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More FIA WEC on 24hAutomotive.com in 2017

24hAutomotive.com has been WEC “approved”

Now it will be much easier to follow FIA WEC more closely!

The great WEC APP has been purchased for the third year in a row, I can really recommend this app.

Stay tuned, WEC updates will follow.

 

 



2017 WEC 6 Hours of Silverstone Teaser par fiawec



Screen shot from today at https://members.fiawec.com/en/live


 Post photo:

Set up – #2 PORSCHE TEAM / DEU / Porsche 919 Hybrid – Hybrid – FIA WEC 6 Hours of Silverstone – Silverstone Circuit – Towcester – United Kingdom

 


 

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No. 8 Atlanterhavsvegen – “On the way to Nordkapp”

The road looks more spectacular in bad weather, on this sunny day it was just ok.

The summer of 2015 me and my daughter decided to drive from Stavanger in Norway, and all the way up to Nordkapp.

To make the trip “complete”, after visiting Nordkapp we also drove all the way down to Lindesnes in the south.

The trip was done with our family car, the Volvo V40 R Design 1,6 diesel.


This is video number 8 of 14 from our road trip back in 2015.
“Norge på langs”   –   “Norway lengthwise”

KM in total was 6080, the road trip took 12 days.

#Nordkapp


Situated in Norway, The Atlantic Road (in Norwegian called Atlanterhavsveien or Atlanterhavsvegen) is a part of Norwegian national road 64 (Rv 64).

It is close to the cities Molde and Kristiansund in the modest part of the Norwegian coastline. It is ranked first on The Guardian’s list of the world’s best road trips!

This fantastic and spectacular road is a very popular tourist attraction. Both the local population and tourist visitors frequently use the road to go fishing for cod and other fish directly from the bridges. One of the bridges is special designed for fishing.

Read more at: http://www.theatlanticroad.com/

Location – GPS: 63.037399, 7.407159


Nokia Lumia 930 post photo is a privat photo from where we spent the night camping at:

Epost: post@lysoenrorbuer.no
Address: Ljøsøyveien 116, 6533 Averøy – Norway

Web page

Video from the same location in this blog post.


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No. 7 Trollstigen – On the way to Nordkapp

National Tourist Route Geiranger-Trollstigen runs from Langevatn to Strynefjellet and Sogge Bru in Romsdalen, a total distance of 104 km (Road 63).

The summer of 2015 me and my daughter decided to drive from Stavanger in Norway, and all the way up to Nordkapp.

To make the trip “complete”, after visiting Nordkapp we also drove all the way down to Lindesnes in the south.

The trip was done with our family car, the Volvo V40 R Design 1,6 diesel.

 



KM in total was 6080, the road trip took 12 days.

#Nordkapp

The drive along Trollstigen is undoubtedly more dramatic than most people are used to, but what is special about driving in Norway is that in fact people live just about everywhere. Even on the narrowest mountain ledge or small crag there will be a house. We are bound to the landscape and the natural surroundings through settlements that have offered us a livelihood throughout history. Geiranger-Trollstigen offers numerous highlights, and the eleven hairpin bends of Trollstigen as well as the view from Ørnesvingen down to the Geirangerfjord may set your pulse racing. Lush valleys, sheltered strawberry-growing areas, precipitous mountains and vantage points guaranteed to make you dizzy offer some of Norway’s most scenic views.

History

For several centuries the road was an important transport artery between Valldal and Åndalsnes, first as a path and then as a bridleway, until construction of the Trollstigvegen road started up in 1916. Parts of the original pack horse track are still visible and passable on foot. It’s an exciting alternative for everyone who would like to experience the road as it was in days of old.

Experiences

You will find some of the most sensational installations we have constructed on this stretch. Here, viewing points such as Ørnesvingen, Gudbrandsjuvet gorge and Flydalsjuvet gorge let you explore the natural surroundings in a unique manner. Taking the ferry on the Geirangerfjord will bring you up close to the well-known waterfalls of Dei Sju Systre, Friaren and Brudesløret while at the same time you will experience the most renowned fjord in the world – the Geirangerfjord, which is on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

Read more at Nasjonale Turistveger:

 

 

 

Post photo:

Trollstigen


 

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Autodromo Nazionale Monza will host the first WEC “race” weekend of 2017

In the limelight will be four of the 1000 bhp, hybrid-powered LMP1 race cars from Porsche and Toyota, with both manufacturers launching their 2017 challengers just ahead of The Prologue.

FIA WEC:

Taking place for the first time at Autodromo Nazionale Monza in Italy on Saturday 01 April and Sunday 02 April, this will be the first opportunity for the fans to see the WEC’s 2017 teams on track all together.  Twenty seven of the full season entries will be present at Italy’s premier circuit, taking part in five sessions of testing over two days, including a night session on Saturday evening.

