Road Trips. Head Trips, and Other Car-Crazed Writings (Paperback)
Atlantic Monthly Press, 9780871137227, 272pp.
Publication Date: July 29, 1998
The good-ol'-boy world of stock-car racing travels to deepest France with hysterical consequences in Bob Ottum's "Heck, Mes Amis, It's Only Ol' Cale"; Hunter S. Thompson and his three-hundred-pound Samoan attorney terrorize tourists on the Strip in Las Vegas from their red Cadillac convertible; and P. J. O'Rourke tours Mexico in a ridiculously monstrous metallic-silver Lincoln Continental "mushbucket". Also included are works by Jim Harrison, Allen Ginsberg, Dave Barry, and David Halberstam.
Whether fact or fiction, playful or contemplative, the selections in Road Trips, Head Trips, and Other Car-Crazed Writings comprise a riotous anthology that fully explores our love affair with the automobile.