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User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2657 times:

Ok since mother nature is keeping me in NY another week as I looked at the nationwide doppler and saw another huge storm approaching it got me remembering some long hauls. So what is yours? Rules are easy only stops for gas, food and bathroom breaks. No sleeping of any kind. Even a quick nap at a rest stop is disqualification!

My personal best is Texarkana to my driveway in Bay Shore NY. 1433 fun filled miles complete with outrunning twisters that absolutely turned Springfield upside down. In fact Alex Trude will remember that night.

I am looking to break my record my getting to OKC from NY. Game on!

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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 22975 posts, RR: 62
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2650 times:

Detroit to San Francisco via Santa Barbara (I-80 to I-76 to I-70 to I-15 to a whole byzantine mess in LA to US-101). Did the same trip (via SBA every time) three times.

User currently offlineflybaurLAX From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 640 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2650 times:

I did West Lafayette, IN, to Tucson, AZ straight through, stopping for energy drinks, food, and gas. Took about 24 hours, because I was hauling ass through Texas on I-40 in the middle of the night at around 110MPH

Boilerup! Go Purdue!
User currently offlineflanker From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1767 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2650 times:

Chicago to Phoenix in 1998 with the brand new (2 year old) family Dodge Caravan, forest green.

Sofia to Istanbul (with bus or car = equal torture)

The biggest torture for me now is back and forth between SIUC and Chicago... I57 is the most boring highway you could imagine. I would rather drive 5 times a week to Columbia, MO from Chicago than to drive 1 time a week to SIUC and back.


Calling an illegal alien an 'undocumented immigrant' is like calling a drug dealer an unlicensed pharmacist
User currently offlinemandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 7451 posts, RR: 77
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2643 times:

Edinburgh to London, Glasgow to London... a few times in the 90s.

I also did somewhere from East Java to Jakarta, just fuel and meal stops... 24 friggin' hours...


When losing situational awareness, pray Cumulus Granitus isn't nearby !
User currently offlinehoons90 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 3314 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2641 times:

Non-stop (with me driving): Jacksonville, Florida to Chattanooga, Tennessee... 8.5 hours
With driver rotations: Miami, Florida to North Sioux City, South Dakota... around 30 hours or so

Had a rather unhealthy diet of Hardee's and Sonic's...

The biggest mistake made by most human beings: Listening to only half, understanding just a quarter and telling double.
User currently offlinestratosphere From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1701 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2637 times:

With overnight stops..Phoenix Arizona to Paterson NJ....Longest non-stop with just me driving MEM to RSW in 15 hrs.

User currently offlineidealstandard From France, joined Apr 2009, 421 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2633 times:

The longest i've done is Munich-London but I've done that three times in the last year.

Most recent was on Sunday where we did the trip from Munich-Dunkerque ferry in under 8 hours thanks to some autobahn driving! and that was the route via luxembourg!

Its about 600 miles and here is the route. its much longer but you benefit from cheap diesel in Lux.



[Edited 2010-02-09 00:29:16]

User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2625 times:

I did ORD-DAB and back many times alone straight through. Around 1250 miles in 16-17hrs.

Have done also ORD-Keystone/Breckenridge, Colorado many times straight through. Just a tad shy of DAB-ORD.

In a rotation with my dad without stopping we did Anchorage-Chicago in our RV once. That was about 3900 miles / 6300km. Im pretty sure I hold the record here for a rotation drive with 1 other person nonstop.

Quoting flanker (Reply 3):
I would rather drive 5 times a week to Columbia, MO from Chicago than to drive 1 time a week to SIUC and back.

Oh dude I feel bad for you. When my gf used to go to U of I @ Champaign I tried to fly into IND (even went to BMI once or twice on FL) but many times it was ORD/MDW and I had to feel the pain on I-57 for just about 1.5 hours. Hands down it is the most BORING interstate ive ever been on apart maybe from I-80 in Nebraska. So bad I always rented a car with sat radio and listened to Canadian Comedy channel   

User currently offlinestasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3316 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2614 times:

Phoenix Arizona to Parsippany New Jersey was the longest drive - did it in 52 hours. Phoenix to Kansas City all in one very very long day in a new VW Jetta sedan.....

