Unexpected: Hit the Road
Americans across the decades have been drawn to the allure of the open road. It’s become a cultural touchstone, a theme in our music, our novels, our history, of getting behind the wheel and seeing the country. Here are some historic images and driving tips from the DPLA collection to inspire your next road trip.
Before you start, it is important to have a good sense of direction.
It is also crucial to know the basics about your car and how it operates.
You’ll need to feel secure behind the wheel, whether you’re still driving your first car, or you are traveling in higher style.
Safety is always paramount.
As is obeying the rules of the road.
And watch where you’re going, of course.
It also helps to park your car someplace that will be easy for you to find again.
The most successful mark of a good road trip, however, isn’t the car you’re driving.
It’s making room for friends, no matter the price tag.