STARTING POINT: MUSEO AUTOMOVILISTICO, MALAGA.
Date: Thursday 5th November 6:50AM Flight London to Malaga, Spain. 26 Degrees.
A different scenery from you’re typical frosty British weather, to find yourself packing for another adventure with Agent Provocateur. Spanish sunshine, sea and suntan lotion at the ready, here for the new launch of Mercedes Benz C- Class Coupes, revealed to the International car experts. They call these Press launches, I call this the experience and adventure of a lifetime. The tables have turned from the Uber backseat rides to feeling like the Fast & Furious actor in the drivers seat. Going at a respectable limit of course, although this time the C300 & C63 versions has SPORTS PLUS function. This time round, I was in the comfort of my own body heat, radio system and Navigation directing me to the next check point. The same procedure continues to find picturesque locations and context against the Matt Grey C300 Coupe, keeping it sleek and sophisticated.
CIRCUITO ASCARI RACE TRACK
You’re in for a ride of a life, when ever you’re driving on the Circuito Ascari Racetrack. Feeling like formula one meets Gran Turismo or Toad from Mario Kart (if you’re small wearing a big helmet like myself). The adrenaline, and the sound of the Mercedes Engine was making me feel competitive whilst putting my feet on the pedal. No body likes to be over taken of course, especially when there is lunch as your reward, waiting for you. I have yet to master the drifting technique, neither will I be a Fast & furious driver.
Cruising along the never ending snake style roads, whilst glancing from the edge of my seat. Pit stopping to stare at the breathe taking scenery, the magical humid sunset settled down behind the mountains . The ultimate explorer vehicle, ideal for long distances especially when you’re free from traffic and toll booths. I may have caused a book signing Que, but luckily my spare euros spared me from embarrassment at my first attempt at the Toll border. The sound of the pixalated radio signal was cricketing in the background, much preferred than silence and the sound of my own voice.
19:05pm Greeted by the Finca Cortesin Hotel Staff, the grandest room with an swimming pool on the rooftop terrace was awaiting my arrival. Refreshed in 10 minutes quickly to get changed for an eventful Spanish tapas dinner and evening press program. It was like a small reunion with familiar faces, a discussion about movement of Mercedes and the new Cart that launches in March 2016. The ensuite bathroom was bigger than bedroom and studio combined, feeling like a millionaire for one night, drinking from fine selection known as the mini bar.
FINAL STOP: AVANTO RESTAURANT AT MALAGA BEACH
A warm awakening the next day, checking out of the hotel and checking into the Mercedes Benz C63 Coupe. Casually car hopping from one day to another, coordinated with the Joshua Kane Bespoke Suit and Metallic Grey C Class. I was convince that I suited this car, definitely no pun intended. I could only dream of the luxurious lifestyle, fast cars, fancy hotels and fine dining experiences. For now, the glittering seas, palm trees will remain on my macbook desktop, until next time.
In Partnership with Mercedes Benz UK
Photographer Assistance: Sara Nase