Permanent Tourist

The personal website of Mark Howells-Mead

Post series Car porn

I wouldn’t class myself a petrol-head, but I do like a good car.

  • Red Mini Cooper

    A familiar array of “adventures” which I feel fortunate to regularly enjoy.

  • All good things come to an end, and it’s time to say farewell to my trusty Avant.

  • An Audi at last

    In which I take delivery of my shiny new A4 Avant.

  • Over 150,00km after buying it, we say goodbye to our “four-wheeled tripod”.

  • Arosa Road

    When I read online that the road leading up into the mountains from Chur to Arosa was particularly windy, I scoffed, having ascended the mountain passes on many occasions.

  • One Way Up

    The single track road from Stöckalp in the Melchtal valley up to the ski resort of Melchsee Frutt is… an experience.

  • VW Golf 1.9 TDI 2002

    Four-wheeled tripod

    Jo and I take our new VW Golf for a test run in the Swiss alps, visiting the Diemtigtal valley for the first time.