The 48. AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix

There was a completely new situation at the Nürburgring. The AvD in collaboration with the politics tried their best, but it was very different to the years before.

OGP 2020 freitag ralph lueker 2010“It was a step forward to the “new normal”. The Avd Oldtimer GP was the first sports and racing event in Corona times with spectators in Germany, limited to 5000 people a day but really very well organized in these difficult times. So, for this brave approach, the AvD needs to get a big applause.

The grids were smaller because the drivers and cars from Great Britain, France and a few other countries were missing. But nevertheless there were beautiful race cars from the last 90 years. The absolute highlight was a demonstration run fo Formula One cars from 1970 to 1990. With the two famous drivers Jacky Ickx, the winner at the Nürburgring GP in 1972, and René Arnoux, both driving a Ferrari 312B3 , there were ten cars on the track. Eight of them were Ferrari’s, one JPS Lotus 77 of 1976 and one March 70/1 from 1970. This March is a very remarkable F1 car. The design of the side pods show the profile of an aircraft wing downside up and was therefore a pioneer of the so called wing cars of the late seventies and the early eighties.

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For me , it was a new experience at this OGP. For the first time since almost twenty years I wasn’t participating as a photographer , because the press wasn’t allowed to come. So I was on Friday there only as a guest on the grandstand with a numbered seat and could only take my pictures from there.

Hope you enjoy them, for this year only from one angle. But I think next year we will be back there hopefully with better conditions. The results of the races, you will find on the official website of the AvD OGP.

#happymotoring Stay safe and positive.” – Ralph Lüker


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Report and Photos by Ralph Lüker

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