The first road trip

San Jose Mercury News: One hundred years ago, Horatio Nelson Jackson drove a used car with no roof and
no windshield from San Francisco to New York — 5600 miles, most of them unpaved — in 63 days.
It was the first successful road trip across America, and the subject of a new documentary by Ken Burns.
Read the amazingly cool story in the Merc.
Check out Floridian Charles Wake–from Sarasota, to be exact–who will, along with family and friends drive two vintage Winton automobiles cross-country from San Fran to NYC to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first such endeavor, starting on June 17th, and ending July 26th.
See the show Horatio’s Drive on public television in October.