AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix
One of the biggest events on the Nürburgring is also one of the most traditional historic race meetings in the world. In its 37th year running, on 7-9 August 2009, the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix will assemble its usual huge number of interesting race cars spanning nine decade of motor racing. The programme shows some surprises.
The 1.5-litre Grand Prix cars make their return to the event with a race for rear-engined Formula One cars up to 1965 in addition to the race for pre-’61 GP cars, a classic on the timetable, as is the grid for two-seater racing cars and early GTs.
On Saturday evening the sports cars will run in a 1 Hour Race, finishing in twilight. This year the Group C and GTP cars will revisit the scene of their first race as a historic series at the end of the 1990s. There will be an impressive grid for the cars that ran on the Nürburgring Grand Prix track as modern cars, but as we go to press, this race is still to be confirmed.
Of course the legendary Nordschleife is always part of this race meeting, and on Friday the AvD Marathon for GTs and Touring Cars (Appendix K) will be the curtain raiser. It will run on the combination GP and Nordschleife track, allowing the teams the advantage of using the big pit lane.
Also new is the integration of the Vintage Nürburgring meeting into the AvD-Oldtimer-Grand-Prix. The big meeting for pre-war cars will have its home in the historic paddock. The highlight will be the presentation of the cars on the Nordschleife.
The Orwell SuperSports Cup cars will run their penultimate championship round, and there will also be a revival of the Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft, with Touring and GT cars from 1972 to 1981, including the BMW M1 from the Procar series of 1979 and 1980, plus the original Group 5 cars of 1977–1981 that were run in the international championship. In addition there will be open races for GTs and Touring cars up to 1965 (Appendix K) that are not part of any championship.> AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix (official website)