Gearhead Reviews in 2018: What's On The Horizon?
Happy new year everybody! (Yes, I know january has nearly passed, but better late than never, right?)
I know Gearhead Reviews has been collecting quite a bit of dust over the past weeks and months, but that doesn't mean it's not alive anymore.
2017 has been a remarkable year: good racing games, great events and brilliant cars to drive. But 2018 is already looking rather remarkable, so I figured it would be a good idea to look ahead and line out what 2018 will bring.
First up on the agenda: a new video game review. I have been playing Forza Motorsport 7 for a good while now, and I think I have gathered a good enough impression on it to write about it. I deliberately waited with this one, as I think Forza 7 is a very important game and I did not want to rush to get a half assed hitpiece out. But it is coming very soon, so keep an eye out for that!
But apart from racing games, 2018 is really shaping up like a year of exploration. And that exploration starts next month, with a visit to The Gallery in Brummen.
The Gallery, located in the eastern part of the Netherlands, has garnered somewhat of reputation for being one of the premier classic car dealerships in the country, if not Europe as a whole. I've never been there, partly because it is so far removed from where I live (150 kilometers, to be precise).
But next month, that's going to change, and I'll be visiting this walhalla of classic automotive machinery, and you can bet I'm going to write about it.
But 2018 is not just going to be about going to places new. It'll also be about coming home. The last time I visited the Nürburgring was back in 2014, 4 years ago. About time for a return, don't you think? The Green Hell will most likely be a destination on a road trip that will also include Technico Classica in Essen, and perhaps, even the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart...
And finally, the third and last thing that's currently on my calendar. And this is the big one. One I've been wanting ever since I became interested in motorsport, in cars.
The 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Set on the 16th and 17th of June, I'll be visiting the greatest endurance race in the world for the very first time, after driving the Circuit de la Sarthe countless times in games like Forza and Project CARS 2.
It's hard for me to put into words just how excited I am about this. But I can guarantee one thing: I'm gonna have to put something into words, because I WILL be writing about this.
So that's what is on the table for Gearhead Reviews in 2018. This won't be all, as there will undoubtedly be other things to cover along the way.
I think this is going to be a pretty good year.