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alclark
27-03-2007, 12:06 AM
What a disaster weekend.

Headed out on Friday. We all knew it had been snowing, but it was too late to cancel by the time Nurburgring GMBH had officially said 'NEIN', and we knew the forcast would be good after, so we all headed in high spirits.

Campsite = 2 foot of snow. I didn't fancy tent tobogganing, so found hotels instead.

The snow was spectacular, and Nurburg and all the surrounding areas as you can imagine are nothing short of breath taking when completely white. However, the main straight was just blanket snow. Gah.

Anyway, Sunday, it was completelely shut, but drying fast, so we all hoped that in the very summery sun would dry the track enough, but again, it stayed shut.

Met JFCole, who told me he'd made 4 trips out and only 2 laps!!! :blink:

Monday morning - Looked out of the hotel window and there were cars! Woo!
Looked harder. Hmmm... all new Fords. Ah well, went up to the ticket office to buy my Season Pass and asked if the track would be opening at all that day given the fact it looked bone dry and not a trace of snow I could see, but no, and I quote

'It will definitely not be opening for tourists today'.

Sod it, so rather than waste money, we all packed up shop, and headed home a day early

On getting on the ferry, a friend calls me to tell me it opened at 4pm that day.

:censored: :censored: :censored: :censored: :censored:

All I can say is, thank goodness I'm coming back at Easter.


P.S All said and done, aside from the closure the road trip as a whole was actually awesome fun, and when I've had some sleep, I'll post some pics up of the extreme weather we experienced over 3 days!

- Al

Gary Kinghorn
27-03-2007, 06:01 AM
Sorry to hear that mate :( :(

Better luck next time :thumb:

jf_cole
27-03-2007, 08:16 AM
As above!!

3 trips this year, 2 laps. 1 trip last year, 1 lap!

Will get pics up asap.

IanHowell
27-03-2007, 09:38 AM
Feel sorry for you but at least you got to see some great Snowy scenery and will be back in a couple of weeks....

....but please don't bring the snow back with you as I will be out then :D

Ian

alclark
27-03-2007, 10:13 AM
:lol: As you can see, it was blizzard like on Sunday. :censored:

http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/505/img0797fk6.jpg

Nige
27-03-2007, 10:18 AM
I`m sure you`d rather it had kept snowing. It must be even more upsetting knowing it opened in the afternoon....


Campsite = 2 foot of snow. hmmm, that could be `interesting`.....

alclark
28-03-2007, 09:02 AM
It was a little harsh!

Here's a friends selection of choice pics he took, I'll add more when people send them to me!

http://rsrc8.bubbleshare.com/media/00/4e/00/97/992a09b022d4e0e7557935b8462d45c4239054af/580x435/DSCF0002_580x435.jpg
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alclark
28-03-2007, 09:03 AM
http://rsrc2.bubbleshare.com/media/00/4e/01/19/42e29acf5d9ee8742f2ba369c03bbcf027fdfcd4/580x435/DSCF0071_580x435.jpg
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http://rsrc3.bubbleshare.com/media/00/4e/01/2a/5abdcd5a8723186c957fd5984e98f0b020ba5a6b/580x435/DSCF0077_580x435.jpg
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alclark
28-03-2007, 09:04 AM
http://rsrc2.bubbleshare.com/media/00/4e/02/01/62991bbba56c15d8cdb2b12363881cf3a685d13f/580x435/DSCF0163_580x435.jpg
http://rsrc7.bubbleshare.com/media/00/4e/02/86/97ce0a2348579b9fb955d86c00ed1fc42c83d24e/580x435/DSCF0215_580x435.jpg
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http://rsrc5.bubbleshare.com/media/00/4e/02/8c/0bce880f320f45d85376bd3d5931a5fb8bae3e49/580x435/DSCF0217_580x435.jpg
http://rsrc2.bubbleshare.com/media/00/4e/02/91/985039c5b88c0058fc39e3470f72bd653dda60fe/580x435/DSCF0220_580x435.jpg
http://rsrc1.bubbleshare.com/media/00/4e/02/c0/6071d9c56fb47f8dfc07157c4c867b7dec249ce7/580x435/DSCF0248_580x435.jpg
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Thanks Russ for these.

jf_cole
28-03-2007, 10:23 AM
Friday

http://file025b.bebo.com/11/large/2007/03/27/03/7332096a3940082196b934787934l.jpg

Bergwerk

http://file017b.bebo.com/11/large/2007/03/27/03/7332096a3940091971b145859732l.jpg

http://file017b.bebo.com/2/large/2007/03/27/02/7332096a3940012303b702112553l.jpg

http://file025b.bebo.com/0/large/2007/03/27/00/249502240a3939627277b140070172l.jpg

Plenty more to come.

alclark
28-03-2007, 03:33 PM
Hehe, I see your bleak weather JF and raise you 10m visibility:

http://rsrc1.bubbleshare.com/media/00/4e/1d/e8/6ceae8d129e54bee7f10f95eb208ac5eec474615/580x435/101-1200_580x435.jpg

:lol:

Dave G
28-03-2007, 03:39 PM
Nice of the 4x4 drivers to attempt making a dry line for you! :thumb:

Gary Kinghorn
28-03-2007, 06:17 PM
Thanks for sharing those pictures :thumb:

jf_cole
04-04-2007, 11:31 AM
Frankfurt Hahn on the friday morning:

http://file031b.bebo.com/0/large/2007/04/04/09/385903526a4008014189b243256238l.jpg

Rental Cars:

http://file029b.bebo.com/13/large/2007/04/04/09/385903526a4008022214b149175253l.jpg

Slippy Driving Conditions:

http://file031b.bebo.com/0/large/2007/04/04/09/385903526a4008014240b78403415l.jpg

Flugplatz/Quiddelbach Hohe

http://file029b.bebo.com/5/large/2007/04/04/10/385903526a4008115509b319632710l.jpg

pye21
05-04-2007, 10:14 PM
Its quite interesting to see the wintery pics.

Shame it was somewhat of a wasted trip though!!! At least your off again soon.

Pelican
08-04-2007, 03:44 PM
I was a passenger with Al on that trip, and like he said even though it was a somewhat wasted trip it was brilliant fun. The karting was insane. B)

Click here for some more pics (http://www.bubbleshare.com/album/142268/overview)

Looking forward to going again at the end of the month as a passenger again, and in June to drive it myself. :)

Nige'.