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Old 12-22-2010, 06:42 AM   #1
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Default Nurburgring in danger of closing down!



Who knew? Sabine Schmitz has issued a call for help to rescue the Nrburgring in Germany.

Yes, the infamous circuit with the legendary Nordschleife track known as the Green Hell which features in just about every other story we publish here is in danger of perishing. The place is in financial distress and in need of a bailout or rescue package.

How can this be? It's the Nrburgring! How can the place not be making money?
Oh, they handed mangement over to private investors who put in a roller coaster and wondered why nobody wanted to ride it? So much for private is better than public.

Apparently, the mis-management borders on the criminal - it's certainly extremely corrupt with officials reporting wildly inflated attendance numbers.

The Queen of the Ring, driver of the Ring Taxi, also expresses her season's greetings to everyone in the video. The girl's charm is in how natural she is.
Watch Sabine's plea and then go to www.facebookcom/SaveTheRing to see how you can help.
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Old 12-22-2010, 09:59 AM   #2
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"so much for private is better" ?? With proper private companies and investors, it could easily do better. Obviously these guys had no idea what the true allure of the NS would be. I doubt it would close down; merely go into bankruptcy and go on to somebody better suited to run it.
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Old 12-22-2010, 03:28 PM   #3
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Seems like the "priavte secotr" nvestors where just in it to suck the corps dry - happens everytime greed and corruption rules the operators - whether private or public.

If the Northloop shuts down it will be a shame for sure.

BTW, was that a horny elf in her hat or was she just happy to see me??
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Old 12-23-2010, 12:14 AM   #4
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I don't think the corporate Ring Rats will allow their testing/proving grounds to disappear. I'm also fairly certain that Germany will not allow their motorsports playground to go away.
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Old 12-23-2010, 07:24 AM   #5
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^ i really hope you're right
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Old 12-23-2010, 03:28 PM   #6
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If this goes the end of the world is near
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Old 12-24-2010, 04:55 PM   #7
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C'mon guys! Let's pool our pocket money and buy the ring!
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