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Old 12-20-2010, 12:47 PM   #1
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Screw the Clock Tower Marty! Save the Ring!!!! :(

It would seem the Nurburgring is in danger of being turned into an amusement park.

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Race tracks open and race tracks close. It's an unfortunate reality. But there are some circuits that we simply couldn't imagine the world carrying on without. Like the Nürburgring Norschleife.

Lamentable as it may be to even ponder, the legendary road-course in Germany is apparently in trouble, and not the kind that Lassie can save them from. The track is reportedly half a billion euros in debt, and while the government apparently wants to help, that support has apparently arrived in the form of indoor roller-coasters and other amusements built by private companies. Unfortunately, all the 'Ring really needed was a new parking lot and some maintenance.

With the unthinkable looming on the horizon, supporters have enlisted one Sabine Schmitz – the Ring Mistress herself – to campaign on their behalf. Follow the jump to hear her plea, and check out SaveTheRing on Facebook for more.. Hat tip to msport!
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Old 12-20-2010, 02:32 PM   #2
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What does this have to do with Marty mcfly?
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Old 12-20-2010, 05:03 PM   #3
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Nothing. lol
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Old 12-20-2010, 06:02 PM   #4
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Today is FLD 1,000th episode and goes to Nurburgring
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Old 12-21-2010, 04:49 AM   #5
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Think about it! If they left the ring in tact, and put an amusement park around it, and you could still drive on the ring just like now, what's the problem? It might be a long term solution to the ring's financial problems and the very thing that keeps it open. Maybe it's not so bad?

Now, if they want to close the ring, then screw 'em!
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Old 12-21-2010, 04:58 AM   #6
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That hat is creepy.

@ Moscow. Think of what people would think if Disneyland needed money and built a brothel in the castle at Disneyland. It completely goes against what the land is all about. Yeah it would make sense financially, but it wouldn't seem right to some people.
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Old 12-21-2010, 05:19 AM   #7
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That hat is creepy.

@ Moscow. Think of what people would think if Disneyland needed money and built a brothel in the castle at Disneyland. It completely goes against what the land is all about. Yeah it would make sense financially, but it wouldn't seem right to some people.
Totally agree! However, it's better than a bulldozer! I don't like the Steelers playing at Heinz Field instead of 3-Rivers stadium, but it pays the bills. Money talks loud these days.

A brothel at Disney? Where do you come up with this stuff?
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Old 12-21-2010, 05:25 AM   #8
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First thought was toyota plant at nascar, but I thought for a little while longer to think of things that don't quite go together.

I agree it pays the bills, but when it ruins nostalgia, you can bet people will do everything they can to protect it.
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Sure it's a great idea till a supercar goes off the track and slides into a line of children waiting in line at the teacups.
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Old 12-21-2010, 11:10 AM   #10
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Sure it's a great idea till a supercar goes off the track and slides into a line of children waiting in line at the teacups.
Well you've got to take into account the varried responses as well..

Europe and America: "CLOSE DOWN THE TRACK! THINK OF THE CHILDREN!"

Rest of World: "Eh.."

Tiny island in the pacific: "DINNER!"
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