ALPINA meeting 2001 - final version
Our meeting this year takes place at the Nürburgring at the same time as the 29. AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix is held!
The AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix is this year being held for the 29th time and thus has a historical value for the Nürburgring. This event begins on Friday August 10th 2001 and ends on Sunday August 12th 2001.
During the three days where the Grand Prix is held there will be something interesting for all automotive enthusiasts. You will see cars which you otherwise would never see - from classic oldtimers up to the latest modern cars. The most different manufacturers are represented like e.g. Porsche, Aston-Martin, Jaguar, Ferrari, Lotus, BMW, Mercedes and many more. One could spend three days there without problems because a very comprehensive program is offered. There will be parallel events on the Grand Prix circuit, on the Nordschleife, in the paddocks and elsewhere on the Nürburgring.
The main event for us is naturally the actual ALPINA meeting on Saturday August 11th 2001. Many ALPINA owners will arrive Friday evening and stay until Sunday.
Dedicated display parking areas are reserved for each car club, and thus of course also for our ALPINAs. These areas are secured so that visitors can see but not touch the cars. There is a parking fee in the amount of DM 17 DM for each ALPINA vehicle. You don't have to be a member of the ALPINA-Gemeinschaft to attend this event.
We kindly ask you to transfer the DM 17 to the bank account of the ALPINA-Gemeinschaft:
Account number 28126464
before May 31st 2001!
And you also need to send an email to our chairman Rene Bcihler at firstname.lastname@example.org confirming your attendance and payment.
We also have reserved hotel rooms close to Nürburgring and if you need a room or more, you need to let Rene Bichler know before May 31st per email as well.
The Nürburgring management needs to know the number of vehicles for parking lot reservation and organization, and because of this a parking lot reservation after May 31st 2001 is unfortunately not possible (Nürburgring management policy). People who only wants to stop by and look at the event are of course also very welcome. They can park their cars outside of the exhibition/track area and take a little walk to the main area. But it will be crowded around the track this weekend so parking space can be very hard to find!
The reserved parking/display areas can be accessed from Friday August 10th 2001, and everyone in the car receives a car club bonuscard which will give you a significant discount on the main event. A weekend card incl. access to the paddocks will be around DM 50 after rebate. This covers all arrangements during the weekend. Normally you have to pay DM 65 for Saturday only. Each person also receives a reduction coupon for attendance of the Nürburgring Experience World and museum.
As an extra bonus the car clubs are going to choose 3 cars from each club to participate in a driving event on the legendary Nordschleife on Saturday from approx. 19:00. Otherwise the Nordschleife will be opened SAturday and Sunday. One lap is DM 22 and 6 laps is DM 119.
For those who don't want to drive their precious ALPINA on the track, we recommend taking a trip with the Ring Taxi - a BMW M5 with 400PS driven by a professional race driver. One of them is the beautiful Sabine Reck who also can drive!
The Ring Taxi has to be booked well in advance!
There is also an indoor and an outdoor go-kart track at the track.
The program for the 29. AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix begins Friday August 10th at 9:30 and ends Sunday August 12th at 18:00.
Friday August 10th 9:30 - 18:00:
Training of the different classes on the Grand Prix Circuit as e.g.:
- Historical touring cars
- Racecars from the 50's
- Group C/Group 5
- International Supersports Cup
- Formula 1 from 1974-1985
- Prototype trophy
- FIA-cup for historical GT cars
and a few more...
Saturday August 11th 8:30-18:00:
Grand Prix Circuit: races in the different classes
Nordschleife: open for car clubs attending the event from 8:00-19:30.
All day: ALPINA meeting
Sunday August 12th 8:30-18:00:
Grand Prix Circuit: races in the different classes
Nordschleife: open for car clubs attending the event from 9:15-19:30.
Among other events is also a large used car market near the paddocks. Here you will find many different cars for sale.
For us ALPINA drivers one of the highlights of the annual meetings is meeting all the other ALPINA drivers and seeing all the different ALPINAs represented. Every year we see many new vehicles and meet many people we have never seen before. This event will also be a great opportunity to meet people from other car clubs as for instance the BMW Typenclub International which have their parking area very close to ours.
We are of course looking forward to seeing all the familiar faces again, but we would be especially delighted to see many new faces - in particular from other countries. We hope to break the 100 cars barrier this year. At our meeting last year we had 70 ALPINAs, so it should definitely be possible.
And it will be the first time that the visitors of the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix will see ALPINA cars at the event, which is rather unique.
Driving directions and hotel recommendations can be obntained by contacting us or going to the official website of Nürburgring.
For further information, please contact the ALPINA-Gemeinschaft:
English and Scandinavian attendees:
Tel +49 173-5152366
Tel +49 2652-2390
Fred van Eyk
Tel +31 181-324924
Our website: www.alpina-gemeinschaft.de
Hope to see you all at the Nürburgring!
[This message has been edited by B8 Guru (edited 28 May 2001).]