Friday, 21 October 2011

A petition worth signing

Someone has put up a petition calling for a British version of the Nurburgring.  I've signed it, and I think you all should too.

As the petition says,
The Nurburgring in Germany has been a roaring success for the region. Tourists come from far and wide to do a lap or two of the famous public racetrack. We propose that a similar road be opened in a deprived area in need of rejuvenation. This would be a good idea because it would be a centre for the public to explore speed in a safe environment, instead of on public roads causing harm to themselves and others. It would also bring automotive tourism to the area, and potentially would make money for the department through a toll system.
Anyone who has been to the Ring can tell you that it is a huge money-spinner for the locality and provides huge support for the local economy.  Even the tree-hugging watermelons should like it, as it would mean there would be excuse for high-speed antics on public roads.

Do go and sign.


  1. Plus it means that the boy racers can work off some of their pent up adrenaline safely rather than on public roads.

  2. Do you mean "less" excuse for high-speed antics on public roads? ;-)

    The green/safety wallahs would say that there is never any excuse for anything more than a 1.0 litre engine and a 56mph speed limiter...