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VLN4: Ring of Fire

Just in case you didn’t see it already on one of the world’s biggest car websites, here’s what went down (or up) at VLN4…

“In all my years at racetracks around the world, there’s one button I’ve never pressed. But this weekend, I pushed it, and I pushed it, and I kept pushing it until I could push it no more.

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VIDEO: See why Kesselchen is so deadly in the wet

The Nürburgring in the wet is a tricky proposition at best, and for many it’s your worst nightmare. Just when you think you’ve got the whole 20.8km of the Nordschleife memorised, the weather changes and you’ve got three times as much information to remember. Which corners have a good surface? Where does standing water build up the most? And which small bumps will turn into car-crashing, spin-inducing, hiccups?

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VIDEO: Watch this BMW Z4 nearly take out the safety car!

The very first seconds of this video show a BMW Z4 making a mess of Adenauer Forst. No big deal. This kind of thing happens all the time, especially on your first lap…

…but then comes lap two!

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VIDEO: Witness the hailstorm that brought the N24 to a complete halt!

Imagine the time, travel, dedication and money that goes into a successful Nürburgring 24-hour entry. Then imagine that the weather does this to you, just 3 laps into the biggest race of the year…

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VIDEO: Gorgeous Peugeot 205 GTi overtakes on wrong side, then crashes.

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…

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VIDEO: 2017 Camaro Z/28 crashes at Adenauer Forst, Nürburgring

Oh man, no sooner had I posted a load of photos of the Camaro team testing hard at the Nordschleife, when THIS happens.

And by THIS, I mean a big ol’ Nordschleife four-wheel-alignment. Check out the video below, to see what I mean!

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CRASH: Why the R34 Nissan GTR is still a drivers car

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

VIDEO: BMW E36 wiped out by BMW E46 at Adenauer Forst

Aghhh… I really do hate these crashes. Earlier this year BMW E30 lovers watched with horror as an Audi TT understeered into the hapless classic.

This is almost exactly the same crash, but where the E30 once stood now stands a hapless E36 on German plates. And the TT has been replaced by a Belgian-plated BMW E46 M3.

It’s only a short clip, and you can watch for yourself here: Continue reading VIDEO: BMW E36 wiped out by BMW E46 at Adenauer Forst

VIDEO: Bongard Club compilation is the ultimate lap of shame

Joining the ‘Bongard Club’ is a rite of passage for any Nürburgring fan. Whether it’s a crash, a technical failure, or even just running out of fuel. It’s hard to find a ‘ring regular who hasn’t been for a lap on the yellow wagon.

Yes, this is a video dedicated to all those half-laps, moments of misunderstanding and those horrible €200, 10-minute rides.

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VIDEO: Watch this before every ‘Ring visit

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