Provisional Timetable

Saturday 01 April

09:00 – 12:00    Session 1

14:00 – 17:00     Session 2

19:00 – 21:00    Session 3 (night testing)

Sunday 02 April

09:00 – 12:00    Session 4

13:15 – 13:45    Driver Autograph Session

14:00 – 17:00    Session 5


 

From Monza web page.

OFFICIAL WEBSITE

FIA WEC APP

FIA WEC Calendar


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No. 6 – Gamle Strynefjellsvei – Road trip to Nordkapp

A hidden gem, this old touristic route.
Coming From Stryn on the FV 15, take the 258. It is indicated, but you have to pay attention.
#ntgamlestrynefjellsvegen 
#strynefjellsvegen 
#folven 

The summer of 2015 me and my daughter decided to drive from Stavanger in Norway, and all the way up to Nordkapp.

To make the trip “complete”, after visiting Nordkapp we also drove all the way down to Lindesnes in the south.

The trip was done with our family car, the Volvo V40 R Design 1,6 diesel.

KM in total was 6080, the road trip took 12 days.

#Nordkapp


Read more at Nasjonale Turistveger:


From TripAdvisor:

Paula R:
Reviewed 13 August 2016

We have now gone through several of the historical roads this year. The Old Stryn Mountain road is a beautiful experience, traces of winter left, small mountain lakes with turquoise water, a narrow road stripped of green nature and adorned with stones that takes your breath away. We entered the road from the country of Oppland and drove towards Stryn, as one starts approaching the end of the road and descending, the majestic views of the mountain surrounding Stryn appear in front of your eyes, what follows is nothing less than magnificent, luscious and ever striking nature…

A true perfect Norwegian jewel among the crown nature jewels this country has.


Post photo.

#MeAndMyVolvo

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No.5 from our road trip to Nordkapp – Birkedalsbreen, Stryn

Summer of 2015.
Birkedalsbreen, Stryn – Road trip with my daughter on the way to Nordkapp

This is video number 5 of 14 from our road trip back in 2015.

“Norge på langs”   –   “Norway lengthwise”

 

The summer of 2015 me and my daughter decided to drive from Stavanger in Norway, and all the way up to Nordkapp.
To make the trip “complete”, after visiting Nordkapp we also drove all the way down to Lindesnes in the south. The trip was done with our family car, the Volvo V40 R Design 1,6 diesel.

 

About

Guests from all over the world come to visit this famous glacier arm set attractively between roaring waterfalls and high peaks. Briksdalsbreen is an arm of the great Jostedalsbreen Glacier, and located inside the Jostedalsbreen National Park. From 1200 meters the glacier plunges down into the beautiful Briksdalen Valley. See the Briksdalen valley by foot or catch a ride with one of the “Trollcars” up to the glacier.

In Briksdal you will find a restaurant, a large shop and an booking office for ” Troll car” trips.


 

Post photo:

 


 

#Nordkapp

#Norway

#RoadTrip

#MeAndMyVolvo

#NorgePåLangs

#Trafikk

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Number 4: Olden – Road trip to Nordkapp

No. 4 Olden – Road trip with my daughter on the way to Nordkapp

This is video number 4 of 14 from our road trip back in 2015.

“Norge på langs”   –   “Norway lengthwise”

The summer of 2015 me and my daughter decided to drive from Stavanger in Norway, and all the way up to Nordkapp.
To make the trip “complete”, after visiting Nordkapp we also drove all the way down to Lindesnes in the south. The trip was done with our family car, the Volvo V40 R Design 1,6 diesel.
KM in total was approximately 6080 and the trip took 12 days.

#Nordkapp – #Olden

 


Video number 4 is from a place in Norway named “Olden”.

PS: Video number 3 was so “boring” that I left it alone on YouTube ?

 

About Olden on Wikipedia:

Olden is a village and urban area in the municipality of Stryn in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. Olden is located at the mouth of the Oldeelva river at the northern end of the Oldedalen valley on the southern shore of the Nordfjorden. The 0.57-square-kilometre (140-acre) village has a population (2013) of 498, giving the village a population density of 874 inhabitants per square kilometer (2,260/sq mi).[1] Olden is located about 6 kilometers (3.7 mi) southwest of the village of Loen, about a 16 kilometers (9.9 mi) drive southeast of the municipal center of Stryn, and about 15 kilometers (9.3 mi) east of the village of Innvik.


 


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Video of the Mercedes 2016 Silver Arrow vs Mercedes 2017 Silver Arrow

These machines are in their infancy and the testing regime’s imposed by the teams rarely go for outright speed during a lap. With that in mind, this video comparison is even more remarkable.

