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      08-29-2012, 05:04 PM   #1

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A little trip to the 'ring (with a few spy photos)

I know this probably is in the wrong section, but let's face it; the e60 forum is kinda dull.

Andreas, a friend of me started to plan a trip to the famous Nürburgring a while a go. Driving his own car. Together with the friends (Mathias and Jens) he ordered ferry tickets and hotel. Me and a other friend (Magne) waited with the whole thing for various reasons (one of the was how to get there). After some convincing of my wife that she didn't need the car for a little week, we had a plan!

Just two days before departure, me and Magne joined as well.

Destination Nürburg!

Onboard the ferry

Goodbye Norway

...and hello Denmark!

Magne looks for windmills and mermaids

Hirtshals, Denmark

For some reason they got handle bars in the telephone boots in Denmark...


Getting ready

Nürburg next (Andreas in front of me)

Andreas in a queue outside Hannover

Pit stop


Nice watering can

Andreas' car surrounded by ghosts

Finally arriving Nürburg after almost 12 hours on the road.

Nice room

The heart went away really quick, and the beds was pulled away from each other.

Eary morning

Jaguar F-Type

Toyota-infected Ring Boulevard (som kinda GT86 event was going on)

Picture with no sence

F10 M5 is a nice photo object..

Some more Toyotas, unfortunately you had to be VIP to get in.


Me trying oldschool racing

Mathias og Andreas trying a career in formula one

A jag of some kind.

F10 M5 ring taxi

M6 Gran Coupé (F06)


Next generation X5 (F15)

Mercedes CL

X5 M

Streets of the nearby town Adenau

Getting ready for Touristenfahrten


...and out we go!

Got around with bot me and my car in one piece.

Had to buy a sticker

...that I ripped of the day after.

Some track photos of various cars



Mathias in a rental Swift

Andreas again

We headed out to the GP track, and saw these in the parking

€40 later I had a ticket for going around the GP track in 20 minutes. I still don't know why...

Still alive!

The next day, we rented a few Lotus Exiges and went around the area around Nürburgring.

Magne is ready

Had a stop at Adenau, next S-class

M3 (F80)


Opel(/Vauxhall/Holden/Saturn) Astra cab

Next C-class

Next GL

...or was this the GT3?

Anyway, F10 M5 and F06 M6 Gran Coupé


F15 X5 again

B-class AMG? Had quad exhaust

Some more Lotus driving!

...but the we saw these

With a well known lady as driver

More Lotus!

Unfortunately, our time was up.

Opel(/Vauxhall/Holden/Saturn) Astra 4-door

Then we took a trip up in the castle.

SLS black series

After a short while, we got invaded by bumblebees

...so we had to escape...

Nice Beetle


Some more Touristenfahrten

Andreas ready again


Sabine with her roof box

...and the end.

The next day we started to drive home at 07:00 AM, and drove for 23.5 hours until we was home (had to wait a bit for the ferries).

Sorry for the bad english.
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      08-30-2012, 11:43 PM   #2
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Great report. Looks easy to earn a living as a spy photographer.
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      08-31-2012, 06:25 AM   #3
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Ah ha ha. Epic ! Looks like you all had a great lads weekend And that's one very busy track. Great photos by the way.
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      08-31-2012, 07:18 AM   #4
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Excellent post! Really enjoyed that.

Love your red wagon too. Never seen it that color before...


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Awesome! Thanks for sharing
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      08-31-2012, 01:24 PM   #6

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Are you a professional reporter? Congratulation and thanks for sharing
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      08-31-2012, 01:40 PM   #7
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Great pics thanks!
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      08-31-2012, 02:45 PM   #8

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Originally Posted by Amleto63 View Post
Are you a professional reporter? Congratulation and thanks for sharing
I don't know if that's a serious comment, but no. Not even close.

Thanks though!
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Thanks so much for sharing! Awesome experience!
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Thanks for sharing. Great pictures and coverage.
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Great post. Thanks for sharing.
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Great post, nice shots

LOL @ the 911s with the roof top boxes.
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first of all i have to say that your E61 looks STUNNING!!!!!!! i have never seen an E61 in imola before-looks very sikkkk and i love the M5 mirrors that you put on her btw i all of the pics look great, thanks so much for sharing

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Thanks for the Monday morning read. Looks like you guys had a blast!
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Awesome post! Enjoyed this one a lot.

The Opel Calibra was too much, just like the Renault Punto. Terrible cars.
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      03-03-2013, 05:05 PM   #19

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I've also made this video from the trip:

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      03-03-2013, 11:35 PM   #20
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Can't view the video here in Germany, but enjoyed seeing the photos again. About to buy German Grand Prix tickets -- very inspiring!
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a lot of pictures but i enjoyed it.
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Just saw this thread now. Very nice pics on your adventure! Looks like you guys had an AWESOME time here in DE.

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