Nuremberg Rally, 1937

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  1. rudolfalbert · December 26

    Reblogged this on rudolfblog.

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  2. rudolfalbert · December 26

    Did you know that close to the Nuremberg’s clearing sits the Nordschleife circuit and that after the war they’ve built the new Nuremberg’s short circuit where once Leni Riefenstahl used to film the great gatherings?

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    • vikinglifeblog · December 26

      No, I did not know that.
      I had to look her up. I forgot, that she was the directed/produced of “Triumph of the Will.”

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    • vikinglifeblog · December 26

      I was a little confused, because I did not pay attention.
      It is also called Norisring.

      “The Norisring is a street circuit in Nuremberg, on the former Nazi party rally grounds (in German: “Reichsparteitagsgelände”) site of the NSDAP party conventions. As the city’s German name Nürnberg would lead to confusion with the already famous Nürburgring, the old name Noris was chosen for the simple track which is nowadays approx. 2,300 metres (1.4 mi) long.”

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norisring

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      • rudolfalbert · December 26

        Yes there is the Old, historic Nurburgring track which is know in Motorsport as the ‘Green Hell’ which was built in the early 20s if I dont get wrong. it goes all around the woods and in my opinion is the best circuit on the continent. Then, the new one, bearing same name (in Motorsport they refer to it as Nurburgring also) which is a ‘short track’, as we say. That is, a normal, modern circuit built on that huge flat spot used for the gatherings. They (old -Nord schleife) & new one) are in connection and they can form a single circuit.

        Here’s the Classic one: http://www.nuerburgring.de/en/fans-info/race-tracks/nordschleife.html

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    • vikinglifeblog · December 27

      Yes, Nurburgring is fantastic. As I remember, it is also the longest race track in the world.
      I would like to drive a lap, but my car is to lame. LOL
      Ahh, those germans.

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      • Rudolf · December 27

        They organize a Nurburgring ‘taxi’ with a race car & instructor or a real road racing course. Also it is possible to drive along with any car or motorcycle. Check YT for vids:)

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    • vikinglifeblog · December 27

      “Also it is possible to drive along with any car or motorcycle.”

      My car is practical and economical, it is not made for racing. Registration tax on cars are extremely high in Denmark, about 180% I am playing with the idea of buying a BMW or something similar. But it just makes so much more economic sense, to keep my current car. Saving money, buying gold, prepping, moving to countryside etc. makes much more sense, too.
      It is of cause about finding a balance.

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      • Rudolf · December 27

        Its matter of priorities you may have. Just consider:
        – a BMW 325 II GEN is cheap to buy but you will need to fix it properly
        – you can lap even with a slow car at the ring.
        That said, prepping is good stuff

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      • Rudolf · December 27

        Being a Motorsport lover, I have been able to buy & prepare a certain amount of motorcycles and some 4 wheeled machines. You could think of buying a car in Germany, bringing it back with a provisional German plate, then simply use it on close tracks with no plate number & taxes.

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    • vikinglifeblog · December 27

      Good point. The BMW 325 II GEN (E36) drives very well. It might be best to import one from Germany, Holland, Austria, Switzerland, Italy etc. very rust is less of a problem.

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      • Rudolf · December 27

        On YT there is an englishman who is a Nuerbungring lover. He owns a tampered 2.8 E36 and drives there real fine

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    • vikinglifeblog · December 27

      Scary video. He is lucky to have the track for him self (except for that Range Rover and the two, at the side). He made it look easy, which I am sure it is not.
      I guess, that it would be a very stressful factor to be overtaken all the time. Instead of only focusing on driving.

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      • Rudolf · December 27

        He’s very acquainted with the track & car.

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    • vikinglifeblog · December 27

      “Being a Motorsport lover, I have been able to buy & prepare a certain amount of motorcycles and some 4 wheeled machines. You could think of buying a car in Germany, bringing it back with a provisional German plate, then simply use it on close tracks with no plate number & taxes.”

      Fast motorcycles are for the brave and/or crazy. 🙂
      Great point. A unregistered car, could be the best solution. I can definitely see the appeal in motorsport and would love to have it as a hobby. It makes me think of Top Gear, when they did Rallycross. Jeremy Clarkson was driving a 328 E36. That looked like great fun.

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      • Rudolf · December 27

        Great vid. But check here what you can do in Dänemark 🙂

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    • vikinglifeblog · December 28

      Oh, yes. And they are already without number plates!
      Driving sideways with low and safe speed, would be fun and educational.

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      • Rudolf · December 28

        Yes. Driving is about controlling the car in unusual circumstances

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  3. vikinglifeblog · December 26

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  4. vikinglifeblog · December 26

    Schloss Nürnberg

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