Sunday 27th September 1925
Construction began on the infamous Nürburgring racing circuit. It was often referred to as the ‘green hell’, because the original 13-mile Nordschleife course through the Eifel forests was considered the most dangerous section of road on the planet, with 174 turns and covering a rise and fall of almost 1,000 feet. The circuit holds a strange spell over many drivers, beckoning the brave to test their skill. The ‘green hell’ proved lethal to many, and was once rumoured to average 20 accidents a day during public sessions.