We’ve all heard of the notorious Nurburgring in Germany. It’s almost claimed the life of many famous drivers, including Niki Lauda, Sir Jackie Stewart, and many others. It’s one of the most crash-prone places in the world. I literally see pictures and videos of test mules crashing, catching on fire, etc. at the “Green Hell” every day. It’s also one of the fastest places in the world. It’s on many automotive enthusiasts’ bucket lists. I wanna go, Mom!
This vintage footage of hysterical and nail-biting crashes at the Nurburgring dates back to 1970, when the F1 field, led by Sir Jackie Stewart, boycott the Green Hell in favor of the slower, safer, and saner Hockenheimring. That certainly didn’t stop the weekend racers.
I’ve never, ever seen somebody fall out of a VW Bug, but Germans lead everything, right? You can fast-forward to 7:08 for that madness, but then you’d miss the other crashes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWlF4sT0HWs
The crashes keep coming and coming. All of this footage is pulled from a four-VHS collection called Rhapsodie in Blech. It advertises 100 crashes. I believe them. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtmEcNV-z8A
Crank up the volume. The music is pretty good. So are the crashes. They make NASCAR road course races look like a bunch of kids playing tag badly. Tell your boss something equally unproductive…