There’s little better than settling down on a grass bank in the sun to watch historic race cars tear past on the famously graffiti’d Tarmac
AVD Oldtimer Grand Prix
Whether you view the Nürburgring Nordschleife as heaven on earth or the Green Hell, as Jackie Stewart referred to it, it’s hard to deny the appeal of the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix – one of the world’s largest historic racing festivals. What a place to race! What a place to spectate, for that matter – and more than 60,000 people do that every year at the Oldtimer, to watch (typically) around 14 grids of historic race machines that include Touring Cars, Masters Formula 1, Formula Junior and even rally cars. Some of the grids are 50 strong, so there’s no shortage of machinery to see. The racing takes place on the historic, twisting 12.9-mile Nordschleife and the modern circuit combined, making for the ultimate challenge for the drivers and endless viewing opportunities for the spectators. There’s little better than settling down on a grass bank in the sun to watch historic race cars tear past on the famously graffiti’d tarmac. If you can’t make it to the Oldtimer, don’t forget the smaller but still excellent Nürburgring Classic in June.