Nürburgring

Yellow and Blue | Day five

While digging through my picture archives, I became aware of having many pictures that have one thing in common: matching color schemes. It really is interesting how some color combinations can be found whichever country you go to. This week I’m going to feature a selection of pictures containing the bright colors Yellow & Blue.

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Yellow and Blue | Day four

While digging through my picture archives, I became aware of having many pictures that have one thing in common: matching color schemes. It really is interesting how some color combinations can be found whichever country you go to. This week I’m going to feature a selection of pictures containing the bright colors Yellow & Blue.

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BMW E12 535i Bastos | Drive-by Snapshots by Sebastian Motsch (2011)

BMW E12 BASTOS | Old glory

Flag GermanyBack in the days when sex smoking was safe and racing was dangerous, many cigarette companies used race cars to promote their products. The French brand Bastos supported a number of teams and cars. Each vehicle featured the signature red/white color combo with Bastos lettering and gold accents, similar to the cigarette boxes. I found this Bastos liveried BMW E12 at the Nürburgring Tourenwagen Revival. The car seemed to be restored, judging by the shiny paint and lack of battle scars. Old glory, indeed.

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BMW 850i Z850 | Drive-by Snapshots by Sebastian Motsch (2012)

BMW 850i | Something unusual

Flag GermanySometimes you walk around a corner without expecting anything unusual. And… bam! There it was, sitting in the middle of the Nürburgring paddock at a VLN race weekend. Most people actually walked by without noticing that there was something wrong with it different and unusual about it. The base was clearly identifiable as a BMW 850i. It looked like somebody had a couple of leftover Z8 parts in the workshop and grafted them onto the E31 body. The craftsmanship and execution are excellent, but the style is, as always, a matter of taste… 

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Volkswagen T3 Nürburgring | Drive-by Snapshots by Sebastian Motsch (2011)

Porsche powered VW T3 | Triple the fun

Flag GermanyPutting up a tent in the paddock at the Nürburgring at a VLN racing weekend isn’t really an option. Instead, you might want to have something more solid. Rain is a common weather occurrence at the ‘ring, after all. And while driving in the Eifel mountains isn’t really much fun in an asthmatic vehicle, you might as well bolt a few extra ponies into the engine bay – just as this gentlemen did. Having fun on the way to the track, enjoy the weekend there and have fun on the run home. That’s not only double the fun, but triple. Volkswagen T3 + Porsche 911 engine + proper brakes and suspension = 🙂

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Ford GT40 | Drive-by Snapshots by Sebastian Motsch (2011)

Ford GT | A rare beauty at the Nürburgring

Flag GermanyFirst seen from a distance across the road. Later on up close in the paddock area. Did I like the Ford GT? You bet! Would have never thought it could look great in silver with grey stripes…

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BMW Z4 VLN racecar in the mist | Drive-by Snapshots by Sebastian Motsch (2013)

BMW Z4 VLN | Natural photo effect filter

Flag GermanyNürburgring, April 26 2013. It rains and the strong wind is bloody cold. Time for a hot shower! But wait… the local weather provides one of the natural photo effect filters it is so well known for: fog. Fortunately there is a nice opportunity for a couple of pictures. The BMW Z4 VLN racecar sits in the fading light, sporting a nice reflection on the wet ground. All it needs now is a bumper sticker… I’d rather be racing.

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