Lap of America. 8,400 Miles in 18 Days, in a Rental Car


Blue Ridge Parkway. Tail of the Dragon. Mardi Gras (on accident?!?). Hail, Snow, Rain, and Sleet. Texas BBQ. Dinner on the Pacific in Mission Bay. And that was just the first three days. » 3/12/15 10:34am 3/12/15 10:34am

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Most expensive tolls in the United States

Nobody likes paying tolls, but they are a necessary evil. The money from tolls is used to fund the construction of new roadways, as well as maintenance. Unless you live in one of the 22 states that don't collect tolls, or a state where you can get by without owning a car, you have no other choice but to pony up and… » 1/06/15 10:20am 1/06/15 10:20am

The BMW 228i Is The Best Enthusiast Bimmer You Can Buy

Quick: What's the best brand new BMW a true driving enthusiast can buy right now? I know what your immediate answers are, but if you think deeply about them for a second, you might realize you're wrong. » 11/25/14 2:52pm 11/25/14 2:52pm

A 9,000 Mile Journey In A Mustang, Part 2: California To Brooklyn

This summer, I drove from my home in Brooklyn, New York, to Los Angeles and back again. It's just something I've always wanted to do. It was a special trip for me, not just because I got to see the whole country and spend time with some of my favorite people, but because the idea of driving a Ford Mustang clear across… » 10/30/14 4:17pm 10/30/14 4:17pm

A 9,000 Mile Journey In A Mustang, Part 1: New York To California

This summer, I drove from my home in Brooklyn, New York, to Los Angeles and back again. It's just something I've always wanted to do. It was a special trip for me, not just because I got to see the whole country and spend time with some of my favorite people, but because the idea of driving a Ford Mustang clear across… » 10/29/14 9:21am 10/29/14 9:21am

X Things I Learned Driving a Cadillac Through Somewhat-Eastern Europe

I'm a loaner car abuser. I don't care. As a New Yorker, I barely get an excuse to drive a car more than a couple of times a year. So when I can—and it's still not as often as I would like—I ask Travis or Matt to call in a car for me. » 10/04/14 4:30pm 10/04/14 4:30pm

How Would You Spec Your Camaro ZL1?

As some of you already know, the folks at GM are dropping off a 580hp monster with a manual at my doorstep a week from Thursday. It's well optioned too, as you can see on the monroney.http://oppositelock.jalopnik.com/get-out-of-tow... » 9/15/14 1:28pm 9/15/14 1:28pm

​This Nutty Bastard Rode A Honda Grom From Portland To Alaska

We like the Honda Grom, but we'll never love it like Nathan Rogers. In some kind of monkey bike-induced lunacy, he left Portland earlier this summer and headed north. Two weeks later, he rolled into Alaska. It'll take twice as long for his ass and knees to recover, so he had time for some questions. One of his… » 8/22/14 12:14pm 8/22/14 12:14pm

​Cross-Country In A Vintage RV, Part Three: How To Ride A Mastadon

There's certain things you'd think you can always expect to be there, and most of those things are really large geologic formations. That's why I was pretty surprised when I finally managed to get myself to the Grand Canyon, only to find that it was gone. Well, I suppose it wasn't really gone, but the white fog was so… » 8/15/14 5:00pm 8/15/14 5:00pm

​Cross-Country In A Vintage RV, Part Two: The Non-Quickening

Just to cut some of the suspense from yesterday, let me just come right out and say this: emptying wastewater tanks is as wildly rewarding and fulfilling as you think it is. I'll go so far as to say it's cathartic. Watching all that waste fluid go sluicing down into some little hole, feeling the pulsing of the hose,… » 8/14/14 10:00am 8/14/14 10:00am

Texas never ends. Things only get weirder when it does.

You've heard Texas is big, but you never know how big until you try to cross it in a tiny car with a failing AC compressor trying to reach the Daytona speedway in far-off Florida. » 8/08/14 3:26pm 8/08/14 3:26pm

I'm Going to Drive my Old Volvo to California

Recently I tried to sell my old Volvo 245 Turbo. I've decided to not do that, and instead drive it around 2300 miles from Ypsilanti, Michigan to Simi Valley California. Why, you ask? Because it's better than renting a car and because I'm moving back to California after 3 years in this unbelievable shithole Michigan. » 6/10/14 2:54pm 6/10/14 2:54pm

In Search of an Epic Driving Road in an Epic GT Car

I wrote this for my job as a Staff Writer at Web2Carz. I liked it, so I'm posting it below. There's also a photo gallery of the road trip, shot by automotive photographer Jeremy Cliff, but you'll have to go to the site to see that. » 6/06/14 5:16pm 6/06/14 5:16pm

A man and his Citroen: 2000 miles through Europe

To me, a vacation is something that middle class people do when they get their tax refunds and give their boss two months advance notice. It may involve a man in a mouse costume or a beach in a neighboring developing country, but the purpose is always the same - to escape the monotony of everyday life. For me,… » 5/12/14 8:56am 5/12/14 8:56am

Visit all the locations from Breaking Bad with this road trip guide

From the real Pollos Hermanos to the A1A Car wash—if you are a fan of Breaking Bad you can't miss this great road trip going through all the iconic locations in New Mexico. » 9/23/13 5:04pm 9/23/13 5:04pm

How A Porsche Got Me Frisked By The Military Police

"You have any weapons or drugs on you?" This is not the kind of question you want to hear when you are stranded on the side of a pothole-filled road on a military base with a borrowed $102k Porsche Boxster S. » 8/16/13 2:27pm 8/16/13 2:27pm

Prepare for WWIII and test-drive this off-roading Soviet tank

For the first time ever, American civilians are invited to get behind the wheel of the Soviet-designed T-55A Main Battle Tank, "Red Dawn." It's the latest addition to the Minnesota-based Drive A Tank fleet of vehicles, and the only one of its kind in America. When the Soviets come a-knocking, this time we'll be ready… » 8/12/13 1:36pm 8/12/13 1:36pm

Road Trip: Flea Market Finds

While visiting family in the rural and serene riverside town of Aberdeen, Ohio I had a chance to check out the local flea market in search of cool automotive things. » 8/11/13 9:32am 8/11/13 9:32am