The AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix 2015 was staged 7-9 August at the famed Nurburgring Circuit in Germany, with 600 participants and more than 60,000 spectators enjoying the 43rd running of the historical races. This year’s Oldtimer saw a total of twelve races and two regularity tests in this iconic event for classic cars.
Visitors to the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix saw an abundance of on-track action. The evolution of open-wheel racing was documented, from the races of the historic Grand Prix vehicles up to 1960 and the Formula One racers up to 1965, through to the Historic FIA Formula One Championship with fields extending to the mid-eighties. Dedicated races were also held for the feeder categories of Formula Junior and Formula Three. The FIA Masters Sportscars Championship and the races of the two-seat racing cars and GTs up to 1960/61 featured excellent fields that make sports car history tangible, while Touring car and GT fans enjoyed the revival of the Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft (DRM), the AvD Touring Car Trophy and the Gentlemen Drivers (GTs up to 1965). The oldest vehicles of the weekend were featured in the Vintage Sports Car Trophy for pre-war vehicles.
The popular AvD Historic Marathon again opened the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix, with more than 50 touring cars and GTs battling the ‘Nordschleife’ on Friday 7 August. The entrants included a number of popular racers, such as Kenny Brack in the Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe. The Jaguar E-Type of Frank Stippler / Marcus von Oeynhausen took the overall win, followed by the Marcos 1800 GT of Allen Tice / Chris Conoley and the AC Cobra 289 of Andrew Haddon / Martin Stretton.
Similar to 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, Sports Car Digest also documented the 2015 Oldtimer Grand Prix, with Senior Photographer Julien Mahiels producing the following excellent images from this year’s event. We split up Julien’s photos into two galleries. The first gallery starting below features our favorite images, all displayed in the full-width view of Sports Car Digest, while the second gallery can be found on the last page of the article and gives a comprehensive view of all the photographs. To see more from Julien, visit julienmahiels.net.
Oldtimer Grand Prix 2015 – Featured Photo Gallery
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