Easter weekend brings with it the official opening of the Nürburgring Nordschleife for the new season. In wonderful style, Car Freitag marks the occasion of combining true automotive enthusiasm with the church holiday of Good Friday in a way that is not seen anywhere else.
Having attended the weekend in previous years, this time around it coincides perfectly with the arrival of my new Porsche 911 GT3 and given the track nature of the car – it’s the perfect opportunity to kick off a road trip! Not only that, but this presents a unique opportunity to depart and bring four of my cars from London to the Nürburgring with members of the Shmee150 team.
The multi-day tour heading up to Easter weekend and the Car Freitag event will travel from the UK to Paris, from Paris to Aachen and from Aachen to the Nürburgring over three days. The four cars on the tour are the McLaren 675LT Spider, Aston Martin Vantage GT8, Mercedes-AMG GT R and the brand new Porsche 911 GT3, which will travel its first miles on the roads.
Along the way, we will host a number of Shmeetings, informal gatherings with an opportunity to see the cars and chat to myself and the team. Please see the locations and timings for these below:
Shmeeting 1 – PARIS
After the drive from London, we will meet in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower at Place Jacques Rueff.
Address: Place Jacques Rueff, Paris, France
Date: Wednesday, 28th March 2018
Time: 18:00 CET local time
Shmeeting 2 – SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS
Having departed from Paris, we’ll make a stop for some photos at legendary Spa-Francorchamps on our way towards Germany.
Address: Spa-Francorchamps Racetrack, Rue du Fi, Stavelot, Belgium
Date: Thursday, 29th March 2018
Time: 16:00 CET local time
Shmeeting 3 – NÜRBURGRING
As the Car Freitag mayhem gets underway, we’ll be around the Ring in the afternoon but making an official meet up at Apex Nürburg upon our arrival. Please follow Shmee150 social media accounts on the day for the latest timing information as we may be held up on the route.
Address: Apex Nurburg, Hauptstraße 25, Nürburg, Germany
Date: Friday 30th March 2018
Time: 14:00 CET local time
Make sure to sign up for the Shmeetings via our Facebook events page!