Save The Ring
Your help is needed!
Most of you will probably have heard of the famous NÃ¼rburgring/Nordschleife racetrack in Germany. For many years motorsport enthousiasts from all over the world travel over here to enjoy motorsports at it's finest: by watching or by participating. The NÃ¼rburgring has to be devided in 2 different sections: the Grand Prix circuit and the Nordschleife (or Green Hell).
Most â€œnormalâ€ races (including the Formula 1 race) are being held at the Grand Prix circuit, VLN races (long distance races) are held at both: the Grand Prix circuit and the Nordschleife then will be connected to eachother.
But what the NÃ¼rburgring probably is most famous for are the Touristenfahrten at the Nordschleife. Petrolheads from all over the world come here to experience the almost 21 kilometer long track themselves: in a (modified) streetcar, a purpose-built Ringtool or as a passenger. Not to forget the hunderds/thousands of spectators that very much add to the magic atmosphere around â€œThe Ring.â€
In the past few years the NÃ¼rburgring has run into some serious troubles: some private investors have put the NÃ¼rburgring into serious debts by investing in very expensive projects wich will never become profitable. Allthough the NÃ¼rburgring and the Nordschleife are in a way seperate businesses, they are linked too. Not only because the tracks are linked, but also financially. This is where the danger sits: the ONLY thing that currently is profitable are the Touristenfahrten at the Nordschleife!!
This is where Save The Ring comes into the story: from the moment the new investors revealed their plans a lot of people had their doubts, but some where downright worried and spoke out their fears of what would happen.
It won't come as a surprise that the investors didn't like these remarks, and did a lot to get these guys to shut up. They partly succeeded in this because the board on www.savethering.org
had to be closed, but recently has been re-opened!
What can we do? Show your support!
Go to www.savethering.org
and sign the online petition. All information regarding the NÃ¼rburgring and it's current situation can be found there in a chronological order.
â€œLikeâ€ STR on www.facebook.com/SaveTheRing
Spread the word. Quote/repost this message everywhere you feel like doing so. The more people know about STR, the better.
Get the STR-decal and put in on your car to show your support.
Thanks for reading and I hope you'll support Save The Ring. I'm really not the type of guy that normally posts these kinds of things, but we need to show our support. For the guys behind STR, and for the future of the NÃ¼rburgring.