The beast springs to life, revving up menacingly before settling into an ominous burble reminiscent of a 1980s rally quattro. It’s the growling timbre of Audi’s famed five-cylinder turbocharged powerplant – as unmistakable as that of a whisky-voiced rock star warming up his vocal cords before his next performance.A new iteration of a legendary Audi, a delightful and justly renowned photographer in Steffen Jahn, and a deserted proving ground all to myself – the day I got a preview of the 400hp Audi RS3 will stay in my memory for a long time to come. Read the feature here: Audi RS3 first drive
No amount of schnitzel can compensate for shooting until daybreak twice in a row – but seeing the result made it all worth it in the end. In this video, shot by the consummate pros […]
I rediscover the virtues of make-do-and-mend at London’s Repair Café.
The fashionable crowd and tattooed baristas in their leather aprons give you the sense that even just to be here, breathing the free air, is to have arrived in life.smart magazine's Local Secrets stories are always a bit of a treat: you get to meet cool dudes and dudettes who show you the very best of their home town driving around in a brand-new smart – what's not to like? This time, I interviewed up-and-coming neo-soul start JOHN GRVY (and no, that's not pronounced "Groovy" or "Gravy", but "Gray", to avoid confusion with the author of "Men are from Mars..."). So check out the interview here – especially if you're planning a trip to Madrid yourself! Photography: Thomas Motta
As Editor of hondaengineroom.co.uk, I set the editorial strategy, came up with editorial ideas and had a hands-on role in all aspects of production. My tenure culminated in our campaign supporting the launch of the Honda Civic, during which we […]
And once more, I explored the local secrets of a hip and happening city: this time the irrepressible blogger Emilie Salvarides showed me the very best of Geneva. I wrote this feature in German – but […]
On the sheer endless embankment of the Tagus River crouches a futuristic swooping structure, gleaming white against the blue sky like the crest of a wave.Lisbon has just seen the opening of MAAT, a brand-spanking new modern art gallery – so what better way to celebrate than to meet one of its curators and explore the city on the Tagus in a smart fortwo?
In this feature, a very special car meets a very special road: the rotary-engined 1975 Mazda RX-5 scales the panoramic Alpine road which was the backdrop to The Sound of Music. for the full text, click Der […]