BMW M3 E46 Roll-over crash in Nürburgring VLN race
I pull the trusty pocketcam out just as the first few drops of rain fall on Wehrseifen. An E46 driver loses control on the entry to the corner, and ends up rolling all the way around. Race was the VLN #2 of 2012 and this was only the second lap of a four-hour event!
Ferrari 458 near-crash at the Nürburgring
This 458 nearly crashes in front of the camera, then crashes properly later. Read the full story here: http://bridgetogantry.com/2/index.php/home/touristenfahrten/465-how-to-crash-your-ferrari-458-and-other-cars-at-the-nuerburgring
Sequence of still photos by Jörg Jakowski at http://www.ring-bilder.de. Made into a slideshow in iMovie.
Idiot drives to Nürburgring in the snow with his E36 BMW 328i
The idiot is me. ;) Read more here: http://bridgetogantry.com/2/index.php/ring-tools/project-bmw/479-why-winter-isn-t-that-bad-at-all
People told me I was an idiot for wanting to drive my track car in the snow. Here I've fitted the original 15" alloys with 195/60-15 Kleber Kristalp mud and snow tyres. 1000ft up via hairpins and forest roads, with a massive grin on my face.
RUSH 2013: Niki Lauda's crash rescue at Nürburgring, behind the scenes.
For the full story check my blog post here: http://goo.gl/upJ9v. Out walking the dog and I happen across one of the most amazing scenes in Ron Howard's new movie; "Rush". Of course, I had my trusty pocket cam... don't know about you but I can't wait to see this movie. Anticipation! More info at http://www.bridgetogantry.com
Multi-Car Crash At The Nürburgring | October 2011
An 8 car pileup at the Nürburgring.
Yesterday around 14:00 in the afternoon, a serious traffic accident happened on the Nordschleife of the Nürburgring with a total of eight vehicles involved including the famous BMW M3 Ring Taxi. The accident took place in two phases with drivers from several European countries involved.
The accident was probably caused by speeding. In the section called "Bergwerk" a construction company set up by a construction zone. While most of the drivers realized this, a fourth driver was trying to brake, but could not prevent a side collision with a car driving ahead. The car then hurled into the grass. After 50 meters it came back on the road where it hit two other cars.
The accident situation was recognized by three other drivers and they were able to slow down their cars. Another car, a BMW M3 ring taxi, did not pay attention and crashed against two of the decelerating cars. The ring taxi eventually stopped against the guard rail. Except for one single vehicle, all cars were severely damaged and no longer roadworthy. The estimated damage is more than € 100,000.
BMW M5 F10 186mph Crash in Germany | April 2012
The German Autobahns are famous for being some of the few public roads in the world without blanket speed limits for cars. Nevertheless the overall road traffic safety of the German motorway system is comparable to that of other Western-European highways. But as proven this week, it doesn't take much to get into an accident, especially when you are driving very fast.
A new BMW M5 (F10) with the speed limiter removed was driving at top speed on the A81 between Tuningen and Villingen-Schwenningen (not far from the Swiss border). Due to another driver who joined the traffic and didn't notice the speeding BMW approaching in his mirror, the driver of the M5 was forced to brake and swerve his car.
The M5 lost control, smashed into the median barrier, shot across the Autobahn, rolled over several times before coming to a rest in the grass and catching fire. The driver of the car which didn't notice the upcoming BMW fled the scene of the accident. The two sons of the crashed driver, who were driving a BMW M3 and M6, stopped to help their father and passengers, and to put out the fire.
The 60-year-old driver, the 20-year-old passenger and a dog in the backseat were all quite badly injured and were hospitalized. Quite remarkable, considering the speed they were driving. This shows how safety of cars has been improved over the years. But as this crash proves, you always have to pay attention on the Autobahn. Accidents like this one will also fuel the debate on whether or not a general speed limit should be imposed.