Nürburgring in trouble - Sabine Schmitz sounds alarm for help

Queen of the Ring issues call to help save the Nurburgring circuit

Who knew?

Sabine Schmitz has issued a call for help to rescue the Nürburgring in Germany.

Yes, the infamous circuit with the legendary Nordschleife track known as the Green Hell which features in just about every other story we publish here is in danger of perishing. The place is in financial distress and in need of a bailout or rescue package.

How can this be? It's the Nürburgring! How can the place not be making money?

Oh, they handed mangement over to private investors who put in a roller coaster and wondered why nobody wanted to ride it? So much for private is better than public. Apparently, the mis-management borders on the criminal - it's certainly extremely corrupt with officials reporting wildly inflated attendance numbers.

The Queen of the Ring, driver of the Ring Taxi, also expresses her season's greetings to everyone in the video. The girl's charm is in how natural she is.

Watch Sabine's plea and then go to www.facebookcom/SaveTheRing to see how you can help.

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XtremeMaC01 XtremeMaC01
damn it, it shall be saved, i haven't even been there yet! :(
Dec 27th, 2010 2:35am
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Roller Coaster ride...REALLY...it is a SERIOUS RACE CIRCIT...Not a Theme or FUN Park, who are the MORONS that thought that one up??
Dec 24th, 2010 4:54am
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GTurbo GTurbo
Roller-coasters?! It's a global racing shrine ffs! The German Vicki-Butler Henderson, Sabine Schmidt, has charm, wit and skill to spare; I reckon she can drum up enough support for the 'Ring campaign. Some of the most epic test drives on the planet has taken place on this gold-dust of a circuit. I can't imagine what the Top Gear and Fifth Gear fraternity will make of this crisis!! Jeremy Clarkson certainly can't forget this baby as he was thrashed (on this same legendary circuit) mercilessly by her in a stripped-out Transit ffs!! What was he driving? An S-Type Jag diesel. Nuff said.
Dec 24th, 2010 1:49am
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Hellbound Hellbound
If it was being run properly and needed investors, people would be queuing round the block with their hard earned cash. Sabines husband is a multi millionaire and I bet he isn't going to put a single Euro into it. Get rid of the current management as has already been said above. Personally I wouldn't mind BMW, VAG or even MB owning part of it. Also, how about if it was developed similar to how the Yas Marina circuit is in UAE; hotels, driving schools and events (promoted properly) etc etc.
Dec 23rd, 2010 9:10am
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Zonda Addict Zonda Addict
Forget saving baby seals and Brazilian fireflies, this is a real problem!!!!! Save The Ring!!!
Dec 22nd, 2010 1:34pm
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wcfuser14278 wcfuser14278
Let it go bankrupt, it's the best way. Then someone can come in and pick it up cheaply, and run it how it should be run...
Dec 22nd, 2010 1:10pm
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JMac JMac
Is right. If everyone bails them out then youre just rewarding them for their own corruption and greed in over investment in areas that nobody is interested in. The ring itself wont disappear as its potentially very profitable. The current management setup might though and that wouldnt appear to be a bad thing.
Dec 22nd, 2010 1:22pm
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ShinyG ShinyG
Totally agree on this one!
Dec 22nd, 2010 2:03pm
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EhEmGee EhEmGee
Maybe all the automakers with their 'Ring special edition models should cough up some support. I'm looking at you Aston Martin, Nissan, Chrysler, etc...
Dec 22nd, 2010 3:48am
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Johnluke Johnluke
I would hope the big 3 German manufacturers would give big donations because it is invailable to them.The ring is legendary and the most fun you can have in life not involving a hot girl.
Dec 22nd, 2010 3:17am
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xLumino xLumino
...who are the german big 3?!
Dec 22nd, 2010 11:44pm
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4rings 4rings
@xLumino Umm.... VW, BMW, Daimler!
Dec 23rd, 2010 6:37pm
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catchmyshadow catchmyshadow
to hell with all those unnecessary new race tracks in asia, dubai etc. if there is one race track that has to be saved in the world it is this one, nothing can compare, nothing!. come on good old Ferdinand, help out!
Dec 22nd, 2010 3:02am
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Shyne Shyne
the ring is simply in trouble because of all of those new buildings named the erlebniswelt and its money hungry wannabe entrepreneurs costing the german taxpayers millions now that its all gainless.. who needs that shit?! it wouldve been all fine just keepin the ring the ring and not by tryin to make disneyworld out of it.. this is blasphemy
Dec 22nd, 2010 2:42am
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bavorak bavorak
you cant be more right...noone needs rollercoast and other shiity attractions when you have nordschleife. Nothing can compare with the Ring. Just make whatever you can to keep it opened. I am looking forward to go there since summer. Closing it would be the disaster of the century.
Dec 22nd, 2010 2:50am
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Francois Francois
It's obvious that maintenace cost are huge, but with public use, races and manufacturers tests should earn for itself. Maybe it should go private and be more exclusive to survive, something like Ascari Resort???
Dec 22nd, 2010 2:23am
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Hellbound Hellbound
It already IS private, that seemed to be the start of their problems.
Dec 23rd, 2010 9:05am
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Dragos_DreS Dragos_DreS
I've got five on it! They better sort this shiet out!
Dec 22nd, 2010 2:21am
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