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Old 03-09-2012, 01:17 PM   #1
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Man Wants To Build Exact Copy Of Nürburgring… In Nevada



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Since the greater Las Vegas area only has a copy of Paris, New York, Venice, and alien-occupied ancient Egypt, it's still a good ways away from having a copy of all of Earth's good stuff. Luckily, Bruton Smith, CEO of Speedway Motorsports, is working to fix that, starting with a copy of the Nürburgring.

In this interview on Sirius XM Sports, Smith reveals that he's been talking to "some Germans" about the possibility of creating an exact duplicate of the Nürburgring in Nevada, likely 10 or so miles away from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Smith is very confident he can produce an exact replica, and has been talking to both the Governor and the Nevada Bureau of Land Management, who he's hoping will donate 8,000 acres of land for the project. And why wouldn't they? Nevada has plenty of open dirt without any Nürburgrings at all— this could take care of that situation.

The Nevada 'Ring wouldn't be used for racing, just test track use, though individuals as well as manufacturers could use it.

So what you're saying is that I could be a four hour drive from the Nürburgring, and then moments from $4.99 lobster and the loosest slots in town? Yes, please.
source: http://jalopnik.com/5891398/man-want...ring-in-nevada
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Old 03-09-2012, 02:38 PM   #2
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oh yeah! That would be über awesome.

On a side note, I don't think the writer Jason has been in Vegas for some time. The $4.99 Lob$ter meal$ are long gooooone.
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Old 03-09-2012, 02:47 PM   #3
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Old 03-09-2012, 03:30 PM   #4
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Wouldn't it made more sense at more wooded area? I'm having a hard time to imagine it in Nevada.
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Old 03-09-2012, 03:57 PM   #5
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Wouldn't it made more sense at more wooded area? I'm having a hard time to imagine it in Nevada.
By exact copy I think they mean geometrically, not climatically.
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:03 PM   #6
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This is sick I plan to be in California in the next 5 years so I'll be 3h from Vegas!!!!
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:25 PM   #7
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oh snap, when will this be ready 2040?
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Old 03-09-2012, 05:11 PM   #8
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oh snap, when will this be ready 2040?
Vegas construction crews never sleep, at least on the casinos. I go there every year for SEMA and barely recognize it.

Ambitious but lots of nearly-free land.

Nurburgring should trademark the shape... and then licence it to these knock-offs.
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Old 03-10-2012, 12:08 AM   #9
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how he could ever recoup the cost of a track that large?
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Old 03-10-2012, 12:15 AM   #10
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This is sick I plan to be in California in the next 5 years so I'll be 3h from Vegas!!!!
you and me both, lets split the uhaul, you me and Dave lolz
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Old 03-10-2012, 03:31 AM   #11
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Old 03-10-2012, 03:32 AM   #12
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^^^ wgong thread. drunk, sorry
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Old 03-10-2012, 06:35 AM   #13
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if this really happens.. we may all have to maxbimmer road-trip it down to vegas for some laps :o
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^^^ wgong thread. drunk, sorry
pfffft lmao
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Old 03-10-2012, 11:39 AM   #15
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why not make completely new design track so they get the F1 back into the US..why copy some one design????
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