We are two Australians and one American, all in our late 20s, setting off on our first big road trip across this beautiful country.
From mid-June we're driving from NY to Texas to see a Tom Waits concert, then driving back. Everything is in place - the money is saved, the route is mapped - but we still haven't found exactly the vehicle that feels right.
We've got plenty of fall-back options, like taking a mid-size car from Avis or Hertz, which we'll happily settle for in the end, but some part of us still feels we should be undertaking this adventure in a big-old classic American car.
We've budgeted around $1500 for 10 days hire, but we're flexible - this is once in a lifetime for us and I guess we've always pictured ourselves in some 1960s-70s beast, 2-lanes wide with no roof... that sort of thing.
Maybe it's all just day-dreaming, those trips might not even be possible anymore, but if anyone could shed some light we'd be so grateful.
J, M and S