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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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Typical Dutch street... atypical parking style :-)
Typical Dutch street... atypical parking style :-)
Who needs a boat trailer anyway?
Who needs a boat trailer anyway?
The car's interior is quite spacious - even if you're tall
The car's interior is quite spacious - even if you're tall
Nicolas G. Hayek, 1999 at his desk in Biel (photo: swissinfo.ch)
Nicolas G. Hayek, 1999 at his desk in Biel (photo: swissinfo.ch)
Two persons can sit comfortably in the Smart EQ fortwo
Two persons can sit comfortably in the Smart EQ fortwo
Smart fortwo cabrio in green
Smart fortwo cabrio in green
Mercedes-Benz 3-cylinder Suprex engine
Mercedes-Benz 3-cylinder Suprex engine
Smart Roadster steer - notice the F1-style gear flaps
Smart Roadster steer - notice the F1-style gear flaps
Some more details of this brutal C63S machine
Some more details of this brutal C63S machine
Not your average Taxi...
Not your average Taxi...
Leave your girlfriend at home when you need to transport larger, more important stuff, like this HP DL380 Gen8 server
Leave your girlfriend at home when you need to transport larger, more important stuff, like this HP DL380 Gen8 server
Happy boy, driving AMG-goodness on the open road
Happy boy, driving AMG-goodness on the open road
Electric drive train inside the Smart EQ
Electric drive train inside the Smart EQ
Driving the E63S around track surely gets the blood pumpin'...
Driving the E63S around track surely gets the blood pumpin'...
Make sure to skip the highway, take the country roads (in Spain, near Alicante)
Make sure to skip the highway, take the country roads (in Spain, near Alicante)
The smartphone cradle is an interesting alternative to the integrated media screen
The smartphone cradle is an interesting alternative to the integrated media screen
1971 Mercedes 300 SEL 6.8 AMG at the 24 Hours of Spa
1971 Mercedes 300 SEL 6.8 AMG at the 24 Hours of Spa
Boxes of Heineken 0.0% in the Smart
Boxes of Heineken 0.0% in the Smart

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