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  1. Default Join me on a road trip in a muscle car from the west coast to the east coast


    I'm a 26 year old Belgian bloke planning a road trip in the states in 2 weeks.

    As I can't find any friends who can accompany me for 3 weeks in May or early June, I wanted to check if there are any enthusiasts over here.

    I'm renting a muscle car (Mustang convertible) and driving from the west coast to the east.
    It takes of in San Francisco, via LA to Vegas to have a spin at the roulette wheel, the grand canyon, following the old route 66 to Chicago, the Niagara falls, NYC and ultimately DC. Although the route can/may change a bit.

    I speak Dutch, French and English very fluently, my German and Spanish is terrible nowadays. I've travelled all over the world, from camel back rides in the Sahara, scuba diving in the Caribbean, fast boating in the Gulf of Mexico and snow scooter trips in Canada to luxury vacations in 5 star hotels and hectic city trips but before I get to old and grumpy, I wanted to cruise the states in a cool car.

    If you like what you're reading, get back to me!
    First we get to know each other a little better and take it from there.

    If you need a flight to SF or back from DC or NYC, I still have an extra United Airlines voucher worth 150 dollars you can use for free as I can't combine them when I fly back to Europe. We should discuss the details and how to split the costs (car, fuel, accommodation…) but I’m prepared to take the majority of the costs. I'm staying in hotels/motels and don't mind sharing the room.

    So, if you are interested to go on a fantastic road trip and the above is OK with you, let me know!
    I will provide all the details you may require (e.g. passport and driving license copy to verify my ID; I can also provide a reference through a
    female New Yorker who accommodated me in her NYC apartment for a week in 2007 so you can contact her to ask questions about me if necessary).


  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Green County, Wisconsin

    Default best of luck!

    Welcome to the RTA Forum!

    It sounds like you've got an excellent plan in front of you, and we wish you the best in finding a companion.

    I will offer you just one little bit of a warning. If you are hoping a stock Mustang convertable will be a true muscle car, you may be disappointed. The rental versions are pretty stripped down, with a V-6, base suspension, and the like. It should still make for a nice trip, but if you really want a muscle car, you might want to spend the extra money for a car in a specialty collection (like the Hertz Fun Collection). It might cost a pretty penny, but if you can afford it, it might be more along the lines of what you are looking for.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Washington state coast/Olympic Peninsula

    Default I wish I could join you!

    You sound like you've got a well-planned trip figured out with flexibility to keep the fun going. And you sound like a very interesting person to visit with. I'd love to hear some of your travel tales. Best wishes on finding a companion.

    I agree about the Mustang. While cute, they're really not a muscle car. But the ones I've been around have been tuned to sound like a muscle car. :)

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Joplin MO


    I'm sorry, Judy - there is no way to tune a V-6 to sound like a muscle car. Nothing else sounds like a V-8.

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