In the last few years, the Nurburgring
Circuit has endured some major mismanagement. The local government leased the track and all its facilities to two German entrepreneurs. Under the Nurburgring brand they built and operated an amusement park, a conference center and even a shopping center. None of them worked out and the roller coaster was abandoned after it became rusty. There was also an accidental music festival, but what remained constant throughout was that driving enthusiasts continued to flock to the historic track.