Bit of background. I'm in Holland and I'm moving back to New Zealand in a few months time. Got a Honda powered S1 Elise that's coming home with me.
Now for the wild part...
I'm thinking of shipping the car to the east coast of the States and driving it across the US and getting it shipped the rest of the way home from the west coast. It's just a silly idea at the moment and in all likelihood will remain that way...
But if I did it, I'd like to do a track day or two along the way, and if at all possible an autocross - is there a class for me and do I need a license - already have a National B non-race MSA license (UK) so maybe there is a reciprocal deal or maybe I don't need one, or maybe I can get one???
Would want to take in some of the great driving routes I've read about here. Time is not a problem but money is. So any owners of shipping companies feel free to get in touch
I figure it's the only chance I'll get for a trip like this and you only live once - right? So any tips, suggestions, track days, Autocross dates, rules, laws and regulations I should be aware of, etc would be appreciated.
I've passed through the States on a few occasions on my way back and forth between Europe and NZ and on the last couple of trips got a bit adventurous, drove once down the Pacific highway from San Fran to LA and from San Fran to Vancover the last time. Really enjoyed the roads, people and the friendly State Trooper in Oregon - thanks for not giving me a ticket - I don't think your computer could handle a NZ driving license
I'm happy to cover the car in stickers etc should anyone want to sponsor a mobile bill board that as you all know is sure to snap a few necks.
So as I said a mad idea. Looking at the end of October to do it... but I'm pretty flexible. Happy to throw the keys to anyone who wants to see how the original Elise compares, excusing the engine...
Any thoughts, or should it die a death?