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      09-01-2012 11:59 AM #106
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      One from the history books:

      Would love to have an old Cadillac like that now. No room in the garage. :-(
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      09-01-2012 11:59 AM #107
      Quote Originally Posted by helement2003 View Post
      About 15 straight in one of these:



      Had cruise and a basic stereo...which I ended up turning off about an hour into the ride.
      Wow. I do *not* think I'd have been able to stomach that!
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      09-01-2012 12:07 PM #108


      I drove 1600ish miles in 24 hours straight.

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      09-01-2012 12:41 PM #109
      stopped for gas.... bathroom.... left 9 PM PST on Friday was there 11 AM Sunday EST

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      09-01-2012 01:00 PM #110
      Two notable trips:

      Drove from Baltimore to Boston. Only gas stops. About 9 hours

      Drove from myrtle beach to Baltimore two weeks ago in about 9 hours also.
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      09-01-2012 01:17 PM #111
      Chattanooga to NYC and Charleston SC to NYC non-stop, other than the gas and food...I guess about 12.5-13hrs each, IIRC.

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      09-01-2012 01:51 PM #112
      36 hours, i-40 coast to coast. Two drivers

      Also drove from wilmington NC to NY to pick up a car, then straight back. 18-20 hours
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    8. 09-01-2012 02:03 PM #113
      Quote Originally Posted by dyllicious View Post
      I just drove from Buffalo New York to Savannah Georgia on Friday and then back yesterday for a job interview. I only stopped to eat, get gas, and use the restroom. It was about 15 hours of driving each way and I did both trips straight through. What's the longest you guys have gone without a real stop?
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      09-01-2012 02:06 PM #114
      10h00 from Montreal QC to Moncton New-brunswick, never stopped, not even to pee

    10. 09-01-2012 02:11 PM #115
      My longest run was about 675 miles with no fuel or restroom breaks. I could have gone a bit longer.

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      09-01-2012 02:27 PM #116
      Chicago to Sarasota FL, have done many times now...always did all the driving. Bathroom, gas, coffee only. 21/22 hours. Sleep deprivation can be a pretty decent buzz.

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      09-01-2012 04:21 PM #117
      My longest drive is maybe 6 hours? NY to DC when traffic gets really bad.

      Anything longer than that and I'm on a airplane, although I'd like to do a long recreational road trip at some point.
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      09-01-2012 05:51 PM #118
      Drove straight from Calgary, Canada to Columbus, OH... roughly took 43 hours.
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    14. 09-01-2012 07:28 PM #119
      Quote Originally Posted by BHCfarkas View Post
      Drove straight from Calgary, Canada to Columbus, OH... roughly took 43 hours.
      No rests whatsoever for 43 hours?

      I once drove one way from rochester, ny to jacksonville, fl non-stop other than bathroom and food breaks.

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      09-01-2012 08:23 PM #120
      Quote Originally Posted by joe97 View Post
      No rests whatsoever for 43 hours?

      I once drove one way from rochester, ny to jacksonville, fl non-stop other than bathroom and food breaks.
      Only time I stopped was to fill the car up with gas and/or grab some food for the road. All I will say is I was starting to see things by the time I got back in Ohio.
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      09-01-2012 08:48 PM #121
      Sturgis, SD to West Chester, Pa. About 1600 miles and about 23-24 hours only stopping for gas and Monster drinks. Good times.

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      09-01-2012 09:48 PM #122
      ive done quite a few non hotel stop trips in my life

      I did key west to chicago in 27hrs in a ford escape with my gf, her sister and her mom and wanted to admit myself to the looney bin before i was done. we definitely flew round trip the next year

      17hrs chicago to myrtle beach and back

      14hrs from NYC to South Carolina in my 63 beetle after doing 5hrs from baltimore to NYC

      9am friday - 11am Saturday so 26hrs in the 63 bug with a buddy when we left my buddies house in SC back up through the mountains to Chicago because 40 was closed due to rock slides, then got a flat tire in Indiana and stopping at a walmart parking lot for a few hours until they opened then going up to the next town to discount tire direct to get some tires installed.

