Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Current Events: Save the Ring!

Unfortunately in this day in age of worldwide financial woes, nothing is safe; this includes the much loved and renowned Nurburgring Nordschleife. For all who aren't aware, this past Spring the Ring's ownership was rented out to two private investors that turned the Ring into a gd amusement park. The glaring problem with the changes they made, outside of taking away from the pureness of Nordschleife obviously, was overestimating how much bullsht they could throw at the park to make money off of the Ring's existing fame. These two private investors obviously bit off more than they could chew (based on inflated attendance numbers) and now, long story short, the Nurburgring is in the hole about 400 million euros (~600 million USD).

There are plenty of reasons why this whole situation has gone unchecked, but at this stage of the game it's all about damage control. Please visit Save The Ring on facebook to join the discussion to work towards a plan of action as well as make your opinion known. It's a little hectic on there currently, but please read through the wall and post your own suggestions and support. Please share this with as many people as possible to increase awareness.

To find out more, please visit the Jalopnik and Worldcarfans articles and more importantly the save the ring facebook page. Thank you ROTL readers for checking this out. Spread the word! One of worlds greatest institutions needs the help of enthusiasts everywhere before it gets any worse.

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