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I'm looking to take my car over to the ring this summer with a few of my pals :naughty: I'm a bit worried as we are going on a public day.

My car has a full weld in cage, Bucket seats without head restraints, and snap off steering wheel and polycarbonate windows.

Will I have an issue getting on?? As its a long way to go and come home :lol:


I know a few people that have been before and they say it won't be a problem, any advise would be great thanks :smthumbup
 

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you may have issues with removable steering wheel and am not sure what their policy is on poly windows. We got burned one year. Best to do is go to their official web site and check, all things that are and aren't allowed are listed there. dont go by what everyone says as they change rules, one year you weren't allowed to have GoPro without special permission next year they allowed it willy nelly and so on
 

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Thanks pal :smthumbup

I have read the rules on the page.
The steering wheel is an easy fix but it mentions about after market bucket seats?

I'm not sure tho about the cage, it says it must be appropriately padded and it will be, but it has door restrictions which may be a problem and it doesn't mention anything about the windows.

I tried to phone them but my german wasn't great so didn't get far :lol::wallbang:
 

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as long as bucket seats dont have head restraint. Basically as the car is used on public road ( nordschleife is a public road in the end ) head restraint will restrict blind spot. We've had roll cage in road going car and didn't have issues, its seats we got done for, had to replace them next time around. They got the thing when they see uk plate, must be something to do with 1966 :) but generally they are ok
 

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Brave man, I would love to take my Evo to the ring but I know if I was brave enough for that I would bottle it at the barriers, can only imagine how good it would tackle the ring.
 
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Change the snap off boss for sure. I've encountered that one. No issues with plastic windows and door X bars on a welded in cage.
The amazing thing about me being told I wasn't allowed out due to the snap off boss the car in front of me that was let on was an open top car and no helmets.
Also, Gumpert were there testing on a public day and they have snap off wheels.
If the face fits etc
 

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Brave man, I would love to take my Evo to the ring but I know if I was brave enough for that I would bottle it at the barriers, can only imagine how good it would tackle the ring.
Just go and drive the speed you're comfy with, no one is askig you to beat records. If you're afraid of hittng the Barriers then try harder to stay on the black stuff
 

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Just go and drive the speed you're comfy with, no one is askig you to beat records. If you're afraid of hittng the Barriers then try harder to stay on the black stuff
A few years back I was on an early section in a Clio 172 being rather cautious when a uk plate 350z shot up the inside of me out of nowhere when I was turning in to the apex.
So desperate to make the move he carried far too much speed into the corner and lost the back end, as it swung out it missed my front bumper by an inch and I was presented with a sideways nissan in front of my path, considering I've already committed to making that turn!

Anyway much panic and steering wheel spinning later we both end up on the grass, how neither of us hit anything or each other is a miracle.

Morale of the story you can be the safest, most sensible and capable driver around the ring, but you can't control all the other lunatics thinking their the next Schumacher.
 

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I get your point, we've run into some serious crashes last year and even this when an idiot almost took me out didn't stop me going back there again

 

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Ive wanted to go for years.....cant see it happening :/ besides I dont actually know anyone that goes and I wouldn't go on my todd. Wanted to go before selling my last car but it never happened.
 

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Well worth it do it whilst you still can. First two years I went just me and the mrs but it's definitely more fun with a group of you, passenger laps are free after all, but more so for the social in the evening.

Heading up there mid June myself this year and hopefully again in September if I can find the monies.
 

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I'm very tempted, unsure about taking the Evo on the Nurburg though..
 

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How much track experience would you say is required before visiting the 'Ring? I've only done a couple of taster sessions in the past and both in different cars. Want to get across after Easter with some mates. Tick the box off before I hit the big three zero in summer.
 

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Well I'd be tempted to say none as it should not be treated like a track day, if your getting to the point of car control where you need to use something you've practiced on the safety of a race track then your probably going too fast for the ring.

It means different things to different people. Some love timing themselves and try smashing out epic records to brag about with no regard to their cars safety.
Others like myself just enjoy the ring for what it is, 12 miles of fantastically shaped Tarmac winding through a stunning forest, I've gone quicker down B roads in the Uk than round the ring.
 

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Thanks guys!!

Thats a bit of reassurance before a make a long journey and have to end up renting a car :lol:
 

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Morale of the story you can be the safest, most sensible and capable driver around the ring, but you can't control all the other lunatics thinking their the next Schumacher.
I have been to ring 15 times, now 7 in the EVO and I can honestly say I think there is more chance of being hit by a lunatic on the journey from my house to the Euro Tunnel and back in the UK, once over in Europe I feel much more safe, and when you think about how many cars lap the ring and how many crash, its a very tiny percentage
 

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My first time on track in a car was around the Nurburgring :cool:


Take it steady, don't try to go fast and just let the speed build naturally with your track knowledge. One of the best places in the world, sadly over commercialised now but that's because it's such an amazing place to visit.
 
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