Posts tagged Grüne Hölle
24hours. One Team. One Target.

In 2010 Tim and Nick Hahne (Stereoscreen) set a benchmark with their "24 HOURS IN 19500 FRAMES" video. Even Top Gear titled: "The next 14 minutes of your life will be very enjoyable indeed ...". A few days ago Tim and Nick presented their latest teaser for "24hours. One Team. One Target". Here is a quote:

[...] The film tells the story of the BMW team facing its big target: winning the 24 Hours on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife, one of the biggest racing events in the world. The setting of the competition is the longest and most beautiful but nevertheless most dangerous racetrack, also known as the "Green Hell“. Over 200.000 fans build up their tents in the Eifel-woods to celebrate their heroes in more than 200 cars. Lap per lap, hour per hour, day and night.

Long before the race weekend, the film sets in. For month, the engineers, mechanics and especially the eight drivers in their two BMW M3 GT prepare for the most important race of the year. The film crew captured extraordinary insights into the drivers’ psyche and the strategy of how to win the hardest endurance race in the world. They travelled to Guernsey to visit the three-times World Touring Car Champion Andy Priaulx on his fishingboat, made some delicious pasta with Dirk Adorf while he reasoned about the race and jumped into the pool of Monaco´s harbour with Jörg Müller. [...]

Darn. Tim invited me to visit their film premiere of "24hours. One Team. One Target". But I haven't had the time because I was attending an other event. Tim — I absolutely need one of your DVDs!

Save The Ring

I must admit I am neither experienced in finance and poltics, nor in motorsports. But those videos are worrying me. Please make time for what Sabine Schmitz has to say and form your own opinion. If you don't understand German — our colleagues over at Jalopnik explain what is threatening the Nürburgring. 

If you want to know more, check out "Save The Ring" on Facebook. Quote: 

[...] It really hurts to get sucked into politics and to witness how they treat the heritage we all love. The worst that could happen is enthusiasts be forced to pay the price of a privateer's blunder in the form of higher prices or worse. Threats to the track include reduced maintenance of the track to reduce costs, less motorsports, and restrictions on small clubs running events in the area. Enthusiasts could also be required to book at the new hotels to race at the track.

Please spread the word if you care about Nordschleife and its heritage. Follow "Save The Ring" on facebook and question the information shared by officials. [...]

Damn. Since I know about Mike Musto's Dodge Daytona, we are planning to race his Über-Mopar at the Ring. Where can I order a "Save The Ring"-T-Shirt?