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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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Who needs a boat trailer anyway?
Who needs a boat trailer anyway?
The less powerful A45 (left) is actually faster at the agility challenge than the S63s (right)
The less powerful A45 (left) is actually faster at the agility challenge than the S63s (right)
Two persons can sit comfortably in the Smart EQ fortwo
Two persons can sit comfortably in the Smart EQ fortwo
Electric power gauge inside the Smart EQ
Electric power gauge inside the Smart EQ
Driving my Smart Roadster in the Pyrenees mountains (France)
Driving my Smart Roadster in the Pyrenees mountains (France)
The smartphone cradle is an interesting alternative to the integrated media screen
The smartphone cradle is an interesting alternative to the integrated media screen
Smart fortwo cabrio featuring the special
Smart fortwo cabrio featuring the special "nightsky" style
The Smart Roadster fits in a shoe box, keep it under your bed or next to your lawn mower
The Smart Roadster fits in a shoe box, keep it under your bed or next to your lawn mower
Creatively parking the car
Creatively parking the car
Automatic rain wiper
Automatic rain wiper
Not your average Taxi...
Not your average Taxi...
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)
The spacious trunk is big enough for a laptop or two
The spacious trunk is big enough for a laptop or two
Smart in my garage, I can fit two of them...
Smart in my garage, I can fit two of them...
With three straps and some cardboard, you can easily transport paintings of all sizes
With three straps and some cardboard, you can easily transport paintings of all sizes
Charging using an ordinary power outlet
Charging using an ordinary power outlet
Smart EQ fortwo (with full electric drive)
Smart EQ fortwo (with full electric drive)
Boxes of Heineken 0.0% in the Smart
Boxes of Heineken 0.0% in the Smart

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