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Old July 12th 2008, 06:06
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Nurburgring Lap Times!

after watching this...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dcw7MqsGbE
I started wondering if anyone here has ever run the ring with there bug and what kind of lap times they got? if you have run your bug or know anyone who has post it up! I wanna see how good our GL's are doing on this infamous track!
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Old July 12th 2008, 23:46
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Check out this clip, Sabine in the Ring Taxi:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BeDK...eature=related

I've driven the Ring in a rental. Nothing fancy, Toyota turbo diesel as it was used on a 6week trip. I can't remember the time, i believe it was 11m6s or maybe 12m6s.

The car:


The track:


The 16euro a lap "ATM"


Fun:












I'd love to go back! Nurburgring Norschleife, Germanlook meet?
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Old July 13th 2008, 05:15
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Nürburgring Nordschleife Germanlook meet would really be very cool. One of the things I want to do when my bug is finished is to run it on the Nordschleife. Doing that with say another 50 bugs.... WOW!!!
Would give me a good deadline for my build too.... (for next year maybe)
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Old July 14th 2008, 04:37
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this is exactly what I was thinking when my build was done... A dream to ship my car (I'm in los angeles) to germany to run the ring with a big group of other VWs.
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Old July 14th 2008, 09:24
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this is exactly what I was thinking when my build was done... A dream to ship my car (I'm in los angeles) to germany to run the ring with a big group of other VWs.
Hi

that's my plan when I win the lottery, do tour of all the UK and European shows, visit Wolfsburg then ship the car to the US and do all the VW shows, you gotta have a dream.

Do lap times on Forza count?

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Old July 14th 2008, 11:02
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this is exactly what I was thinking when my build was done... A dream to ship my car (I'm in los angeles) to germany to run the ring with a big group of other VWs.
Yeah, I've got that the other way around. Doing Laguna Seca with my bug. Would probably end upsidedown at the bottom of the corkscrew but hey.... Fun none the less. However, Nürberg is only a few hours drive for me so that's a little bit more of a realistic dream.


BTW, this is a bug on the nordschleife (so google says) Not much info though, almost got carsick from the camera
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dp68...eature=related
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I'm the other way around Laguna Seca is about an hour from my house but I too want to drive the ring. If everything pans out I'll be over there next summer but my race car will probably stay home. Btw, I've been told that the corkscrew at laguna seca is like turning left into an elevator shaft, dropping 3 floors and then turning right. I haven't driven it yet but I will soon.
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Old July 14th 2008, 16:17
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Good post Socal!

Obviously I would like to run one day too, but all must be in top notch then, like a roll cage.
I think Matt would like to be there too

CU there (one day),
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Old July 14th 2008, 17:42
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Hé Humble, please take a video cam with you when you run laguna and post it here. I would love to see a bug take on the corkscrew.
About the ring... how serious could a nordslcheife meet be. Not being pushy, just being very enthusiastic.
Ok, I'll tone down now, being a newby and all.....
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Hi

I just heard that Racetaxi is running there on the 1st weekend in August.

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Old July 15th 2008, 09:00
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I've done it in a mk5 GTi (my mate took some footage on my camera phone http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hN5VAha8RU )and saw a couple of superbugs in the car park too. I didn't get a chance to talk to the bug owners, so no idea on lap times.

I will be going back there sometime next year (am thinking april or may at this stage) but if a group of you guys are going to be there I will definitely work my trip around it

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Old July 17th 2008, 08:17
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haha, I think just about every member on this board has a desire to get to the 'ring at one time or another :-D

September sounds good, I can't make it this year, but 2009 I'm DEFINITELY THERE!!!
I've already confirmed it with my Girlfriend, she's up for it as long as there is someone in Nurburg (or nearby village) who can rent her a motorbike... Anyone on here able to find us someone?

I doubt it would take much more than word of mouth to make this an annual post Bitburg Run To The 'ring!
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Old July 18th 2008, 04:21
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lucky bastard

wait so ur girl rides a bike!...O i am so going to australia to find a girl for some reason every girl in LA that I know can't even get her fricken liscense!
hell i just had my ex call me 6 months after we broke to tell me she's getting her permit cuz she knew i was just sick of driving her!
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Old July 19th 2008, 23:39
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Ye-up! She's wicked :-D We also have a couple of race karts that we take out every now and again. Pretty much, anything fast or competitive tends to attract our collective interest.

Thanks for the maps, Aartjan.
I also found the calendar of events for the 'ring for 2008 http://www.nuerburgring.de/events.286.0.html anything listed as touristenfahrten means the Nordschleife (21km northern loop) is open for public use, which is when we would want to go.

Do any of you European guys want to start posting the idea around your EU forums and clubs to see if anyone local is interested?
I'm sure there are plenty of VW owners who don't just want to drive fast in a straight line
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He doesn't drive in a straight line...:

http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=YlqaUt...eature=related

Sorry for the OT, but the above is whats its all about fro me. Totally wicked and stealth looking superbeetle driving the doors of a track-911
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