The original Nurburgring was built in the 1920s to provide work for the impoverished Eifel mountain region. Originally composted of two sections, the 22.810km/14.173mi Nordschleife "North loop" and the 7.747km/4.814 mi Sudschleife ("South Loop"). The Nordschleife became the home of the German Grand Prix and its sections famous themselves. Parts of the track like Flugplatz, Fuchsrhre, Bergwerk, Karussell, Brnnchen, Pflanzgarten all had its fans and it wasn't unusual to have crowds counted in the hundreds of thousands attending major events
The Karussell illustrates the scope of the Nrburgring. In the far background the tower of the medieval Nurburg that overlooks the Start/Finish line is visible. This gives a sense of the size of the 22.810 km (14.173 mi) Nordschleife.
The original image was shot at the 1974 ADAC 6-Hour Touring car race on Kodak Ektachrome film.
There are 3 types of prints offered, each in multiple sizes. There are 2 paper print options using Hahnemuhle Fine Art paper.
Option 1 is printed on Baryta paper. It is a bright white, cellulose-based Fine Art paper. Baryta is an acid and lignin-free, 325 gsm and 100% Œ±-cellulose paper that conforms to ISO 9706 for museum quality and highest age resistance.
Option 2 is printed on Fine Art Photo Rag Metallic paper. Metallic is a silvery-shimmering Fine Art paper with a specially formulated coating for Fine Art use. The natural white cotton paper contains no optical brighteners and has the characteristic Photo Rag surface structure and sumptuous feel. Metallic is an acid and lignin-free, 340 gsm and 100% cotton paper that conforms to ISO 9706 for museum quality and highest age resistance.
Both Hahnemuhle Fine Art paper prints are shipped unframed and are ready for matting and framing.
Option 3 is a dye sublimation printed on aluminum with a glossy finish. The Aluminum print has a high-gloss white finish that bright colors and high image definition. Prints are shipped with a float mount hanger mounted 2in inside the rear of the print.
Although the aluminum print is more expensive, it is delivered ready to hang and there is no additional framing cost.