      16hrs from long island to chicago in my 1980 mk1 with 26,500 miles

      16 or 17hrs from chicago to dallas and then 16hrs back

      16hrs chicago to bay st louis mississippi and then back

      12hrs chicago to birmingham alabama and back

      18hrs from rapid city SD to a town in southern illinois


      its on my bucket list to drive from key west to california in my 63. or at least chicago to cali and back for the classic show. then my bug will have been from coast to coast water to water

      I have a trip planned in my caddy to Redmond Oregon and back, thats 2000 miles one way about 36ish hours and id rather not pay for a hotel if i can help it.
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      09-01-2012 11:06 PM #123
      Quote Originally Posted by partario View Post
      Luckily my buddies made the trip bearable. And the nature in Romania was pretty amazing. Definitely would do this again.
      I wanna hear more about this Romania trip.
      I was is Sofia, BG for work in 1996, got to go to Macedonia one weekend, but Romania would of been out-of-this-world awesome.

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      09-01-2012 11:11 PM #124
      Quote Originally Posted by trisgolf View Post
      I heard ya! it's tough. Why don't you rather spend weekend there and find a place to stay and hang out with your kids rather than driving back and forth twice.

      BTW. My trip was from Seattle to Orange county, CA in 18 hours.
      I do all of the driving while my kids sleep... so they can have a home to be in while there are with me... and not always a temporary thing... just my preference and a sacrifice I choose to make for my children. They are 2 and 5 so I think it matters a lot for my future relationship with them.
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      09-01-2012 11:18 PM #125
      18.5 hours, from Los Angeles CA to Denver, CO on my move from the West Coast to the East.

      More recently though, I drove 25 hours with an hour break total. Went from Philadelphia PA to Cincinnati OH and back.

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      09-01-2012 11:49 PM #126
      Quote Originally Posted by Tomandante View Post
      Rookies. Longest drive from Watsonville, CA. to Guadalajara Mexico no stop only gas, eat, coffee and redbull.
      Was working in Veracruz in late 2001, my co-worker gets the idea of buying his grandpas F350 pickup, problem is his grandpa lives in Portland, Oregon.
      Co-worker promised to drive half of the distance, cover all food & expenses.

      So, Portland, Oregon to Veracruz, Mexico with my co-worker. Turns out my co-worker was a sh!tty night driver, and only did 60mph during the day. So, I promptly took the wheel an hour South of Portland and drove my cheap, gassy, whiny, sarcastic, loud-snoring, ungrateful co-worker down to Veracruz. Turned into quite an interesting ride for my co-worker. (see below)

      2950 miles, 2½ days, one long haul, no sleep, lotsa red bull, adrenaline, and I refused to stop because my co-worker refused to drive, and he had a small bladder, and was very easily car sicken. So pissing in a cup he went.

      Also did San Diego to Miami, Florida in 55 hours in Dec 2006, with the wifey.

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      09-02-2012 01:43 AM #127
      I've done the almost-exactly 1000 mile drive from Vancouver, BC to the Bay Area, California around 3 times now. Takes about 19-20 hours. I just can never justify stopping somewhere in northern California to stop to sleep.

      Going north I usually stop somewhere between Portland and Seattle though.

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      09-02-2012 01:50 AM #128
      Quote Originally Posted by geofftii2002 View Post
      Just did Allentown PA to Minneapolis, MN. 1200 miles, 17.5 hours. Only stopped for gas/snacks and wee. The rented Chevy Sonic was crap in every way except fuel mileage, averaging nearly 70mph we still turned in over 30mpg. So we only made about 4 stops.
      That's pretty terrible. My girlfriend's '11 Corolla did about a 35 mpg average through Nebraska at 75 MPH with the A/C on most of the time and the car was fully loaded.
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      09-02-2012 02:30 AM #129
      Quote Originally Posted by George Knighton View Post
      But flying back then was different and a little iffy. You guys mightn't be old enough to remember a regional carrier called Piedmont, which was a good way to get from DC to Ottawa or DC to Fort Lauderdale.

      Their regional flights had Rolls Royce turboprops, and you had to bend down when you stood up in the aisle.

      After a couple of their Treetop Level Hardy-Stomach Specials, I decided that driving would do just as well.
      My first flights were on Piedmont, probably why i drive everywhere now..

