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windshield spray along our journey.
Nights brought the darkest of dark
skies, as well as moose, bison, and elk
haunting the edges of the headlight
beams. Most of the time one of us slept
while the other drove, but occasionally
both of us laid back the seats at the
rural rest stops along the Alaska-Canada highway to snooze through
the darkest and foggiest hours.
Desolation wouldn’t describe the
lush landscapes, but it was hard not
to feel isolated so far from civilization.
We often went hours without any cell
phone signal, and at one point in the
Yukon, we drove for more than two
hours without seeing another car.
In the end, our worries about possible
issues were for naught – the Mobil 1
Camaro performed flawlessly, averaging
28mpg, which minimized the pain of $4
CAD fuel. Despite spending 224 hours
inside the car during the two weeks,
neither Laura nor I experienced any
soreness and we were kept comfortable
through heat, rain, and snow. Even
while the phones found no signal and
headlights found nothing but wildlife,
the satellite radio kept us entertained.
On the roads – some paved, some
not – the Mobil 1 Camaro proved to be
the perfect mix of sporty and toughness;
equally able to be a sports car and carve
through corners, yet not feel fragile
while bouncing over ruts and gravel.
The trip proved to be a wonderful way
to enjoy being an SCCA member. In less
than two weeks, the Mobil 1 Camaro
participated in three SCCA marquee
events, experienced four international
border crossings, and drove through
10 states and four Canadian provinces,
all while allowing the experience to be
shared by SCCA members across the
continent. Fun with cars? Yes, indeed.
THOUSANDS OF MILES LATER...
The SCCA/Mobil 1 Camaro made the journey
from Topeka, Kan., to Anchorage, Alaska,
for the 2017 USRRC (MAIN), hitting notable
spots (ABOVE LEFT and CENTER) – and
getting plenty dirty (ABOVE RIGHT) – along
the way. Afterward, the car was driven
to Indianapolis for the SCCA Runoffs.