AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix 2012
AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix 2012 Photos and Stories.
Historic, Vintage Automotive, Car Race, 2012-08-10 - 2012-08-11, Nürburgring, Nürburg, Germany
Photos and story provided by Joachim Gruchot Contact Photographer for Information.
The billing is
"Legends and engines. Nürburgring is the meeting place for motorsports legends."
The annual German AvD Oldtimer Grand-Prix was held again at the Nurburgring last weekend, August 10th-12th 2012. Racing action From historic Formula 1 (Grand Prix Masters), the FIA Lurani Trophy (Formula Junior cars), "Revival Deutsche Rennsportmeisterschaft 1972-1981" (legendary german series of GT or Group 5 cars), Historic Grand Prix Cars until 1961, World Sportscar Masters and many other events fascinated the spectators around the Grand Prix Circuit.
Ten Races on Saturday and Sunday gave us a wonderful time. Even the cars are historic and very experience, the drivers did fight each other, just great. Just one accident did happend on sunday during the Grand Prix Masters, when Steve Hartleys Arrows A4 touched another competitor car and had a rollover. Fortunately Steve Hartley was unhurt, Marshals and Security did also made a great job.
Races were surrounded by Club meetings of Alfa Romeo enthusiast, as well as BMW, Ferrari, Porsche friends and many, many more. A weekend already for the whole family.
Looking forward to the 41st edition in 2013, thanks to AvD for a fantastic event.
Special showrun of DTM cars, on the left BMW M3 of italian Bigazzi team, on the right the Rover Vitese of Kurt Thiim, Champion 1986
DTM early years, Porsche Carrera RSR
DTM exotic car of the 1980's, Volvo from Sweden
DTM BMW M3 in legendary Jaegermeister livery
BMW 3.5 CSLE9R of 1974, Schnitzer BMW formerly driven by Quester / Krebs
BMW 320 E21 of 1977, formerly driven by Hans-Joachim Stuck
BMW Classic celebrates 40 years BMW M GmbH, ex Zanardi on the left, ex Piquet car on the right
Braking Point Dunlop hairpin
Exotic BMW Z4 M Coupe
Back to nature ...
AC Cobra of 1963, driven by swiss driver Philipp Oettli
GT/GTS category Porsche 904 Carrera GTS of 1964, driven by austrian Daniel Maier
Some of the cars entered in the GT catagory heading towards Dunlop hairpin
Off the track ...
Lady driver Gaby von Oppenheim and her 1965 Porsche 911
A rare Porsche 550A of 1959, driven by Dr. Albert Otten, followed by Alex Buncombe in his Jaguar C-Type of 1952
The Ferrari 500 Mondial of 1955 driven by Michael Roeder
French Thomas Bailly in the Lotus Elan of 1963, Leader in the Race
Another exotic car in european historic Racing, a Ford Galaxie, driven by Race legend Stig Blomquist from Sweden
A field of GTs heading towards Warsteiner curve
Grand Prix Master, historic Formula 1 Racing, Ensign MN01 of 1973, driven by Sidney Hoole
Historic Formula Racing can be dangerous, Steve Hartley in his Arrows A4 ...
Steve Hartley is trying to get out of his car, Rescue is on the way. Hartley was fortunately unhurt
Revival "Deutsche Rennsportmeisterschaft" (DRM), Christopher Stahl in his Porsche 934/5 getting very fast around the track
Historic paddock, historic Racer, Bugatti 35 of 1924
Jaguar C Type at the Yokohama S, in background the Mercedes-Benz Grandstand
The Tojeiro Jaguar Tab 7 of italian Matteo Maria Tullio after loosing the car at Yokohama S
Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica of 1950 of Curtis/Morris (GB)
A Rarity from Germany, Isdera. Cars were built in the 1980s, powered by Mercedes-Benz AMG engines
Even alloy wheels are wonderful
Porsche attended to the event, showing the beautiful 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Turbo 2.1
A beast still today, ex Bob Akin Porsche 935 K3 (1980)