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A Diary from the Road: The Call to Adventure Part Deux

By Rock Jenkins, State Farm Insurance, Drive Home II and III driver

A year has flown by since the final team celebration dinner for the The Drive Home II when America’s Automotive Trust CEO David Madeira turned to me over margaritas and said, “So you’re in for next year, right?” Although somewhat exhausted from 10 days of driving and not sure how I would sell it to my wife, David is a hard guy to say no to, so I chirped, “You bet”¦”

State Farm is a major sponsor of America’s Automotive Trust and LeMay – America’s Car Museum, which is how I earned my driver slot for last year’s trip from Boston to Detroit. Oh, and also the fact that while watching the cars depart at the first Drive Home kickoff in Tacoma in 2016, I told David I wanted to drive in the next one and he called my bluff.

So here we are on the eve of The Drive Home III, a winter road rally and collaborative event between the America’s Automotive Trust and the North American International Auto Show dedicated to celebrating the glorious history and role that the automobile has played in our American culture.

More on the route, the cars, and the cast of characters in the coming days. Buckle up – The Drive Home III: Driving The Future adventure is about to begin.

This entry from the road was originally posted here

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