Travel back to 1995: Nürburgring shenanigans captured on VHS

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What does a Nürburgring Nordschleife tourist drive Sunday look like these days? E30s and VW Golf Mk2:s getting beaten to hell. What did it look like 20 years ago? Exactly the same. Somehow, nothing has happened: the same old cars get driven on the track all the same, it’s just that the crashes and spins are captured on digital memory now and not tapes.
This video takes you right back to those good old videotape days. It’s more than an hour’s worth, so get cracking!
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  1. JayP Avatar
    JayP

    Thanks for this.
    When I started autoxing I mounted a VHS-C cam to my MG. Pretty rough, not much to gain since the head bounced all over the tape and made it unviewable. Didn’t matter since cameras in cars were banned.
    Years later I mounted it in my A4 to capture track events. I was able record track times within a half second or so. The good old days.

  2. Alff Avatar
    Alff

    The Daewoo Lemans to Miata ratio seems upside down.

  3. Fuhrman16 Avatar
    Fuhrman16

    Man, that corner sure sees a lot of trailing throttle oversteer and over correction.

    1. JayP Avatar
      JayP

      It’s the first chicane they come to.
      I learned about it on Gran Turismo.

  4. mad_science Avatar

    1 hour 18 minutes?!?!?!
    …why didn’t I check this earlier in my work day when I had absolutely nothing going on?

  5. mad_science Avatar

    Is that the same purpleish GTI? over and over?

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