dfrank
dfrank New Reader
3/4/10 8:52 p.m.

I was poking around today checking out the new BMW Z4 GT3 on the BMW Motorsport website and found a way to ride shotgun in an M5 around the green hell. No idea what it costs but it sure looks fun! http://bmw-motorsport.com/ms/en/fascination/ring_taxi/index.html

Keith
Keith SuperDork
3/4/10 9:02 p.m.

If memory serves, Sabine Schmitz is one of the drivers. If that name doesn't ring a bell, to the YouTubes with ye!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQJKQjXpGQA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KiC03_wVjc

oldtin
oldtin Reader
3/4/10 9:25 p.m.

I'd gladly pay for Sabine Schmitz to tote me around the ring - anybody who can get a ford transit around in nearly 10 minutes - just wow.

1slowcrx
1slowcrx Reader
3/4/10 9:30 p.m.

Yeah, I bet a ride with Sabine is more then Challenge money! haaha

JoeyM
JoeyM Reader
3/4/10 10:04 p.m.

Good luck getting a ride with her in the first place. I would not be surprised if she doesn't drive it as much as in the past. I think she's still one of the hosts of the German Top Gear, and if that's true, it certainly eats up a lot of her time.

Here she is in the UK vs German Top Gear competition http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oj9MAApLdDs

oldsaw
oldsaw Dork
3/4/10 10:13 p.m.
1slowcrx wrote: Yeah, I bet a ride with, on, under Sabine is worth far more than Challenge money!

Fixed!

And, my apologies for revealing my inner "pig-ness".

Appleseed
Appleseed Dork
3/4/10 11:44 p.m.

When I was in Germany in 2005, I looked up the Ring Taxi. With the Euro to dollar conversion. it would have been $160+ to do it. I should have. Damn.

Martyr_of_Mayhem
Martyr_of_Mayhem New Reader
3/5/10 7:56 a.m.
Appleseed wrote: When I was in Germany in 2005, I looked up the Ring Taxi. With the Euro to dollar conversion. it would have been $160+ to do it. I should have. Damn.

160$ wow I would have been prepared to cut of one of my fingers to get a ride.

klipless
klipless New Reader
3/5/10 7:59 a.m.

Adrian_Thompson
Adrian_Thompson HalfDork
3/5/10 8:32 a.m.
oldsaw wrote:
1slowcrx wrote: Yeah, I bet a ride with, on, under Sabine is worth far more than Challenge money!

Fixed!

And, my apologies for revealing my inner "pig-ness".

We were all thinking it :)

Adrian_Thompson
Adrian_Thompson HalfDork
3/5/10 8:34 a.m.

When I looked into it the Taxi was booked up way in advance. Also it wouldn't have worked out as I planned on getting there Sunday mid day, but the traffic on the Autobahn meant I didn't get there until 6:00pm. It wouldn't have mattered as so many people had thrown themselves at the scenery that the track was closed most of the day.

I say go yourself and take your own car/hire car. $160 will get you 6-10 laps depending on what the exchange rate is doing.

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