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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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Make very - unbelievably! - sharp corners (with a turning cycle of just 6.95M)
Make very - unbelievably! - sharp corners (with a turning cycle of just 6.95M)
Smart Roadster - spice red
Smart Roadster - spice red
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
Central touch screen - like an integrated iPad
Central touch screen - like an integrated iPad
Electric power gauge inside the Smart EQ
Electric power gauge inside the Smart EQ
Smart fortwo cabrio featuring the special
Smart fortwo cabrio featuring the special "nightsky" style
Smart fortwo cabrio in green
Smart fortwo cabrio in green
Nicolas G. Hayek, 1999 at his desk in Biel (photo: swissinfo.ch)
Nicolas G. Hayek, 1999 at his desk in Biel (photo: swissinfo.ch)
Mercedes-Benz 3-cylinder Suprex engine
Mercedes-Benz 3-cylinder Suprex engine
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 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
Who needs a boat trailer anyway?
Who needs a boat trailer anyway?
Grippy tires provide plenty of contact with the tarmac
Grippy tires provide plenty of contact with the tarmac
Matte grey finish with black accents - young, serious, but still a lot of fun!
Matte grey finish with black accents - young, serious, but still a lot of fun!
The Beast from Green Hell: Mercedes-AMG GT R
The Beast from Green Hell: Mercedes-AMG GT R
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)
Two persons can sit comfortably in the Smart EQ fortwo
Two persons can sit comfortably in the Smart EQ fortwo
Smart in my garage, I can fit two of them...
Smart in my garage, I can fit two of them...

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