Vintage Footage From the Nurburgring.

by William

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Jackie Stewart jumps his BRM at the Nurburgring in 1966

Jackie Stewart called it the “greatest & most challenging race circuit in the world”. Many of the top drivers of all time have competed on the legendary Nordschleife and come away empty handed. The Nurburgring is a difficult and demanding circuit, and even though its configuration has changed over the years, one thing has not; it is still open to the public. Pay a fee and you can still drive your street car around the legendary German track and see your true racing potential.

It’s easy to picture people flinging there modern street cars around the Ring. With all the standard safety equipment in new cars you can feel pretty safe tossing your car about the track, maybe even safer than driving it in city traffic. But what about the 1960’s before people wore seatbelts with any frequency (if there car even had them), before air bags, side impact beams, grippy tires and suspensions that didn’t induce rollovers. I was lucky enough to get this video in my email box that shows the Nurburgring as it was in the 60’s with amateur drivers trying their best to imitate racing legends of the day.

If this video doesn’t make you want to wear a seat belt and put a roll bar in your car than you are a glutton for pain.

-Bill Mertz

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