A few photos of the 2014 Porsche 911 Targa 4S (991) interior that in this car was Black/Luxor Beige leather. I have read in some reviews that people complain that the boot capacity is not big enough in this car. You have 125L under the bonnet. I had the car for five days (1 person… […]

When I did the last route planning for the final Porsche 911 Targa 4S drive that would take us back to Stuttgart, from the hotel Fürstenhaus Am Achensee where I stayed the last night, I browsed around the internet looking for nice mountain roads to try in Austria. My final choice for the last drive […]

My number one dream for this road trip was to experience a sunrise over Stelvio Pass. That is also the reason why I booked a hotel directly on that road. One night might not be enough as you can never predict the weather, but I had to take a chance and hope for the best. […]

The Grand Hotel Lienz (website) is one of the hotels used for a driving tour, so it made sense to go and have a look at the hotel when I was driving in that area. When my colleague heard that this became the first five star hotel I have stayed in he was shocked. “You […]

The morning of day three I woke up to amazing sunshine at Tenuta Contarini. The weather there was so perfect that I was not very tempted to leave, but journey had to continue and end destination for this day was Stelvio Pass. Weather forecast for the Dolomiti mountain passes on route? Rain… Rain we also got. […]

From Grossglockner my journey continued to my next overnight stop – Tenuta Contarini a bit south from Belluno, in the Treviso region of Italy (known for their “green hills of Prosecco”). After Grossglockner I could have turned left to Felbertauern Straße (road 108) and take that route back, but because I drove it on the […]

Because the weather of day one ruined my Grossglockner High Alpine Road plans I was happy to wake up to sunshine the next day. I could have left Grossglockner to the last day also, as I was anyway coming back to this area of Austria later. But sunshine was here and now, and the road […]

A long day started in Zürich from where I had a 235 km drive to Stuttgart with the MINI JCW. They say that Swiss people, when they cross the border to Germany and get on that autobahn, go crazy… Pedal to the metal. Now I also know what it feels like. Now I remember again […]

On the 31st of July early morning Porsche can expect me outside their press fleet garage. Very early morning (no time to waste!). I am picking up the Porsche 911 Targa 4S and taking it on a five day drive to Austria and Italy. Planning the route has been great fun, because the mountain roads […]