What Nürburgring tourist laps looked like back in 1996 | Video

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Qn8K3Xrs_QQ

What showed up for a Touristenfahrten (tourist ride) at the Nürburgring back in 1996? Plenty of European Rad-era goodies from VW, BMW, Porsche and more.

Which ‘80s or ‘90s car would you most want to rip around the Nordschleife with?

GCrites80s
GCrites80s HalfDork
11/24/21 3:47 p.m.

It didn't look fast, but it felt fast!

Tom1200
Tom1200 UltraDork
11/24/21 4:05 p.m.

The body language of the guy on the motorcyle behind the offroad mini was priceless. 

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/24/21 4:11 p.m.

I think the first time I drove the Nordschliefe was 1997 or so. I remember a lot of locals in touring car style hatchbacks. 

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/24/21 4:13 p.m.

Oh boy, those tuned cars from my youth look awfully familiar. Same style that the wannabe "street racers" had when I was growing up. Half of them probably had a day's worth of wrenching to do every time the bi-annual TÜV came up to get the cars back to legal. I think the cops were a little more lenient back then.

Plus of course there had to be one rental car (the Mini from Sixt)

stuart in mn
stuart in mn MegaDork
11/24/21 5:40 p.m.

There's some other 'Ring videos on YouTube from 1970 that are pretty entertaining.  Lots of VW Beetles rolling over.

CrustyRedXpress
CrustyRedXpress HalfDork
11/24/21 6:40 p.m.

EF Civic/BMW combo at 1:41 was pretty great. Nice find.

bearmtnmartin (Forum Supporter)
bearmtnmartin (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
11/24/21 8:01 p.m.

Small cars poorly driven are fun in any decade.

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
11/24/21 8:03 p.m.
Colin Wood said:

Which ‘80s or ‘90s car would you most want to rip around the Nordschleife with?

The Rüf

The Rüf

The Rüf is on fire

 

paddygarcia
paddygarcia GRM+ Memberand Reader
11/24/21 9:30 p.m.

By the time I put my € down for a 5 lap pass in 2005 the cars and drivers were generally more sophisticated, but the Trabant with 2 guys and a dog helped to keep it real.

RichardSIA
RichardSIA Dork
11/24/21 9:45 p.m.

80's - 90's production are all too new!

Any model XK Jag, Lotus Europa, My Noble P4 (OK, that was an 80's car), The Ultima I built, the MGA Race car I once had, Bugeye, TR3...........

EDIT; After the posted clown-show I needed eye-bleach.
This works very well. Competence, its a thing!

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