E90Post
 


Bimmer Retrofit
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > General Automotive (non-BMW) Talk + Photos/Videos > Nürburgring bankrupt - might be closed next season...



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      07-17-2012, 07:09 PM   #23
BMW86
Major General
Australia
188

 
Drives: 135i CLA45 AMG Ninja
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Australia


Posts: 8,956
iTrader: (0)

__________________
BMW 135i N54
MERCEDES CLA45 AMG
Appreciate 0
      07-17-2012, 09:45 PM   #24
Rikx1M
MSgt (ret)
United_States
85

 
Rikx1M's Avatar
 
Drives: VO 1M #739/740
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Alabama


Posts: 1,674
iTrader: (2)

Garage List
Boy that sucks...so glad we made those last minute runs to the ring...maybe try to make 2-3 more trips before winter sets in........
__________________
Appreciate 0
      07-17-2012, 10:40 PM   #25
007MCoupe
Major
36

 
007MCoupe's Avatar
 
Drives: on the wrong side of the road
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Livin' life


Posts: 1,462
iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2007 Z4 M Coupe  [0.00]
Yeah I just heard about this yesterday! I'll be getting to Germany later this summer and was hoping to get some Ring time in over the next 3 years.
__________________
GoMiniGo///VB3///75mm wheel studs///Stubby///Aero bumper///GC front ARB///Pin pulled & Turner Camber Shims///Superflex FCAB///Powerflex RTAB///RE shock mounts///ECS 2-pc front rotors///Akebono pads///CSL headers///DKF catless Section 1///AKG Engine & Trans Mounts///SS brake lines///RPI scoop
Appreciate 0
      07-17-2012, 10:46 PM   #26
Rated M Roadster
Captain
16

 
Rated M Roadster's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 X5M
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: ABQ


Posts: 693
iTrader: (7)

I went to the ring this past summer and it was one of the best experiences I've ever had and probably will ever have... I hope I get the chance to go back again.

This rumor has been going around for years though, I hope it's not actually going to come true.
__________________

Z4MR ll VF570 470whp 344wtq ll AA headers
RE X-pipe ll Stromung ll APEX ARC-8 on PSS
Stoptech 6pot Fr ll H&R coilovers ll APEX stud kit
Aero skirts ll Passport SRX
Appreciate 0
      07-18-2012, 01:45 AM   #27
Elsabor67
aiming for 450.....
Germany
71

 
Elsabor67's Avatar
 
Drives: La Jeva ;-)
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Stuttgart, Ge :-)


Posts: 2,622
iTrader: (25)

Garage List
2009 135i  [5.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by 007MCoupe View Post
Yeah I just heard about this yesterday! I'll be getting to Germany later this summer and was hoping to get some Ring time in over the next 3 years.
Where are you going to be at? I'm moving to Stuttgart in 2 weeks.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rated M Roadster View Post
I went to the ring this past summer and it was one of the best experiences I've ever had and probably will ever have... I hope I get the chance to go back again.

This rumor has been going around for years though, I hope it's not actually going to come true.
There has been updates about the whole mess over at Bridge To Gantry and also http://mikefrison.com/1666. Prices continue to rise and also contracts have not been set up for next years races like the 24 hour race, F1 which alternates between Hockenheim and Nurburgring GP course every year and VLN. Last F1 race netted a loss of 13 million Euros.

I'm really hoping that a closure does not happen but it looks like that currently at this time.
__________________

Quote from Ezeedee regarding car mods:
"you're only done when you sell the car "
Appreciate 0
      07-18-2012, 02:04 AM   #28
Rated M Roadster
Captain
16

 
Rated M Roadster's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 X5M
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: ABQ


Posts: 693
iTrader: (7)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Elsabor67 View Post
Where are you going to be at? I'm moving to Stuttgart in 2 weeks.



There has been updates about the whole mess over at Bridge To Gantry and also http://mikefrison.com/1666. Prices continue to rise and also contracts have not been set up for next years races like the 24 hour race, F1 which alternates between Hockenheim and Nurburgring GP course every year and VLN. Last F1 race netted a loss of 13 million Euros.

