Tucked away in the heart of South America, we rendezvoused with a very special vehicle – the Hummer H1 Alpha. Set in the jungles of Bolivia, we beat on everything from pavement to bedrock while tickling the engine block of a vehicle that can’t be shaken. Weaving our way West through the sprawling mountains, we descended into mountain valleys and shuffled alongside tropical ravines. Emerging through Los Valles of Bolivia, we took in the scenery of a landscape capable of wildly morphing at any turn.
A little get away of sorts, we escaped society with a mildly packed backpack and only the clothes on our back. Our voracious machine filled the void with its 6.6 liter groans, and we were more than happy to oblige. For more of our retreat into the Bolivian Jungles, head on over to UrbanDaddy’s DRIVEN.
Shaped by the brilliant mind of Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, the iconic first generation 911 would come to define the Porsche marque more so than anything to date. The Classic Car Club of Manhattan invited us to immerse ourselves in the car that started it all. Spending a day in upstate New York at the Orvis Sandanona grounds for a day of sporting clays and cars, we absorbed the intoxicating vapors of performance and made realizations that only the CCCM can afford you. For more on the “Steve McQueen” Porsche 911, head on over to UrbanDaddy’s DRIVEN.
Last month, we spent a day with Range Rover in Vancouver getting the first look at their newest incarnation of off-roading luxury, the Evoque. Set in the mountains of Whistler Blackcomb, a private stretch of the famed mountain was prepared for us to push the limits of the new Evoque. Through sun, rain, gravel, light rock-crawling and snow, our English thoroughbred pierced the scenery at Whistler Mountain only to arrive looking better that when it was delivered to us, as a mud covered object of irony. For more on the Evoque’s ascent of Whistler Blackcomb, head on over to UrbanDaddy’s DRIVEN.
While we took some time off in the Costa del Sol, TGT was invited to the most exclusive private racing track in Europe – the Ascari Race Resort. There we spent a day with up-and-coming Spanish race car sensation Alvaro Fontes to familiarize ourselves with a behemoth track made up of the racing world’s celebrated twists and turns. We would then experience the track first hand, behind the wheel of the fastest car to ever round the track Nurburgring Nordschleife. For more on the octane infused day, head on over to UrbanDaddy’s DRIVEN.
A few weeks ago, TGT was dispatched by UrbanDaddy’s DRIVEN to join the American Le Mans at the North Eastern home of racing, Lime Rock Park. There we spent a day with Lime Rock Driver’s Club Director, Simon Kirkby, to discuss vintage Le Mans cars and the pecularities of the track experienced behind the dashboard of a nimble BMW M3 courtesy of LRP. Secluded in the sprawling hills of Northern Connecticut, Lime Rock park functions as home of the Skip Barber Racing school and gentleman driver adrenaline-junkie’s. Head on over to UrbanDaddy’s DRIVEN for the full story.
Va-Va-Vroom. Last Friday, TGT was invited to the ultra private Monticello Motor Club on behalf of UrbanDaddy’s DRIVEN to spend a day with Porsche. Enlisted to take to the road with their supercars and give our stylistic impressions on the day and the performance of the Stuttgart-bred machines, we attended with swagger characteristic of the gentleman motorist. A quick helicopter ride to upstate New York out of downtown Manhattan and we would soon be on the ground with some of the fastest land based creations for miles around. For the full article head on over to UrbanDaddy’s DRIVEN.