Jamie Orr decided he was going to save this ultra-rare Volkswagen Golf Harlequin from a junkyard. One of the most beloved cars that VW ever made, the Harlequin deserved better. The only problem was that it was 3,000 miles away. Well, that wasn’t the only problem.
There are many times I find myself behind the wheel of my ‘73 Volkswagen, no GPS, no radio, no air conditioning, not even a fan, and earplugs in because the car is so loud at this point, and I look at other drivers in their Honda Accords and wonder what it would be like to comfortable. But I also wonder if there’s…
It had somehow narrowed down to hours, how I was measuring time. It wasn’t a question of days or weeks anymore. I was doing hour and mile calculations to see if I’d make it back in New York by the time I needed to be back for work. And stuck on the side of the road again, New Mexico heat all around, it felt like I’d…
I glanced down at my phone to double check the directions Google was giving me and I looked up, at highway speed, and the road in front of me disappeared. I didn’t even have time to shit myself.
Driving eastward across the country sucks, because you begin in the wonderful wide open spaces of the West and you end up stuck in traffic on the I-95 corridor. But there’s at least one good side of the trip.
You know your road trip is a shit show when crossing the highest mountain range in the lower 48 on three cylinders counts as a good day.
I don’t have a lot to contextualize just how horribly my cross country drive in my new 1974 Volkswagen Beetle started. Hell, I don’t think anyone has ever driven to their own tow truck before.
It didn’t occur to me at the time quite how ridiculous it was. I was staring at my new car, its engine out and sitting on the driveway, and I planned on driving it across the country to New York City the next day.
The weird thing about the road trip of the future is that it’s much more like the road trips we used to take in our past than anything else. My coworkers and I just did 1400-odd miles in an electric Tesla Model S that could also drive itself. It wasn’t just the trip of the future. It was the way things used to be,…
It’s pretty much the opposite of road trip season. It’s cold, Maybe that’s why road trips are on my mind.
I’m just old enough that me and my brother and sister had one solitary Game Boy for our family’s long road trips through the endless expanses of California’s ag land fields. Without it, I think we would have murdered each other.
Summer is creeping upon us and the idea of driving across the country re-emerges in our minds. What’s your favorite route?
The BMW 228i is the company's smallest two-door, and theoretically its least highway-friendly car. So what's it like running one from Detroit to the wrong side of NYC in ten hours?
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The greatest road trip is the one you dream about taking. But that's kind of hard to explain, so here are ten extraordinary journeys that did actually get past the 'haphazard planning in a bar' stage.
A few weekends ago, I did a 22-hour road trip in a car that had a built-in WiFi hotspot. It was fantastic, but what if you can't afford a $100,000+ Audi RS7? Some Redditors figured out a way to get WiFi on the road for free.
BAM. BAM. BAM. The woman in front of me clacks a pack of cigs against the gas station minimart counter before paying. I put down a few bucks for my first coffee of the trip and walk out into the night. It's 4am and our Audi RS7 sits idling in the cold Virginia air. We have five hours of driving ahead of us and…
There ain't a lot going on down in Florida right about now. If you find yourself here, I recommend you take an RS7 and head towards the nearest racetrack.
We all dream of perfect empty, winding roads, but the reality of driving is clogged, endless highways. Here's how to make them tolerable with nothing that you don't already have in your car.
America is very big, and getting from one city to another takes a long-ass time. This means a lot of shitty, shitty highway driving.