Me and a buddy just spent nearly 40 hours straight driving from New York to California and back to New York on minimal sleep in a Ford Fiesta ST. We knew it wouldn’t be easy, but how not-easy was it? Let’s just say I think I’ve come up with the ultimate guide on what not to do on a long road trip.
How does one end up at a track day without a car? In my case, it was because I foolishly agreed to ride shotgun across the country from New York to California, in a smelly friend’s Ford Fiesta ST, all so he could do a track day at Laguna Seca. But I’d be be damned if I wasn’t going to make an event out of my…
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[The safety dance. 190E W201 style. Photo credit: Mercedes-Benz]
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[The E34 BMW M5. Often lost in the shadows of its younger sibling, the E39 BMW M5, it’s still amazing. Here’s a look inside. Photo credit: BMW]
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