Spa Not Far – Sognefjellet – Tesla Trip – No Kidding

Rounding up the picture captions from the Bank Holiday weekend: a quick look at Sognefjellet, Scandinavia’s highest mountain pass, as it opens for the summer; not-far Spa-Francorchamps is rapidly becoming Brit’s favourite race away from home; Tesla Model S drivers enjoy a free German road trip; and, will Jodie Kidd replicate last year’s success on this month’s Mille Miglia?

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Spring along Sognefjellsvegen, Scandinavia's highest mountain pass, circa. 1950. Photo via @Elusive_Moose

Spring on Sognefjellet, Scandinavia’s highest mountain pass, circa. 1950 (despite the date stamp). The pass (national road 55) stretches 106km between Lom and Gaupne, topping out at 1434m – i.e. not that high by Alps standards – in south central Norway. It runs from ‘verdant meadows’, past ‘untamed mountains’ and ends alongside ‘crystal clear’ Sognefjord. Sognefjellet is one of eighteen National Tourist Routes, most of which are open already (the latest opens in June). Photo via @Elusive_Moose. See more mountain roads at PassFinder.

Exciting World Endurance Championship race at Spa-Francorchamps yesterday. More later.

‘Amazing number of British registered cars around. This race is now established as a pre-Le Mans warm-up for a lot of UK fans,’ tweeted motorsport journalist @AdamCooperF1 from the World Endurance Championship race at Spa-Francorchamps in eastern Belgium on Saturday. At less than 450 miles from Birmingham, or 325 miles from London – and €31 for a three day pass – why wouldn’t it be? The big question is how to get there: E40 via busy Brussels, A25-E42 Lille-Liege or, our favourite, N90 from Mons. Fans who made the trip this time were treated to a keen battle between Porsche and eventual victors Audi. Meanwhile, Aston Martin won both GTE classes. Roll on the Le Mans 24 Hours in June (and the Belgian Grand Prix in August). Photo via @AndyatAston

Siegestor War and Peace monument, Leopoldstrasse, northern Munich: Tesla Model S drivers near the end of a 1200km road trip from Hamburg to Feldkirchen near the Austrian border, ‘refuelling’ only by newly installed superchargers. Tesla now has 37 of the quick chargers around Germany which, it says, will always be free to use for Model S owners. Photo @TeslaMotors

Siegestor War and Peace monument, Leopoldstrasse, northern Munich: Tesla Model S drivers near the end of a 1200km road trip from Hamburg to Feldkirchen near the Austrian border, ‘refuelling’ only by newly installed superchargers. Tesla now has 37 of the quick chargers around Germany which, it says, will always be free to use for Model S owners. Photo @TeslaMotors

Male supermodel David Gandy, and former female supermodel - now Classic Car Show presenter - Jodie Kidd drive this Jaguar XK120 on this month’s Mille Miglia re-enactment. The pair spent last Wednesday testing around Loch Lomond, Scotland. Will Gandy help or hinder handy wheelwoman Kidd who was memorably the first of the Jaguar finishers on the event last year? The 2015 re-run starts on 14 May. Photo @DGandyOfficial

Male supermodel David Gandy, and former female supermodel – now Classic Car Show presenter – Jodie Kidd drive this Jaguar XK120 on this month’s Mille Miglia re-enactment. The pair spent last Wednesday testing around Loch Lomond, Scotland. Will Gandy help or hinder handy wheelwoman Kidd who was memorably the first of the Jaguar finishers on the event last year? The 2015 re-run starts on 14 May. Photo @DGandyOfficial

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