I'm really hoping that a closure does not happen but it looks like that currently at this time.
I was even at last years F1 race. The place was packed, but I guess it wasn't enough...
__________________

Z4MR ll VF570 470whp 344wtq ll AA headers
RE X-pipe ll Stromung ll APEX ARC-8 on PSS
Stoptech 6pot Fr ll H&R coilovers ll APEX stud kit
Aero skirts ll Passport SRX
Appreciate 0
      07-18-2012, 02:09 AM   #29
007MCoupe
Major
36

 
007MCoupe's Avatar
 
Drives: on the wrong side of the road
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Livin' life


Posts: 1,462
iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2007 Z4 M Coupe  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Elsabor67 View Post
Where are you going to be at? I'm moving to Stuttgart in 2 weeks.
I'm getting stationed at Ramstein.
__________________
GoMiniGo///VB3///75mm wheel studs///Stubby///Aero bumper///GC front ARB///Pin pulled & Turner Camber Shims///Superflex FCAB///Powerflex RTAB///RE shock mounts///ECS 2-pc front rotors///Akebono pads///CSL headers///DKF catless Section 1///AKG Engine & Trans Mounts///SS brake lines///RPI scoop
Appreciate 0
      07-18-2012, 02:21 AM   #30
Bimmer84
Guardian of the Night
United_States
60

 
Bimmer84's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 335i M Sport Coupe
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: San Antonio


Posts: 1,826
iTrader: (5)

Garage List
2010 335i E92  [3.75]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Elsabor67 View Post
Where are you going to be at? I'm moving to Stuttgart in 2 weeks.
Coming back already?
__________________
2010 335i M Sport Coupe -- Black Sapphire Metallic|Coral Red|Loaded|JB4 Stage 3|BMS DCI|VRSF DPs|Camaross 6k AE|Performance Gloss Black Grilles|CF Performance Spoiler|CF Quad Diffuser|Double Layer Black Chrome Quad Tips|CF Roundels|Smoked Reflectors|Red Cyba Scoops|193s Painted Lamborghini Metallic Dark Gray
Appreciate 0
      07-18-2012, 02:27 AM   #31
teege
Private First Class
Canada
10

 
Drives: 2009 335i/E90 LCI
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Vancouver


Posts: 109
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2009 BMW 335i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by GTM_Challenge View Post
Really hope something can happen to save this track. Its a legendary track in racing. Even worse, its on my bucket list. I hope to still be able to mark it off one day still.
+1
Appreciate 0
      07-18-2012, 04:21 AM   #32
jonasaurus
Brigadier General
United Kingdom
47

 
jonasaurus's Avatar
 
Drives: E90 M3 [Sold]
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: NYC


Posts: 3,147
iTrader: (0)

I better pack my bags for a long weekend, book a Eurotunnel ticket and get over there ASAP!
__________________
///M3 | E90 LCI | Space Grey | Fox Red with CF Structure | 6MT | 260M | My build
Appreciate 0
      07-18-2012, 06:30 AM   #33
Elsabor67
aiming for 450.....
Germany
71

 
Elsabor67's Avatar
 
Drives: La Jeva ;-)
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Stuttgart, Ge :-)


Posts: 2,622
iTrader: (25)

Garage List
2009 135i  [5.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by 007MCoupe View Post
I'm getting stationed at Ramstein.
Nice. You are gonna meet a tom of ///M peolpe down there to include the guys from ///M Flight.
__________________

Quote from Ezeedee regarding car mods:
"you're only done when you sell the car "
Appreciate 0
      07-18-2012, 06:31 AM   #34
Elsabor67
aiming for 450.....
Germany
71

 
Elsabor67's Avatar
 
Drives: La Jeva ;-)
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Stuttgart, Ge :-)


Posts: 2,622
iTrader: (25)

Garage List
2009 135i  [5.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bimmer84 View Post
Coming back already?
Nah. still here in Vilseck. Moving to a new job in stuttgart
__________________

Quote from Ezeedee regarding car mods:
"you're only done when you sell the car "
Appreciate 0
      07-18-2012, 06:56 AM   #35
Bimmer84
Guardian of the Night
United_States
60

 
Bimmer84's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 335i M Sport Coupe
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: San Antonio


Posts: 1,826
iTrader: (5)

Garage List
2010 335i E92  [3.75]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Elsabor67 View Post
Nah. still here in Vilseck. Moving to a new job in stuttgart
Oh, I thought you had left awhile back...
__________________
2010 335i M Sport Coupe -- Black Sapphire Metallic|Coral Red|Loaded|JB4 Stage 3|BMS DCI|VRSF DPs|Camaross 6k AE|Performance Gloss Black Grilles|CF Performance Spoiler|CF Quad Diffuser|Double Layer Black Chrome Quad Tips|CF Roundels|Smoked Reflectors|Red Cyba Scoops|193s Painted Lamborghini Metallic Dark Gray
Appreciate 0
      07-18-2012, 08:31 AM   #36
GoldenMember
If you ain't first, you're last!
Singapore
6

 
GoldenMember's Avatar
 
Drives: '13 Boxster S + 10' 1198S
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Europe


Posts: 570
iTrader: (0)

They've been having financial difficulty for a few years now. I really hope they don't close it, it will be extremely sad
Appreciate 0
      07-18-2012, 09:16 AM   #37
Renaud
Private
Lebanon
1

 
Drives: 2012 F25 20i; 2002 E36/8
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Lebanon


