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.
Conspiracy theorists, sharpen your pencils and prepare your tinfoil hats. Yes, another white Megane rolled at Schwedenkreuz at yesterday, and YES Eifler888 was there to video it…
Continue reading VIDEO: Another Megane rolls at Schwedenkreuz
Only a few minutes before this crash, I’d left my RingTaxi office to go and look at a gorgeous Nissan R34 Skyline GTR V-spec parked by the Devil’s Diner.
There’s a myth that the Nissan GTR is an easy car to drive fast. this video shows otherwise: Continue reading CRASH: Why the R34 Nissan GTR is still a drivers car
As is the ‘norm’ in 2015, every major Nürburgring crash-vulture YouTuber has released a compilation video. All of the ‘best/most spectacular’ crashes of the whole year in one tape.
Interestingly enough they always seem to result in a video of about 16 minutes in length. This newest one only went online late last night, uploaded by rallyeoberehe.
As you might have guessed, it’s a pure shot of Schadenfreude. But watching it might also be a bloody good way of keeping your Ego under control before every lap… Continue reading VIDEO: Watch this before every ‘Ring visit
A lot of people ask me “How could we make the Nürburgring’s Touristenfahrten safer?”
The simple answer is probably just close the gate on Sunday at 11pm. But that’s not much fun, is it? An unrealistic answer would be more marshalls, flags (electronic F1-style lightboards would be fine) and a compulsory safety briefing delivered in every language. None of these are compatible with the wonderful freedom of old-school Touristenfahrten.
So here’s the BTG effort at keeping you guys safe. Watch these 16 minutes of crashing, smashing and failing. And repeat after me:
“Don’t be that guy!”
Continue reading VIDEO: 16 minutes of Nürburgring Mayhem
Yesterday I shared my personal TOP5 Nürburgring Crash Videos from last weekend, but little did I know that I was missing one of the craziest videos this month…
Continue reading VIDEO: Three wheels on my ‘wagen, but I’m still rolling along
Before you watch this video, I just want to let you know that somehow, amazingly, the driver lived. Reports and eye-witnesses at the scene reported he was sore, bleeding from broken glass, but could be categorised as “walking wounded”.
Continue reading VIDEO: original, unstolen, unedited, Megane roll-over at SX
This is a hot topic at the Nürburgring, and has been for decades already. But living as we do, in the Golden Age (or Wild West) of social media, I have a big question for you…
Continue reading BIG QUESTION: Hide the public crashes? Or show them to the world?
UPDATED WITH ONBOARD VIDEO!
Going straight-on at Adenauer Forst is nothing new or unusual. If you stand there at 8am on a Sunday morning you can probably see a dozen bikes or cars make that mistake in the first hour.
But what happens to this poor E30 is just awful. Continue reading VIDEO: Unlucky E30 driver, wiped out by an Audi TT at Adenauer Forst