The two Czechs who drove across the world in a Tatra

In April 1947, two wild and crazy Czechs set off from Prague in a Tatra 87 and drove 40,000 miles across Africa and South America. Přes Kordillery (“Across the Cordilleras”) is their book about the middle part of the trip: from Buenos Aires to Lima, across the world’s then-highest road. It is, as one would expect, the… » 8/08/11 1:30pm 8/08/11 1:30pm

Tennessee To California in 20 Hours, Impala Style

I've been hearing a lot about Kerouac's On The Road » 10/14/08 5:00pm 10/14/08 5:00pm lately, and even though I think it's a pretty weak novel- don't even get me started on tirade- it did get me thinking about great road-trip descriptions in literature. While Neal Stephenson's knock-you-on-your-ass brilliant has a fairly low Car Stuff Per Page…