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Large penis graffiti causes track closure at Nurburgring

The Nurburgring Nordschliefe in Germany was closed temporarily over the weekend while cleaners removed a large piece of graffiti on the track. The painted-on piece of ‘art’ appears to be in the shape of a large penis.

The Nurburgring has been home to graffiti artists for decades, with hundreds of spray painted and chalk-drawn ‘tags’ all over the track at any given time.

On this occasion, it seems artists went a bit too far. The penis apparently measured around 15 metres in length and four metres in width – quite a large scale, by any standard.

Obviously this sort of drawing is always going to cause a fair amount of offense and attract plenty of amusement, however, it’s the paint that had track operators worried. Anybody who has encountered a wet school zone painted-on road sign will know it can be quite slippery and dangerous.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.