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Old 04-10-2008, 12:44 AM
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Germany....

Hi guys,
I'll be going to Europe this summer to do a calculus program and study in Germany.

Is their any place where I could rent a car, in order for me to drive on the Nurburgring.

Is that possible?

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Old 04-10-2008, 01:45 AM
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Old 04-10-2008, 11:40 AM
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The Autobahn is fun enough if there is no 20km traffic jam. What city are you going to?

I checked out the website, it says you can drive on it yourself. It is only the Nordschleife though I think http://www.nuerburgring.de/Nordschleife.361.0.html there are also races to watch and other cool stuff. I wish I had thought of going there, looks really fun.

You can get an escort on the real track: http://www.nuerburgring.de/BMW-ring-taxi.352.0.html but that is about $250.

http://www.nuerburgring.de/home.324.0.html that should be the home page.

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Old 04-13-2008, 01:22 AM
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I was reading, they just put up a speed limit around Bremen. 120 kph.

http://www.reuters.com/article/oddly...ddlyEnoughNews
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There are speed limits on the Autobahn if there is bad weather, heavy traffic, etc. They have electronic speed signs around the cities, so it is not too crazy that Bremen did that. In Austria they are 120.

Nonetheless, the Greens have to ruin all the fun I think they are the party that created the 155 mph governor on cars sold in Germany.
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There is speed limits on the autobahn no matter what the weather is. There are just parts that are speed free and that is only when there are stretches of highways where there are no big cities.

For driving on the track you can drive on the old part of the track not the grand prix part. I've done 20 laps in my RX8 on the old part.

For the escort he was talking about the is the ring taxi and it is one of the newer M5's and one of the drivers of those cars is Sabine the female driver.
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I will be going to Germany to, Pfaffenhausen to be exact. Population: 2,500!!!! Can anyone guess where? StuttgartRX8 you dont count
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Are the closest big cities Augsburg and Ulm? Looks like it may be in Bayern, cool. http://www.pfaffenhausen.info/

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There is speed limits on the autobahn no matter what the weather is.
That's why I said etc.

Are you German?

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Old 04-13-2008, 04:38 PM
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Nope ^ I guess I should mention I'll be working for a business.
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Old 04-13-2008, 06:04 PM
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Nope ^ I guess I should mention I'll be working for a business.
No crap? That sounds so cool, details, are you going to learn German? I will guess where again... Is it in gemeinde Jossgrund in Main-Kinzig-Kreis in Hessen?

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Old 04-13-2008, 06:33 PM
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Ok guys....il be working for RUF germany. i dont know exactly what ill be doing, but it should be awesome nonetheless. i should probably start my own thread and stop thread jacking
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Dude, I was right, it is near Ulm and Augsburg.
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oh, lol^ my bad I have no clue where anything is in germany. when i get to pfaffenhausen from the munich train i say "RUF" and they get me there. it is the only thing in that city worthwhile basically.
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Munich sounds right. It should be an easy trip, too bad you can't go on the ICE (high speed train) to Pfaffenhausen, that is always fun.

Once you get there though, you will notice that even if Pfaffenhausen is small, there are going to be a lot of towns close to each other.

Start a thread on this.
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Originally Posted by fahrfegneugen View Post
Munich sounds right. It should be an easy trip, too bad you can't go on the ICE (high speed train) to Pfaffenhausen, that is always fun.

Once you get there though, you will notice that even if Pfaffenhausen is small, there are going to be a lot of towns close to each other.

Start a thread on this.
I'll be making a blog once i get there...and a little before that too
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Originally Posted by fahrfegneugen View Post

Are you German?

No, I'm a American living the German life
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Old 05-29-2008, 02:59 PM
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Sorry guys, forgot about this thread lol.

I'm in Germany right now, at Karlsruhe.

Those websites prices to "ride" or "drive" the cars are ridiculous. anything cheaper and more practical.
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That is awesome, I'm jealous.

I don't know what to tell you about a cheap car... having a good time though?
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Ah, my old stomping grounds. I lived in Augsburg and Ulm from 1982 thru 1990. I liked the place so much, i got me a german wife !!

With a sports car, you do not expect good gas mileage.....
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Old 05-29-2008, 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by fahrfegneugen View Post
That is awesome, I'm jealous.

I don't know what to tell you about a cheap car... having a good time though?
I'm sorry I'm not saying that their cars are cheap rather their prices are expensive. **** with the M3 for every kph you go past 120 you get a1 added WTF?
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I don't know of any cheaper places for renting cars for the track. When are you planning on going up there?
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Get a Fiat Punto jk
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Old 06-03-2008, 02:33 PM
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For the european guys
I've another question
I was thinking of going to this race
http://www.gpticketshop.com/de/dtm/d....html?id=1074t

are there any cheaper prices online, I dont really know where to look
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Old 06-04-2008, 01:43 AM
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Thats about what I paid for my tickets to the DTM race at Hockenheimring.
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