      Best Non-stop Knoxville TN- Chicago back to Louisville 13 hrs ~880 miles with no actual stops, stopped on the north side of Chicago long enough for someone to get out, I probably could have made it to Lexington or further but 100+ at times got the mileage down into the 40's

      Personal best without sleep, Knoxville to Hallettsville TX and back, 2200 miles, towing a 30' enclosed trailer. Left at 7am Saturday, picked my gf up from work in Knoxville at 8pm Sunday

      Personal worst, Knoxville to Los Angeles, 2100 miles in 3 weeks

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      09-12-2012 12:08 PM #130
      Quote Originally Posted by pho View Post
      Was working in Veracruz in late 2001, my co-worker gets the idea of buying his grandpas F350 pickup, problem is his grandpa lives in Portland, Oregon.
      Co-worker promised to drive half of the distance, cover all food & expenses.

      So, Portland, Oregon to Veracruz, Mexico with my co-worker. Turns out my co-worker was a sh!tty night driver, and only did 60mph during the day. So, I promptly took the wheel an hour South of Portland and drove my cheap, gassy, whiny, sarcastic, loud-snoring, ungrateful co-worker down to Veracruz. Turned into quite an interesting ride for my co-worker. (see below)

      2950 miles, 2½ days, one long haul, no sleep, lotsa red bull, adrenaline, and I refused to stop because my co-worker refused to drive, and he had a small bladder, and was very easily car sicken. So pissing in a cup he went.

      Also did San Diego to Miami, Florida in 55 hours in Dec 2006, with the wifey.

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      09-12-2012 12:17 PM #131
      About 12 hours, Portland OR to Utah.

      I rarely do drives longer then 3-4 hours now, though. And I usually stop once during that time. Not terribly healthy to spend more than 2-3 hours in the seat at once.

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      09-12-2012 12:19 PM #132
      Probably Maryland to Florida I remember it being somewhere around the 1000 mile range
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      09-12-2012 12:23 PM #133
      did NYC to Orlando in.....

      14 hours 6 minutes... including stops...

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      09-12-2012 12:29 PM #134
      Orlando, FL to Warwick, RI. Stopped 2-3 times to pee/fuel. The drive was 23-24 hours. Awful experience.
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    30. 04-26-2013 07:57 AM #135
      Please tell me where you got the photo, the Cadillac with Trailer.
      I have been trying to find the website with the info on this road trip.

      Any information would be much appreciated.

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    31. 04-26-2013 08:09 AM #136
      St. Paul, MN -> New London, NH
      22 hours
      1400 miles

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      04-26-2013 08:41 AM #137
      Ottawa to Calgary. It was around 3,500km and took me 47 hours with the help of a lot of coffee and caffeine pills.

      This is when I was about 20 and I was moving to Jasper AB. I was driving a 1990 Civic Si without cruise control. I think I slept for a day straight when I got to my Aunts house in Calgary. I also remember my right ankle was sore for a couple of days after because I had no cruise control.

      I did a few long road trips when I was younger. Ottawa to Vancouver, then pop down to Tijuana and back to Calgary. Have driven across Canada from Ottawa to Calgary or Vancouver at least a dozen times but the other trips I had friends with me to help split up the driving.

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      04-26-2013 10:22 AM #138
      Driving solo in one shot? Topeka KS to Dunkirk NY starting at 6am and finishing for the day around 11 at night. Coming home from SCCA Solo II National Championships in a Neon ACR Coupe, towing a utility trailer with the sound from the Borla muffler blaring off of it, and no radio to drown out the noise.

      My white one in the front, but I was in the blue one in the background.

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      04-26-2013 10:26 AM #139
      Southern Ohio to Baton Rouge, during my move from Pittsburgh.

      I also took the Mustang up to Virginia to break it in during a business trip, though I spent the night in SC both ways.

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      04-26-2013 10:27 AM #140
      the longest i can remember would be...

      14-ish hours - CT to Cinci, OH - 2007 camry
      20-ish - CT to Seminole, FL - 2004 F-150 with 5 people
      12 ish - Malaga, Spain to Barcelona (in a new at the time A4 2.0T 6-speed diesel )
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