The days are getting longer, and warmer, and as the trees begin leafing out, I’m beginning to feel a gnawing sense of wanderlust settling in. I’ve done about a half dozen cross-county car trips over the years, including a 3-day marathon that was kind of like something out of a Doors song. Despite that history, the idea of a transcontinental ride still appeals to me. And I have some different ways that I’d like to go about it.
The first is doing nothing but back roads in something slow, like a Deux Chevaux or ’34 Fordor. The concept of cruising along at near walking pace and stopping for lunch of baguette and cheese in a road-side field holds great appeal.
Another option is to do the trip on bikes. But not on a Goldwing or other house-sized two-wheeler. I’d rather scoop up an old R90/6 or maybe a looks-old Triumph for the trip.
How about you? Have you ever wanted to journey beyond the corner of your block? Did Alton Brown’s TV show about road food give you the munchies for sheep’s brain burgers? Are you looking to avoid a nasty repo man or tax collector?
If so, have you considered doing a long road trip, perhaps across this great country, or, if you live in another, across that? I know that some of our friends (lookin’ at you LTDScott) have made some recent major motivations, and have even reported about them from the road.
But what about the rest of you? Would you take such a trip and what woul you drive, or what would you see to make it more interesting. A tour of America’s great road courses perhaps? Or, if you’re like me, and you want to drive a favorite car from sea to shining sea, what would it be?
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