Despite actually creating the club, I have a confession to make. I still haven’t decided which Litre-car to build yet. Here’s my short-list of the most obvious choices. Because the purpose of the club is to have fun, there’s no right or wrong cars to choose. All I ask is that the car was originally available with a sub-1000cc motor and that it doesn’t use a bike motor, turbo, or supercharger.
So here’s my own short-list: Continue reading BLOG: Choosing a #CLUB1000 machine
A long time ago, before social media, before blogs like this one, a sub-10-minute lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife was a badge of honour. It took driving skill, track knowledge and courage to achieve.
But nowadays you could do it in airport rental car. I mean you shouldn’t. But you could. Which means it’s all about sub-8-minutes now. Continue reading #Club1000 is coming to the Nürburgring
By now you might have heard that there was a horrific accident at the Nürburgring Nordschleife. That a man was run over while running along the track. Well, let me put that somewhat ludicrous statement into perspective. Continue reading Today we lost a good guy at the ‘Ring, and we need to fix that.
They did it, and they shot the video to prove it. Ride onboard with the new 2017 Lamborghini Huracan Performante for a ridiculous 6m52s industry-length lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife.
Holy crap. Batshit fast. But rather controlled, don’t you think? Nothing like crazy Aventador lap.
Maybe it’s the low-down bumper-cam hides some of the cockpit drama, but there’s virtually no understeer on display. This is an impressive car, and the much vaunted active arrow are certainly having an effect.
But there’s always a ‘but’, isn’t there?
Here it comes; the 2016 track is faster thanks to the modifications at Flugplatz. That’s not opinion, that’s fact. Just look at the many sub-8 VLN laps this year for proof.
But is it five whole seconds faster? The Porsche 918 hybrid did 6m57s remember?
Next: tyres. Wow! The car looks like it could be on slicks, it’s so planted. Officially, they’re PirelliTrofeo R, in case you’re wondering!
We need to know more…
By now I’d be very surprised if you hadn’t ‘met’ Boosted Boris. He’s Nürburg’s most sexist, anti-capitalist, drunken YouTuber.
And he’s the creation of my friend Misha. Misha works at RingGarage most of the time, administering their sales and marketing. Continue reading VIDEO: What happens when Boris takes off his hat?
White Meganes seem to be the most popular car to crash at the Nürburgring the last two seasons, particularly at Schwedenkreuz. Though this time it’s not as simple as you might think…
Other front-engined, front wheel drives, like the Honda Civic Type-R, have also been known to enjoy a moment of unplanned rotation when their driver lifts and turns. Continue reading VIDEO: Two car crash at SX
The last race of the year at the Nürburgring is rarely smooth sailing. VLN10 was no exception, as these videos show.
Continue reading VIDEO: Last VLN of 2016 was a muddy hell…
By now it’s no secret that today’s VLN-layout touristenfahrten was a little bit “busy”. And there were crashes a plenty…
Continue reading VIDEO: E46 rolls over, right in front of the marshals…
You have to admit, there are a lot of misunderstandings about all-wheel drive and its perceived benefits. Take, for example, this white Evo entering Brunnchen 2 (neé YouTube Corner) at around one million miles per hour… Continue reading VIDEO: Evo crash at YouTube corner
Fans of French clutter, look away now. What you’re going to see now may cause emotional distress. Yes, after this accident on Sunday, there’s one less 205 GTi on the road. Sad times indeed.
For my none-European, none-car-nerd readers, let me explain something. The 205 GTi is a legendary car for many reasons, not all of them good:
- Incredibly responsive handling
- Great power to weight ratio from its peppy 8-valve motor
- Snappy lift-off oversteer from its unforgiving torsion-beam rear axle
And what happens in the video below is more to do with the latter point than the first two…
Continue reading VIDEO: Gorgeous Peugeot 205 GTi overtakes on wrong side, then crashes.