Whatever your automotive proclivities, we’re here to help inspire your next grand outing. Apart from our own travel adventures covered in this issue, here are four more of our favorite offerings worth checking out.
Looking for a new driving experience? Or a new country to drive in? We’ve gathered up a number of one-of-a-kind ways you can.
It can be tough to steal away for some me time on a family vacation—and even tougher if you want to use that time to satisfy your gearhead cravings. Sure, it’s easy to find a golf course, pool, or beach, especially in Maui or similar retreats, but Hawaii isn’t a place you likely think of as a driver’s destination. As a recent outing to The Valley Isle revealed, though, paradise can provide a surprise.
David Gentry, who runs his operation via peerto-peer car rental services DriveShare and Turo, and his partners, Moonstar Greene and Yuri Soledade—proprietors of the Paia Fish Market restaurants—are the kind of people who find a way to do what they love regardless of locale.
Gentry is a scrappy dude in his early 40s who, when not waxing rhapsodically on the virtues of short-throw gearboxes, works as a commercial contractor. He talks mostly about the objects of his passions: his fleet of cars. It isn’t big, but it includes a 1974 Alfa Romeo GTV 2000, a 2012 Porsche Cayman R, a 2002 Lotus Elise, and a slew of late-model and vintage Minis.
So drive we did, along with Gentry, Soledade, and Greene. Up and down and around the island, we switched between the Porsche, the Lotus, and the Alfa. Even among weapons like the Cayman and Elise, it was the aged and finicky Italian classic that spoke volumes. Coming down the dormant volcano Haleakala in a cold, sideways rain, shifting through the gears, it finally felt like this was the vacation we’ve always sought.