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ramp it up: our highlights of the year

Between the years is exactly the right time to reflect a little: on what you have achieved and what you want to achieve in the coming twelve months. We're happy to do so - and therefore look back on five highlights of our ramp year.

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    Marko Knab
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    Kevin Sinclair
Alvaro Soler: Sunny Side Up

Most people associate Alvaro Soler's music with summer. So it's only fitting that we met the Spanish-German pop singer in Barcelona. For an exclusive photo shoot and a chat about the power of music, his Porsche - and about clichés. This inspiring (and very visible) feeling of freedom and lightness came naturally. At the wheel of his 911 SC, during the shoot with photographer Markus Henttonen himself and, of course, during the interview with ramp editor-in-chief Michael Köckritz. You can read about it in rampstyle #29.

Gavin Rossdale: »Oh Shit … Where is the Horizon?«

What does a "California Dream" look like for us? We are happy to show you the production with Gavin Rossdale here. He is an actor, photographer, owner of a fashion label - and above all the frontman of the grunge band BUSH, whose style had a major influence on the music of the nineties. More than a good reason to take a closer look and find out more. We met the Brit for an exclusive photo shoot in Los Angeles and had a very private chat with the rock star. Oh yes, and we'll leave the question about the horizon for now. You can find many other answers and even more pictures in rampstyle #30.

Supersupersuper test: Dancing on the roof of hell

Let's just take it one step at a time: For this supersuper test, columnist Wladimir Kaminer and our editor-in-chief Michael Köckritz head to Berlin. And find themselves caught between heaven, hell, the past and the future. The two passionate car drivers also embark on an underground railway adventure. It's a good thing that they also come across the reliable and luxurious Toyota Century. It's just a shame that the steering wheel is on the wrong side. And then there's the matter of the Japanese toilet bowls. And AI. You should take a look here - and definitely read about it in ramp #62.

Núria Oliu: Trigger

Some things just happen by themselves and you can't escape them. Just like a picture, perfectly taken from life. Characterised by that endless summer feeling, a convertible and all those creative possibilities that are inspiring and open. Just like our second shoot in the Spanish metropolis of Barcelona, for which we met Núria Oliu. You should remember her name, by the way: The young Spaniard is just about to take off as a model and photographer. And of course you can now (rightly) claim to have seen the 24-year-old with us first - in a Bentley Continental GTC in Barcelona. And in ramp #63 »Happy on the Road«.

Kurt Molzer: The Verdun of motorsport

The Tourist Trophy on the Isle of Man is legendary. And infamous. That's why our author Kurt Molzer flew to the island and spoke to Klaus Klaffenböck. The three-time TT sidecar champion is himself a little surprised that he is still alive. So why did we (only) let Kurt Molzer ride an e-bike on the Snaefell Mountain Course? Must have been a coincidence. In any case, he came back a changed man. After all, 267 racers have already met their deaths on the course with its 264 bends. Pure trepidation for Kurt Molzer, but this resulted in a report worth reading and seeing. The unforgettable encounter between the two Austrians can be found in ramp #62.

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