I did that in the UK 5 years ago, took a week of work and just drove
wherever the road went. The main advantage in this country is that you're
never too far from anywhere though I headed to the west country and there's
some lovely quiet roads there. I guess I must be an optimist 'cos I had no
mobile phone and I'm not very good at packing light so once I'd filled the
boot with enough to keep me going for a month (!) all I had room for in the
way of spares was the spare tyre, my Haynes manual and a couple of spanners.
I guess someone was looking out for me 'cos I had a great week staying in
B&Bs and pubs and my baby behaved perfectly.
Obviously I can't offer advice on your neck of the woods but I'm sure if
you're reasonably confident of your car, have a mobile and some sort of
recovery insurance (just in case) it should all go well. I see you've had a
few offers of assistance from fellow listers, Triumph owners seem to be a
special breed, I had to call on some help from a fellow enthusiast on a trip
last year & he was really helpful.
I'd just say 'go for it' and have a great time
----- Original Message -----
From: Victor B. Michael <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, August 15, 1999 4:19 PM
Subject: Spitfire cross-country touring
> have any of you taken a week off from work, packed up the car and hit
> the road?
> i know of people in our local club (ISOA) who did this for the VTR thing
> a couple of weeks ago.
> one advantage they had was traveling in groups.
> i feel like i'm getting closer to having a more reliable spitfire and it
> seems the summer is slipping away already.
> i've queried VTR about the "travelers assistance program" in sort of a
> mock-preparation for this wild hair i've seemed to acquired.
> i'd like to ask if any of you have any advice to offer me - outside of
> the usual "tow a parts car along for the trip" ;)
> i'm thinking of a few destinations; lake michigan circle tour (north of
> chicago), a trip to toronto, a trip along the mississippi river or maybe
> southeast into the smokey mountains.
> some things i'm considering are routes (i'd like to stay on country
> roads, but afraid of being stranded), road fatigue, lodging/camp
> grounds, distance, ability to get spares on the road if necessary. if
> any of you have gone through this on a solo car tour, i'd like to hear
> of the experience and again, any advice.
> thanks in advance,