Daily Podcast: TTAC Meetup in 2009 … At the Nurburgring

We’re actually planning a few meetups in 2009 for TTAC readers and writers, many of them right here in North America. But with Captain Mike’s upcoming work-related assignment to Germany – a mere one hour from the Nurburgring – we’re going to have a European adventure as well. I’m beginning the search for sponsors (who? uh…). In any case, it should make for a downright thrilling trip, including more than a few frightening rides in the ‘Ring taxi. Separate from driving, I envision copious beer drinking and regional sausages. We’ll be sure to give you plenty of warning ahead of time, should you be planning any business trips to Europe, or be sitting on a pile of frequewnt flyer miles, or actually be an EU resident yourself. I’ll bring the Porsche 911 Turbo, you bring the Nissan GT-R.


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  • Joeaverage Joeaverage on Oct 22, 2008

    We talked about driving our Beetles to the 'ring from Naples, Italy 18 years ago. Good sense prevailed and my buddy and I agreed that there was a good chance we'd have to walk home. We would have likely attacked the track too enthusiastically relative to Beetle abilities and would have broken something. Still, I'd love to drive a warmed over Beetle hard around the track. ~100HP. Wouldn't need 150 mph to get a hair raising ride. In my '65 Beetle we could get the same effect at 60 mph. VBG! Would that make the Beetle safer than a Porsche running 150+ mph? VBG! Have fun guys/gals!

  • Jgh Jgh on Oct 22, 2008

    Just say when... I'm in Germany frequently on business. Need to find some vehicles to play with.

  • The duke The duke on Oct 22, 2008

    Robert, will TTAC have a booth at NAIAS, or just be out walkin? I plan to attend.

  • Justin Berkowitz Justin Berkowitz on Oct 22, 2008

    @the duke: Well I'm not Robert, but I can answer for him. No booth, just walking around. And drinks. And dinner. And then probably drinks again.

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