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    • The Nurburgring is officially for sale for a cool $165 million - Will Porsche buy it?

      Well the price tag for the Nurburgring, arguably the most famous circuit in the world today and used as a measuring stick for manufacturers, is up for sale for a price of $165 million. The track was announced as being bankrupt in August of last year. The EU (European Union) is simply not willing to pony up any funds with all their financial issues so somebody needs to step in or we lose the equivalent of automotive Mecca.


      This sale includes the track, land, roller coaster, museum, arena complex, everything. It will take someone with a keen business sense to turn this around. It simply does not make money as it is and being government owned that is no surprise. Porsche would be the perfect suitor and has expressed some interest in the past.

      Maybe some wealthy automotive enthusiast can step in and save it? There were even rumors of Bernie Ecclestone getting the mix (he was a no-show at the meeting) but let's hope somebody else steps in. Either way, the track is in trouble.

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      1. Eric335's Avatar
        Eric335 -
        Jesus, no Click here to enlarge Someone needs to save this!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Someone better...
      1. folgrz's Avatar
        folgrz -
        BMW should buy it then maybe they can actually make some more "Ultimate Driving Machines" rather than these "Efficient Dynamics" $#@!boxes that they keep pushing out
      1. Black Sheep's Avatar
        Black Sheep -
        wow that sucks. Hopefully somebody saves it...
      1. VargasTurboTech's Avatar
        VargasTurboTech -
        Someone will def buy it and save it. For some oil tycoon from the middle east who loves nothing more then dick swing, dropping 165 on it will be nothing just to say he owns it.
      1. Legionofboom's Avatar
        Legionofboom -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by VargasTurboTech Click here to enlarge
        Someone will def buy it and save it. For some oil tycoon from the middle east who loves nothing more then dick swing, dropping 165 on it will be nothing just to say he owns it.
        I wish this was me. Click here to enlarge
      1. LZH's Avatar
        LZH -
        This is probably the best thing that could possibly happen to the Ring. I'm sure under private ownership and management it will be run much better and be around for a long, long time. Just hope Bernie doesn't get involved or else it'll be a total fiasco.
      1. deemo319's Avatar
        deemo319 -
        Somebody will buy it. They just better not fu*k it up.
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        $165 million sounds like a bargain, I bet the liability insurance in the real kicker.
      1. LZH's Avatar
        LZH -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        $165 million sounds like a bargain, I bet the liability insurance in the real kicker.
        Ding ding ding. But when everyone on the track signs a release of liability it carries much more weight in Germany than it does in the US. In Germany, you would never even be allowed to file suit if you previously signed a release of liability. Their legal system hasn't gotten $#@!ed like ours has.
      1. Eric335's Avatar
        Eric335 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
        Ding ding ding. But when everyone on the track signs a release of liability it carries much more weight in Germany than it does in the US. In Germany, you would never even be allowed to file suit if you previously signed a release of liability. Their legal system hasn't gotten $#@!ed like ours has.
        Intersting, didnt think of the liability insurance.


        Now that i think about it, 165m really isnt that much money for what it is.

        @Sticky should buy it
      1. neilvosko's Avatar
        neilvosko -
        yeah, but is going to take them 165 years to make up 165 mil in profit
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
        Ding ding ding. But when everyone on the track signs a release of liability it carries much more weight in Germany than it does in the US. In Germany, you would never even be allowed to file suit if you previously signed a release of liability. Their legal system hasn't gotten $#@!ed like ours has.
        Sounds to me like exactly how it should be.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Eric335 Click here to enlarge
        Intersting, didnt think of the liability insurance.


        Now that i think about it, 165m really isnt that much money for what it is.

        @Sticky should buy it
        I'll give them a check as long as they don't cash it.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by neilvosko Click here to enlarge
        yeah, but is going to take them 165 years to make up 165 mil in profit
        I think it could be made profitable especially for that sum. First thing I would do is increase the cost to run on the damn thing in the first place.

        Then get the infrastructure already there up and actually running. They have hotels, amusement parks, etc., all that crap is not even being utilized after a 500+ million dollar investment by the state.

        Scooping this up isn't a bad idea.
      1. Legionofboom's Avatar
        Legionofboom -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I think it could be made profitable especially for that sum. First thing I would do is increase the cost to run on the damn thing in the first place.

        Then get the infrastructure already there up and actually running. They have hotels, amusement parks, etc., all that crap is not even being utilized after a 500+ million dollar investment by the state.

        Scooping this up isn't a bad idea.
        Do it sticky, f*** florida, all Germany.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by E90SoFlo Click here to enlarge
        Do it sticky, f*** florida, all Germany.
        I just made a paypal deposit let me see if my balance is $165 million.