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Nürburg to Nuremberg: ADAC SimRacing Expo Is Moving to New Home

After a pandemic-forced break in 2020 and a successful comeback in 2021, ADAC SimRacing Expo is looking to take the next step, and this means moving: Starting in 2022, the event will be held in Nuremberg – in partnership with RETRO CLASSICS BAVARIA! The car fair partners with ADAC SimRacing Expo, both events will be held together in the future – a first taste will be available at this year’s RETRO CLASSIC BAVARIA already!

From Nürburg to Nuremberg – the ADAC SimRacing Expo’s new home provides more possibilities for the SimRacing event of the year to grow even further. While there could hardly be a better backdrop than a racing circuit as legendary as the Nürburgring, NürnbergMesse’s better infrastructure allows visitors to get to and from the event easier than before. Additionally, more space means more room for exhibitors and visitors to give SimRacing a bigger stage than thus far.

RETRO CLASSICS BAVARIA visitors will be able to get a taste of the SimRacing world at this year’s event from December 3rd to 5th already: The event will feature a 300 square meter promotion area for ADAC SimRacing Expo to present the essence of what is going to be there in 2022, including simulators for visitors to try. Meanwhile, RETRO CLASSICS BAVARIA is going to show interesting and rare vintage cars, youngtimers and neo classics – a must for every car enthusiast!

SimRacers can start to get excited for the 2022 event already – ADAC SimRacing Expo is going to even bigger and better in its new home. Look forward to brand-new hardware, exciting competitions and meeting your virtual racing enthusiasts when everything revolves around SimRacing!

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In my humble opinion it's a big step backwards in multiple ways.:thumbsdown:

- For a lot of simracers the Simracing Expo was also a good opportunity to visit the Nordschleife
- In the same weekend there were always some races to visit on the Nurburgring
- One of the magical things about the Sim Racing Expo was combining the simracing hobby with some real life racing into one weekend.
- For me personally and a lot of Dutch simracers, the Simracing Expo will not be event to drive to, visit and drive back since the Sim Expo will be much further down into Germany

What i do not understand is that the hall at the Nürburgring was more than big enough to expand the Sim Racing Expo 2-3 times it's original size ????
 
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Let's see how this pans out. Rock am Ring also left the Ring for two years (went to the Mendig Flugplatz) and reversed back to the Ring in 2017
 
Hopefully overtime the reason for this will be forthcoming and make sense, on the face of it does appear to be a step backward.

As already stated it's the Nurburgring with racing and the famous Nordschleife close by for the racing fanatic, combining two great hobbies.
 
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This is just atrocious.
Moving this event away from the Schleife should be considered a criminal offence.
Instead of popularizing the greatest circuit in the history of motorsport, the money decided otherwise.
Damn, I wanted to take a field trip to Germany with my wife someday, now it seems pointless.
 
I am living just a few kilometers or a half an hour drive away from Nuremberg. It's a nice place if you like Franconian Bratwurst &Sauerkraut .... But besides I think this 'move' is a great error. Going to the SIM Racing Expo at the famous Nürburgring was always to see, feel and hear the great combination of sim and real racing. Having the chance to see great real racing events besides the whole high-end simulation stuff plus also great live sim racing gave me several times enough motivation to take a half a day journey to attend the expo. I'll take a look at this years 'preview', but it will be a surprise if the transfer to Nuremberg fair will be a successful new chapter for the expo.
 
Logical decision in terms of infrastructure and location to make this a great expo experience... but sorry to see it go away from Nordschleife. But I will definitely check it out 2022 and look forward to meeting lots of SimRacers :)
 
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I do understand the decision, Nürnberg is much easier to reach for anyone (except the Dutch I guess). Combining this with the Retro Classic is a great move, as if, like this year, the Sim Expo falls on a weekend that has no racing action on the Nürburgring, there really isn't much else to do or see. ALSO probably aimed at attracting visitors of the Retro Classic to take a peak into the weird simracing world ;) (and buy stuff, obviously. A fair is always about money).

From where I live it would be 3:30 hours by train, even tho as the crow flies it's 100 km further away than the Ring, which takes at least 4 hours by car and offers no route by train... hope my rambling makes sense.
 
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The point around location for travel makes sense, but surely the new location loses some of its appeal?
 
The point around location for travel makes sense, but surely the new location loses some of its appeal?
Only internal travel. Nuremberg doesn't offer many convenient international connections. It's more of a short hopper flight airport. Otherwise, flights are once or twice a week.
From the UK, there's only Stanstead at weird hours twice a week.

One can fly to Munich and take a 2 hour train (plus connections).
Nurburgring was convenient to those who come by car from France, Belgium, Netherlands, and East Germany and at a certain extent, UK. Add 3 hours minimum driving there, plus everything else regarding to the city instead of the rural location with plenty of free parking. Dusseldorf was a more convenient airport too.

If it's to use an easier location here's a few: Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, or better yet: Munich. Nuremberg is not a practical international destination..
 
Only internal travel. Nuremberg doesn't offer many convenient international connections. It's more of a short hopper flight airport. Otherwise, flights are once or twice a week.
From the UK, there's only Stanstead at weird hours twice a week.

One can fly to Munich and take a 2 hour train (plus connections).
Nurburgring was convenient to those who come by car from France, Belgium, Netherlands, and East Germany and at a certain extent, UK. Add 3 hours minimum driving there, plus everything else regarding to the city instead of the rural location with plenty of free parking. Dusseldorf was a more convenient airport too.

If it's to use an easier location here's a few: Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, or better yet: Munich. Nuremberg is not a practical international destination..
Hmm, just looked at driving and it adds an extra 4/5 hours.
 
Personally I don't think it is the right step (for the crowd at least).
I enjoyed the visit to SimExpo as I was there to connect with people. Didn't care a huge amount about the hardware presented tbh.

That said, being at the SimExpo this year the trends were painfully obvious to me: eSport hype, moving rigs & high-cost gear, bubble media. It felt almost as the fair was getting more away from casual sim racing than towards it compared to the last time I visited in 2019.
And I think this trend will continue. Almost like a disconnect from the sim racer typically present in these forums. So maybe pointless for casual simmers to go there in the future anyway? Only reasons in my book would be to connect to people and try out some cool hardware you probably cannot afford anyway.
 
There is imbalance is simracing in the sence that sim racing was too focused on esports- boys who come from gaming background and know nothing about car culture.

Now this integration with classic cars exhibition is great in my opinion.
Because there will be light shed on historic cars in simracing,
also there will be more focus on driving analog mechanical cars rather than electronic cars in simracing.
 
If it's to use an easier location here's a few: Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, or better yet: Munich. Nuremberg is not a practical international destination..
I agree with this, Dusseldorf has the Convention Center close to the airport, the airport has incoming flights from all over Europe, and is relatively close to NL, BE, FR, and to some extent the UK. Roughly the same goes for Frankfurt.

Much better options for a successful Sim Racing Expo 2022 in my opinion.
 

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