Saturday, 07 September 2019 18:52
AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix 9-11 August 2019 FeaturedWritten by Guus Docen
The 47th AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix, attracted more than 53,000 spectators. Approximately 500 historic racing cars were present at the Nürburgring, showing their muscles on the tarmac with an immense roar of the well tuned engines. The weather conditions were constantly changing with a heavy shower during Friday’s qualifying sessions in the afternoon. The weather during the races on Saturday increasingly took a turn towards the sunny side, so adding some more spice to the competition because on the wet track in qualifying the lighter and more agile classic cars frequently had an advantage, while during racing under dry conditions the more powerful vehicles were able to leverage their strengths. Hence the spectators saw gripping races with many position battles.
As in previous years, numerous Porsche owners were invited to the Nürburgring, to show their cars to all visitors of the event. A special one-make meeting at the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix is also planned by Skoda. The Czech manufacturer Skoda celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Octavia model but showcased other models from the company’s history as well. Lotus took advantage of the opportunity to provide a glimpse of the future. A new car for customer racing – the Lotus Evora GT4 – celebrated its European debut this weekend. For many years the German classic car magazine Motor Klassik is present in the paddock in a huge party tent. Special vehicles are always on display here and this year, six very special Abarth sportscars and GTs from the 60s and the 70s were showed. The cars on display were from the Engelbert Möll’s collection in Switzerland. This former Abarth works driver became an avid collector of the Italian brand after retiring from his active career. Over the years, he collected and restored 45 Abarth racing cars – particularly the very rare or valuable ones.
- The Saturday evening race
- Single seaters
- Beautiful GT vehicles
- Touring Cars
- Image Gallery
View the embedded image gallery online at: