It’s said that life is all about the journey, not the destination, and my recent drive from Bowling Green, Kentucky to Amarillo, Texas was one for the record books. At least for my record book!
I needed to get our C6 back to Los Angeles after our Top Dog Championships at Summit Point Motorsports Park, West Virginia, so I made a pit stop at the SCCA Time Trial National event at the National Corvette Museum and then drove on to Los Angeles.
But being a gearhead and history buff, I remembered the Italian Mille Miglia (thousand miles) race that ran from 1927 until 1953. So, I decided to do a thousand miles in less than 24 hours (think the motorcycle community Iron Butt challenge).
The C6 got me from Bowling Green Amarillo, Texas—a whopping 1,036 miles—in just 15 hours and 10 minutes. I wasn't sitting on a motorcycle seat but the Sparco Evo race seat was pretty austere (but amazingly comfortable) and might just be equivalent. So, I'm awarding myself a Rally4Vets "Adventure Butt" for those 1,036 miles in less than 24 hours.
Due to time constraints returning to Los Angeles, the route was Interstate 40 the entire way. With the exception of a quick photo op at the famous "corner" in Winslow Arizona.
Next time, the route will be much more fun!
We're planning to make these "1k" adventure rallies a regular part of our veteran suicide awareness program with awards for participants. The program is still in develop so no details right now.
If this tickles your fancy, email firstname.lastname@example.org with "Rally4Vets 1k" in the subject line.