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Old 07-29-2012, 04:34 PM   #1
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Driving Heaven

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I was not sure where to put this Thread so I've gone for off topic, hope its right, otherwise I'd be happy if a moderator could move it :-)

Any Petrolhead has a favorit place in its area where he likes to spend time with his car and everything just feels right. Thats why I start this Thread, I'd like to see your personal driving heaven. Doesnt matter where in the world it is, as long as it is a special place for you and maybe you ad some pictures to it so we can see why.

I'll make the start with my personal Driving heaven. It's called the 3 mountain pass tour, and it got its name from, well guess what, the three mountain passes (Susten, Grimsel, Furka) you run during this 150km trip.

It is located in the middle of Switzerland, and all the three passes are connected directly to each other, so there is no boring "transit" driving required. Its about 2-4h (depending on your speed and breaks you take during the trip) pure driving fun.

This is the Furka pass, where the fun starts. The Picture was taken on top of the Furka pass and what you can see in the background is the secound pass, the Grimsel Pass










This now shows Grimsel Pass on the way to Susten pass, there is a little lake there because of a Dam





Last picture shows Susten pass, the last of the three, normaly its getting dark when I hit it :-)



So thats my driving heaven.

Hope you enjoy the pictures and looking forward to see your driving heavens
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Old 07-29-2012, 07:55 PM   #2
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Wow that looks absolutely amazing! Great photos!
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:16 AM   #3
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.....Wow!!! Absolutely amazing scenery and just....the road, looks like its a blast to drive on! Nice mk2 btw! I've always wanted one!
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Gorgeous - the road, scenery, car, everything. Gorgeous!
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Awesome place! Have to pin that area on my "to visit" map. Thanks for sharing!
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Man I miss Switzerland, especially the mountains where I stayed at. It was so refreshing and beautiful to experience.

So thanks for posting those pics, they really rekindled my memory of that trip when I visited there.
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I spent 6hrs in the alps looking for the stelvio pass(didn't make it), nothing I've seen/driven on in North/South American can compare, I defently need to go back.
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I spent 6hrs in the alps looking for the stelvio pass(didn't make it), nothing I've seen/driven on in North/South American can compare, I defently need to go back.
Hehe, probebly you've been in the wrong corner then :-) Stelvio pass is in the farest eastern corner of switzerland (if you can call something "far" in a country you can drive accross in only 5h:-)
However Stelvio itself, if I remember correctly, is already located on italian ground.
Problem with Stelvio compared to the 3passes here is that the roads are much worse to drive if you have a lowered car, and also the road is smaller, so you cant drive as fast as on some places you cannot "cross" another car, so you may have to stop instantly anytime. Hover, the scenery is fantastic aswell.



Generally thanks everyone for the nice comments, and I'll post some more pictures once my GT-86 has arrived and I could take it up there for a spin (I hope I still can do it this year, as from October on normaly the passes are closed due to snow)
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Those Swiss really like their chocolate milk. They made whole lakes of it!

lol. Awesome roads though. If I ever hit the lottery I want to do a driving tour of Europe and rent a nice car (Aston Martin) to do it in. I'd hit up these roads, a road near my friend's home in Poland, the Top Gear "best" roads, Isle of Man, Nurburgring, etc..
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Absolutely breathtaking.
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Those Swiss really like their chocolate milk. They made whole lakes of it!
hehehe, being fair, wasn't the best picutre of the lake, depends on the rain they've got, the lake may also look like this






and since you guys seem to like the pictures, I'll throw in some more, not as good in quality however














I'm still waiting to see pictures of your driving heaven, noone got any favorit place to drive? (and picture to share)
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Suleskard, southwestern Norway


Jøssingfjord


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Atlanterhavsveien (Atlantic ocean road)





That's just some of the great roads in southwestern Norway. Come visit!
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