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety!" B.Franklin
User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (6 years 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2602 times:

Perth - Melbourne (3430 km) - have done that twice
Perth - Adelaide (2700 km) - twice
Adelaide - Melbourne (800 kms) - I must have done this drive at least 10 times

In the US:
Atlanta - Niagara Falls (920 miles) - once
Bismarck, ND - Manhattan, KS (800 miles) - twice
Miami - Atlanta (662 miles) - once

In South Africa:
Cape Town - Durban (1640 km) - a couple of times
Cape Town - Pretoria (1460 km) - three times

אני תומך בישראל
User currently offline747438 From UK - England, joined Jan 2007, 838 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (6 years 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2596 times:

354 yards. 4th hole, Southampton Golf Club.

User currently offlineoly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 7113 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (6 years 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2587 times:

Hiltonhead SC to Galveston Tx (about 1050miles/1700km) & vv in about 17 hrs each way, iirc. Relatives at one end and a friend at the other.

wheat and dairy can screw up your brain
User currently offlineMetroliner From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 1082 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (6 years 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2578 times:

I once did Reading, in southern England, to Berlin in one stint. Nearly fell asleep in the summer heat. I also only took two albums so it was a VERY repetitive drive... though I do know them very well by now...

Quoting 747438 (Reply 11):
354 yards. 4th hole, Southampton Golf Club.


Set the controls for the heart of the Sun
User currently offlineFatmirJusufi From Albania, joined Jan 2009, 2442 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (6 years 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2547 times:


My longest ride
Kirklareli (Turkey)
Pristina (Kosovo)
722 km (~450 mi)

User currently offlineSwissy From Switzerland, joined Jan 2005, 1749 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (6 years 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2546 times:
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That would have been Zurich-Barcelona back in the late 80's... just fuel & pee stops...


User currently offlinemandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 7451 posts, RR: 77
Reply 16, posted (6 years 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2538 times:

Quoting 747438 (Reply 11):
354 yards. 4th hole, Southampton Golf Club.

That's something for a long drive in a single swing!

When losing situational awareness, pray Cumulus Granitus isn't nearby !
User currently offlineajd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (6 years 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2537 times:

When I was a kid, we hit all the aviation boneyards in Arizona from Tuscon right up to Kingman and most airfields in between. 2100 miles in 6 days  Made just that more difficult by my dad having to spend 3 days in the Arizona Heart Hospital because he had 2 fits on our first full day.

With me driving, 2 hours. That's how long a lesson is  

User currently offlineEZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4973 posts, RR: 23
Reply 18, posted (6 years 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2510 times:

I'd say my longest drive was from Boca Raton, Fl to New Orleans .. a really long and awesome drive, and it finished with a few beers in Bourbon Street 

Carp aunque ganes o pierdas ...
User currently offlineSkySurfer From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 1146 posts, RR: 11
Reply 19, posted (6 years 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2506 times:

2003 Kingston - Fargo....took 25 hours with no rest and 4 fuel stops, i think it was around 1200 miles.
2009 Kingston - PEI.....16 hours and just over 900 miles.

Needless to say i won't be travelling that far by road anytime soon!  



In the dark you can't see ugly, but you can feel fat
User currently offlineGOCAPS16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4409 posts, RR: 17
Reply 20, posted (6 years 1 day ago) and read 2478 times:

Washington D.C. to Jacksonville, FL with stops in Virginia Beach, VA, Laurinburg-Maxton Airport, SC (aircraft boneyard) and Savannah, GA. (aviation museum) Took about 12 hours total.

Longest drive in Japan was from my house in Misawa to Yokota AB (Tokyo area) in 9 hours, going 120-140 km/h leaving early Saturday morning and coming back Sunday. Japanese expressways speed limits are equivalent to 50-60 mph and some places, around 40 mph. The distance is roughly 350 miles or so.

