Comin‘ home: der Sohn des Bergkönigs

»Ich freue mich immer, wenn nach 50 Jahren noch jemand meinen Bruder hoch leben lässt«, so schreibt uns Eva Kühnel nach der Lektüre von ramp #41. Die Auktionatorin ist die Schwester des Rennfahrers Gerhard Mitter. Tatsächlich, es ist schon fast 50 Jahre her, dass Deutschlands damals bester Automobilsportler am 1. August 1969 auf dem Nürburgring tödlich verunglückt ist.

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Labello, chewing gum and potato chips

For our ramp #49 - Higgledy Piggledy we flew to New Zealand for the launch event of the new Jeep Gladiator. It turned out to be a real off-road adventure that a pair of sneakers didn't survive. Additionally, it left us with the serious question: how do you actually survive in the wilderness in extreme cases?

Cool pages: Our top 5 Steve McQueen books

There are different ways to approach the »King of Cool«. Very few have come as close to him as his wife Barbara. Or had the pleasure of photographing him in private. But there are still his vehicles. And Le Mans. Five worthwhile books about Steve McQueen, who would have turned 90 on March 24.

Like a wild Steve

Steve McQueen is the unchallenged king of cool. On screen. And on the track. But what does it look like behind the scenes? Everything different? Not everything. But some.

Stay home? Stay cool!

There's only one thing that helps right now: Staying cool. Our inspiration for this is Steve McQueen. The actor would have celebrated his 90th birthday today. Reason enough to look at six more or less known facts about the »King of Cool«.