Sunday, 7 August 2022

Wegberg Grenzlandring


This time we took the Wolseley 18/85s to  a little town in Germany called "Wegberg" for another Cars &Coffee. This is a pretty old town and we parked our cars in the square at the town hall. You might have never heard of this place, but between 1948 and 1952 this was home to the fastest street racing circuit in Europe, the "Grenzland Ring". The circuit is still mostly there, but racing was banned from the venue by the government, after a terrible crash, killing at least 13 spectators. It is still possible to drive the 5.9 mile long  circuit around the town. Originally it was a ring road built in 1938 and 1939 for the German military. Again the weather was hot, but still around 200 cars and their owners had a good time. Around the square there were several shaded "biergarten" but most people enjoyed a coffee and a cool soft drink. There were many German cars and also quite a few English and American marques. Quite a few of the spectators came over to ask about our Landcrab and comment on the spacious interior while most claimed they had never seen such a car before.