Tag Archives: Road Trips

Our 1970 BMW 2500 Crosses The Finish Line in New York; 2,800 Miles With No Breakdowns; Hero Car Vanquishes All Haters

NEW YORK—Six days. Nearly 3,000 miles. Thirteen states. Almost 50 hours of driving. And through it all, zero mechanical issues. Though I almost can’t believe it myself, I am thrilled to report that our 1970 BMW 2500 successfully crossed the finish line last night, completing its white-knuckle dash from Seattle to New…

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A Squeak, A Creak, And Iron Determination: Our 1970 BMW 2500 Aims For Detroit Next

LODI, WI.—Hello. This update on the Bavaria vs. America road trip will be brief because we’re trying to haul ass to Detroit by the end of the day and we still have a long way to go.

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Montana Tried To Defeat Us With Altitude, Then It Tried With Cheap Booze, But Our 1970 BMW 2500 Runs On

BILLINGS, MT.—The bar we are in informs us, via loudspeaker, that “Power Hour” is soon to occur. Some inadvisable amount of booze will now be available for an even more inadvisable amount of money. It is a good time for us to settle up and walk back to our hotel. After all, we’ve crossed two mountain passes in a 1970…

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Comment of the Day: Survival Pack Edition

Patrick George and Raphael Orlove will be heading across the country in a nearly-fifty-year-old BMW, embarking tomorrow. Wisely, they waited until the last minute to ask if anyone could provide a list of things they should bring along with them to make the trip easier.

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Our 2,800-mile Journey in a 1970 BMW Starts Tomorrow. What’s On Your Old Car Road Trip Checklist?

Tomorrow, Raphael Orlove and I will attempt to do the… well, not impossible, but tricky and slow and cold: we’re gonna see if we can drive from Seattle to New York City in this lovely 1970 BMW 2500. Got any old car road trip tips? We’d love to hear them.

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We’re Taking This 1970 BMW 2500 From Seattle to New York; Pray for Us

Driving, I think we can all agree, has gotten too damn easy. Safer, yes. Faster, most definitely. More comfortable, certainly. And these days many modern luxury cars—and even affordable ones—will go out of their way to help you do it. But unlike your average disgraced Silicon Valley tech executive, we believe history…

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The Truly Analog Experience Of Coastal Range Rally North

The route book I hold in my hands is plainly laid out with diagrams of upcoming intersections and mileage callouts to ensure we’re on the right path. It’s a simple and easy way to show a hundred cars worth of enthusiasts the fun way to get to our next stop. My only problem; the odometer in our 400,000-mile Porsche 944…

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Here’s Some Things You Should Know About Driving the Pan-American Highway

Let’s face it: you never know when you might find a magic tangelo under some litter on the street, bite heartily into it, and find yourself transported to behind the wheel of a car hurtling down the Pan-American Highway. I’d like to help you prepare for such a situation, so it’s quite fortunate that I’m just recently…

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Here’s What It’s Like to Take a 10,000-Mile Road Trip in Tuner Cars

If you’ve ever wondered what the fun to pain-in-the-ass ratio would be for driving from Florida to Alaska in turbocharged tuner cars, check this video out.

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One Intrepid Motorist Is At Present Traversing The Nation In A 1919 Franklin Motor Car

This incredibly well engineered 25 horsepower aircooled Franklin Series 9b Touring was built in 1919, was sold to Jim Eby’s grandfather, and has been in his family ever since. Now, because he’s an intrepid motorist, Jim is driving the Franklin across the United States from one Concours d’Lemons in Michigan to the…

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