Miami to Knoxville to Ashville to Greenville... We seem to be visiting as many Ville's as possible on this trip. But before I continue, let me provide a bit of background information. What started as a small trip to Brevard, NC in 2011, Has unknowingly become an annual tradition of basically nonsense, ridiculousness and basically an overall spontaneous shit show with only destinations being planned in advanced. Usually, step one on our week-long adventure starts at a rental car center, but not this year. This year we are taking my Maserati. Miami to Knoxville
I know what's going through your head. Why? Why would you want to take your Maserati on a road trip? This guy is crazy. Well, first, I'm not crazy (my friends may debate that fact, but I'm sticking to my statement). Secondly, I have two words that will make me crazy if I have to sit behind that dreary, ugly, no personality wheel one more time... MINIVAN. I can't do it anymore. Don't get me wrong; it's practical for a road trip. You have cargo room, economy, and passenger comfort. But, I have all of that in my Maserati. Cargo room is covered by a massive ( that might be a reach but going with it), so, an enormous trunk, you can definitely fit some luggage there. Fuel economy, I believe, is a relative term. I get better fuel economy compared to a hummer, so that's a check; passenger comfort. There are seats in the car, so check.
Ok, so you know where we are going, why we are going and what we are driving, and as you can see, I'm confident I've made a fantastic decision. But, now that it's just between us..... worry has set in. This is a Maserati, not exactly the number one car that comes to mind when you are referring to reliability. But as I worry about every little squeak, any raddle, and a warning light that could happen in the car. I can't help but dream of the performance of the vehicle on the trip. The sound it will make in the tunnels, the suspension winding through mountain roads, and fast-breaking into the hairpins and the accelerating out.
This article is a quick insight into what is about to go down. I will be posting photos, videos, and any content I can throughout the trip. This could be an excellent adventure, or this could be an impressive failure. So please send me your petrol head prayers and a happy new year to all of you. I will write a recap of the trip once I return... well if I return.