Last Call: An eye on a perfect driving experience

Earlier today, I asked you to share your favorite driving experiences. In my own, I mentioned an old car with the right songs playing on the radio. I didn’t specific a destination though, and I’d probably add that it should be somewhere near the coast.

This shot from Instagram user “adrianacepcuba” captures that notion perfectly. You have a pair of old machines, the ocean, and a road. An arm is slung out a window. You can practically smell the salt in the air. That would be an ideal situation for a great driving experience.

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10 Comments

  1. “You have a pair of old machines, the ocean, and a road.”

    Those aren’t old machines. It’s Cuba. Those are late model cars.

  2. ’57 Ford and ’55 Chevy methinks.
    (Considering it’s Cuba, quite possibly re-engined with a diesel from Eastern Europe or Asia.)

  3. If that’s the view from the timing tower then pretty clearly the ’57 Ford had a much quicker reaction time than the ’55 Chevy. The guy running the bucket for the water box burnouts doesn’t seem to be particularly impressed, though.

    1. Oh absolutely – MiSSus and I spent some vacation time there a few years ago. We had some trepidation about driving that much road with only a 45 mph speed limit. The reality – why would you want to go any faster?
      It was especially wonderful during the week when there was little to no traffic.

    2. Oh absolutely – MiSSus and I spent some vacation time there a few years ago. We had some trepidation about driving that much road with only a 45 mph speed limit. The reality – why would you want to go any faster?
      It was especially wonderful during the week when there was little to no traffic.

  4. For a change, I have a planned road adventure ahead of me, to see family. It’s a long multi-day trip with hotels along the way. I’m traveling somewhere I haven’t been since the 70’s, and it is unique in the world. Pictures upon return.

    I don’t usually plan out local road trips in the West where I live, and that leads to some interesting adventures and seeing things only ever documented in Wikipedia pages. Last summer the boss and I traveled on a road in Utah that I would not have known about except, there was a sign on Everyday Driver that I was able to read and look up. We traveled 270 miles in a sort of planned drive only having consulted online maps.

    I don’t remember the last time I drove so far without seeing anyone else, and it was glorious.

  5. back to making progress on my Volvo. I ordered a replacement steering rack, rebuilt the turbo, and swapped all the bits and baubles from the old engine to the new – PCV, intake, plugs and coils, sensors, mounts, new exhaust manifold from an S60R, etc. I’ll install the clutch today and mate up the engine and gearbox tomorrow. once my new steering rack arrives from Michigan next week it’ll be time to put it all back together!

    it feels like it’s been forever since I drove it but it’s only been off the road for like three months. the prospect of having it back in action within a few weeks has me excited.

  6. Discus refuses to believe I am logged in, so I can’t post an image. An intermittent but recurring annoyance.

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