[V8] Germany Trip
kentmclean at mindspring.com
Tue May 9 09:15:28 EDT 2006
> I was in Germany from April 27 to May 6th. It was an
> interesting experience.
<most of great write-up snipped>
> Herman and Deman is quickly understood,
Not to be confused with herren und damen. :)
> The BMW did do well on the Autobahn roads.
I made a business trip to Germany a few years ago. My contact
picked me up in his BMW 7 series. On the way to his office,
we hit 200+km/h. I was thrilled. He was talking business
with the radio on low, like we were doing 55mph. It's all
a matter of education, training, and expectations.
> I held my own in these turns until in intermediate straight
> where I could let them pass. I was not going to let my time
> suffer because of them.
> Laptime - 10:31
Top Gear did a test of hustling a Ford Transit diesel deliver van
around the Nurbergring. They had a professionnal driver (female,
who had hundreds of laps of the Nurbergring under her belt) drive.
Her goal was to break 10 minutes. She couldn't do it with Jeremy
(the host) and her on board, so he got out, then they stripped the
seats and whatever they could. She got within about 10 seconds of
the 10 minute goal.
"It ain't the car, it's the driver."
Sabine Schmidt in a van at the Nürburgring
Thanks for the write-up, and the memories.
'94 100 S Avant, "Moody"
'89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy" up in smoke
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