With the Nurburgring currently holding the 24H Classic race, the Green Hell brings the special kind of devastation this weekend. So instead of seeing the infamous German track claiming your modern machines, you’ll get to notice the Ring taking a bite out of the kind of retro automobiles you see in museums.
And if we are to talk about the most painful accident that took place a couple days ago, on May 11th to be precise, this title has to go to the meeting between the guardrail and a Ford GT40.
Thanks to the piece of footage at the bottom of the page, we can see the GT40 sliding its way across the track – once the rear end became loose, the driver was unable to brings things back in line, with the air time generated by hitting a rumble-strip in skidding mode only making things worse.
As such, the Blue Oval icon rushed into the metallic element on the side of the road almost nose-first and the less than negligible velocity of the machine meant that the impact took quite a toll on the car.
Then again, the GT40 had seen its fair share of impacts back in the day – after all, Ford didn’t learn how to beat Ferrari without a scratch or two. And the vehicle seems to have witstood the crash rather well, as we can see the driver getting the car out of the danger zone after the impact. In fact, the piece of footage below, which portrays the two crashes, also involves a third, less sever accident, but one that won’t go unnoticed by classic car aficionados.
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