The AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix 2016 was staged 12-14 August at the famed Nurburgring Circuit in Germany, with more than 500 participants and 50,000 spectators enjoying the 44th running of the historical races. This year’s Oldtimer saw a total of 20 race grids 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.
Similar to 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, Sports Car Digest also documented the 2016 Oldtimer Grand Prix, with Senior Photographer Julien Mahiels producing the following excellent series of images from this year’s vintage races at the Nurburgring Circuit. We split up Julien’s photos into two galleries. The first gallery starting below features our favorite images, 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 2016 – Featured Photo Gallery
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