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Is the Nürburgring Going Bust?

July 21, 2012 by Matt

Nurburgring Ring Corner

Motor Trend relays a distressing report about one of automotive-dom’s most hallowed stomping grounds:

The Mecca for many car enthusiasts, Germany’s Nürburgring, is apparently in dire financial straits. German newspaper Rhein-Zeitung reports the famed motorsports complex is bankrupt, and that the European Union (EU) may deny the track rescue aid.

So, evidently the single-lap price of €26 (along with all the other multi-lap and “season pass” package deals) isn’t enough to keep the circuit afloat… It’s a shame, really, but somewhat understandable in the current European financial climate of “austerity,” even if the ‘Ring is something of a national icon, at least as far as car buffs are concerned. Here’s hoping an enterprising enthusiast (or group thereof) decides to step in and rescue the track from foreclosure.

Filed under: Miscellaneous, News, Racing


  1. John D says:

    I’ll take it. A little landscaping, some repaving, attractive signage, fresh paint and a new water heater…how bad could it be, right? If it goes up for auction I’m all in for $8,500 US. Bada bing, bada boom. And just like that your precious icon is saved. You can thank me later.

  2. jay P says:

    Awwwww, that’s a kick in the teeth since me, my brother and father made a promise to make a lap of it in under 9 minutes in an austrailian 1972 dodge charger, a 1968 vauxhall viva magnum and a 1964 sunbeam alpine… Hope someone will save it since its one of the most iconic tracks in the world.

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