The AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix from 9 to 11 August 2019 will be an impressive meeting of dream cars on the race track, as well as a truly fascinating automotive experience in the paddock: three months before the event, the racing programme has been finalised and many renowned brands, partners and teams have by now confirmed their participation too, promising to deliver a stunning display of automotive treasures. Legendary GTs from Porsche and Ferrari, fascinating sportscars from Lotus and Isdera, historic gems from Skoda and more will be seen in the paddock where, in addition to the racing cars to be fielded in the twelve events and racing series, a large number of marques and partners will showcase their historic exhibits. Whilst some details are still pending confirmation, clearly, a walk from the grandstands to the paddock will be a rewarding experience even from the current perspective. Advance ticket sales for the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix have begun. Tickets are available via the official homepage or by calling the hotline on 0180 5 311210 (€0.14/minute from a German landline, maximum of €0.42/minute from a mobile phone).
The list of marques to be represented at the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix is impressive again this year. Their presence will feature a wide variety of displays, such as Porsche Classic celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 914 in the impressive area of the Mercedes-Arena: 16,000 square metres have been reserved for the largest stand-alone appearance at the event, which obviously offers ample space for a large number of coveted cars and collector’s items. Next-door, the Ferrari Club Deutschland will represent the Italian sportscar icon. Here as well, the size of the display will grow compared to last year’s. One of the reasons, not least, is the club’s own FCD RacingSeries which will again be part of the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix racing programme. “We’re expecting more than 30 vehicles for the race weekend,” says Club President Walter Ben Dörrenberg, who additionally promises a special treat for the fans of the legendary brand: “The field will be led on the formation lap by a special start car – a freshly restored Dino Ferrari that will be fielded for the first time again at the Nürburgring.” Reason enough for the club’s complex to host not only the historic and modern racing cars of the FCD RacingSeries but also some unique exhibits presented by Dino collectors, plus other Ferrari models. Alfa Romeo will be featured in the Mercedes-Arena as well. In recent years, the superb mix of racing cars from the touring car and GT classes attracted visitors with a display of collector’s cars at the race weekend. Another Italian legend will be showcased by Motor Klassik at the Nürburgring this year: as well as providing a hub for readers and classic car experts, the large Motor Klassik marquee will feature a car exhibition which this year will be dedicated to the 70th anniversary of Abarth, plus the fans of English sportscar legends will get their money’s worth: Lotus will be represented at the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix again this year.
Historic cars from Sweden and the Czech Republic: Volvo and Skoda will be there
A special one-make meeting at the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix is also planned by Skoda. The Czech manufacturer is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Octavia model but will showcase other vehicles from the company’s history as well. As in previous years, numerous collectors will be travelling to the Nürburgring, making for a vivid mix of vehicles complemented by the factory’s own collection featuring one-of-a-kind exhibits from its museum. Volvo is going to celebrate a recently revised concept with a brand new module for showcasing historic and current vehicles.
Race teams have also announced legendary vehicles
Needless to say, the paddock, above all, will feature historic racing. Formula One cars from the Cosworth era and the sportscars of the FIA Masters Historic Sports Car Championship can be marvelled at in the pit lane whereas the entrants of other races share large team and garage tents that give an idea of how paddocks used to be run in the old days. Examples include the tent of the FIA Lurani Trophy for Formula Junior vehicles or the DTM cars of the Touring Car Classics. Naturally, many teams have set up their tents here as well. Kremer Racing for instance – a fixture at the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix for many years – will again bring its legendary Porsche cars to the Nürburgring and in the DRM Revival field a 935 K3 sporting Jägermeister livery, plus a 911 RS (with Östol livery). They, no doubt, will not be the last vehicle legends to be admired at the 2019 AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix.