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5y, 10m agoPosted 5 years, 10 months ago
Big year for me and best mate this year (I just had baby and he is getting married) and I was thinking about doing something other than stag do that would be memorable and just us (strong homo right!).

Anyway we were sat playing Gran Turismo 5 and it got me thinking. How practical is it to hire a special car(sports or classic) and drive to Germany and race the Nurburgring (sp?).

I guess hire car companies won't let you go round a race track and specialist car hire companies will charge a fortune. What's the best option, has anyone done anything like this. We are both petrol heads but due to circumstances currently have rubbish cars so taking our own isn't an option!!
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5y, 10m agoPosted 5 years, 10 months ago
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#1
I dont think the rental companies would allow you to even take the car out of the country! (esp for classic cars), you are limited to how many miles you can do etc as well. Hiring a sports car for more than a day could get really expensive!
#2
The max mileage ive seen on hiring a sports car was 500 over three days and then £2 for every mile over that. Still looking at about £2k for the hire and I dont think you could take it out of the country

Edited By: dh058977 on Jan 20, 2011 10:57
#3
Sorry to post again but the site I use says this
will not take the vehicle out side of England, Scotland or Wales. In the event that it is the intention to take the vehicle outside of England, Scotland or Wales we may agree to the same subject to such additional terms and conditions as stated in the Term Sheet; and

Also how old is he because for alot of the sports car hire companies you have to be at least 30
#4
Hmm pipe dream it is I guess. Shame. Can you drive out there yourself and rent a race car at the track?
#6
Thanks for posting by the way. We are 27 so that's another spanner in the works. Might be driving my Picasso around there after all!! Not enough go faster stripes in the world to make that car move!!
#7
I was considering the same thing. It's a pain because your car insurance won't cover you nor will breakdown cover even though it's classed as a toll road.

I think you can rent a specialist car for it but it is expensive.

You have to take into account also that because it is a road if you have an accident involving someone else and are on the wrong side of the road (yes it's a track but road rules apply apparently) you can be liable for it.

Also if you are taking any decent car of ya own ya could still suffer an engine problem if you are pushing the cars a bit and so recovery is expensive.

Wish you luck though I would love to even just drive it but dare not risk the costs if something happened to my car.

PM me if you find anything reasonable costs wise though please.
#8
Might be cheaper to do some cheap top gear Challenge and see what car we can get and the rag it to the ground!!!
#9
take him to Amsterdam.

job done
#10
The one I use charges 5k and thats just the deposit for specalist sports cars .
#11
dc7911
The one I use charges 5k and thats just the deposit for specalist sports cars .

Yep, £3.5k where I went!
#12
Wow. I guess it makes sense to be so expensive
#13
Scale it down and try go-karting!
#14
Memorable and just the two of you :|
#15
I have been out to the North Loops a few times..

My advice is for you to drive out there in your own car and then "Rent a Ring" car (google it) if you really want to go.

or... buy a cheap car here and drive that out there and do laps in that but My ADVICE is if you have no experience on the track, the ring is not the place for you as you can easily get it wrong or problems.

The money would be best spent on a decent UK track day.

if you want further info or have any direct questions let me know
#16
CyDoNiA

You have to take into account also that because it is a road if you have an accident involving someone else and are on the wrong side of the road (yes it's a track but road rules apply apparently) you can be liable for it.
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Sort of...... The North loop is one way... There are rules you need to follow in case over taking and road positions similar to normal driving but based on track racing.

The biggest thing you need to worry about is cutting up a 911 or AMG on a bend and knocking them off the track.

The biggest cost is the bills for the recovery and armco repairs, plus your £700 weekend insurance.

2 - Use of the Nürburgring:

1) Joining and leaving the Nürburging is only allowed at the official entrances and exits.
2) The Nürburgring is a one-way road and marked as such. It is driven clockwise.
3) Vehicles must drive on the right, in particular when overtaken, on crests, in bends or in case of breakdown.
4) On the whole Nürburgring, including the grass next to the track, stopping is strictly forbidden. It is also forbidden to drive the wrong way on the track.
5) Vehicles which have to be recovered from the track must also be recovered in the correct direction.
6) The use of snow-chains and spiked tires is prohibited.














Edited By: RickT on Jan 20, 2011 12:16: edit.
#17
We have done go-karting and enjoy it but not special enough. We would love to go round the nurburgring so maybe just borrow a decent car from friend or family. Do you have to get special insurance when taking your own car around?
#18
gbspurs
We have done go-karting and enjoy it but not special enough. We would love to go round the nurburgring so maybe just borrow a decent car from friend or family. Do you have to get special insurance when taking your own car around?


If you own a car registered in the UK and haven’t specifically bought insurance for the Nurburgring,
consider yourself uninsured when driving on the track. Even if you can’t find a disclaimer in your policy,
your insurance company will find a way to wriggle out of covering you.


You have to take out additional insurance, around £700 for the weekend with a low excess of around £2.5k.



Edited By: RickT on Jan 20, 2011 12:20
#19
Cheers guys. Maybe a road trip would be more cost effective!!
#20
gbspurs
Cheers guys. Maybe a road trip would be more cost effective!!


You can have some fun down the autobahn anyway..:D

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