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autohabit
13-05-2012, 05:44 PM
My first Nürburgring trip for two years!

I took the overnight ferry from Hull to Rotterdam on April 25th, then drove down, stopping at Düsseldorf Airport to collect Stefan (a friend of mine who had flown in from Sweden). We met up at the hotel with Dave, who had taken a different route from the UK.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip20122.jpg


Dave had brought his Opel Omega 500, a rare sight even in Germany, this homologation special is possibly one of only two such cars in the UK.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip20123.jpg


We did a couple of laps on Thursday evening, this was only the second time I had been on track with the M3. The E46 is a heavy car to stop at around 1600kg, so I had this brake upgrade installed over the winter, it uses calipers from the Porsche Boxter S, as these can be easily sourced second hand, it works out somewhat more cost effective than other BBK upgrades, rear discs are standard E46 M3, while front discs are from the E46 M3 CSL, so everything is standard off the shelf and easy to replace.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/AFM3BBK2012.jpg


Friday was practice day for the VLN series (http://www.vln.de/index.gb.php), this is a great chance to get up close to the cars and drivers in the pits.

Some new machinery, including the new McLaren MP4-12C

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Not only do Germany build some of the best cars, they also build some of the best trucks, this is apparently the latest offering from Mercedes

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip201212.jpg

autohabit
13-05-2012, 05:46 PM
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Former F1 driver Nick Heidfeld was driving this McLaren

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip20127.jpg


The P4/5 Competizione M, built by a wealthy American, this car always pulls a crowd, driven by touring car superstars Nicola Larini and Fabrizio Giovanardi

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip20128.jpg


Ford GT

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip201235.jpg


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Team Haribo had a brand new car

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip201229.jpg


This Corvette, driven by Jan Magnussen

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip201227.jpg


Impressive sight of new carbon panels and gold brakes!!

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip201228.jpg

autohabit
13-05-2012, 05:47 PM
Also supporting the weekend was the Tourenwagen Revival, so lots of nice classic machinery to enjoy


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autohabit
13-05-2012, 05:48 PM
Old school DTM pace car

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip201226.jpg


Volvo 240 Turbo

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip201223.jpg


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This Rover won the DTM back in 1986, driven back then by Kurt Thiim and prepared by Team Nickel

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip201220.jpg


The car fell into the hands of BMW when they bought Rover, but when BMW sold Rover in 2000, the car ended up as an unwanted item. By chance, a German enthusiast heard that the car was at the UK Longbridge car plant, and the receivers, who were selling everything off said 'make us an offer', so the car ended up back in Germany, where it remains today.

The big Rover didn't have any need to reduce the high minimum weight back in the day, so the full luxury interior was used on the race car!

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip201222.jpg


The car now runs a 5 litre V8, but the original engine is still kept by the owner

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip201221.jpg

autohabit
13-05-2012, 06:33 PM
A modern day twist on a car that Klaus Ludwig drove in the late 1970s. Not sure what running gear it uses, but my guess is that there is a Mercedes SLS under there, it sounded awesome

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip201236.jpg


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Aston Martin Zagato, not a bad way to go racing

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One of many 2WD R8 'Quattros!'

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip201248.jpg


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northernjim
13-05-2012, 07:32 PM
Fantastic pics. Sounds like you had a very rewarding trip mr Habit :thumb:

I've never heard of the omega 500? More info please

Nige
13-05-2012, 07:54 PM
As expected from you, not only good pictures, but some history behind some of them too :thumb:

Mark
13-05-2012, 08:03 PM
Alan, what's needed to fit the Porsche calipers to the M3?

Weeman
13-05-2012, 09:06 PM
Alan, what's needed to fit the Porsche calipers to the M3?

An M3

Kev_G
13-05-2012, 09:18 PM
stunning and i know that omega as its always at VBOA Billing every year

autohabit
13-05-2012, 09:21 PM
Alan, what's needed to fit the Porsche calipers to the M3?

Mark,

Front calipers require 5.5mm machining from the mounting face, there is plenty of material on the calipers, so no problem there, I managed to get mine machined for free by a friend. This link will tell you the rest:

http://www.rallyroad.net/catalog/56


Alan

autohabit
13-05-2012, 09:27 PM
As expected from you, not only good pictures, but some history behind some of them too :thumb:

Thanks Nige, more to follow.

Simon
13-05-2012, 09:36 PM
Enjoying this so far :thumb:

autohabit
13-05-2012, 09:41 PM
Mercedes SLS

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip201243.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip201245.jpg


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Latest toy for the more well off among us - GT2 RS

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip201240.jpg


At the other end of the scale, we met these guys from the UK at the back of the pits, who offered us a prime advertising spot on their car in return for a new set of tyres, unfortunately we couldn't oblige, great to see people going racing on a budget though.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip201239.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip201238.jpg

Sim
13-05-2012, 10:27 PM
Great thread and photos, as always:thumb:

pye21
13-05-2012, 10:32 PM
As Nige said, great pics and report.

Has the E46 M3 replaced the E39 M5?

Dan
14-05-2012, 08:14 AM
An M3
:rolf::rolf:

Nice report Alan. :thumb:

bimmer
14-05-2012, 08:26 AM
Excellent report + pics :thumb:

Ollie_247
14-05-2012, 02:09 PM
Is that that dave who used to run TOTD with Chris Todd ?

Nice write up

tallchap
14-05-2012, 06:35 PM
Enjoyed those pics, thanks!

JamesW
14-05-2012, 10:27 PM
The restrictors on the inlet pipes for that SLS :shock: tiny!

autohabit
14-05-2012, 10:44 PM
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Practice offers the chance to take passengers/sponsors out on circuit

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Rory
15-05-2012, 08:06 PM
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Excellent thread Autohabit (unsurprisingly), great photos and interesting info. :thumb:

Did you get any info on the above M3?
Hard to see if that's a V6 or V8 badge on the boot... hmmm!

Were you happy with how the Boxster S brakes on your M3 performed?
I hope so.

Jim Cameron
15-05-2012, 08:25 PM
It has an E39 M5 V8 in it, mate :thumb:

Rory
15-05-2012, 08:30 PM
Oooo nice! :thumb:
Yeah, it did remind me of something similar, also in red. :lol:

autohabit
15-05-2012, 08:48 PM
Excellent thread Autohabit (unsurprisingly), great photos and interesting info. :thumb:

Did you get any info on the above M3?
Hard to see if that's a V6 or V8 badge on the boot... hmmm!

Were you happy with how the Boxster S brakes on your M3 performed?
I hope so.

No underbonnet pics of the V8 I'm afraid Rory. The brakes did well, compared to standard brakes it's like comparing night and day, would be good to lose some weight off the car, been following Al Clark's M3 thread, but my car is a bit too good to strip out, maybe I'll change my mind by next year though :-)




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Me in the pitlane with my favourite marque :-)

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/AF_VLN27_05_12.jpg


Friday evening, off to the Chinese for some local food!! Washed down with a shot of Underberg, being the nominated driver, I had to pass on this one at 44% strength

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip201256.jpg

Rory
15-05-2012, 08:53 PM
The brakes did well, compared to standard brakes it's like comparing night and day, would be good to lose some weight of the car, been following Al Clark's M3 thread, but my car is a bit too good to strip out, maybe I'll change my mind by next year though :-)
Glad to hear it mate, the work was justified. :thumb:

autohabit
16-05-2012, 06:11 PM
Saturday was qualifying day for the VLN and also the old touring cars would be rolling out on the new circuit

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autohabit
16-05-2012, 06:13 PM
Nice Evo II Mercedes

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip201265.jpg


325i once driven by Olaf Manthey

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DTM Opel Calibra

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http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip201260.jpg

Weeman
16-05-2012, 06:19 PM
Those wheels and slicks look proper on that 325

autohabit
16-05-2012, 09:29 PM
Those wheels and slicks look proper on that 325

Sounds like a good excuse to post some more pics of the E30

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgring27_05_121.jpg


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Weeman
16-05-2012, 09:40 PM
Love that!

autohabit
16-05-2012, 10:12 PM
Love that!

Spec Sheet

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgring325ispecApril2012.jpg

autohabit
17-05-2012, 07:40 PM
We spent the day watching the VLN race at various points round the old circuit

Spotted this wide bodied 944 in one of the car parks...

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip201271.jpg


...and also this sidecar oufit

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http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip201285.jpg


Meanwhile at the Karussell

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autohabit
20-05-2012, 06:18 PM
It was hot (much different to the UK rain!)

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Not a happy day for these two )-:

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip201279.jpg


A long walk back to the car, Dave and Stefan didn't know they were going on an extreme walking holiday!

The Steilstrecke, translated it means steep track, at 27% gradient, we weren't in disagreement!!

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip201280.jpg


Phew! Finally at the top.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip201282.jpg

autohabit
20-05-2012, 06:19 PM
Back at the guest house we had been joined by the Porsche Club of Russia.

Quite a trip.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip201292.jpg


Do you think I spoiled their party ;-)

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip201293.jpg


Arizona plated 911, long way from home!

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip201288.jpg


Fully restored big Merc - 6.9 litre 450SEL. Stefan's father had a similar one back in the 1970s, so it brought back a few memories

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip201287.jpg


Evening public session allowed us a chance to drive the VLN layout (ie the Nordschleife and Grand Prix Circuit), so it was a bit busy, the track opened late and I only managed one lap, must do it again sometime

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip201290.jpg


Another one of those Volvo 240 Turbos

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip201289.jpg

autohabit
21-05-2012, 06:51 PM
It rained overnight, so it was a slow start to Sunday, we headed up to ring°werk to take in a bit of Nürburgring history.

This is the latest truck racing simulator

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip2012110.jpg


The only difference between men and boys is the size of their toys - Not in Stefan's case!

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip2012111.jpg


A quick payment of homage to the E46 M3 GTR

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip2012109.jpg


Not forgetting the E36 version

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip2012108.jpg


Opel's 24 Hour winner from 2003

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip2012106.jpg


Audi TT

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip2012104.jpg

Peach-uk
21-05-2012, 09:08 PM
Great report! keep it coming:)

Rory
21-05-2012, 09:20 PM
Super pics, don't hold back. :thumb:

Also, that Merc 450SEL is just magnificent.

northernjim
21-05-2012, 10:05 PM
More Fantastic Pics Alan :veryhappy:

I've no idea how you manage to get so many good shots! my ring trips seem to pass in a blur then I'm back home realising I have one pic of the white cliffs dissappearing behind me on the journey out:lol:

autohabit
21-05-2012, 10:24 PM
Has the E46 M3 replaced the E39 M5?

Yes. Sorry for the delayed reply!

autohabit
23-05-2012, 08:38 PM
A break from the Nürburgring, we took a trip in the evening to the Mosel River


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autohabit
23-05-2012, 08:43 PM
Monday morning, a day trip to Stuttgart to visit the Porsche museum, it is around 190 miles from Nurburg and the route is mainly autobahn. I have been here previously, but as Stefan is a 911 owner I figured it would be rude not to! I must say, I never tire of walking round this museum.

Built at an estimated cost of 100 million euros, this impressive facility opened in January 2009.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/RingtripMay2009457.jpg


Lots of interesting stuff in here, right from the beginning of Porsche's history

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip2012123.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip2012127.jpg


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Evolution of the steering wheel...

