I’m leaving on a 4700-mile road trip in our long-term VW Passat test car, and all I hear around this office is “Are you serious?”
I work for a car magazine, right? So we drive cars. A lot. So if I’m going to Houston, Texas for the weekend, why wouldn’t I jump on the opportunity for;a good road trip? Oh wait, SEMA is next week? Heck, I’ll drive there too, it’ll be fun. Sign me up.
Hmm, maybe this was crazy. . . Mapquest tells me I’m 1306 miles from Houston. Houston is 1459 miles from Vegas (yeah, Texas really is that big). And to get back home? Another 1974 miles for that final leg of the journey. Am I really driving 4700 miles in a week? Well it’s too late for a plane ticket now. . .
So I’m off. One web producer, one VW Passat. Both of us are supposedly ready for the trip. We’ll see which of us breaks first. Watch for blog updates from yours truly along the way, including a test of Harmon/Kardon’s latest iPod/car interface. The thing got my hands all cut up last night installing it, so it better be the freaking Cadillac of iPod docks.
If you;don’t hear from me by next week, send for help.