There's always next year!
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.
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!
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
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 .
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.
As far as rentals, if they catch you on the ring they basically black list you worldwide from their agency right?
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.
What's everyone doing about tires?
The weather up here sucks and doesn't seem much better down in Nürburg.
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.
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
Extended forecast shows no rain on Saturday and Sunday - not the warmest or sunniest days, but no rain.
Keeping my fingers crossed.
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!
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.
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.