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 Read more

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 Read more

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. Read more

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.’ Read more

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 Read more

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. Read more

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.