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip2012149.jpg


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Not forgetting the evolution of wheels

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip2012147.jpg

autohabit
23-05-2012, 08:44 PM
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip2012158.jpg


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autohabit
23-05-2012, 08:45 PM
Opposite the museum is a large Porsche showroom

Two Carrera GT's for sale

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A walk round the back of the showroom, and what should we stumble across, not often you'll see three Carrera GT's in one day! In fact, make that four, there was one in the museum - Another US registered car in Germany!

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip2012161.jpg

autohabit
23-05-2012, 08:46 PM
Meanwhile, back at the track...

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autohabit
24-05-2012, 05:55 PM
Cars are exciting enough for me thanks

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A rare Spyker C8

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip2012164.jpg


Beautifully finished car

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip2012163.jpg


Sounded pretty good as well!

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip2012165.jpg

autohabit
28-05-2012, 07:40 PM
Every petrolheads favourite road!

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A relatively new name in motoring

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http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip2012182.jpg


Artega GT, German built, uses mid-mounted VW sourced 3.6 litre V6 producing 300 hp

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip2012185.jpg

autohabit
28-05-2012, 07:41 PM
Lots of muppets in town as usual...


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Statler and Waldorf:

Is your hearing aid fixed?
No.
How do you know what I'm saying?
I don't.
Oh.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip2012184.jpg

Dan
28-05-2012, 08:07 PM
Karl and Bren taking a little nap?

autohabit
30-05-2012, 06:37 PM
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip2012177.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip2012176.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip2012172.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip2012180.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip2012181.jpg

autohabit
30-05-2012, 06:38 PM
At Brunnchen we came across all sorts of things...


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip2012197.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip2012196.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip2012195.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip2012194.jpg

autohabit
31-05-2012, 06:48 PM
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip2012193.jpg


Very nice RSR replica

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip2012187.jpg

However, this is as far as it got, turned away when it failed the noise test :-(

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip2012189.jpg


A trip to Nurburg castle

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip2012200.jpg


Great view up here!

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip2012199.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip2012198.jpg

autohabit
31-05-2012, 06:49 PM
It wouldn't be the Nurburgring without buses, this is the latest from Scania!!

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip2012202.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip2012203.jpg


My now traditional Ring Taxi photo shot :-)

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip2012204.jpg


SLS

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip2012205.jpg

northernjim
31-05-2012, 06:58 PM
more great Pics :thumb: I think i need a visit to the porsche museum myself.

As for the spyker... lovely car shocking parking:nono::lol:

autohabit
31-05-2012, 07:06 PM
more great Pics :thumb: I think i need a visit to the porsche museum myself.



You can also do the Mercedes museum on the same day if you set off early enough, we tried to do this, but it was closed!


The closed museum :-(

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Mercedesmuseum2012.jpg

autohabit
03-06-2012, 12:27 PM
The Hairy Bikers!

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip2012206.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip2012207.jpg


Classic Japanese metal...

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip2012208.jpg


...and some nice modern metal

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/NurburgringMay201212.jpg

autohabit
03-06-2012, 12:33 PM
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/NurburgringMay20121.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/NurburgringMay20125.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/NurburgringMay20127.jpg


Immaculate 911

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/NurburgringMay201211.jpg


I think most of us on this forum know the story behind this, he crashed and then broke all the rules by carrying on driving, trailing fluid for the final part of the lap, a biker then came to grief, thankfully the rider was pretty much ok, but his bike wasn't. This guy was actually out practicing for the 24 Hour race, I can report that he crashed out of the 24 Hours within the first hour, poetic justice. And he ruined my final evening of lapping!!

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/NurburgringMay20129.jpg

pye21
03-06-2012, 03:58 PM
Spec Sheet

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgring325ispecApril2012.jpg

Alan, any idea where i could find more pics/info on the car?

Gary Kinghorn
04-06-2012, 01:23 PM
Just catching up with this thread :thumb:

autohabit
04-06-2012, 04:23 PM
Alan, any idea where i could find more pics/info on the car?

http://www.irmler-motorsport.de/irmler_motorsport/news.php?cat=29

autohabit
05-06-2012, 11:21 AM
Our trip was at an end, but we had one last automotive visit before heading home.

