Published on 10 November 2017 ‐ Duration: 05:23
In 2010, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May headed off to Romania in search of the unpronounceable Transfăgărăşan Highway. Jeremy proclaimed afterwards that the Transfăgărășan is "the best road in the world". Since then Paddy wanted to drive this magnificent road and see for himself if that's truly the case. This September, his dream came true: Paddy the driver drove all the way to Romania and back ‐ sadly without Paddy the Navigator. Paddy had to work with a soulless computer in his Audi S3 instead. The Transfăgărășan, or DN7C, also known as Ceaușescu's Folly, is a paved mountain road crossing the southern section of the Carpathian Mountains of Romania. It starts near the village of Bascov, near Pitești, and stretches 90 kilometers to the crossroad between the DN1 and Sibiu, between the highest peaks in the country, Moldoveanu and Negoiu. Paddy spent a few days in Romania and drove dozens of times over the mountain road. Up and down, back and forth, round and round. Paddy completely agrees with Jeremy here, the Transfăgărășan Highway is best road in the world. It has everything what a great road needs.
Published on 28 March 2016 ‐ Duration: 01:29
This is the third part of Paddy's GoPro 101 test series. Paddy recorded this film in 720p and 50 frames per second. The test track was a road to Kyburg Castle south of Winterthur. In this part Paddy forgot to connect mic and camera, so the sound quality is much worse compared to the others.
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Published on 03 December 2015 ‐ Duration: 04:57
The film, for the first time in the history of Team Paddy Murphy in sixty frames per second, starts at the Norberthöhe, a small mountain pass in Austria, which has a few nice corners. But it was not more than an appetizer for other roads to come. Paddy headed for the mighty Stelvio Pass. Well, it was raining cats and dogs at the beginning, the road was totally wet and it was challenging to drive fast. Needless to say that Paddy tried it anyway. At around the twentieth turn (there are a grand total of 48 hairpin turns), the rain stopped and the road dried. Then Paddy started a race against the sun ‐ could Paddy arrive at the top before the sun sets? Yes, of course he can! Paddy won that race and enjoyed another sunset at the top of Stelvio Pass. Afterwards, he headed back to Switzerland over the Umbrail Pass. It was a nice drive without any disturbances such as an inspection by the Swiss customs officer. Okay, there was one thing: a big tree branch was lying on the street and blocked Paddy's way. But then, like some sort of Greek Titan of myth, MoXo entered the stage and saved the day.
Published on 04 March 2015 ‐ Duration: 02:09
On a sunny day in February, Paddy went for a spin and an audio gadget field test. The Hulftegg Pass, a mountain pass between Zurich and St. Gallen, was chosen as test track. Paddy experimented with different microphone positions, once mounted right between the exhaust pipes and another time in a gab between front window and engine bonnet. The results were so impressive that Paddy decided to share them with you! So turn up your speakers and enjoy!
The thing about Irish roads is that you'll never know what comes next after a hill or a bend. Just close your eyes, come and rely on the luck o' the Irish.Paddy Murphy, 2012