Across America in the Ford Focus ST
It's one of TG magazine's greatest ever adventures: coast to coast across the US in the hot Ford. In five days...
Posted: 10 Oct 2013
Indiana? Ohio? I know we crossed ’em, but they’re a grey blur, just hundreds of miles of slow roads and dull landscapes and low-rise suburbia. I know we stopped for fuel a lot. Premium unleaded cost $3.29 a gallon: about 56p a litre. I remember passing a sign reading ‘TATOO PARLOR AND PEIRCINGS’. Were I to entrust a man to scrawl on my skin in indelible ink, I’d want to be sure his spelling was top-notch first.
I drove for 21 hours that day. Deep into the night, somewhere in Pennsylvania, we stopped at a decrepit roadside motel offering ‘Why-Fi’ and ‘Brekfast’. Learn to spell, America.