900 Saturday and all day Sunday...

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      04-04-2012 05:33 PM #153
      I know FLD went to the ring and drove a Citroen crossover thing for under $1500 last year. Realistically, do you guys know how much it would run me between flying, housing, and vehicle rental (not looking for a 911, but preferably something with some kind of nut. I already know I will be balls slow but still..)? I might be down for this next year if you guys actually do it. If I don't buy a condo by the end of the year I'm going .
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      04-04-2012 05:40 PM #154
      Here's a car rental site: http://www.rentracecar.de/english/prices/index.html

      €250 for two hours in a race-prepped Swift is your cheapest option. Otherwise you have you traditional outlets, but renter beware - that could be trouble.

      Where are you flying from? That price is really going to vary... Check flights in Frankfurt, Cologne/Bonn, Duesseldorf or Dortmund. You might get lucky and find something last minute for under $1000.

      Accomodations shouldn't be too bad... Less than €100 shouldn't be too difficult.

      Good luck!

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      04-04-2012 05:42 PM #155
      Quote Originally Posted by NoDubJustYet View Post
      Here's a car rental site: http://www.rentracecar.de/english/prices/index.html

      €250 for two hours in a race-prepped Swift is your cheapest option. Otherwise you have you traditional outlets, but renter beware - that could be trouble.

      Where are you flying from? That price is really going to vary... Check flights in Frankfurt, Cologne/Bonn, Duesseldorf or Dortmund. You might get lucky and find something last minute for under $1000.

      Accomodations shouldn't be too bad... Less than €100 shouldn't be too difficult.

      Good luck!
      Oh I wouldn't be able to go until October the earliest, but I'd hold off if you guys did this again next year. Coming from Connecticut, USA and I'd probably fly out of JFK in NYC.

      As far as rentals, if they catch you on the ring they basically black list you worldwide from their agency right?
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      04-04-2012 06:38 PM #156
      Well if this year goes well, I don't see why we wouldn't do it again next spring. You should have plenty of options out of JFK or Newark. As for rentals, I've heard stories of blacklisting and charging for new tires, rotors, pads and so on.

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      04-04-2012 07:05 PM #157
      Quote Originally Posted by NoDubJustYet View Post
      Well if this year goes well, I don't see why we wouldn't do it again next spring. You should have plenty of options out of JFK or Newark. As for rentals, I've heard stories of blacklisting and charging for new tires, rotors, pads and so on.
      The part that says with the additional 150 euro insurance, if you crash you only have to reimburse 2,900 euro's for the swift....I'll browse prices for ha ha's. And screw that, I'll pass on buying new things @ retail price....man at this rate it seems cheaper to just ship my car over there
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      04-06-2012 02:01 PM #158
      Next weekend!!

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      04-07-2012 03:40 AM #159
      What's everyone doing about tires?

      The weather up here sucks and doesn't seem much better down in Nürburg.

      http://www.wetter.de/wettervorhersag...-nuerburg.html


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      04-07-2012 06:31 AM #160
      I am running summers. The forecast for Sunday is part cloudy with humidity in the 90% range. The high is around 50.

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      04-09-2012 04:28 PM #161
      I think I'll be there with winter tyres. The Fiat 128 won't be ready this year, a plastic hose that goes from the brake fluid container to the brake master cylinder broke and the carb started spitting fuel all over the engine. So I'll be there in the brick. Boring. Or maybe not, it's RWD after all.
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      04-09-2012 05:11 PM #162
      This weather is making me sad... I was there at the same time last year and it was beautiful!!


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      04-09-2012 05:30 PM #163
      Looks like high 40's and only 20% chance of rain, it could be worse given the weather over past week. It's only Monday, hopefully the forecast will get better.



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      04-10-2012 04:11 AM #164
      will be there on my street legal slicks

      If its pissing with rain then...I'll be sad..


      Will be there sunday morning at 8am, thats my plan.


      Do we have a spot that we will all meet up?
      By the cafe/paddock?

      Lets all wear somethin funny on our heads so we know that we're a part of the group

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      04-10-2012 04:15 AM #165
      We haven't quite figured out a meeting point...


      Sunday will be easy but I'm not sure what we are doing about the race on Saturday.

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      04-10-2012 07:27 AM #166
      http://www.wetter.de/wettervorhersag...orhersage.html

      Extended forecast shows no rain on Saturday and Sunday - not the warmest or sunniest days, but no rain.

      Keeping my fingers crossed.

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      04-10-2012 08:02 AM #167
      A good link for the weather in English!!!

      http://www.myweather2.com/Motor-Raci...it.aspx?sday=4

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      04-10-2012 08:33 AM #168
      From this past weekend:


















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      04-11-2012 10:00 AM #169
      Here's the entry list for Saurday's race: http://www.vln.de/includes/download....012-04-14s.pdf

      Looks like there will be some FANTASTIC cars!

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      04-11-2012 05:18 PM #170
      Yeah, the entry list is pretty awesome. I lost count of all the GT3's.


      So how are we going to identify each other? We probably should figure this out since we've only got two days left.




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      04-11-2012 05:27 PM #171
      Well, I'd like to get into the grandstands and pits for the VLN Race on Saturday. I'm not sure how parking will be for that... I don't know how many people are actually going to the race actually. Maybe we can meet up in that area??

      As for Sunday, we should designate a lot to meet in. There's the lot next to the ticket office, the lot by the souvenir stand and the lots across the street in the field. I guess it all depends on how crowded it is and whether or not there will be room for all of us. I would assume the lot by the ticket office would work...

      I'll be in the red US-spec MkV GTI with funny German plates.

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      04-11-2012 05:35 PM #172
      Oh man I sure wish I was in Holland already! I would love to go to this one..




      I will be there next year for sure!!
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      04-11-2012 05:43 PM #173
      Quote Originally Posted by Crob View Post
      It's snowing? What the hell is going on with the weather in Europe? This time of year should just be rain, rain, rain, until May when everything is clear and sunny and beautiful after everything bloomed during the rainy March/April months.
      Yep... Pretty lame.

      I don't know what to do about tires. Oktober bis Oster is letting me down.

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      04-12-2012 02:26 AM #174
      Quote Originally Posted by NoDubJustYet View Post
      Yep... Pretty lame.

      I don't know what to do about tires. Oktober bis Oster is letting me down.
      I am still going to run summers. I think the parking lot across the street would be best. The other two fill up pretty quickly and it might be hard to get/keep everyone together there. We will only be coming up on sunday. We should be at the track around 10. If everyone shows who says they are coming we will be leaving K-town with 20+ cars.

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      04-12-2012 04:39 PM #175
      I just washed my summers, will go on saturday morning before we leave.

      Jeff, you have my number, right? I'm planning grandstand, too. Likely will arrive around 12 or 13. Maybe with muffins.
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