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Preview: Oldtimer Grand Prix, Nurburgring 2013

Submitted by on July 31, 2013

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The 41st edition of the Oldtimer Grand Prix at the Nürburgring will be held from 9th – 11th August 2013. During the three-day event it is possible to see the most beautiful, rarest and most fascinating race cars in the history of motorsports.

The 2013 Oldtimer Grand Prix will revive the glory days of Formula One, sports prototypes as well as touring cars and GTs. For the 2013 the organization managed to get former race legends to the Nürbrugring such as Hans-Joachim Stuck, Christian Danner and Derek Bell. Briton Derek Bell will drive the Rothmans Porsche 956 used by the late Stefan Bell during his record lap over the famous Nordschleife in 1983. Other stars from the past present over this unique weekend are Johnny Cecotto (driving a Chevron Formula 2), Jochen Mass

Another highlight is the presentation of BMW in an actual race and demonstration presenting unique types from the famous Bavarian brand including a 1983 Brabham-BMW BT52 Formula 1 driven by the former Swiss F1 driver Marc Surer.

In keeping with tradition, on Friday, there’s the AvD Historic Marathon held on the legendary Nordschleife. The original track, also referred to as the Green Hell, was built in the 1920s around the village and medieval castle of Nürburg in the beautiful Eifel region. In 1984 a Grand Prix track was built in accordance with the demands of F1 drivers. Nowadays the Grand Prix track is used for the F1 Grand Prix and several other international events. The Nordschleife however is still used for the famous 24 hours as well as the VLN events and is open to the public.

One of the highlights of the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix 2013 weekend are the races of the FIA Masters Formula One, featuring Formula One cars between 1968 and 1978. The series are open to 3-litre F1 cars built between 1968 and 1978. Fans of historic sports cars will be treated with a large field of former Le Mans Type Group 4 Prototypes, built between the mid-60s up to 1974, such as the Lola T70, Ferrari 512 and Chevrons gathered into the FIA Masters Historic Sports Car Championship. GT and two seat race cars from 1960/61 will see action in a race open to cars built until 1960/61. For the delight of the spectators, the round of this race will start on Saturday with the demonstration of a classic Le Mans start. The FIA Lurani Trophy will see a full field of historic single seaters from 1957 on. Fans of classic GT´s from the golden era will be treated with the British Masters Gentlemen Drivers featuring cars such as the Ferrari 250 SWB and 275, Lotus Elan, AC Cobra, Aston Martin DP214 atc.

Popular amongst the spectators is the Deutsche Rennsportmeisterschaft Revival, featuring the legendary Porsche 935 K2 and K3.

Ticket sales for this unique event have started online.). All tickets include access to the open grandstands and to the paddocks. (Friday 18,00 Euro, Saturday and Sunday both 38,00 Euro, Weekend from Friday-Sunday 58,00 Euro).

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.avd.de/ogpracing/home.html

© Marcel Hundscheid/Speed-O-Graphica.com

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