Some of you know that I am not fond of drag racing. The truth is, that very few of you really know much about me at all outside of my internet personality. While I am very similar in real life as I am online, there are deeper things about me that I just donít have time to share. This is one of my ultimate fantasies, and one that might be coming true very soon.
I would like to drive from Dallas to Anchorage Alaska. 4085 miles. 8200 round trip. $1000 in gas.
I wont be setting any records or accomplishing anything that has not yet been done. And to think that I might subject my beloved camaro to this abuse startles me, I might have to do it in some other car. Which is sad, because a part of me wants to do it in the camaro to say that I chose one of the least reliable and risky vehicles to do this in. Which looking deeper, could be quite stupid.
You see, it really does not matter what car you take. The way there covers portions of Canada where people donít live. Where there are no gas stations. The final leg of the journey will subject me to a portion of road that has no gas stations for more than 800 miles. No V8 car sold today can get 800 miles on a tank. Only truckers and rigs can make this journey. Who else would want to?
Whatever car I took, would have to be fitted with an additional 30 gallon fuel cell, perhaps 40. We would need tools, a CB, flares, a Tire, parts, a tent, food, and more. The trip would take 3 days of non-stop driving, but about 7 days with stops.
It would just be insane.
The thing is, no-one does this. No-one anywhere I have ever met sits down and says, ďI want to drive to AlaskaĒ. You just donít. I know, because I have done up to 1100 mile trips like this on my own many times before (something else you didnít know about me) that the TRIP ITSELF is the adventure. The destination is just the reward.
So far, I have driven from Dallas to , Tampa, Minneapolis, Las Vegas and Monterrey and back. All in the Camaro. All directions of the country. In my camaro I have seen the country, met hundreds of people, and experienced what America is all about. But I think I want to make the ultimate journey.
The more I think, the more I think that I would rather take a modified Subaru or Evo on the trip. Something AWD and comfortable. But anyways, I would like to do it.
Also, could do the trip in reverse. Dallas to Costa Rica. Not as far, but twice as dangerous.
Anyone even remotely interested in discussing the possibilities, risks and challenges of such an adventure? Chime in.