MX-5 to Monterey: Grand Junction, CO to Monterey, CA

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MX-5 to Monterey: Grand Junction, CO to Monterey, CA
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Day three looks the longest, with a total of 1,121 miles to drive over an estimated 16 hour and 21 minute period. Luckily, there will be an overnight pit stop in Sacramento to drop Tony off at the airport before I begin the final three hour drive to Monterey. Continue Reading...

MX-5 to Monterey: Ames, IA to Grand Junction, CO

MX-5 to Monterey: Ames, IA to Grand Junction, CO
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Day two begins with a cars and coffee event hosted by Steve Myers at his fantastic Skunk River Restoration shop in Ames. To say he has a little bit of everything is an understatement. With 945 miles and over 13 hours to drive today, Tony and I are going to have to pull ourselves away… Continue Reading...

MX-5 to Monterey: Harrisburg, PA to Ames, IA

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MX-5 to Monterey: Harrisburg, PA to Ames, IA
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Day one is going to be our longest single day, spanning 998 miles from Harrisburg, PA to Ames, IA. According to Google maps the drive should take 14 hours and 37 minutes, but I’m hoping to cut that down by a few hours. Accompanying me on the trip is Tony Intrieri, President? of Rally North… Continue Reading...

MX-5 to Monterey: A 3,000 Mile Journey Begins

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MX-5 to Monterey: A 3,000 Mile Journey Begins
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At AutoGuide we love road trips. Any chance there is to drive somewhere instead of walk/fly/boat, we take it. I may be the guiltiest party here. Aside from my yearly adventures with the charity organization Rally North America, I’ll take any opportunity to get behind the wheel and drive. Continue Reading...

MINI Take the States: Wrap Up

MINI Take the States: Wrap Up
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I tagged along for a two legs of MINI Takes the States, an epic cross-country road rally that’s put on by the company. I participated in just two sections of this continent-spanning trip, but that was still enough for me to experience four Midwestern states and some 700 miles of America. But there’s much more… Continue Reading...

MINI Takes the States: Chicago to Cleveland

MINI Takes the States: Chicago to Cleveland
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Today we leave the Windy City and point our MINIs east, hoping to land in Cleveland, Ohio sometime before dinner. Cue the “Hastily Made Cleveland Tourism Video” on YouTube… Continue Reading...

MINI Takes the States: St. Louis to Chicago

MINI Takes the States: St. Louis to Chicago
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MINI Takes the States, a bi-annual cross-country road rally is in full swing, with hundreds of rabid Cooper enthusiasts participating in events at diverse locations across this great land. We’re tagging along for a couple legs of this epic trip and tweeting all the way. Continue Reading...

Join us for MINI Takes the States

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Join us for MINI Takes the States
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Once again MINI and its legions of enthusiasts are going all the way, traversing the US of A by driving from sea to shining sea. The iconic British brand is celebrating summer with a cross-country road trip and you’re invited to participate. Continue Reading...

How to Get Your Car Ready for Summer

How to Get Your Car Ready for Summer
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After one of the harshest winters in memory, America’s northern extremities are finally starting to thaw out. Along with chirping birds and sunshine, spring has brought warmer temperatures. But just because nice weather has arrived doesn’t mean you should ignore vehicle maintenance. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Large Sedans With the Greatest Range

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Top 10 Large Sedans With the Greatest Range
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There’s something magical about going on a road trip. Whether it’s the allure of visiting a far-flung destination or just the call of the highway, piling into a car and eating up miles satiates mankind’s wanderlust. Of course some vehicles are better for long-distance drives than others. A quiet interior, comfortable seats and smooth ride… Continue Reading...

Land Rover ‘Journey of Discovery’ Reaches Destination, not Charity Goal

Land Rover ‘Journey of Discovery’ Reaches Destination, not Charity Goal
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In show-worthy shape, the millionth Land Rover Discovery appeared yesterday at the Beijing Auto Show after making it’s “grueling” journey from the U.K. to China.  Continue Reading...

Land Rover Discovery Millionth Unit Celebrated

Land Rover Discovery Millionth Unit Celebrated
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Land Rover is celebrating the completion of its millionth Discovery SUV today by launching a trip that will see the vehicle travel from its birthplace near Birmingham, U.K., to Beijing. “This gruelling expedition will be visiting 13 countries and covering 8,000 miles, and it’s a fitting initiative to celebrate the one millionth vehicle,” said Phil Popham,… Continue Reading...

Win a Car and a Trip With the Nissan My Versa Road Trip Contest and Social Media Promotion

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Win a Car and a Trip With the Nissan My Versa Road Trip Contest and Social Media Promotion
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Nissan is promoting the 2012 Versa with some help from social media and comedian Adam Carolla. The My Versa Road Trip gives you the chance to create a virtual road trip for a chance to win a real one. Earlier this week, Nissan launched a MyVersaRoadTrip.com, a Facebook Connect enabled website, where you can create… Continue Reading...

One Tank of Gas From Canada to Mexico – The Avion Proves it Can Be Done

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One Tank of Gas From Canada to Mexico – The Avion Proves it Can Be Done
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Making a pit stop on a road trip can eat up a lot of driving time. Perhaps that’s that drove Craig Henderson to create the Avion, a high-mileage vehicle that he drove from Canada to Mexico without stopping for gas. Henderson took his prototype, which he helped build in 1984, from Blaine, Washington (on the… Continue Reading...