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Ten Lessons From Driving An MX-5 Across America

A Cross-Continent Learning Experience

 |  Sep 09 2014, 10:15 AM

Driving an MX-5 to see an MX-5


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I’m always up for a good road trip. Heck, I’ll even go on a bad one. Put me in a car, point me in a direction and I’ll set off like a carrier pigeon on a mission.

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 |  Sep 02 2014, 12:08 PM

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

From Farmland to the Mountains

 |  Sep 01 2014, 3:57 PM

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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 from all of the fantastic machinery on display. If he begins pulling out his race cars, it’ll be game over.

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 |  Aug 31 2014, 12:48 PM

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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 America.

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

Cross-Country in a Roadster

 |  Aug 30 2014, 9:01 AM

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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.

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