Some roads are to be endured (hello M25!), others are to be enjoyed. In the latest issue of British Airways’ executive club magazine, Jason Barlow, motoring journalist and broadcaster, describes five of his favourite drives. For added fun and excitement, he also offers an opinion on the ideal car for your automotive adventure
There is a tyre-squealing climb up to Fuji national park in a Nissan GTR, there is a joyous roar along the Passo della Raticosa through the Apennines in a Ferrari F355 and, best of all (yes, we’re biased again) a joyous cruise through the wonderful west coast Highland scenery from Lochcarron to Gairloch via Torridon in a Range Rover Sport.
Whether you can scrape together the small change for a Sport or not, it is still a fantastic drive. Even in a clapped out Mini.
As Jason Barlow says:
The Scottish West Highlands region is a gift to the keen driver that just never ceases giving. The road to Gairloch is fast and smooth, with open sightlines and scenery all around to make the spirits soar. Head northeast from Gairloch to Poolewe, and it gets more mountainous and elemental.
As you will see below, our friend and neighbour Steve Carter has his own opinions on the best car for these magnificent roads.