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The world’s top ten iconic car journeys

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by dontoe, Jul 3, 2006.

  1. dontoe

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    JUST one British road has been named among the world’s top ten iconic car journeys in a poll.
    London’s Embankment along the Thames was ninth in a list topped by America’s East Coast Highway from Boston to New York.
    Half the top ten, compiled by car hire firm Holiday Autos, were US roads. Managing director Stuart Nassos: “The US is the backdrop for many great road trip movies.”
    Top ten:
    1. Boston to New York;
    2. Las Vegas to Grand Canyon;
    3. Great Ocean Road, Australia;
    4. Miami to Key West, Florida;
    5. Amalfi Coast, Italy;
    6. Pacific Coast Highway;
    7. Monaco to Nice;
    8. Route 66;
    9. London Embankment;
    10. The Rockies, Canada.

    http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2006300455,00.html











    i·con·ic [ ī kónnik ]

    adjective Definition: 1. characterized by fame: relating to or characteristic of somebody or something admired as an icon
    [​IMG]</IMG>[​IMG]Their fame has grown to iconic proportions.
     
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    there is a famous highway between Boston and NY???
     
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    They really need to be a bit more specific - there's quite a few stretches of the Pacific Coast Highway in SoCal that are nothing special.
     
  4. tRustyK5

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    Same with "the Rockies"... and probably every other one on that list.

    Rene
     
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    And, the Blue Ridge Parkway/Skyline Drive isn't mentioned at all...........:rolleyes:
     
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    Drive a car along the Embankment...you gotta be kidding. It would be quicker to crawl on your knees with your hands tied behind you back dragging a big block behind you!







    Screw that!
     
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    Well I'm sure your local roads dont seem too special to you since you drive them regularly but I distincly remember how blown away I was by the drive up the california coast between LA and San Fransisco. It was prety feckin cool, totaly different from anything I'd ever seen before, same thing with the mountains roads in New Mexico and Arizona.
     
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    I've been on all the us roads listed and I think the're pretty cool. I think they missed a few in the US, but hey I'm partial to this country.
    George
     

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