[Edited 2010-02-09 05:49:06]

User currently offlineDreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 9649 posts, RR: 23
Reply 21, posted (6 years 1 day ago) and read 2475 times:

Quoting 747438 (Reply 11):
354 yards. 4th hole, Southampton Golf Club.

With a 40 mph wind at your back? Jeez...

About 260 yards for me. I'm getting old.

As far as my longest car drives, I suppose around a half-million miles by now. Of course I had many stops along the way  

Just gimme a pair of loose-fittin’ shoes, some tight pussy, and a warm place to shit, and I’ll be all right.
User currently offlineTZ757300 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2911 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (6 years 1 day ago) and read 2458 times:


721 mi Morgantown, WV-Auburn, AL
613 mi Richmond, VA-Jacksonville, FL
443 mi Morgantown, WV-West Lafayette, IN

User currently offlinedanfearn77 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2008, 1845 posts, RR: 8
Reply 23, posted (6 years 1 day ago) and read 2452 times:

I drove from Manchester to Rome in one complete go. Took me about 22 hours i think. 1400 miles non stop, that was exciting but tiresome!

Eagles may soar high, but weasels dont get sucked into jet engines!
User currently offlinesudden From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 4135 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (6 years 23 hours ago) and read 2437 times:

Apart from driving my lady crazy on a daily basis, I would say AMS-GOT. It's about 1000 km (+/- 622 miles) and takes about 11 hours to cover. When crossing the border over to Germany you can step on it as it's autobahn all the way up Denmark.

Aim for the sky!

