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 […]

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 […]

There are so many scenic roads in South of France. Some of them are just nice for photo shoots, as they are single-track roads and not in the best shape, so you would not want to go fast there. But if you want a nice place for pics and zero traffic, only a beautiful driving […]

Since I had a yellow 991 GT3 for Top Marques Monaco 2015, it was pretty clear I wanted to arrive in a yellow Porsche for Top Marques Monaco 2016 also. We will see what 2017 will look like, if it again will be a yellow Porsche, or something else. But when a few of my […]

What do you get when you start up the engines of a Porsche 991.II Carrera S and a Jaguar F-TYPE V6, tap the exhaust buttons and drive out from Monaco to a few nice mountain roads nearby? You get The Popcorn Race. If you have read about a road trip I did with a Jaguar […]

My next stop in Tuscany was 5* boutique hotel Castello di Casole in Casole d’Elsa, located 60 km south from Florence. If you drive the straight route, which I now did to save time. But there are a few scenic options if you want to extend the drive and enjoy a few better roads. It […]

I have missed Tuscany. The last time I visited Tuscany was in May 2015 with the Nissan GT-R, so it was about time to return. Even if it was only over the day, without the time to stop for a night somewhere there, and even if it meant I had to do an extra long […]

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