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Old 07-18-2012, 07:57 PM   #1
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Nurburgring bankrupt...

Nürburgring Bankrupt: What’s Happening at the Nordschleife

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The Nürburgring, the world’s most famous racetrack, is bankrupt—85 years after its opening. The track has seen its ups and downs throughout history; in 1976, the last Formula 1 race took place on the fantastic and mysterious Nordschleife (northern loop). In 1984, the new, smaller, television-friendly, and much safer Grand Prix course was opened. The Nordschleife continues to be used for long-distance and historic races, it is hired out to carmakers that conduct testing there, and private drivers can buy laps and use it to their hearts’ content.
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:08 PM   #2
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Let's do it. We probably have around 500-1000 or so active members. Sounds like a plan.
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:56 PM   #3
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The downfall began in 2004, when grandiose plans to build an entertainment park on the Nürburgring’s premises took shape. Viewed by purists as blasphemy, the plot was supported by Rhineland-Palatia’s Social Democrat government. Shady investors promised to pump funds into the project, but the money never came in. But so far, the state government has invested more than €500 million (more than $610 million) in the complex—a spending spree the European Union now wants to put to an end. Without the government subsidies, the Nürburgring can’t pay the hundreds of millions owed to the banks.

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Old 07-18-2012, 10:07 PM   #4
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fuckin eh, historic track lost to stupidity.. if the internet can pool over half a mil for some old lady why can't we pool up some cash for a historic track!
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:18 PM   #5
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fuckin eh, historic track lost to stupidity.. if the internet can pool over half a mil for some old lady why can't we pool up some cash for a historic track!
Probably because it doesn't have mass media appeal.

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Old 07-18-2012, 10:56 PM   #6
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Probably because it doesn't have mass media appeal.

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james may shall be uber pleased lol
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Old 07-19-2012, 12:22 AM   #7
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where will future concepts be tested if the 'ring gets shut down? Sarthe? Or the TG test track
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Old 07-19-2012, 12:50 AM   #8
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WTF @ $610 million, looks like a lot of people made off with a lot money.
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:19 AM   #9
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Probably because it doesn't have mass media appeal.

Remember, speed kills etc.
speed doesn't kill

suddenly stopping does
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Could be because American cars have been doing so well on there that the Germans just decided to not go as much lol.....
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I thought this had been semi-official for years now? I joined save the ring on Facebook like 2.5 years ago, and it said basically everything almost word for word that was in the article. Regardless, I don't think such a piece of racing history will either a)become private or b) get torn up, as stated in the article. This is kinda like the 10 BBS bankruptcies where nothing really happened to the untrained eye.
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Old 07-19-2012, 02:42 PM   #12
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Someone will buy it out...Bill Gates perhaps? A home for his 959 finally? :
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:02 PM   #13
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haven't you guys been following the "save the ring" blog?
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:18 PM   #14
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Could be because American cars have been doing so well on there that the Germans just decided to not go as much lol.....
nah bro, u dumb.
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Old 07-20-2012, 03:02 AM   #15
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Old 07-20-2012, 07:27 AM   #16
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Won't miss the F1 track thats for sure. The 'classic' side should become a heritage site or something.
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