Travis Okulski
travis
10/24/16
5:23 PM
16

I’d just like to point out that the man at the top of the podium is none other than Road & Track’s very own Brian Silvestro, who works for Road & Track and won the race. Also, he writes for Road & Track.

8/11/16
1:56 AM
1

I might be relevant for once. I just got off a 4200 mile road trip with a base model Jaguar F-type 340hp 6cyl manual transmission. British Racing Green & tan top. My wife and I actually got 3 weeks of luggage into the trunk and car, and hit a whole bunch of National Parks and some nice little hotels. I think I am not

8/10/16
3:39 PM
1

Your thoughts towards the 5 echos mine (and probably everyone else whose taken it from SF to SD). Your first 5 hours from SF to LA will be the smoothest drive ever. A couple nice stops, maybe a lunch here and there, all hunky dory. But once you start going up that grapevine, begginning the LA to SD journey, you WILL

8/10/16
3:13 PM
1

I-5 is the bane of my existence. You nailed it, every stretch has an ass in a beater that thinks he’s in Mad Max and the carpool lane is full of people that disagree that it’s STILL THE LEFT LANE. Maybe the worst road to drive in a car you care about.

8/10/16
11:54 AM
3

Ree is amazing. She deserves tons more recognition than she gets. Absolutely one of the nicest people in this business.

8/10/16
11:44 AM
6

Shit happens. I imagined much worse scenarios when I read ‘The last three days of that trip didn’t go well.’

8/10/16
11:43 AM
2

Serious question. I mostly follow Doug. Is Travis not a Jalop regular any more?

8/10/16
11:39 AM
39

That was a trip you shell always remember, Travis.

9/3/15
3:51 PM
31

I don’t know about “golden era.” Adjusted for inflation, that $10,000 car you bought in 1990 would be $18,000 today. That will buy you a new Focus that would put to shame many luxury cars available in 1990. Heck, it puts you in range for a stripper Fiesta ST. A poverty spec Nissan Versa is available today for $6,000

9/3/15
3:50 PM
8

I drove through Montana back in the mid-90s when the speed limit was “Reasonable and prudent”. Sounds fun, until you find out I was in a VW Fox wagon loaded down with camping gear and 3 hippie chicks (they were fun) You might hit 70MPH on a good hill if everyone leaned forward.

9/3/15
3:37 PM
6

First car I ever bought with my own money was a 2002 Saturn SC1. This was one of the last truly cheap cars. Awesome on gas. Shit everywhere else. Terrible seats, terrible brakes, terrible suspension, tires the size of quarters.

9/3/15
3:35 PM
25

Man, if only there was some sort of cheaper alternative to buying a brand new car!

9/3/15
3:23 PM
12

Know what’s incredible about the Fox? It was supposed to be a cheap VW. But it was so light that it performed better than the Golf! So to prevent that every Fox was delivered with a restrictor in the exhaust system to slow it down. First thing a Fox owner could do to make the car better was to remove it!

9/3/15
3:21 PM
6

Sweet Buick LeSabre. We had a 1985 LeSabre Limited Collectors Edition. I amazed the hood ornament was never stolen and turned into a neck chain.

9/3/15
3:18 PM
20

I grew up in the era of these cars. This is why I can not wrap my head around why people think VWs are awesome, almost luxury cars. They were responsible for this tin can.