The fans of historic racing cars marked the weekend from 11th to 13th August bold in thier calendars: The 45th AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix attracts all fans of old cars from road and racing to the Nürburgring. Over 20 races, presentations and uniformity tests await the audience. The stars from the DTM of the 1980s entered their cars; Legendary vehicles from the DRM and the Rallyesport can also be seen. There is a comeback of more than 60 racing cars from the pre-war era, such as the compressor Mercedes by Rudolf Caracciola, who won the opening race of the Nürburgring in 1927. What a highlight! Porsche celebrates the birthday of the 928 quite big, Ferrari celebrates the year of the company found no less lush. Never before was the stimulus bigger to come to the Nürburgring. And ck-modelcars is there!
On Friday, the 45th AvD-Oldtimer-Grand-Prix will start with its training sessions, on which all the vehicles in their respective classes go to the piste. The run of the two-seater racing cars and GT until 1960/1961 offers the spectators highlights such as the Maserati 450S and the Alfa Romeo TZ2; The cars that took part in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the 1950s will be racing on Saturday night at 8:25 pm in the evening dusk. For this, the visitors have the opportunity to meet well-known riders: Roland Asch, Olaf Manthey, Marc Hessel, Volker Strycek and Giancarlo Brancatelli, for example, start on historic DTM cars in the Revival tour car. Christian Danner writes autograms at TÜV Rheinland and Jaguar and Ralf Schumacher lends the Formula 1 Siegerpokal on Sunday.
Facts, figures, cars, birthdays
Slowly Sideways is an interest group of owners of historical rallybolides, who bring their vehicles on the race track, such as the original Audi S1, which Walter Röhrl launched in 1985 in New Zealand. From the perspective of the racing fans, the Paris-Dakar Porsche 953, which once was driven by the Belgian Jacky Ickx, is also very interesting. Or also the 1980 Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC 5.0 by Holger Bohne in the German Rally Championship. About 25 cars from the IG will be seen in the paddock nearby - like the other participant vehicles also. By the way: Not only the Nürburgring is celebrating its 90th birthday in 2017, but also the partners from the automotive industry are anniversaries.
Porsche Classic celebrates the 40th birthday of the 928 with a great commitment on a 16,000 square meter area in the immediate vicinity of the race track. The focus is the 928, which was presented to the public in the spring of 1977 and a year later became the first sports car to be awarded the title "Car of the Year". An elegant 2 + 2-seater coupe was created in the most modern lightweight construction. "The interest in the 928 is growing rapidly among our customers," says Alexander Fabig, Head of Porsche Classic. "At the Nürburgring, we will revive its diversity and showcase some of our expertise". In addition to the restored 928 from the first generation in the standard original condition, Porsche Classic presents the body shell of a very early Porsche 911 Turbo from 1975, which has been reconstructed according to original specifications.
Insights and autograph hours
The final result of a complete restoration is documented by a Porsche 911 S from 1966 - the first of its kind with the legendary Fuchs rims, the Stuttgart sports car manufacturer. Individuals such as the four-door Porsche 928 and the study of a convertible as well as two vehicles of this pattern, which were used for a round-the-world trip, will also be on display. As a prominent guest the Porsche collector and Urban Outlaw Magnus Walker is expected. An autograph session takes place on Saturday at 15:00 and on Sunday at 11:00. And the other cars? The 70th birthday of Ferrari is celebrated with a big parade. Founded in 1947, the legendary sports car brand is represented by the Ferrari Club Deutschland, which also pitches its tents in the Mercedes Arena.
To celebrate the 70th birthday of the Cavallino Rampante, there will be big parades on the Grand Prix circuit of the Nürburgring at the Freitagnachagag at 15:05 am and on Saturday morning at 09:35 am. However, the first application of the Ford Cosworth DFV engine 50 years ago, 1967, is also remembered. The unit impressed a whole generation of driver legends and made a breakthrough for well-known racing stables. The FDD is almost complete with the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix Masters' Historic Formula One Championship with the legendary V8 naturally-aspirated engine, and gives one of the highlight races the distinctive sound, according to the organizers. Volvo is showing a cross-section of its models for the 90th company anniversary. The Deutsche Motorsportbund DMSB is celebrating its 20th anniversary.
Model cars at the AvD Old-timer Grand Prix
The model car fans will also not be forgotten: On the Ringboulevard, the Model car market takes place where ck-modelcars will exhibit and sell. Keep an eye out for the video game at the AvD-Shop, and you'll get into the Modellauto-Paradies! A very special highlight: The Stefan-Bellof-Collection is located opposite the Parc Fermé in the AVD-Fan-Shop, directly in the paddock. The brand-new racing jackets celebrate their public premiere here. You can also sample the Stefan-Bellof-Collection in the AVD-Fan-Shop at the Ringboulevard as well as at the petrol station at the Döttinger Höhe, which try on caps and jackets. You remember: Stefan Bellof created a record for eternity with his record round of 6: 11,13 minutes on the Nordschleife 1983. Something that will connect him to the Nürburgring in a very special way.