Category Archives: Touristenfahrten

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.

SURPRISE! The Nürburgring is opening EARLY this year

Well, earlier than planned, anyway. Those of you who were planning to drive the ‘first day’ of 2017 Nordschleife Touristenfahrten need to cross out Sunday March 19th from your calendar, and enter Saturday March 11th instead. Continue reading SURPRISE! The Nürburgring is opening EARLY this year

Nürburgring’s most famous corner goes (almost) gravel-free

It’s the star of a thousand internet videos, and has jokingly been renamed “YouTube Corner”. But now the Nürburgring’s famous Brünnchen 2 is going almost gravel-free.

Now don’t get your knickers in a twist. The old Nordschleife is a constantly changing beast, and track modifications happen every year. I’ll be talking about some more 2017 modifications soon.

But this change, while theoretically without consequence for any ‘normal’ track user, is bound to cause a bit of head-scratching for many regulars.

Why? Take a look for yourself…

Continue reading Nürburgring’s most famous corner goes (almost) gravel-free

VIDEO: The most dangerous situations on the Nürburgring

Whether it’s cars overtaking on the wrong side of the track in public driving, race cars ignoring double yellow flags, or pedestrians narrowly avoiding crashing cars, the Nürburgring is clearly dangerous.

Continue reading VIDEO: The most dangerous situations on the Nürburgring

VIDEO: Why checking your mirrors is quite important on the ‘Ring

It’s an argument that’s probably as old as the Nurburgring Nordschleife itself. When an overtake results in a crash, both drivers will normally blame each other. In some circumstances it’s hard to ever place blame on one driver completely. Continue reading VIDEO: Why checking your mirrors is quite important on the ‘Ring

VIDEO: “Why you shouldn’t ride the Nordschleife” (like a d**k)

While I do enjoy a nice fast motorcycle lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife, Murtanio’s latest upload is not making me want to pull my leathers on again any time soon.

It’s a heady mix of good luck, skill, big balls and ridiculous-life-threatening optimism.

Sounds good? Just watch for yourself…

Continue reading VIDEO: “Why you shouldn’t ride the Nordschleife” (like a d**k)

VIDEO: What happens when Boris takes off his hat?

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?

NEW 2017 Nürburgring Lap Ticket Prices

Today the Nürburgring operators revealed a dramatically new pricing scheme for 2017 Nordschleife touristenfahrten. The major changes are bullet-pointed below:

  • No more “lap tickets” – instead you have an account you pre-load with €€€
  • Monday-Friday laps are cheaper (€25 per lap)
  • Saturday/Sunday laps are more expensive (€30 per lap)
  • A jahreskarte (season ticket) is an eye-watering €1900!*
  • QR-code readers on the entrance
  • New IOS and Android app to check and load your lap ticket account

Continue reading NEW 2017 Nürburgring Lap Ticket Prices

VIDEO: Coolant spills are scary

Having been on both ends of a coolant spill, several times, they’re one of my biggest fears on the Nürburgring. And thanks to Daniel’s onboard video, you can see for yourself how scary it is. Continue reading VIDEO: Coolant spills are scary