Grand Prix of Germany - F
1 & F 2 Cars
The Infamous & Original "Ring" Aug 6, 1967
Photos by Ralph D. Edelbach, Copyright 1967 Revised: 28 Sep 2009
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Bonnie and Ralph were at the Ring for 2 days before and after the 1967 GP, exploring the beautiful area around Schloss Nurburg.
This was during their 7 week European adventure through 7 countries.
Ralph did a few laps of the track the day after the race in a rented Opel Rekord.
Not as much fun as when he drove it in a BMW 5-series with their son Kurt in 1998!
Ralph and Kurt returned to the Ring in 2005 and son Douglas joined them as well.
A GREAT TIME WAS ENJOYED BY ALL!
Something we will NEVER forget
Course Layout - 14 + miles - Opened in 1927 The
starter drops the flag and they're off with Brabham on the pole
Ben Lovejoy's "Ring" page More Ring info and more and more The Official Site with WILD sound!
One of the 140 turns and 300 meters of elevation changes Back of the main straight on the Sudschleife. (4.6 miles)
Hulme before getting ready for a practice session Goodyear tribute to Denny for his victory
in his Brabham-Repco BT 24. Started 2nd and won
enny Hulme taking the flag Dan Gurney signing autographs
A smiling "Black
finds something funny!
Started from pole and finished 2nd He started 3rd and retired after
3 laps in his Lotus-Cosworth 49
Hill talking to Denis Jenkinson,
Busy signing an adoring and loyal fan's body
Stirling Moss' navigator in the 1955 Mille Milia Hill started 4th and retired
Graham Hill getting ready to go to work
H-16 engine in the P
115 of Jackie
in his Lot us-Cosworth 49
Rindt looking over his car and preparing for practice
Started 5th and retired in his Cooper-Maserati T 86.
Teamed with Pedro Rodriguez
Chris Amon's Ferrari 312 Kurt Ahren's Formula 2 Protos-Cosworth P 16
Westlake-Eagle T 1 G powerplant Eagle being readied for a practice session
Gurney set the fastest lap in the race but retired on the 13th lap while in the lead....one lap short of victory! A lot of folks in the grandstands were cheering for him, even the non-Americans.
Shot in the pits
Honda RA 273 driven
by John Surtees
Started 7th and finished 4th.
VERY LOUD DISTINCTIVE SOUND!
Brabham Repco BT24-1 - Hulme's Winning Car
Doug, Ralph and Kurt on their They stayed at the Berg Hotel Hohe Acht, where
2005 Ring pilgrimage Bonnie and Ralph had stayed in 1966
More info on The Ring & Drivers -
Photos taken during construction of The Ring
Sounds of vintage racing cars
Jochen Rindt Memorial Video - Henry Winter