We called in at Classic Remise Dusseldorf on the way back, this is an amazing classic car collection, the interesting thing is that this is actually a showroom, almost everything is for sale.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May20123.jpg


The showroom is set in an old railway roundhouse, this is a model of what it would have looked like back in the day.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May20124.jpg


This is the poor state of repair it had fallen into

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May20126.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May20127.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May20125.jpg


Quite an amazing transformation!

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May20122.jpg

autohabit
05-06-2012, 11:23 AM
A roof now covers the building, makes a nice well lit showroom

Entry is free and you are allowed to browse and take photos. Worth a trip if you are staying at the Ring for a few days and have a wet day to pass by, it's about 80 miles from Nürburg:
http://www.remise.de/Classic-Remise-Duesseldorf-english-summary.php


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May20129.jpg


There is a Morgan dealership inside

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May20128.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201216.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201217.jpg

Sim
05-06-2012, 12:00 PM
325i once driven by Olaf Manthey

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip201264.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/Nurburgringtrip201263.jpg







New favourite car of the moment!

Love the thread Alan, & the Classic Remise is rather good, isn't it!

autohabit
05-06-2012, 07:59 PM
The ultimate office!

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201210.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201211.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201212.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201214.jpg

autohabit
05-06-2012, 08:00 PM
A pair of Wiesmanns

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201213.jpg


Blackpool meets Stuttgart

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201215.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201225.jpg


Alfa Romeo Superleggera Coupe

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201224.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201223.jpg

autohabit
07-06-2012, 07:32 PM
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201222.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201219.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201221.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201218.jpg

autohabit
07-06-2012, 07:33 PM
More of those big Mercs like we saw in Nürburg!

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201233.jpg


The F40 - One of my favourite Ferrari models

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201232.jpg


Z8

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201228.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201229.jpg

Stu
08-06-2012, 11:26 AM
Brilliant report and pics - thanks for sharing :thumb:

autohabit
11-06-2012, 05:59 PM
All the cars are in working order...

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201230.jpg


...as we found out when this one was driven out of the showroom!

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201231.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201227.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201226.jpg

autohabit
11-06-2012, 06:01 PM
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201241.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201236.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201235.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201237.jpg

northernjim
11-06-2012, 06:05 PM
More great pictures:thumb: I'm glad that there are people around like yourself to educate people like me:lol:




http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201226.jpg

2 of my favourite cars :thumb:

autohabit
12-06-2012, 07:26 PM
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201238.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201239.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201240.jpg

autohabit
12-06-2012, 07:28 PM
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201234.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201249.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201267.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201248.jpg

autohabit
12-06-2012, 07:29 PM
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201220.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201245.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201246.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201247.jpg

Dan
12-06-2012, 08:22 PM
You said everything is for sale in this place.... I take it all have large price tags?

autohabit
12-06-2012, 09:20 PM
You said everything is for sale in this place.... I take it all have large price tags?

It would certainly appear that they don't do cheap Dan!

Dan
12-06-2012, 09:21 PM
It would certainly appear that they don't do cheap Dan!
Everything does look mint tho!

autohabit
13-06-2012, 09:14 PM
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201244.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201243.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201242.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201256.jpg

autohabit
13-06-2012, 09:15 PM
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201252.jpg


How much? For a Mini !!!

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201253.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201254.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201257.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201250.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201251.jpg

autohabit
14-06-2012, 07:23 PM
Also a bike showroom inside

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201263.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201262.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201261.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201260.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201259.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201258.jpg

autohabit
19-06-2012, 06:12 PM
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201255.jpg


Cheap 964!

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201266.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201265.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/ClassicRemiseDusseldorf-May201264.jpg


End of trip report!!

Signing off until next time.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Album%202/AF_SN20121.jpg