Do you want to go for a drive? Want to visit the Porsche Factory and Museum? Want to visit Wolfsburg and the Autostadt? Want to drive on autobahn’s and the Nürburgring Nordschleife? Want to watch some classic car racing?
If you have answered yes to any or all of the above, then we might have just what you’re looking for. For a number of months now we have been talking about going on a trip to Germany. A driving trip with like minded individuals, friends, relatives and colleagues, all with a love of Porsche and VW cars and all looking for an exclusive trip during the summer months. So here’s what we’re thinking about doing.
1. FIRST LEG – Nürburgring Nordschleife Laps
We propose meeting up somewhere in Kent for a drive across the channel to the Nürburgring. Following a leisurely drive to a hotel close to the circuit, we would spend the following day tackling the infamous “Green Hell”, before a second night at the same hotel.
2. SECOND LEG – Drive to Stuttgart
The next leg of the trip will see us take the drive from the Nürburgring to Stuttgart and our next hotel. The route would include some cool places to stop for refreshments and fuel, hopefully avoiding the motorway services.
THIRD LEG – Porsche Factory & Museum Tour
The third part of the trip would be a visit to the Porsche Factory, with the tour beginning in the Porsche Museum. The rest of the day would be at your leisure, returning to the hotel for another night before heading off on the next leg of the trip!
FOURTH LEG – Stuttgart to Wolfsburg
The fourth leg of the proposed trip is the drive from Stuttgart, north to Wolfsburg and the impressive Autostadt and the VW factory. We would try and stay at one of the hotels located on site.
FIFTH LEG – Autostadt & VW Factory Tour
The fifth leg would be a full day at the Autostadt. The Autostadt is a visitor attraction adjacent to the Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg, Germany, with a prime focus on automobiles.
It features a museum, feature pavilions for the principal automobile brands in the Volkswagen Group, a customer centre where customers can pick up new cars, and take a tour through the enormous factory, a guide to the evolution of roads, and cinema in a large sphere. It is also home to the largest glass doors in the world and the longest printed line. The line starts from outside Wolfsburg and travels through Autostadt to a point on a farm. It is about 4 miles (6.4 km) long.
Another night would be spent at the hotel in Wolfsburg.
SIXTH LEG – Wolfsburg to Nürburgring
The sixth leg would be the drive back to the Nürburgring and the hotel we stayed in on our first leg. This would be the base for the last part of the trip.
SEVENTH LEG – AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix
For the final part of the trip we would take in the AvD Old Timer Grand Prix at the Ring. This is one of the biggest classic car events on the European calendar, with a mix of legendary F1 and GT cars battling each other on the Nordschleife.
Participants would have the option of staying for the whole event or making their way home earlier if they needed to.
So as you can see the trip would be over a week and would take in a huge tour around Germany. At this stage we’re trying to see how many people would be interested in taking part in a trip like this. Once we have some idea of the numbers we would be looking at, we could start to price it up.
If you or anyone you know is interested in taking part in this event, please e-mail us via the contact page.