Licensed to Thrill (Drive Day 1 minus 14 years, 18 days)

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Gary always wanted to be a race car driver as a kid. Right now he’s pushing 70 on I-76; feet navigating around a tiny white cat who thinks the area between the brake and the accelerator pedals is the perfect place to hide. He’s behind the wheel of a brand-new diesel Ford F350 four-wheel drive. It’s a truck that’ll never win Le Mans, but this road trip?  To quote Steve McQueen, “Anything that happens before or after… is just waiting.”

Washington DC: photo by Gary Geboy

Hence what the hell, an international driver’s license. We’ve got just about every other piece of paper imaginable, at least this one’s got some street cred.

Follow this bonus-material blog and ride along on a one-year road trip that inspired the memoir The Drive: Searching for Lost Memories on the Pan American Highway. It officially goes on sale TODAY! Get yours through the buy-the-book links at the bottom of the landing page on my website or here or here. Like The Drive’s Facebook page and tweet back at me @writerteresa.


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