2013 Fuelbrothers meet in Nürburg, Germany
Reader and kindred spirit Claudio sent in these images from a local club meet held recently in Nürburg, Germany— we all know what it’s famous for. Thanks, Claudio!
Fuelbrothers is a group of six friends who are interested in cars, which started as an email exchange and mutated into a blog in 2009. We are a bit different from the conventional petrolhead in the sense that we don’t really care about top speeds, horsepower, or Nürburgring lap times; we are more interested in sharing our thoughts, philosophizing about fast or unusual cars and their design, and attending car-related events. Another strange thing is that although we live in Germany, apart from admiring certain BMWs we don’t really gravitate toward German cars or current models. We like complex or quirky engineering and are into turbos, superchargers, and intercoolers; some of us lust after Citroën SMs and Alfa Romeo Montreals. In general we like anything coming out of Britain, Sweden, or Italy.
At the moment amongst us we are privileged to have the following vehicles in our Fuelbrothers “fleet”:
1978 Alfa Romeo Spider
1974 Alfa Romeo GTV
Aston Martin DB7
Audi TT RS
Lotus Elise S1
Lotus Esprit Turbo S4
Nissan 300 ZX
Saab 900 Turbo
Volvo T5 Station Wagon
Since we are located all across Germany we try to meet at least once a year; this year we drove to the Nürburgring – 50km from my place – to watch those crazy people risk their cars and necks in the public Touristenfahrten, which has a reputation for being a bit of a free-for-all…