Some cars have a mysterious ability of putting you in a certain type of driving mood. For example, my 1996 BMW 320i makes lovely straight-six noises between 2,000 and 3,000rpm, and as a result I drive it mostly at cruising speeds. The Toyota Aygo on the other hand is one of those cars I found myself driving faster than strictly necessary most of the time. It’s a small city car with only 82hp, so it isn’t that fast by any means. But there’s more to driving fun than outright speed, and after two weeks of driving it, I can easily say it’s the second most fun I’ve had in a car this year (the first was in a 2014 Mustang GT convertible).
As part of the European Rally Championship, the Rallye International du Valais took place on some of the greatest roads that Switzerland has to offer. There was also a stage held right at the heart of Sion, which just couldn't be missed. Sion echoed with the sounds of antilag and unrestricted exhausts, and the driving talent on display was nothing short of amazing. Good thing Standout Cars had its camera on hand to give you a spectator's perspective.
The Ford Transit is one of those vehicles that sell in huge numbers, but they never really catch your attention when you’re going about your day. Until, that is, you have one within an inch of your rear bumper on the highway. Apart from its ability to draft on other cars like a NASCAR racer, its versatility is what has made the Transit one of the most popular commercial vehicles in Europe for nearly 50 years, and having spent two weeks with the new one, it looks set to continue being just that.
Today was the perfect day for a gathering of classic British automobiles in Morges, Switzerland. The sun was shining, people were friendly, and there were plenty of old-school exhaust notes that you just dont get from modern cars. Standout Cars had its handy Canon, and many photos were taken. Check out the gallery after the jump to get a taste of the gathering.