This weekend the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix (10 – 12 August) will attract tens of thousands of racing fans to the Nürburgring. For three days, the Eifel circuit will be under the banner of historic motorsport at the major historic car racing event on the European continent.
More than 500 vehicles will hit the track in the 13-races, two regularity tests and parades, while many other unique racing cars can be admired in the paddock. The early days of racing are represented in the ‘Vintage Sports Car Trophy’ including a 1920 Protos Type C as the oldest vehicle of the weekend. When its 5.6-litre engine is started, clattering away in competition with the compressor Mercedes, powerful Bentleys and others, motorsport history not only becomes visible, but also provides an experience for all the senses.
The same will the case with all the other scheduled races: the legendary Formula One Cosworth engines from the 70s will be roaring at the ‘Ring’ as well as the popular DRM, DTM and STW racing cars.
The prototypes and GTs from the FIA Masters Historic Sports Car Championship will make the ground shake at the start and in the sensationally filled field of the racing sportscars and GTs up until 1965 the Le Mans feeling from the 50s will become tangible on Saturday night, if not earlier, when the field boasting four dozen stunningly beautiful racing cars and an amazing number of 33 different marques or models drive into the evening twilight.