Hearses are undeniably cool, but there’s something that they didn’t even know they were missing: an exhaust loud enough to wake the dead.
Have you ever been down at the pub with a few empty pints littering the table and come up with the best idea of your entire life? I’m sure that’s the beginning of many million-dollar-ideas, the genesis of many short-lived bands, and the starting point for many road trips. Ben Coombs’ pint-fueled idea was to drive to…
Nicholas has wised up and decided to get the heck out of NYC. He wants to take a cross-country road trip with his girlfriend, see the sights, make new friends and find a new place to live. But he needs the right car to make the journey, what should he buy?
There’s a lot you can do to keep yourself entertained on lengthy road trips. Listening to music is always an excellent option. Podcast are great as well. Scintillating conversation. For me, it always has been and forever will be listening to stand-up comedy.
Black ice is nearly impossible to see, can form almost anywhere on the road, and has the potential to send your vehicle careening into oncoming traffic. It’s bad news. Here’s how you can spot that nasty black ice and avoid accidents when you hit the road during the holidays.
As you drive along the road to grandma’s house this holiday season, safety should be your number one priority. No one wants their holiday marred by something like a totaled car or hurt family members. These are the types of accidents that happen to drivers the most, as well as how you can easily avoid them.
Some newer gas station pumps have small TVs built into them that blast ads, or even worse, the news at full volume. Here’s how you can turn that sound off and pump gas in peace.
Before last month, it had been more than a year and a half since I’d been on an ultra-long road trip across Texas. But, as I said, I unfortunately broke that dry spell recently for a big event in another state. I spent seven hours in the car, which isn’t long at all in the realm of road trips, but it almost broke me.
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.
Roman is a filmmaker living in Winnipeg, Canada. He would like to take a trip down to beautiful Buenos Aires, Argentina, but he wants to drive and will need a special vehicle to get him there and back. What car should he buy!
At first, the fact that there’s nothing here except farmland with a near absence of topographical features is sort of beautiful. It’s surreal. You pass through miles and miles of nothing but cornstalks waving in the wind. But then you pass through more miles of it, get bored and slowly devolve into madness.
Mark Zuckerberg is considerably better at New Year’s resolutions than you are—last year, he built his own home AI, voiced by Morgan Freeman, and ran all over the world. This year, Zuck’s New Year’s resolution is more noble, more selfless. He wants to get offline and immerse himself in the nitty-gritty land of IRL. The…
If you ever wanted to visit every interesting historical site in the U.S., this map will guide you on a tour to each one using the mathematically shortest route possible.
“You’re going to Germany... to drive a Cadillac?” I lost count of how many people offered that response when I told them about my upcoming plans, but I can assure you, they were all equally confused. Why would I go all the way to Europe to get behind the wheel of a car that’s easily accessible at home?
My brother is the unfortunate owner of a Dodge Caliber, a rolling symbol of American industrial decline. And it’s not just any Caliber, it’s a high-mileage, poorly-maintained former rental car. Plus, it’s from the first model year of Calibers. Unsurprisingly, I was scared shitless at the prospect of road tripping the…
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…
When people talk about what they’d hypothetically do in an extreme situation, it’s almost always bullshit. Panic is a powerful thing. It can’t be accounted for. That’s why, instead of me harping on about how my cross-country S-Class towing-a-trailer experiment went swimmingly, I’ll share the panic-filled tale of how…
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…
“Hey, there, it’s Travis again.” I was crouched on the side of the highway next to a Jaguar F-Type. “Remember how I just called and said that the car had egg all over it? Well now the bumper is kind of hanging off. I’m really sorry.”
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.