Looking for roadtrip inspiration? A last minute escape to the prettier end of Europe? MotorPunk throws down a (driving) glove. This is the ‘Contimental breakfast’ challenge! Buy at least five fresh ingredients for your breakfast, in the country they were made, and serve them up on the same morning you bought them. For example; We’d go to Spain for the ham, Andorra for milk (and put your foot down or it’ll be yoghurt by the time it reaches the table), fresh croissants from France, Monaco for coffee and Italy for deliciously stinky cheese. Purchases should be evidenced with photos and receipts and cheating is heartily encouraged. Your shopping trip should not start before sunrise and breakfast should be served before Midday the same day. The route, ingredients and interpretation of foreign speed limits are all up to you.

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We’d serve it up at the beautiful Villa Ca Milla in Soldano, just outside San Remo, owned by friends of us ‘punks.  It’s a luxury villa with pool and sufficient parking to allow your steed to cool whilst serving up. Book the villa online here. Our route (here and above) is a bit squiffy and banks on MIA Gendarmes and dozing Carabinieri for an uninterrupted run, but we think it’s definitely do-able. Don’t you? If you’re daft enough to attempt a Contimental breakfast, send us your pics!

About The Author

Rich Duisberg

Rich's drivel regularly appears in Practical Performance Car and GT Porsche magazines. He has also written for Classic & Sportscar, MogMag, Classic Performance and Retro, Banzai, Evo, and Modern Mini. He also did a book no-one bought. His hungover fizzog also often appears on CBS’s Carfection channel enthusing about historic motoring. Le Mans winner Derek Bell once refused to get in Rich's Morgan Three Wheeler with him at the wheel. Currently amongst the detritus in his garage is a 1972 Fiat 500 Abarth, a fat BMW and a Lotus Elise. Previous machinery includes a Porsche 968, an Alfa GTV V6 and a dreadful Sinclair C5. He also owns a vintage Royal Enfield pushbike.

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