Breaking Free – Driving a Mustang to California and Back to Save My Sanity, Part 1

I thought the lockdowns and travel restrictions of 2020 wouldn’t get to me. I’ve never been very outgoing or open with my thoughts and generally stick to my introverted, socially awkward ways. So having the ultimate excuse to stay in my comfort zone should have been easy. Let me tell ya…it absolutely was not. About […]

Road Trip Review: The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E from California to Colorado

mustang mach-e road trip

The Car 2021 Mustang Mach-E 4x First Edition in Grabber Blue Metallic. This specific one has AWD, an 88-kWh battery, 346 hp and 428 lb-ft of torque, and 270 miles of range. The total MSRP is $50,800. The Trip Venice, CA to Denver, CO. 800 miles on the highway, then another 500 miles on back […]

Electric Brewgaloo! Long-Distance Porsche Taycan beer run Pt. 2

Sometime last summer, I used a Porsche Taycan to go on a mini road trip in search of great beer. The Taycan 4S was an amazing machine and it left me wanting to sample the higher-spec versions of this all-electric Porsche. And that’s what’s happening here now. This is long-distance beer run part two and […]

Porsche Taycan 4S – Long-Distance Beer Run!

Porsche Taycan 4S beer run

This is a 2020 Porsche Taycan 4S. It’s the electric Porsche and the EPA says it has a surprisingly low range. Everything I hear about the car says that’s not the case. So I borrowed one to see for myself… and I took the car on a nearly 200-mile beer run to three different Southern […]

More Antisocial Distancing – Driving Cross Country

Recently my colleague Chris documented his escape from quarantine in a 2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon.  I couldn’t help but use that same concept for this feature about my recent attempt to get out and see the country in my own 2017 Jeep Wrangler. I love to travel. I know that doesn’t make me special, it’s […]

Car-free road trip: Of Bikes, Books and Beaches

Image of bicycle on Stour river front

The flames that Semelovsky ignited to provide a distraction had consumed him, and Baranovitch was laying in a pool of blood, having been shot by a Russian guard. Both had given their lives so that Mitchell Gant, fuelled by equal parts fear and ego, could perform the task that his infiltration of the Bilyarsk compound […]

Not the Baja 1000: Surviving Laguna Salada

Two friends, their dogs, and a wet lakebed… It was the fourth time the truck fishtailed. The wheel was cranked hard to the left. I was certain the wheels were almost perpendicular to the frame. Yet we moved forward. Until the fishtail pushed the front end left, and the back swerving right. In any other […]

Electric Adventure: Driving from NYC to LA in an Audi e-tron

A road trip is supposed to be fun. You’re supposed to stop, take in the sights, and enjoy the journey. Blasting across the United States to prove a point is sort of the opposite fo the regular road trip ideal. But that’s what we just did in an Audi e-tron. From the Redball Garage in […]

Road Trip Stories: No Experience Necessary

Road trips are an American institution. Our networks of highways, lack of cheap long distance travel, and history of V8 powered land yachts created the perfect environment for travel by car. These days the land yachts may be going the way of the dinosaurs which power them, replaced by more fuel efficient, and smaller cars. […]

Scenes from a road trip: Family time and the Audi Q8

It’s a weekend I look forward to ever year. Towards the end of August, my closest friends make a familiar pilgrimage to a lake house in New Hampshire. It’s there where we drink far too much alcohol, eat way too much food, and laugh way too hard. This year, my wife and kid flew in […]