1. Drive Cross country in a Pre-1980’s car
This is something that I think every red-blooded American male must do at some point in his lifetime. The reason for a pre-1980’s car is simple, no computers, no fuel injection and no techno-weenies to let anyone know where the fuck you are… It’s just you, the car and 3000 miles of super slab.
2. Participate in the 24 Hours of LeMons
A $500 car, a racetrack, 4 teammates and 24 hrs. of pissing your pants cause you’re laughing so hard. THIS IS A MUST for any car nut!
3. Drive the Pacific Coast Highway from Top to Bottom
Start in Olympic National Park in Washington State and run all the way down to San Diego, CA. Along the way you’ll hit some of the most memorable scenery imaginable. Coos Bay in Oregon, Redwood National Park, Big Sur, San Fran, LA and San Diego… trust me on this one, it’s an experience you’ll never forget.
4. Attend the Concours d’Elegance at Pebble Beach
Hell, you can do this one on your way down the coast. The Concours de’Elegance at Pebble Beach is THE premier car show on the planet Earth. You will only see the best of the best here… Posers need not apply.
5. Run in the Silver State Challenge
Wanna’ go fast… well then, here’s your chance. “The journey traverses 90 miles of two lane highway, with long straights, twisty sections, and dips, which for the faster participants, may result in an airborne experience. The cars are run in classes at five mile per hour increments, from 95 mph to 180 mph” – You’d better bring your “A” game to this one.
6. Drive Flat out on the Autobahn
What kid in their right mind hasn’t fantasized about doing this? All you need to do is ship your ride to the UK, drive to Germany, find the Autobahn and hit the go-fast pedal. Go as fast as you can and when you see God… brake.
7. Run in the One Lap of America
It’s 8 days, 5000 miles and some of the fastest street legal cars on the planet going from raceway to raceway. Why? Well shit… if you don’t know the answer to that question you have no business being behind the wheel of a car.
8. Run the Mille MIglia
This classic Italian Road Race is one of the most famous open road rallies in history, taking place 24 times between 1927-1957. I REALLY want to do this, however, I have a problem. You see in order to run in the Mille Miglia you need to have a car built between 1927-1957 and that ran some part of the race over that 30-year period… like I said, this could be a problem.
9. Take part in La Carrera Panamericana
Ok… take 100 cars of all vintage and origin. Line them up somewhere in Mexico, wave the green flag and have them race ballz-out to the Texas border while the Mexican Highway Patrol closes down all the roads for you. ARE YOU KIDDING!! Hell YEA I’ll be doing this.
10. Run the Texas Mile
Like the website says: 3 Days, 1 Mile & No Speed Limit… now SACK-UP and start building that car…