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Previewing the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix at the Nürburgring

Submitted by on August 6, 2017

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The 45th edition of the Oldtimer Grand Prix at the Nürburgring will be held from the 11th to the 13th of August, 2017. We’re very much looking forward to it!

One of Europe’s biggest historic motorsports events, the event is also considered to be one of its most traditional. It marks the highlight of the historic motorsports season in Germany, featuring about 500 iconic cars.

An event highlight, sure to attract a vast crowd, is the race for DTM, ITC and STW cars, which will be held on the weekend for the very first time. The race is open for cars from 1984 to 1999.

Another crowd puller is the DRM, also known as the Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft, Revival Race. This race will feature Group 5 monsters such as the Ford Zakspeed Turbo Capri, Porsche 935, BMW M1 Turbo and many others.

An iconic race not to be missed is the FIA Masters Historic F1 Championship, including Formula 1 cars from the sixties, seventies and eighties, as well as Le Mans Cars from 1962 to 1974.

Another FIA historic single seater championship that is a regular participant of the Oldtimer Grand Prix is the FIA Lurani Trophy. This event is open to classic single seaters from the early days of Formula Junior racing.

More recent single seaters are gathered into a race of Formula 3 vehicles from 1964 to 1984. The single seater series are completed by a race for historic grand prix cars up to 1960, which will recall the early days of Formula 1.

On Saturday evening the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix will host an evening race for two-seater sportscars and GTs up to 1960/1.

There will be plenty to see on track, like the Stena Line Gentlemen Drivers (GT until 1965), Championship of Masters Historic Racing for GT cars, the Vintage Sports Car Trophy and the ASC Trophy Competition for pre-war race cars. For DTM and STW cars a regularity test will be run under the Touring Car Revival.

To complete the very busy and more than complete programme, there are presentation runs from Slowly Sideways (historic rally cars) and Skoda (from the history of motorsport, as well as for the 70th anniversary of Ferrari.

Tickets for this not to be missed event can be found here.

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