Day: June 15, 2020

Hi, Let’s Take a Trip

Elana ScherrCar and Driver

From the June 2020 issue of Car and Driver.

I need an icebreaker. Not the Russian Arktika-class variant, not that I don’t want a 75,000-hp ship capable of busting through 16 feet of solid ice, but where would I put it? My neighbors already look askance at the oil stains in my driveway. Also, I don’t think I could get away with nuclear re­actors.

I need the other kind of icebreaker, the one for parties where you have to talk to strangers but nobody’s drunk yet. Well, some of you might be, but for those who aren’t, I’m going to lean on the experts in long-distance communication.

“My first car was a Chevrolet Impala. It was gold, it was missing an axle, and I found it in the sandbox at the park.”

I was launched the same year NASA sent the Voyager spacecraft

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