Were do I start with this one. It was 6 countries, 4500miles and roughly 14 tanks of diesel later. It all started in Cork getting the Ferry to Roscoff in that hateful place that is France. We got off the Ferry at 6am french time and absolutely hammered through France from Roscoff to Nice in 12 hrs and to be honest. I'm glad I did it in a day as the tolls were a Joke in France over a 150 euro in tolls and 230 euro in fuel. And we were to Nice. I dunno where people think the South of France is really pretty on the M way's there was nothing to look at really to be honest. Compared to coming down from Holland to France which was much nicer and cheaper too than the Road to Nice.
Stayed in nice for a night and then flew to Italy. Booked a hotel in Maranello was very nice had Aircon and a lovely retaturant attached. Then for the main the reason for me going to Italy.
To drive Ferraris, I drove a 599 GTB and a 355 GTS, the GTS was a spur of the moment choice I was going to go for the 430 Scud but a 355 has always been one of my favourite Fezza's so had to take that for a spin. I'll do a write up about the above later.
Then off to the Lambhorgini factory, I was never there before and it was unreal. Loved it, a bit understated compared to the Ferrari Factory. And the Museum in the Lambo factory was way better than the Fezza one, which years ago was brilliant the Ferrari muesum was but it was a lot shorter and not as good as years gone by imo. But everything in the lambo place was great from their off shore racing engines to the 4x4 to mad concepts etc. And one of the best things ever happened to us, when we were driving out of the factory an Aventador pulls out and we follow it and friend videoed it and to be honest it was class to see. We had to do some mad speeds to catch up with him but was worth it haha.
Then it was off to the surprise off the holiday, Munich in Germany, my friend wanted to go there as he has a E39 530D and that was what we went over in and to be honest it was the best car you could have gone in it. It worked brilliant everywere. Did 150mph in it while chasing a brand new 535D on the Autobahn and he was pulling away from us lol.
Munich, has to be one of the nicest places I've been to, it was clean, the people were lovely, the food was decent and it had a atmosphere not experienced anywere else bar maybe Italy and Holland. Then we went to BMW world which was a great experience for anyone who is a genuine car lover it was great.
We then moved from Germany, to Holland and to Rotterdam, this was the next surpirse of the holiday what a great place that was and is. People, are great and the food and beer was great, going out was interesting but it was brilliant, I'd def be back there again. Saw some cool sites and places to go.
Than onto to Saint Malo in France, lovely place and people were ok, but for some reason France isn't a place I like at all. It had the least friendly people there and the food was only ok, and expensive for what it was. To be honest, in Ireland you can't really go wrong but in France you can and when you do it's expensive for crap food.
Inbetween all of the above was great drives and stories. The best for me being, right by the Italian and French boarder chasing a 4200 Masser into the boarder and him trying to shake the 530 lol
It was brilliant.