Posts: 75
iTrader: (0)

For those who speak German: http://www.handelsblatt.com/politik/...g/6886660.html

The situation is not good, but there is still hope. Pretty sure someone will be found to keep it open. The availability of the track for "touristen" will depend of the buyer of course... I have the impression that was getting increasingly difficult over the past years due to too many other activities, including car manufacturers conducting test sessions.
Appreciate 0
      07-18-2012, 09:31 AM   #38
Bayerische Motoren Werke
Private First Class
Turkey
6

 
Drives: Imaginary
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Turkey


Posts: 111
iTrader: (0)

cant they host a race or some event? also i hope someone buys it to save it, it is a legend.
Appreciate 0
      07-18-2012, 10:18 AM   #39
Sylon
Brigadier General
United_States
96

 
Sylon's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 135i, SG/CR, 6MT, M-Sport
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Michigan / Ohio


Posts: 3,413
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2011 135i  [4.60]
I am very lucky to have driven this track before this happened, along with seeing the 24hr race a few years back. I had a bad feeling that this renovation would bite them in the ass, especially that stupid roller coaster.
__________________

2011 BMW 135i | Space Gray | ///M-Sport | BMW CCA #450291
Facebook / Instagram / YouTube / Twitter
Appreciate 0
      07-18-2012, 10:35 AM   #40
335xi Kevo
Lieutenant
17

 
335xi Kevo's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 335xi
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: CT


Posts: 502
iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by GTM_Challenge View Post
Really hope something can happen to save this track. Its a legendary track in racing. Even worse, its on my bucket list. I hope to still be able to mark it off one day still.
I just told my girlfriend to prepare for a trip in the next several months, I'm not missing out on the chance to drive that track.
__________________
08' 335xi 6MT
Space Metallic Grey
Premium, Nav, Cold weather, Sport
Procede 2.5, DCI, Forge DV, PWM, Scoops, KW V1, ETS 5" FMIC, VRSF Downpipes, M3 Skirts
Appreciate 0
      07-18-2012, 10:37 AM   #41
NYC6
Banned
United_States
52

 
Drives: '10 135i PPKI/06 C6 Z51 Vette
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: LI/NY


Posts: 2,078
iTrader: (0)

Would really be a shame to lose The Nurburgring. Ironic track for as long as I can remember. Watching F1 as a boy, Jackie Stewart nick naming it the 'Green Hell' and Niki Laudas wreck there all the way to recent times with all the sports car makers running against the clock to nail good times to take a place near the top of the Official Ring list.
I think many of us refer to the list to see where the cars we like(or own) place. Bragging Rights to the max.


I almost did the ED when I bought my BMW. Had it all planned out as far as countries visited and what to do. Of course the Ring was on our itinerary but the wife and I couldnt coordinate schedules so we didnt do it. Still had it on my bucket list though. I hope it can be saved.
Appreciate 0
      07-18-2012, 10:43 AM   #42
Pentium
Lieutenant
Syria
5

 
Pentium's Avatar
 
Drives: E36, E60, E53, E90
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Tartous


Posts: 452
iTrader: (0)

very sad day! someone should save it!
__________________
The Best Is Yet To Come!
Appreciate 0
      07-18-2012, 10:54 AM   #43
MediaArtist
There is No Substitute
United_States
24

 
MediaArtist's Avatar
 
Drives: Audi A6, 997 GT3 RS, E90 335i
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Laguna Beach, CA


Posts: 1,186
iTrader: (0)

I think it's sad that the 'Ring is going to be closed but there's a reason why the 'Ring fell out of favor in the racing world, why FIA GT holds less events there, why F1 completely left, and why they aren't making money.

As a professional race track, it's simply an extremely dangerous place. It features changing elevations over hundreds of feet, extremely long straights, blind corners, blind chicanes, off-camber turns that have killed unfocused drivers, and if you do crash, good luck getting an ambulance in less than 10-15 minutes while you bleed to death on the asphalt.

The 'Ring will always have a historical place as a benchmark track for all the major performance car manufacturers, but I think it's time the motorsport community evaluates what made the 'Ring captivating, take the good, and integrate that into a newer, safer, but still enthralling race track, for the good of the sport. Then I could see a place like that being not only profitable, but also safe, and still entertaining for us all.
__________________
'13 Audi A6
'07 Porsche GT3 RS
'08 BMW E90 335i
Appreciate 0
      07-18-2012, 11:25 AM   #44
Reckamech
Master of Disaster
United_States
10

 
Reckamech's Avatar
 
Drives: GLI Jetta (4 now) & Merc R350
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Dallas,TX


Posts: 125
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via MSN to Reckamech
well hopefully we can get it here in the good ole USA
http://jalopnik.com/5891398/man-want...ring-in-nevada
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:22 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST