Preview 46th AvD Oldtimer GP at the Nürburgring

Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland at the AvD Oldtimer GP

For the 46th running of the AvD Oldtimer GP, the organization has a great surprise  for us Porsche fans. Even though one could say it doesn’t realy belong on a classic car event, we cannot deny we’re happy to welcome the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland races at the Nürburgring. Unfortunately the marathon race on Friday at the Nordschleife, that was the main attraction of the AvD Oldtimer GP for many years, will not take place. It seems that the traditional 4 hours race will not revive after it was abandonded from the timetable a few years ago. As a replacement there is the AvD Oldtimer GP Trackday on the Nordschleife, a driving event for historic vehicles and exclusive sportscars. However, as our report from the 45th edition from the AvD Oldtimer GP in 2017 proves, there is still lots of action going on at the Nürburgring. 

“70 years of the Porsche sports car” at the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix

Porsche has always been a major partner of the AvD Oldtimer GP. Hundreds of Porsche Club Members from all over Europe gather at the innerfield, where Porsche welcomes the club members in a huge tent. Porsche Classic presents “70 years of the Porsche sports car” at the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix. Showcasing the victories achieved by classic cars made in Zuffenhausen, the Nürburgring will provide the setting for another anniversary from August 10–12: the 30th anniversary of the 964 generation of the 911.  As part of the anniversary exhibition, around 50 private type-964 models will feature alongside a 964 Turbo S and a 964 RS from the Porsche Museum collection. The motorsport events featuring classic cars will also see Porsche sports cars in the starting line-up: A highlight for this year will be a first-generation 911 restored by four British Porsche Classic Partners. One of the drivers behind the wheel of this classic from 1965 will be Derek Bell, who will be available for autographs at the Porsche Classic stand on the Saturday morning from 10:30 am. This looks like a great opportunity to have your “Derek Bell : all my Porsche races” book autographed

AvD Oldtimer GP 2017 - Porsche 904-025 - Alex Birckenstock
AvD Oldtimer GP 2017 – Porsche 904-025 – Alex Birckenstock

15 fields will battle on the F1 race track of the Nürburgring

In fifteen fields, hundreds of historic racing cars will be on the grid at the Nürburgring. Pre-war sportscars will be seen as well as single seaters from practically all eras including the FIA Championship for Historic Formula One Cars. The 15 race series at the AvD Oldtimer GP represent most of motorsport’s history  and will revive legendary races and race periods. The Nürburgring hosted the DTM in the 80’s and 90s and they will be back again. But you can see the F1 cars from the 1970s as well, and some great cars that battled legendary endurance races like the Le Mans 24H, and ofcourse the prewar cars and Formula Junior one seaters are not forgotten.

  • FIA Masters Sports Car Championship
  • FIA Masters Formula One Championship
  • FIA Lurani Trophy for Formel Junior cars
  • Revival German Racing Championship
  • Two-seater race cars and GT cars until 1960/61
  • Historic Grand Prix Cars
  • Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland
  • Tourenwagen Classics
  • Formula 3 from 1964 until 1984
  • AvD-Touring Cars and GTs
  • Masters Endurance Legends
  • FCD RacingSeries
  • Touring Cars Revival
  • Vintage Sports Car Trophy
  • Slowly Sideways

AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix live streaming schedule

Another surprising novelty at the AvD Oldtimer GP is the live streaming that will be available for some of the races during the weekend. This allows the people that are unlucky enough not to be able to visit the AvD Oldtimer GP to enjoy the action. Moreover, there is a brandnew  AvD OGP event app available on smartphone. See the AvD Oldtimer GP App website for more information.

Saturday, 11 August 2018

13:45 – 14:15: Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland
14:35 – 15:05: Revival Deutsche Rennsportmeisterschaft
15:25 – 15:50: FIA Masters Historic Formula One Championship
17:20 – 18:00: Masters Endurance Legends
19:05 – 20:10: Gentlemen Drivers – GTs up until 1965

Sunday, 12 August 2018

09:50 – 10:50: FIA Masters Historic Sports Car Championship
11:15 – 11:40: Historic Grand Prix cars up until 1965
12:00 – 12:30: Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland
12:50 – 13:20: Two-seaters and GTs up until 1960/61
14:30 – 15:10: Touring Car Classics

Tentative · subject to change · current programme guide at www.avd-ogp.de

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