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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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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
Grippy tires provide plenty of contact with the tarmac
Grippy tires provide plenty of contact with the tarmac
Central touch screen - like an integrated iPad
Central touch screen - like an integrated iPad
Boxes of Heineken 0.0% in the Smart
Boxes of Heineken 0.0% in the Smart
The Beast from Green Hell: Mercedes-AMG GT R
The Beast from Green Hell: Mercedes-AMG GT R
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)
Charging the car on a public parking place
Charging the car on a public parking place
Mercedes-Benz 3-cylinder Suprex engine
Mercedes-Benz 3-cylinder Suprex engine
Smart in my garage, I can fit two of them...
Smart in my garage, I can fit two of them...
The arrival of the family car...
The arrival of the family car...
Electric drive train inside the Smart EQ
Electric drive train inside the Smart EQ
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
Driving the E63S around track surely gets the blood pumpin'...
Driving the E63S around track surely gets the blood pumpin'...
Open the cabrio roof and enjoy the weather, it's like playing outside for grown-ups (admit it: there is a child in all of us!)
Open the cabrio roof and enjoy the weather, it's like playing outside for grown-ups (admit it: there is a child in all of us!)
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
As hardcore is it is, the interior of the GT R is still top notch!
As hardcore is it is, the interior of the GT R is still top notch!
The smartphone cradle is an interesting alternative to the integrated media screen
The smartphone cradle is an interesting alternative to the integrated media screen
Enjoying a little 'up and down' in the hilly countryside
Enjoying a little 'up and down' in the hilly countryside

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