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The day I sold my car

Looking back at my years with Smart Roadster

Feb. 13, 2020
This week I sold my car, I now no longer own one. I look back at my years of owning a sports car, if you're looking for a reason to buy one you should check this out.

This week I sold my car, I now no longer own one. For me, this is something of a change as over the years I owned various sports cars that were like a hobby to me. My discovery of cycling and the birth of my son changed this. But if you're looking for a reason to buy a sports car, read along!

Around town in an electric car

Driving the Smart Electric Drive (EQ fortwo)

Nov. 16, 2018
For one week I drove the electric Smart EQ fortwo in and around town. I found out what it's like to drive electrically: fun!

Earlier this month I drove around town for a week in an electric vehicle, a brand new Smart Electric Drive (EQ fortwo). I used it to commute, for my daily groceries and to visit family, friends and customers. What's it like to drive a fully electric car on a daily basis?

Beast of the Green Hell

Driving the Mercedes-AMG GT R

May 31, 2017
Blog post about an amazing AMG Circuit day at the race track of Zolder, Belgium.

This month I received an invitation to join Mercedes at the Zolder circuit in Belgium to drive in "the beast". The Mercedes-AMG GT R, a furious green coloured performance car that gets its nickname from the Nürburgring where it was developed. It was an incredible experience, well worth a blog post!

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The Mercedes-AMG GT R at the Zolder Circuit in Belgium
The Mercedes-AMG GT R at the Zolder Circuit in Belgium
Two persons can sit comfortably in the Smart EQ fortwo
Two persons can sit comfortably in the Smart EQ fortwo
Heated car seats, with luxurious stitching
Heated car seats, with luxurious stitching
Quick access to the trunk is possible through the window, in addition to the flip-down hatch
Quick access to the trunk is possible through the window, in addition to the flip-down hatch
The Mercedes-AMG G63 comes in fancy colours, too
The Mercedes-AMG G63 comes in fancy colours, too
Smart Roadster - all black
Smart Roadster - all black
Smart Roadster - spice red
Smart Roadster - spice red
The smart cockpit - with lots of buttons
The smart cockpit - with lots of buttons
The car's interior is quite spacious - even if you're tall
The car's interior is quite spacious - even if you're tall
Twisty mountain roads - pure fun in a Roadster! (near the French/Spanish border)
Twisty mountain roads - pure fun in a Roadster! (near the French/Spanish border)
If you use the appropriate flowers, you might even find yourself a nice bride!
If you use the appropriate flowers, you might even find yourself a nice bride!
Driving the E63S around track surely gets the blood pumpin'...
Driving the E63S around track surely gets the blood pumpin'...
Nicolas G. Hayek, 1999 at his desk in Biel (photo: swissinfo.ch)
Nicolas G. Hayek, 1999 at his desk in Biel (photo: swissinfo.ch)
Opel Kadett Cabrio 1.6i Bertone
Opel Kadett Cabrio 1.6i Bertone
Parking garage full? Think again!
Parking garage full? Think again!
Boxes of Heineken 0.0% in the Smart
Boxes of Heineken 0.0% in the Smart
Mercedes-Benz G-Class - a 4x4 powerhouse
Mercedes-Benz G-Class - a 4x4 powerhouse
Creatively parking the car
Creatively parking the car

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