Category Archives: Touristenfahrten

RANT: Why laptiming is killing Nürburgring TF

The irony of that headline isn’t lost on me. My rants are not totally crazy (yet). This website is called BridgeToGantry.com for many reasons, including the most obvious one. Continue reading RANT: Why laptiming is killing Nürburgring TF

VIDEO: Ferrari bumps innocent Starlet, life basically sucks sometimes

It’s absolutely one of the most common questions I used to face when I worked at Rent4Ring. “What do I do if some guy bumps into me and it’s not even my fault?”

The answer I would give in those days (and the answer I’d still give right now) is simple: Continue reading VIDEO: Ferrari bumps innocent Starlet, life basically sucks sometimes

McLaren fluid spill causes 10-car crash and closes the Nuerburgring early

After a wet and drizzle-filled Saturday Touristenfahrten session, most visitors to this weekend’s Oldtimer GP were waiting for the predicted sunny Sunday afternoon weather to drive their laps of the Nordschleife. Continue reading McLaren fluid spill causes 10-car crash and closes the Nuerburgring early

This Sunday is the Nürburgring’s 90th birthday

The Nürburgring Nordschleife isn’t the oldest racetrack in the world, but with 90 years of racing under its belt, but I’m going to go on record as saying it’s the best.

Construction started in September 1925, but the epic circuit we all know and love wasn’t completed until late Spring in 1927.

And that first race? Continue reading This Sunday is the Nürburgring’s 90th birthday

Schwedenkreuz proves it isn’t getting any easier

You’d think that with the proliferation of the internet and the reach of social media, that maybe the accident rate at the Nürburgring would slow down a little. That maybe, because most Nordschleife accidents are more widely viewed than ever before, visitors might be a little more cautious. Or at least, a little bit more aware of the consequences they face.

This BMW 5-series rolling over the fence into the forest at Schwedenkreuz sadly proves otherwise. Continue reading Schwedenkreuz proves it isn’t getting any easier

Today we lost a good guy at the ‘Ring, and we need to fix that.

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.

VIDEO: Watch that horrific airborne Clio crash from directly behind

The Clio crash on Saturday was without a doubt the talk of the Nürburgring for the last couple of days. The driver, who I won’t name, was no stranger to the Nürburgring, but his crash was spectacular, garnering 100,000 views in only a couple of days.

Continue reading VIDEO: Watch that horrific airborne Clio crash from directly behind

VIDEO: Luckiest biker ever survives 160kmh ‘push’ and two barrier impacts.

If you don’t physically flinch when watching this next video, you’re either a psychopath or a robot. Because this is one of the scariest videos I’ve seen in a while.

The action kicks off after the karussell (7m25s) when the camera bike follows the red cayman up the hill towards Hohe Acht, overtaking the cars on the right. Continue reading VIDEO: Luckiest biker ever survives 160kmh ‘push’ and two barrier impacts.

Dodo Juice launch next-gen “GreenShell” ARMCO-REPELLING wax!

Truly we live in an enlightened age of incredible technical achievements. Robots to Mars, telescopes that can see planets and all our knowledge (and a lot of cat videos) accessible from the palm of our hand.

But, what about…. ARMCO-REPELLING car polish?!

I thought I’d seen everything already, until I watched this video… Continue reading Dodo Juice launch next-gen “GreenShell” ARMCO-REPELLING wax!

Surtees Corner: honouring a true RINGMEISTER.

When I ask you to name the world’s greatest racers, you’re spoiled for choice. So many legends, heroes and great human beings to choose from.

But, here’s mine: John Surtees. And we need to NAME a corner of the Nordschleife in honour of him. And I need YOUR HELP. Continue reading Surtees Corner: honouring a true RINGMEISTER.