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When I was little, Sundays consisted of watching Formula 1 with my 2 favorite men (brother and dad), sitting in the garage watching my dad work on his cars, going on weekend old-timer trips with him, … Naturally I wanted to get him something special for his 50th birthday. After lots of pondering I finally came across the perfect idea. I got him weekend-passes for the 2 of us to go to the Formula 1 Race in Monza, Italy. (2008)

I’m pretty sure my dad really liked the gift, but I am 100% sure I loved it even more. We left early friday morning, checked into our hotel and went straight to the race track. Through my dads work we got to go into the paddock, hangout with the drivers, go into the red bull racing box during qualifying, … the whole deal. (I even got to sit in the safety car, 560 hp)

ferrari box, between the pits and the race track.

on the track for the start of the ‘Porsche Supercup Support Event’.

We spent the entire weekend at the track, meeting great people, watching the different support-events and having a great time. At night we always picked a little local restaurant to have dinner. One on one time with my family is one of the things I treasure most in life. On sunday the weekend ended with the big race, and Sebastian Vettel’s first win. The atmosphere on the stands was overwhelming and the noise of the cars racing by went into the very depth of my bones. Goosebumps all the way!!

A great weekend I will certainly never forget and hopefully be able to repeat one day, maybe with my boyfriend’s company the next time around.

  1. Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries says:

    WOW! What a supercool present! :) My father was 50 last year and I got him a weekend in Berlin (where I lived at that time :).

    I was on the Hungaroring a couple of years ago with my than boyfriend. One of our friend's father was the lawyer for the race so we got VIP tickets and could go into the pit too. What an experience! :) Nevertheless I do think you see much more on TV. The noise and speed makes it impossible to see who is who… :) XXX


  2. vicky h. says:

    totally agree with you gabby, much better view of everything on TV!

    this was in 2008, and my hair was a super dark brown back then. I have been going a little lighter everytime I get it done :)


  3. Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries says:

    ahhhhhh… I totally missed that it was in 2008! I prefer you as a strawberry girl!!! :) Keep the lighter look! XXX


  4. vicky h. says:

    me toooo, I much prefer the lighter! xox

  5. Fashion, Art and other fancies says:

    What a nice thing to do with one's father and brother. Am sure you all had loads of sun and laughter! xox

  6. kirstyb says:

    oh that sounds like so much fun x

  7. SabinePsynopsis says:

    Wow, what an impressive present. Your dad must have been so proud. Happy you enjoyed it, too.

  8. Cafe Fashionista says:

    Ah, you are so sweet to come up with such a clever, lovely idea for a gift for your father. I imagine he is utterly ecstatic by it – I know I would be. You look adorable, by the way!! :)

  9. Anna Katrina says:

    sounds like you had a blast!! and i love the new hair oo lala :)

    Anna Katrina

  10. vicky h. says:

    pictures are back from 2008 :) so no new hair! i used to like it super dark, back to the more natural now tho!


  11. the red bungalow says:

    Oooo the best kind of gift…something to share together. :) Looks like a blast!

    Bre @ http://theredbungalow.blogspot.com

  12. deep_in_vogue says:

    Looks like you had such a fantastic time!!