Category Archives: Guides

BLOG: Choosing a #CLUB1000 machine

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

VIDEO: Is Schwedenkreuz the most dangerous corner on the Nürburgring?

If you consult Google Maps, the fast left-hander that is Schwedenkreuz doesn’t really look like much trouble at all. A 30º left-hander with no real drama at all.

So why does the next video show just so much car carnage?

Sit down, watch this 2016 Schwedenkreuz crash compilation video, and I’ll try to explain. Continue reading VIDEO: Is Schwedenkreuz the most dangerous corner on the Nürburgring?

VIDEO: Nürburgring FWD wet-lap tips and tricks

Contrary to popular opinion, a front-wheel-drive (FWD) car is NOT the work of the devil. When designed properly they’re awesome, especially in the wet! Continue reading VIDEO: Nürburgring FWD wet-lap tips and tricks

VIDEO: WTF is double-clutching, and why do you do it?

So if there’s one question I get asked a lot about on my YouTube channel, it’s “WTF are you doing with the pedals?”

(Yes, I’m ignoring all the other questions that are very rude, obviously)

Mostly, I have to say, I’m double-clutching. To your Grandad and maybe even (depending on your age and his trade) your Dad, double-clutching was the norm. You used the clutch once to get out of gear and ‘in’ to neutral. Then again to get out of neutral and into the next gear. It sounds a lot longer than it takes.

But Engineering Explained have gone ahead and made this great video which explains what it is: Continue reading VIDEO: WTF is double-clutching, and why do you do it?

VIDEO: That time I tried to give Boosted Boris a driving lesson

Russian racetrack refugee Boosted Boris has already made one guest appearance on BTG earlier this year. Here he is again, as I attempt to give him a short classroom session.

Continue reading VIDEO: That time I tried to give Boosted Boris a driving lesson

2016 Nürburgring NORDSCHLEIFE racing calendar (N24, RCN, VLN, etc…)

These are the provisional dates of all the race meetings in 2016 that will use the Nürburgring Nordschleife.

From the amateur competition in GLP, with street-legal cars, all the way through RCN, Oldtimers & Youngtimers, to the VLN and N24 programme, it’s all in the table at the bottom of the page.

You can also check the official websites here for more information

 

Continue reading 2016 Nürburgring NORDSCHLEIFE racing calendar (N24, RCN, VLN, etc…)

How to plan your trip to the Nürburgring without any opening times.

Regular readers might recognise my frustration at not being able to help people book their 2016 trips. But, as I’ve often said before, for the dedicated and canny ‘Ringer, there’s nothing to stop you booking your 2016 trip right now.

And I’ll show you why, right here. Continue reading How to plan your trip to the Nürburgring without any opening times.