Same Same but Different

I wouldn’t call myself a sports car conaisseur. But vehicles which put purposeful performance above sanctimonious appearance have a great appeal to…

When Cars Build Friendships

Hans-Jürgen was a medical student in 1974. He bought a used green Porsche 356 C Convertible, for 4.200 DM – money he…

The Pleasure of Quirkiness

Mainstream has its justification, in normal life as well as when dealing with classic cars. But, let’s face it, the really exciting…

Fantic Chopper: Why So Serious?

From a distance, she´s got everything you need to make a bold statement. Raked front fork, wide five inch tire, psychodelic paint,…

Not Your Usual TriBSA

Thorsten Schlesinger is an artist. As a trained product designer, his major job is to feel and understand the character of materials.…

Brough Superior 680 O.H.V.

George Brough produced little over 3.000 motorcycles under his prestigious brand until 1940, and each of them is a marvel. Despite the…

The Ghost of Michael Knight

“A shadowy flight into the dangerous world of a man who does not exist. Michael Knight, a young loner on a crusade,…

Dodging through Denmark

November is not the ideal time to travel around Denmark. It might be foggy, cold and most likely dark. But with the…

Ready for the Future

The BMW E36 is a milestone in the automotive world, perhaps the most successful 3-Series ever built. But it hasn’t reached the…

So Many Quotation Marks

Many “true” petrol heads (whoever they are…) fear electromobility. As if criticism on the internal combustion engine is a sacrilege. Of course,…

Racing Rømø

I have been to the Rømø Motor Festival a couple of times. And have since fallen in love with the concept of…

AVUS100 – The Bible

Celebrating 100 years of Berlin´s famous race track, this opulent 288-pager captures the essence of what the AVUS is all about: The…

Country Life

Everything used to be better in the past? Well, no! Or do you want to set your flux compensator back to 1967,…

Project Dream Garage

Having the privilege of seeing the greatest workshops and garages around the world is also a burden. You get spoiled over time,…

Concept Cars – Fast Forward

You must admit that the huge diversity of books for motoring enthusiasts is mind-blowing these days. No topic untouched, no car unseen.…

Coffee to Ride

Not many words are needed to describe Axel Budde´s Kaffeemaschine creations. They are just the best real-world Guzzi builds on the planet.…

100 Years – But Still Youngish

For most people, pre-war cars are a dark horse. Their outlandish looks, fragile technology and limited markets do not attract the average…

The Custom Bike Life Book

Custom Bike Life is the latest coffee table treat from teNeues. The high-quality, two kilogram heavyweight throws light on the vibrant motorcycle…

Snowman in Japanese

For a guy like me, who spent more than 25 years solely with on-road motorcycles, off-roading is a thing. And the next…

KK´s MGA Speedster

The MGA is a true classic car icon. Small, simple, cheap and sporty – it was constructed as a daily. But the…

Vespa Lunacy

Can you imagine riding a lightweight Vespa, with remarkably tiny wheels and this oh-so-cute appearance – but a 64 hp racing engine…

Guzzi & Norge

Over 90 years ago, Giuseppe – the brother of Moto Guzzi founder Carlo – took a Guzzi GT and rode it from…

Less is so much more

Motor journalists are blessed. We are a special breed, regularly surrounded by exotic machines, rare sports cars or high-end superbikes. But hardly…

Built not Bought

The concept of „built not bought“ stands for independence, self-confidence and ambition. It´s a statement: Be aware of your skills, try, learn…

Dirty Dudes

It´s easy to understand the appeal of motocross. Action, dirt, steady surprises and the never-ending battle between man, machine and nature. What…

The One – Apal Corsa V6 Coupé

I thought I´ve seen it all. High-end classics, ultra-rare small volumes, top-notch resto-mods and rotten dailies – the lot. But this very…

The Visionaries of Hookie Co.

I did many features of custom shops and motorcycle builders over the last decade, learning a lot about this business. In fact,…

2nd Auerberg Klassik

Never heard of Auerberg? Well, we better change that! Because the Auerberg Klassik hill-climb, with the Alps in sight, is a mystical…

Odd, odder, Gordon-Keeble

To many enthusiasts, a Ferrari marks the climax of the classic car world. My taste, however, works somewhat differently. To me, its…

Brummm Chronicles

There´s nothing like BRUMMM, the brainchild of friend and colleague Hermann Köpf. It´s not a motorcycle magazine nor a book. The photographic…

The Fall of The Wall

On November 9th 1989, the Berlin Wall came down. I was only seven years old. Grown up as a lucky child behind…

Really Grand Alps

Driving the French Alps from North to South is a motorist´s dream, for sure. Because the Route des Grandes Alpes represents one…

Escape to Mecklenburg

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is best known for its´ tranquility. The region 1,5 hours North of my hometown Berlin cannot offer much more than nature.…

The Norton 88

The Norton 88, shyness on two wheels. She might suffer under the sheer presence of more ambitious, more expressive Norton models. Mainly…

Volkssport

A Volkswagen Golf might be the dullest car on earth. No passion, no feel, no need for love. But things change completely…

Car Candy: The M3 Bastard

The BMW E30 is a true motorsport icon. Legendary drivers like Quester, Winkelhock or Ravaglia left a huge mark in BMW´s history…

The Real Estate

Estate cars were considered unglamorous pack-horses for a very long time. In contrast to their brothers and sisters – saloons, convertibles and…

An Extraordinary Ride-Out

It was summer last year when my buddy Klaus and myself pondered about our next big trip. I had just come back…

Mr. Guzzi: Meeting Pino Todero

Too many legends of the motorcycle racing cosmos have passed away too early. John Britten, Marco Simoncelli, you name it. But there…

A Benz “Sommar”

You should always grasp opportunities when they appear. So did I when my girlfriend was hooked by the idea of some days…

Veglia-Guzzi: From Zero to Hero

I´m definitely nuts about Italian motorcycle culture. Which is why the passion for Moto Guzzi, Ducati and anything in between is regularly…

Big Is… Yellow

The bigger, the better? Not necessarily! Because squeezing a couple of 18 meter long, custom-made lorries for ADAC into my lens without…

Over the Limit: LEJOG

“Since the first running of LEJOG in 1993, the event has become an enigma as well as one of the most demanding…

Frosty Streets of Berlin

Being a motor journalist sounds like a very restricted job. But, to me, it isn´t! Spending a foggy and very cold night…

Grand GTs

The concept of a Gran Turismo has always inspired my imagination. Côte d’Azur, twisty alpine roads, may be an adventurous trip through…

Fine Art on Demand

Most of my work is published in magazines, on websites or in books. But the best shots of masterminds, anarchists and petrol…

Dancing in the Dirt

Here is my top tip for spending the best weekend of the year: Find yourself some old and new friends, pack some…

Event Photography: Pure&Crafted

“Pure&Crafted feels like a huge melting pot – mixing motorbike cliches, urban lifestyle, new heritage and musical zeitgeist. It´s a laid-back, but…

Good Deeds

“What doesn´t kill you makes you stronger.” A mantra I truly believe in… Because life is what you make it! I am…

Report: Tokyo´s Finest

Spending seven days with the best custom builders on mother earth, escorting a huge video production for BMW Motorrad and discovering hidden…

The Authority: Bike EXIF

“Sven is one of Bike EXIF’s best-kept secrets“ is the ultimate accolade to me. Bike EXIF is the number one web authority…