CC Video: Oversteer In Action! Rear Engines and Swing Axles Show Their Stuff! Thrills and Spills on the Nurburgring, 1970

The tradition of open days at the Nurburgring is old. As is the tradition of wiping out, especially at this tricky little corner. Watch the thrills and spills! And rear engine cars, especially with swing axles, make up a disproportionate share of the action.

And I can totally relate to the guy falling out of his Beetle at 1:50. That’s exactly how I was ejected in my crash. except in my case, my body immediately bounced off the side of the Country Squire I hit. VW doors had a bad rep for popping open. Seat belts?