Shared from thejudge13:

These machines are in their infancy and the testing regime’s imposed by the teams rarely go for outright speed during a lap. With that in mind, this video comparison is even more remarkable. The 2016 car has an […]

via Video: 2017 Mercedes Test Lap annihilates 2016 Pole Lap — thejudge13


Post photo from Daimler:

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Tests, F1, Barcelona, Valtteri Bottas.


 

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No. 2 – Holsen – Road trip with my daughter on the way to Nordkapp.

KM in total was approximately 6080 and the trip took 12 days.

 

This is video number 2 of 14 from our road trip back in 2015.

“Norge på langs”   –   “Norway lengthwise”


The summer of 2015 me and my daughter decided to drive from Stavanger in Norway, and all the way up to Nordkapp.
To make the trip “complete”, after visiting Nordkapp we also drove all the way down to Lindesnes in the south. The trip was done with our family car, the Volvo V40 R Design 1,6 diesel. KM in total was approximately 6080 and the trip took 12 days.
#Nordkapp

Holsen is a place so small that it is almost impossible to find any information about it. The only information I found was on Wikipedia, in Norwegian …

 

Holsen er en bygd i Førde kommune i Sogn og Fjordane. Sentralt i bygden ligger Holsavatnet og bygden omkranser dette. Turistveien Rv 13 mellom Moskog og Balestrand går igjennom bygden, og følger langs Holsavatnet sin nordside. Veien går videre over Rørvikfjellet mot bygdene Haukedalen og Viksdalen, fjellovergangen er med sin flotte utsikt blitt en turistattraksjon. Ved øverste enden av vannet ligger Holsen kirke og Holsen skule.

#Norway

#RoadTrip

#MeAndMyVolvo

#FamilyTrip

#NorgePåLangs

#Trafikk

#Bilferie


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Lamborghini Huracán Performante record at the Nürburgring

On 5 October 2016, the Huracán Performante set a new production car lap record of 6:52.01 min on the Nürburgring Nordschleife

On 5 October 2016, the Huracán Performante set a new production car lap record of 6:52.01 min on the Nürburgring Nordschleife with Lamborghini test driver Marco Mapelli. Save the date: March 7th, 8:55:00 AM GMT +1 on http://live.lamborghini


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No. 1 – Gaularfjellet, Road Trip with my daughter.

The first video in a series that hopefully will include a lot of “dash cam” videos in the future.

This video is from the summer of 2015 when me and my daughter decided to drive Norway lengthwise. We started home in Stavanger on the west coast of Norway and drove along the cost line up to Nordkapp. The road back home was made as short as possible and went through Finland and Sweden down to Lindesnes that Norway’s southernmost lighthouse. From Lindesnes so it was not long way up to Stavanger and home.
The trip took 12 days and was absolutely fantastic, my best vacation ever.

This is the first video in a series of 14 from this trip, there is one more, but I’m not able to find the location for this so it will be posted as a “single” video later on.

In a later post I will also add some map details, more details about the trip itself and related links to some of our TripAdvisor reviews from this travel here in Norway.

 

From Nasjonale Turistveger, link to this page can be found below the text:

For most people Gaularfjellet is a well-kept secret, but for all those who have discovered the road it is quite special. A journey along the road leading across Gaular, the mountain between Dragsvik and the Sognefjord, is a serene experience where the quality is in the details. The drive skirts the fjord before snaking up towards the highest point of Gaularfjellet. At the rest area at Utsikten you can admire the panorama of mountains and valleys. The road follows Gaularvassdraget, one of the few watercourses that is protected, offering everything from wild rapids and waterfalls to calm stretches where the water glides quietly on its way. Simply driving along the watercourse and following the natural route the water takes in its descent is a wonderful experience, but if you go on foot you can be at one with nature.  A continuous “waterfall path” of almost 25 km has been established from Nystølen to Eldal. You can walk the entire length or just take a short stroll to admire the watercourse at close hand. For many people the bridge over the Likholefossen waterfall is a highlight, since it provides a feeling of being in the midst of the swirling cascade.

History

In 1853 a request was made for money to establish a road over the mountain, but almost 100 years would pass before this became a reality. The road swiftly became a key transport route after its opening in 1938, but today it is a peaceful alternative to the main roads that absorb most of the traffic.

Nasjonale Turistveger

 

 


PS:

We are actually planning to make this trip again this year, this time with my son and daughter, but this is not “confirmed” yet as long as there is some challenges with our work situation at the time.

I’m not sure if it is the best to use YouTube or Vimeo, if you have any thoughts or advice on this it will be appreciated.


#Newbie on Vimeo and YouTube 😉

 


Post photo from Lindesnes.

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