Official Factories, Museums, Race Tracks, Off Road thread...[special edition]

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    If you're a car nut like myself, and ever plan on visiting the automotive locations in Europe, then this thread might give you some suggestions where to start...:funny:

    I'll start with Germany's finest and exclusive automotive must sees.

    Nürburgring

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    First it's off to the famed BMW Ring Taxi on the world famous Nürburgring race track aka the Ring.
    If your flying in to Frankfurt's airport, you might want to take a rental car to the little village of Nurburg, which is definitely considered as a car nirvana of sorts.
    The village itself is located next to main entrance of the racetrack; and if you plan to stay longer you can check into small hotel just a minute away from the track. One might also notice that the village itself is very unique.

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    ...about Nürburgring
    Nürburgring - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The town of Nürburgring go it's name from a castle on top of the hill overlooking the village. The castle itself has been reduced to ruins, but the tower was still intact. The views up there were unbelievable. I could see why they call the racetrack Green Hell. The entire landscape was green with all kinds of roads sneaking their way throughout the hills of the area.

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    Besides being a very challenging race track, the “Ring” is also a tourist attraction with thousands standing at various spots around the track, in order of getting a view of cars rushing through the corners...on a good day you can find the most exotic of cars to be gracing the "Ring" ~ ranging from a C type Jaguar, a Noble, a Viper, a Carrera GT, all sorts of other Porsche, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Ultima, Corvette, Opel, Lotus etc.,.....

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    997 GT3
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    Ford GT
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    ...for more pics....click on the link below.
    Nurburgring Ring pictures by Car_and_Audio - Photobucket
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    Stuttgart isn’t much of a tourist destination,yet more of an industrial town, where one can visit many car factories and museums. If you're planning to visit it naytime soon, I'd recommend paying a visit to both Porsche and Mercedes-Benz museums and tour their factories.


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    Porsche Factory entrance
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    Rothmans 917
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    MobilOne 997 GT3 Cup car
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    Porsche Carrera GT and 959 prototype
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    Special order Carrera GT outside Zuffenhausen Porsche dealership
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    Porsches parked outside waiting to be shipped
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    ...for more photos, click the link below...
    Porsche factory pictures by Car_and_Audio - Photobucket
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    Mercedes-Benz museum
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    The Mercedes museum is huge 32,000 square meters of 8 floors space, very spectacular. The museum indulges a visitor with the history of Mercedes from their first internal combustion engine on up to today’s luxury cars, including their racing car history....

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    ...for more pics, please click on the link below....
    Mercedes Benz Zentrum pictures by Car_and_Audio - Photobucket
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    Another location that's a must see is the Auto und Tecknic Museum in Sinsheim about an hour's drive northwest from Stuttgart.
    Among it's pieces on display it has the original Concorde SST, a Russian “Tupolev” TU-144 SST. There's a large collection of German war tanks, cannons, etc., railroad engines, electric generators, a bunch of American cars like Lincoln, Cadillac, Oldsmobile, Ford, motorcycles, etc.
    But, the real deal is the largest collection of Formula 1 cars in Europe besides an outstanding collection of Maybach, Mercedes, Horch autos, including a couple of Hitler’s Mercedes-Benz’s complete with sales orders for documentation.

    Auto Technik Museum
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    Classic 911
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    Classic Mercedes-Benz cars
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    ....for more pics click on the link below...
    Sinsheim Auto Technik Museum pictures by Car_and_Audio - Photobucket
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    Next automotive pit stop would be in the industrial town of Ingolstadt, home of Audi. A modern, artistically as well as technically designed facility.

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    BMW Welt & BMW Museum Visit

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    Peek Inside the Lamborghini Factory
    (...if anyone has been there, then you'll know, that upon entrering the factory part, the first thing employees do, is make sure that a visitor puts all cameras and cellphones in a locker.)

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    Pagani factory, Italy.
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    ....a couple of weeks ago I was able to go on a tour of the Pagani factory in Italy. I was able to take pictures of the showroom, but wasn't allowed to take pictures from inside the production facilities.
    Construction of cars took place in three rooms, and we were able to talk with the builders and watch them lay carbon fiber into the molds for a new Huayra as well as assemble a couple Zonda r's....seeing these cars be assembled was truly jaw dropping and the attention to detail and care was amazing to witness. here are a couple pictures from the showroom...

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