jump to navigation

Nürburgring 1970 – The Case for Seat Belts October 6, 2012

Posted by Wilhelm Arcturus in entertainment, Random.
Tags: , ,
trackback

Or the case against taking your VW Bug out on the track.

Or living in the early 1970s.

Video from the Adenauer Forst chicane at Nürburgring.

Direct link.

I think the VW that rolls at around 6:55 literally spills cans of beer.

Things to think about when driving classic cars in games like Need for Speed: World.

Comments»

1. Azuriel - October 6, 2012

I had a look of abject horror when I saw that convertible with the four people in it at 2:27. After the girl who nearly got smeared at 0:32, I thought I was about to see a quadruple decapitation.

2. Wilhelm Arcturus - October 6, 2012

@Azuriel – I think everybody who sees this is just waiting for that white VW convertible to smear the pavement with it occupants.

3. Aufero - October 7, 2012

Wasn’t the Ford Pinto version that had a tendency to burst into flames after rear end collisions an early ’70s phenomenon as well? Need for Speed always reminds me of the documentary they showed us about that when I took driver’s ed in 1977.

4. SynCaine - October 8, 2012

Something rather primal about that video. Just human crash test dummies driving around, without a care in the world (love how people just open the door and walk out like it was no big deal they flipped three or four times).

So did they just let anyone race around the track? Is that how all of this happened?

5. Facepalm - October 8, 2012

How much junk do people really carrying around in their car? Almost every crash has tons of stuff just flying everywhere.

6. Wilhelm Arcturus - October 8, 2012

@SynCaine – Earl, our resident car racing expert, says that for $27 (price may have gone up, and is, of course, in Euros) you can take your car out on the Ring when they are not running events.

I don’t know if this was just a particularly popular amateur weekend or if this was some sort of population culling event.

@Aufero – Potshot used to have to drive just such a Pinto. Less well known from the era were Chevy pickup trucks that had the gas tank placed outside the frame and just inside the sidewall of the trucks, so getting t-boned in an intersection resulted in a fiery result.

Once things stopped exploding in the 80s, we became more focused on Jeeps and Suzuki Samurais rolling over.

7. Sören - October 14, 2012

@Wilhelm @Syncaine: AFAIK the Nurburg Ring is classified as a public toll road. Road traffic rules apply. Well: here are the details: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N%C3%BCrburgring#Nordschleife_public_access


Voice your opinion... but be nice about it...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: