1960's F1 Dash Cam of Nurburgring is an Epic Chase! [video]
The Nurburgring is one of the toughest race tracks in the world. Perhaps that is why automakers look to lap times there as an unofficial benchmark for acceleration, cornering and braking. "Green Hell," as the German track is sometimes called, is a harrowing place to navigate, even with on-track and in-car safety features of today. But what about driving there in 1967? VIDEO: BMW 1 Series Crash at Nurburgring This on-board video of F1 cars rounding the ‘Ring in 1967 is an excellent showcase of both how much the track has changed and the Formula 1 cars of the day– sans wings! The on-board camera chases another F1 car around the track, with the occasional guide map– all voiced by a terrifically British narrator:
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The Nurburgring has been in financial troubles the last few years, and rumor has it that an American group from Miami is making a bid for the track. Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone was interested in buying the track, but was apparently outbid by HIG Capital for somewhere between $84 million and $96 million. Hopefully that means the track stays open and we can have many modern versions of videos just like this!
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