We thought Panama to Alaska in an elderly Aston Martin was pretty impressive… but that was before we found out about these two Argentinians driving their '81 Renault 12 from Argentina to Alaska!

Yes, Carlos Platz and Samanta Arenaza are crazy, but it's the kind of crazy that gives us a serious case of Road Trip Envy. Their blog is in Spanish, but even if you can't remember palabra numero uno from your high-school Spanish classes you'll still get the gist from the many great photographs and maps.

Since they began their trip eight months ago, they've spent time in Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, and now Mexico. We're not sure how roundabout a route they'll take once they leave Mexico, but we're hoping they try to set tire to 49 states, 10 provinces, and three territories before they reach the Arctic Circle. Hey, if a Chrysler Newport can work the India-to-Belgium hash-smuggling route, a Renault 12 should be able to handle another 10,000 or so miles! Thanks to Maxichamp for the tip.

[Con Un 12 Por America]