After last year’s inaugural event, the Nürburgring Classic returned for a classicpacked weekend of Ford-heavy track action.
The historic event returns for a classicweekend of Ford-heavy track action.
Last year when the Nürburgring celebrated it’s 90th birthday, the first ever international motorsport-meeting with the name Nürburgring Classics was held on exactly the same day as it was in 1927. The Green Hell, as Jackie Stewart once called it, became one of the most famous race tracks in the world and the organisers wanted to bring alive the original Eifelrennen, which was held from 1927 to 1983. It was won by big motorsport aces like Jim Clark, Jochen Rindt and Jackie Stewart in their Formula 2 cars.
So this year, the second edition of that classic event had a lot to offer — like the old paddock connected with the new one, and the Grand Prix track in touch with the famous Nordschleife for the spectators and all other racing fans, too.
No less than 12 races in 15 categories took place in this new event, including the Touringcar Classics, DTM Revival and the GT Trophy races. But the major attraction was the 3-hour race on the Sunday at the old circuit, with nearly 180 cars.
A great number of classic car enthusiasts found the way to the Eifel and the grandstands were very crowded. All along the old circuit the campers applauded the classic drivers. Enjoy the photos.
www.nbr-classic.com This Mk2 RS2000 powers through the Schwalbenschwanz section of the track. Original Zakspeed Capri pilot, Klaus Ludwig drove the Mücke Motorsport example at the Nürburgring Classic.