Time For Tea? Well, That Was 2012


Driving nirvana means different things to different people. But if yours involves hacking along a Scottish B-road or taking in the broad sweeps of an alpine pass in a 911, prepare to have your day lifted immeasurably. Or just prepare to feel exceedingly jealous.

This video documents two 911uk.com owners’ tours, one to the Alps and another to the Scottish Highlands and Isle of Skye. From the moment they get off the ferry to the moments (yes, plural) they encounter the old bill, everything’s been recorded by in-car dash cam, warts and all. You have to admire their honesty for including the less enjoyable moments in this video. But most of the time, whether they’re flying through a set of turns on a wide sweeper clinging to the side of a mountain, parking up in perfect formation to take in the view, or picking their way along a gnarly B-road, you can’t help but wish you were there. Let’s face it, these are the sorts of trips we all dream of making. And this video is so good it's enough to give you all sorts of ideas about finding the money for a trip of your own in 2013. So settle back, put your feet up, and prepare to live vicariously for a few minutes. And when you’re done, you’ll find us on Google Maps, where we’ll be busy plotting potential routes through the Alps!

 

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  • D.no 21 Dec 2012

    I hadn't thought about the Alps in about a day and a half, and then this appears!

    I took in the old GP circuit near Reims, Monaco, the Alps, Stuttgart (for the Porsche museum), F1 at Hockenheim, and the 'Ring in one epic Euro trip this year. I did all of the above off my own bat - the planning, booking, everything- and shared the trip with no-one. Just me and my trusty 911, for the ultimate feeling of freedom and maximum allowance for spontaneity.

    It was a real bucket-list experience and one I would recommend to anyone even remotely considering it.

    The credit-card bill was painful, but long after it's been forgotten the memories of that trip will linger.

    The Alps. Oh the Alps....



    Edited by D.no on Friday 21st December 15:52

  • DeadMeat_UK 21 Dec 2012

    Damnit. I was just coming to terms with not being a sports-car owner any more, yet alone no longer having a 911.

    Then you went and spoiled it and I need one all over again.

    Good effort.


  • hdrflow 21 Dec 2012

    And now that the Mayans were wrong, 2013 can be like this all over again. Road trips are fun!
    Very cool video.

  • Bushi 21 Dec 2012

    DeadMeat_UK said:
    Damnit. I was just coming to terms with not being a sports-car owner any more, yet alone no longer having a 911.

    Then you went and spoiled it and I need one all over again.

    Good effort.
    Aint that the truth.
    That's it decided, I'm buying another 911.

  • Petrolhead95 21 Dec 2012

    Fantastic video, it gave me a little shiver down my spine watching.

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