The Monaco car event Cars & Coffee Monaco held one of their meetings at Opéra de Monte Carlo the last Sunday of August, and we saw that as a good opportunity to get our BMW Alpina E30 C2 2.5 Cabriolet washed and ready for a day trip to Monaco. I have driven several very eye-catching […]

The Goodwood Festival of Speed – FoS – is one of those car events that I almost felt ashamed I hadn’t ever attended. On more than one occasion among friends I have seen a truly surprised expression followed by the words “You never been to Goodwood?!”. It is now clear that the car festivals at […]

With only minutes to spare before the press office was due to close, on the day before the start of the Mille Miglia 2017 classic car race through Italy, we curved in with a Porsche 911 Targa 4 to the Mille Miglia Paddock in Fiera di Brescia. I saw the finish line, a media tent […]

With limited time on this Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet road trip, and eager to cross the border into Croatia as soon as possible, I set up the ambitious plan to drive from Côte d’Azur to Zagreb in one day. I had to drive the first half of this road trip on my own, […]

The first year I visited Top Marques Monaco was in 2015 when I booked a racing yellow 991 GT3 press car that I drove south from Stuttgart, via Italy, for a two week road trip. Exactly a year later I returned in a racing yellow 991.2 Carrera S, and for Top Marques Monaco 2017 I […]

For years I have had a dream that thousands of petrolheads out there share with me – to participate in the “1000 miles” Mille Miglia race in Italy. The ultimate way to do it, and that dream of mine is still unfulfilled, is to own or have access to one of the eligible classic cars […]

Last Thursday I met up with two friends who came from Italy to Monaco to have a stroll around the first edition of a new car show in Europe, SIAM 2017 Monaco International Motor Show. Of course when there is something new you want to see it. The show is described on the website as […]

One of my first drives up on the beautiful mountain road Col de Vence in France, about 20 km from Nice, was almost 3 years ago in a BMW. I had photographer Richard Pardon & videographer JC Pieri hanging out from the boot of the car, shooting supercars behind me. I got caught by the […]

Yesterday was a sunny day spent in Monte Carlo with friends for the first Cars & Coffee Monaco event for this year. My two friends Federico and Jacopo, both who write for the site Escape on Wheels, were down south from Italy to follow and shoot the Rallye Monte Carlo Historique event. I had not […]

Colcorsa – “the world’s greatest driving roads in the best driver’s cars” – is the luxury supercar driving tour company that I founded last year. Now the prices for this year are online for most of the driving tours, and also a list of all the available cars in all regions (supercars, sports cars and […]

Route de la Turbie and the road that goes up all the way to Tête de Chien, from where you have an amazing view over Monaco and the coast… This scenic driving road that can be described as the playground of Monaco supercar owners has now become my playground too. I was first introduced to […]

After a failed sunrise drive up to the summit of Mont Ventoux it was time to do a change of plans. My first idea was to stay a night in the area (because two sunrise drives are better than one, right?). However because the road was closed I decided to start the drive back instead […]

Sometimes when I have a car for a drive I know exactly where I want to take it, what road I want to drive with it. Now the Porsche 718 Cayman was delivered to me a morning in late December, with temperatures ranging from 13-20 degrees daytime on the French Riviera. I got the car […]

What would be the perfect way to end a road trip? To check in to a nice hotel, of course. When I said goodbye to my friends in Monaco I was not going to head back directly to Germany to return the Porsche. Instead I drove to Saint-Paul-de-Vence to check in to Le Mas de […]

How do you picture Monaco in your head? To really capture the feeling of the good life in Monaco, in just one single shot, I think you would need to get at least four things in that pic. A very nice looking car – supercar or classic, a big yacht, the Monaco skyline in the […]

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