Photos by the author and Derek Klein.
No plan is perfect, and there’s nothing like a cross-county road trip to prove the point. Back when the idea of this trip from the LeMay/America’s Car Museum in Tacoma to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit was hatched, ACM CEO David Madeira threw out the invitation to the volunteer corps of ACM to see who might want to join the caravan in their own vehicles. One man stepped up, without hesitation. Gregg Smith volunteered to bring his 2014 Charger as a support vehicle, not for a day or two, but for the whole 3,000-mile trip to the Motor City.
Unfortunately, after a long day driving, plus a heavy meal and a craft beer, the otherwise clear organization and communication suffered a hiccup.