Why is GDR here?
It's here because I wanted to swap places with Hammond and join May and Clarkson in the 911 GT3 RS when Top Gear went in search for the Greatest Driving Road. Because I want to follow in Chris, Dickie and the rest of the Evo boys' tyre tracks when they're thrashing across the moors and because the clock is always ticking and most people don't have time to drive about searching for the types of roads we all lust over when we see them in print or on the telly
It all started on Friday afternoon on New Years day 2010 when my headache had lifted enough for me to go online and start planning a little driving trip. I wasn't exactly sure where I wanted to go so I needed help. I was hoping to find a website that would inspire me with guidance from people who knew where the most enjoyable roads were. There were a few websites but nothing I felt hit the mark. I wanted to know where the best driving roads were, what they looked like, what they felt like to drive, what to look out for and why I should be planning to drive them as soon possible. On top of this I wanted to know that the website wasn't cutting and pasting from other sources, I wanted to know that the person writing about these road had driven it for themselves.
This website is very much at the start of its journey, I want to make GreatestDrivingRoads.com the first port of call for people on the look out for that perfect road with the right balance of engaging layout, beautiful scenery and great tarmac. Every Great Road I publish on this site is a road I've driven and think has what it takes to be labelled 'One of the best'.
As you read this you'll notice I'm not a journalist, I just like driving and believe this website can serve a purpose. This is very much a personal project that I hope will grow into a very public one and hopefully other driving enthusiasts will find useful enough to get involved with.
Matthew - fellow driving enthusiast