When in doubt, flat out!
25 Kappel : I really don't like driving long distances. Anything over 500 km I'd rather fly. I have once taken the bus from Rotterdam to Salou, which is 1600 km.
26 Post contains images NIKV69 : Been there before! Watch out for cattle! Hope you made birde   
27 varigb707 : in '85 i drove from Amsterdam to Zurich with a few stops in between. Including Germany. 7 day trip. in '86 i drove from Paris to Copenhagen with a few
28 Post contains images Mudboy : 380 yards. Titleist Titanium 7.5 Driver and Titleist ProV1 100, on a day with a slight breaze and low humidity. The ball was carrying that day. This w
29 seb146 : The past couple of years, we would routinly do San Rafael, California to Gresham, Oregon: 650 miles. Depending on the time of year, it would take us 1
30 11Bravo : Columbus, GA (Ft. Benning) to Colorado Springs, CO (Ft. Carson) 1,494 miles Crappy slow car; 29 hours.
31 Post contains images AGM100 : My longest drive ? About 315 yds .... Cleveland 400 10.5 Driver ... 4th hole Crooked Tree course . !    Once drove from Tucson , to Buffalo NY / Tor
32 Post contains images CanadianDC10 : UGHHHHH I HATE car rides longer than like, 3 hours. I cannot stand them! I feel so yucky. My longest car ride was with family 12 years ago when I was
33 AmricanShamrok : West Co. Limerick to the northern tip of Co. Donegal (Ireland) and back. About 10 hours' drive each way.
34 PHLBOS : Maybe not as long as some of you cross-country haulers, but here's some of my long drives May 1989: From Marblehead, MA to Virginia Beach, VA; about 5
35 OzGlobal : Longest non-stop? Brisbane - Canberra : 1260km (via Newell Hwy) (783 miles) with only a one hour stop for a sandwich and several fuel stops - approx 2
36 Post contains images flanker : Yeah it really sucks! Two hours of torture from Chicago to Champaign and then it hits you (well at least in my case) that there are 3 more to go... s
37 Starbuk7 : This was back in 1984 while I was on active duty and going to school atNAS Miramar in San Diego. Flew home Friday night on a 3 day weekend to get my c
38 WildcatYXU : Longest trip ever: Trebisov (SK) - Vieste (I): 1830km Longest trip in North America: Atlanta, GA - London, ON: 1380 km Longest trip alone in the car:
39 Post contains links and images FLY2HMO : Prescott to Houston TX. A rough map: Interestingly that can be done with just two interstates. I-17 and I-10.
40 sunshine79 : 1593 miles. I co-drove with a friend from Sunderland to Benidorm with one rest stop of 2 hours. It took around 33 hours in total, including the whoppi
41 Post contains links and images OA260 : Belfast to London with the ferry in between.
42 747srule : Does a 300 yard drive playing Wii golf count? LOL!
43 PlaneWasted : Stockholm -> Berlin. But with some time on a ferry. A bit more than 1000 km.[Edited 2010-02-09 15:13:12]
44 ipodguy7 : Washington DC (Reagan Airport)- Nashville. US air cancelled our flight for the second time, so we said "screw it" and rented a car to drive back home.
45 LHR380 : Will be next months trip. LAX to LAS via Victorville and MJV.
46 luckyone : Denver to Hill City, SD. It's only ~450 miles, but it took about 5.5 hours and there is NOTHING and no tries to hide the nothing through Southeastern
47 Dazed767 : Did this last month MCO-BNA, around 700 miles in 11 hrs with only 2-3 stops with a 3 year old.
48 Carlisle : NYC to Pryor, OK. Summer of 2007. I drove all the way there straight only stopping for gas/dinner... Cheers, Carlisle
49 Post contains images RichM : My longest drive was from Exeter to Glasgow. (443 miles) Took over 7 hours but was quite enjoyable. I'm considering driving down to Spain at some poin
50 B6JFKH81 : I lived there for over 5 years...just moved in December to W. Babylon right down the road from you LOL!!!
51 Ronglimeng : Sure! That's the first thing I thought of too! You beat my real 250 yard effort (but I'm not much of a golfer). I still remember it as the time I got
52 Continental : Without sleeping: Nashville, TN to Minneapolis, MN --> 875 miles With sleeping: Orlando, FL to Minneapolis, MN --> 1,578 miles
53 Post contains links and images Superfly : Chicago, Illinois to Los Angeles, California. This was in 1984. Too bad it was in a 1981 Toyota Corolla.   Our trip would would have been a much bett
54 Post contains links TransIsland : Pienza, Tuscany to Berlin, Germany. Roughly 15 hours: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&...&spn=9.89199,28.256836&z=5 Gland, Vaud (Switzerla
55 DocLightning : Wow, I think you have me beat there.
56 Post contains images FlyDeltaJets87 : Based on your background as a golf pro, I thought this question was going to be answered with "yards" not "miles"    I've gotten well over 300 on a
57 Post contains images KaiGywer : I can't think of any long drives alone... I guess Apple Valley, MN to Bismarck, ND at 449 miles is the longest nonstop (one stop for fuel along the wa
58 UltimateDelta : I think my official longest was from Omaha to Winnipeg, 2004- about 10.5 hrs each way Others include: Rapid City-Omaha, 2009- about 9 hrs. total drivi
59 Pyrex : If we're just talking non-stop, then it is probably Lisbon - Bordeaux (1,160 kms, about 12 hours - did that a couple of times). Might have done more t
60 Post contains images SAAB900 : I'm planning UK-Slovakia & back this summer! Outbound will probably be via Belgium,Germany & Czech Republic. Inbound via Hungary,Austria,Switz
61 RJ111 : I did St Tropez to Paris in a day once.
62 Cadet985 : This past October, a friend and I went to Canada for a few days.....drove Fair Lawn, NJ to Montreal, then after a couple days, we went to Toronto. Aft
63 KINDFlyer : Longest in terms of distance was 680 miles from Destin, FL to Seymour, IN. Longest in terms of perceived time and boredom was 625 miles from Westfield
64 LMP737 : Chicago to San Diego. Drove from Springfield, MO to San Diego, CA in twenty six hours straight when I was twenty. You only do those sorts of things wh
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