Those who expect to see our Oldtimer-Grand-Prix report in this issue will be disappointed. If you hadn’t already heard, the Oldtimer, along with other events to have taken place at the Nürburgring, was cancelled for this year at the last minute. This time it was not due to COVID, but to the extreme flooding in the Ahrweiler region of Germany. The circuit itself survived the worst, in fact, the Nordschleife has already re-opened for ‘tourist drives,’ but its unique infrastructure in the area has meant that the emergency and rescue services are using it as a base of operations to help the many thousands of stricken people in the area. Much of the immediate needs of those affected by the flood, such as clothing, food and water, is stockpiled there.
The Kreissparkasse Ahrweiler has set up an emergency aid account for those who want to help with donations for the victims:
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