Alfa Brera at the Nu...

My steed for my first Nurburgring visit was a red Alfa Brera. If you’ve only seen the pictures, they look better in the metal. Jeremy Clarkson, he of Top Gear fame, and that wonderful spokesman for misogony, often says that one cannot claim to be a true car lover unless one has owned an...

First Time to 150

I live in San Francisco now, but at the time of this story lived in London, England. My current project is achieving 200mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats on a modified Suzuki GSX-R1300...

The ( Old ) Porsche Museum May09

The ( Old ) Porsche ...

I recently read that Porsche has opened a new factory museum. About time is all I can say. When I visited Stuttgart my main aim was the Mercedes museum, but since Porsche are in Zuffenhausen, a Stuttgart suburb, I made a point of visiting the old Porsche museum and factory site too. This is...

The Mercedes-Benz Museum May09

The Mercedes-Benz Mu...

No doubt you have heard about the Mercedes museum; for petrolheads, really this place is Ground Zero. This is our story of creation. It even features Three Wise Men. The museum is everything you would expect from the Mercedes Benz “Best Car in the World” organization. The building itself...

Audi A4

For my German trip, the rental website had promised me a new Mercedes C-class, but I was happy enough with the Audi. After about 900 miles with it, I have to say I liked it. Driving in the US, where everyone drives at the same slow speed, you forget what it is to feel under-equipped car-wise,...