The Drive

If you’ve ever watched the BBC show Top Gear (before it was cancelled and the hosts replaced) you will know that some of the best episodes feature Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond going on long 1000 or more mile journeys across some of the most exotic locations in the world. If you haven’t seen the show I highly recommend checking it out especially the one where they travel across the spine of Africa. I promise the show is entertaining even if you have no interest in cars.

So you may be asking, where am I going with this and why am I writing about a TV show on my photo blog? The answer is: One of the most exciting and liberating things to do with a car is to hop in and just go for a drive. Now I’m not saying that everyone should drop what they’re doing next weekend and go on a cross country trip, but going on a little drive to a remote location might be a great idea. On a day when the weather is just right there’s nothing more fun than gathering a group of friends, rolling down the windows, and going on a long drive on some winding roads.

With all that being said, this week I happened to be looking through some folders of old photos as I do from time to time… and I stumbled upon some images from a particular Sunday afternoon in  October of  2013. The photos we’re of my friends Dany, L’Heureux (pronounced Laroo) and myself going on a drive through the Watchung Mountains to a scenic outlook on the edge of Somerset County. The plan was to arrive at the outlook just in time for sunset. Skipping forward, as you can see from the photos the sky was rather plain and we decided to leave our lofty destination before sunset. In many cases I would have considered the day to be a waste but in reality it was a complete blast. On our journey we stopped in the Watchung Reservation, went on a mini hike, and had an awesome time carving up the mountain roads in the two cars. (Dany’s track prepped Scion FR-S and my classic Stingray)

So all in all it was a fantastic day. The combination of the weather, the roads and the cars made the whole trip a success, and that is the answer to the question you may have asked earlier when I mentioned the show Top Gear. Sometimes the journey ends up being more fun than the actual destination, and that is why it’s the perfect reason to jump in the car with some friends and just go for a drive. So here are the photos from that day, I hope you enjoy them and I hope you might be inspired to go on a little Sunday drive of your own. (Don’t forget to bring a camera too!)

This post can also be seen as a journal entry on my “MOTORING” page. It’s a new site I’ve created on the VSCO Grid platform that showcases beauty in the automotive world. You can check that out here: www.VSCO.co/Motoring