Planning a post-pandemic road trip? Well, you’re not alone. Most motoring researchers reckon that in a post-COVID world, more and more folks will be shunning the budget airlines and rental cars in favour of self-guided automotive adventures in their own P&Js. And, of course, in addition to sourcing the right motor, suitable co-pilots and the perfect playlists, you’ll be wanting the right attire too. Well, as usual, our good chums at T-lab have got you covered in that department.  

Roadtrip 101 is inspired by one of the world’s greatest roads, US Highway 101 runs for 1,500 miles along America’s west coast, from the outskirts of Seattle all the way down to Los Angeles. Snow capped mountains, ocean views, giant redwood forests, San Fransisco, Big Sur, California beaches – there’s a lot going on. Any wise person would rent a sensible SUV for the ride – big windows, high up seating position – it makes sense. But this is fantasy land and so we recommend a classic US muscle car such as a 7-litre Dodge Charger. It’ll make a lot of noise and drink a lot of gas but you’ll be looking cool and living the American dream. 

T-lab’s newest summer-themed road trip t-shirt is change from the hackneyed Type 2 bus. The left-field Renault 4 maybe not the most obvious choice of surf-bums transport. Instead, it’s all about the retro vibe and understated cool.  Team MotorPunk approves. 

Roadtrip Berlin is off to the ever-cool German capital, home of the Brandenburg gate and of course the dramatic 1,200ft Fernsehturm (TV Tower). To take you there we’re recommending a seventies classic with ‘oh-my’ turbo lag and handling that, like the city itself, can be a bit on the naughty side. 

All shirts are 100% organic cotton, sustainably produced, and both designed and screen printed in the good ol’ U of K. Original British Fashion from a lovely bunch of people who have supported MotorPunk from the very beginning.

About The Author

Darryl can usually be found up to his elbows in some unloved piece of BL detritus when he isn’t snapping and scribbling for various print magazines or producing the book on road tripping or tally-ho adventurers. As an occasional presenter on CBS's Carfection YouTube channel, his other hobbies include vintage Scalextrics, ‘60s Bang & Olufsen and dabbling in grassroots motorsport.

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