Most people who love and drive classic cars have done a road trip in them. Whether it’s just (just?! Have you SEEN the rain and weather we’ve been having this year?!) driving up to Scotland, or whether it is more of a long haul thing (here at THE Blog About Cars we know of more than a handful of ridiculous drives, past, present and planned!), most classic owners have been unable to resist the urge to let their automobiles spread their wings and fly!
In a similar vein, rental cars aren’t an alien idea either. In fact, petrol heads have long flown to foreign climbs, bought a cheap classic car or rented a fancy modern one (my recent jaunt in a new Mustang, I’m looking at you!) with which to experience the roads and vistas of their chosen destination.
But this is something new – or it is to me at least! The idea is that (in this particular case) you journey to Mexico, and once you’re there you meet up with a convoy of other classics enthusiasts. With them you hop into a Beetle, and you and your six other Beetle driving new friends rack up 1,675 kilometres over a 14-day Pacific road trip. Aside from the fact that you only meet the travelling people on the trip (whereas most convoys will be made of groups of already familiar enthusiasts), one of the key differences will be the fact that you are accompanied by a support vehicle and mechanic – a fact which I hope wouldn’t detract too much from the “magic” of the experience. Tow-truck in your holiday snaps, anyone?!
It’s an interesting idea, and I particularly like the fact that independence isn’t discouraged – you can stay longer in places you particularly like, and get of the beaten track too – just remember that you’re tracked by GPS so the group can find you in needs be, or in case you get too far away. The problem, really, comes twofold. One, this will seem like a cop out to many classics enthusiasts – which to be fair generally means that you’ve chosen the sensible option! And two, it’s pricey. Really pricey. $3,750 per person, in fact!
Interested? The website is TheTravellingBeetle.com. Let us know what you think!
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