August is at hand – that time of year when many of us hit the Holiday Road in search of adventure, rest and relaxation on our hard-earned vacations.
In this, the 30th anniversary of the first film in the National Lampoon Vacation series, the open road still beckons and families across the USA will be packing up the wagon, minivan, SUV, pickup, sedan, coupe or convertible to take a roadtrip along with a plethora of friends, family, gear, music and munchies.
Remember not to let these distract you!
If you’re planning a trip to Europe, you can combine the pursuit of exotic scenery, fine cuisine and Old World culture with the chance to tour the European countryside in a classic convertible.
Imagine touring the verdant and rolling hills of Tuscany in a 1973 Alfa Romeo Guilia GT Veloce, with the cool Italian breeze in your face and the fabulous local cuisine readily available at each and every stop along the way.
Or tour the rocky shores of Sardinia in a shiny 1974 MG B, with the Mediterranean breezes wafting through your hair, with the succulent aroma of fresh seafood tempting your taste buds.
The other tours of Provence and the Italian Lakes are already sold out, but on any of the above you could also cruise the countryside in a 1963 Triumph Spitfire or a 1976 Alfa Romeo Duetto.
Can it get much better than that?
Well you could be driving the exotic sports cars of the day, but those never held the romance of these little open-air roadsters treasured by the middle class. This is what the term sports car really meant back in the 1970s and you can still drive them today on a European tour thanks to Vintage Car Touring and Chianti Classic Car.
For more information visit VintageCarTouring.com
When you’re there, remember to drive on the left side of the road.