I’m going to be spending my birthday in Germany, from September 15th to the 24th. My sister and brother in law are living there, so I’ve got a place to stay and people to hang out with already. And we’ve got tickets to Stuttgart’s local Volksfest and to Oktoberfest on the Friday before I leave, so there will be lots of birthday celebrating!

But there’s one other thing I want to do while I’m there... The Green Hell! Last time I went over seas to visit my sister, she was living in Italy and I rented a Ferrari and got to tool around Maranello. So this time I think it would be fitting to do the ring.

I’m kind of torn, it seems like an intimidating track, so part of me wants to do a Ring Taxi ride and let a pro scare the bejeezus out of me. The other half of me wants to say “F it!” and rant a car and drive it myself. My brother in law has been in the area but hasn’t actually visited the track yet, so I think he want to do it too. Looking at prices, I think it will be close either way, if we do a ride or split a 4 to 6 lap session renting a small sports car like a VW Golf R, Toyota GT-86, or BMW 1 series.

So my question to you all is, has anyone been to the ‘ring? Has anyone gone on a Ring Taxi ride or rented a car? Thoughts? Any information I should look into before I commit?