Our Route 66 road trip began at the start of RT66, 77 Adams St., Chicago, IL. We drove 2700 miles over 15 days always on the Mother Road (where possible) as far as Needles, CA. Total trip was 5303 miles over 21 days and took over 1200 photographs. Average fuel economy for the entire trip was 27.1 mpg. I am ready to go again but this time, all the way to Santa Monica, CA.
The car is a 2015 Stingray 3LT coupe, which I purchased new in June of 2015 and took delivery at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY. This is my second new Corvette. I love to drive and except for the winter months in Michigan, the car is my daily driver. Currently, the car has 60,000 plus miles on the clock. We belong to the Northwest Michigan Corvette Club based in Traverse City, MI. I have been a car guy all my life and especially favor any GM brand.
2009 Audi TT 3.2
If it’s just the two of us-this is a fun comfortable ‘all year round’ road-trip-mobile.
Out in the winter snow...
A fall run to Mt Tremblant...
Summer drive to Kingston...
Late spring road trip to Paris(ont)...
1954 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup
I had a 53 when I was 17 in Reno, NV, but I had to sell it when I enlisted in the service.
I saw the 54 was for sale, by an old friend, now I road trip Route 66 and the Southwest.
It has a 2009 6.0 with 4 speed automatic, disc brakes, A/C, which makes it easy to cruise.
I bought this car from a local dealer in the early part of 1986. Still a pleasure to drive, especially putting it through the 5 gears behind the 5.0 HO engine
Car #2. Replica 1927 Bugatti. I acquired this car from a storage unit years ago. It took 18 months to get it back to road worthy. Based on the VW Beetle undercarriage from 1966. This is our Sunday Afternoon tour car and any parades that come about. Lots of cat calls and whistles when you drive by people
Car #3. 1968 Corvette, 327 Automatic. This car I have owned going on 5 years now. Another that took many months to restore to the safety standards of our area. I do have the original rally wheels for it, just need to get tires. I am doing my best to keep it all original. It belonged to a lady I worked withs father who had passed away. She thought it would have a good home with me. My wife and I both enjoy tours in it quite a lot. Not many pictures of it yet.
Mercedes ML350 Diesel.
Thousand Oaks, CA
I grew up going on road trips. When I started driving myself I traversed the country in sport cars. Some favorite roads include: PCH, Route 66, I-70 through the Rockies, and the Blue Ridge Pkwy. When my child was born it was time for a safe and comfy ride to carry on the road trip tradition. The diesel gets great mpg and has plenty of power to get up and over steep mountain passes. My love of driving and going on road trips helped inspire me to start a grassroots effort in So Cal that is intended to help drivers cope with the type of driving-related anger that can put a damper on road trip enjoyment. Go to DontDriveAngry.com to check it out.
My wife & I LOVE road trips. We began in 1985 with the above 1960 Porsche 1600. It is a true pleasure to drive and is most comfortable. We have taken it from Iowa to the east coast many times. We call it our "east coast car."
When we head west, we prefer a convertible for the mountains and plains. Then, we take our 2005 Honda S2000.
Our family car purchased in August, 1954 was bought in Jackson, Mississippi and driven to Lancaster, California where we lived and my dad was employed at Edwards AFB where he was stationed during the war.
We traveled to and from Lancaster to Louisiana from 1955 to 1965.
I do not have any photos of those trips because we traveled at night to avoid the summer heat and slept during the days.
We still use the car for parades and Sunday drives. We even have the original bill of sale.
Caledonia is a part of the Coney family.