This has been a landmark year for Carboretta.
The website made some tentative steps out into the world during 2016’s opening months– some car spotting photos here, news story there.
Since then, Carboretta has attended some of the greatest automotive events in the world, and explored Europe from behind the windscreen of an increasingly battered hatchback.
Espresso has been quaffed in the glistening enclave of Villa Erba, and hideous chicken has been gnawed on a cross-channel ferry. We’ve navigated the misty hue of burning high octane at the Goodwood Members Meeting and witnessed the most catastrophic mound of shorn bodily hair in an hostel toilet.
It’s safe to say that the car world has served up all the adventure I could ever have hoped for when I started this little venture, and then some.
We can all agree that 2016 hasn’t been the easiest of years, and wider events seem as confused – and as bafflingly conflicted – as ever. One thing is for sure, with 2017 rapidly streaking into view; our passion and devotion to motor cars isn’t going anywhere.
I sincerely hope you’ll join us for another year of laughs, lifestyle and insight.
In the meantime, here’s a little photographic celebration from a rollercoaster first year at Carboretta. We all need some escapism, after all.