1001 Drives You Must Experience Before You Die was MotorPunk’s contribution to the vast portfolio of those bucketlist books that you are all probably familiar with. Our car-based shenanigans with XCAR, Carfection, Performance Publishing and dozens of other print mags has gave us the chance to explore some of the planet’s best driving roads; and, with the help of ten other travel and motoring writers, we compiled the definitive guide to the world’s greatest road trips in this ‘coffee table’ book. From the salt desert roads of Bolivia to the old F1 circuit of Casablanca, from the climbing hairpins of the Stelvio Pass to the compacted corpses of Russia’s Road of Bones, there was something for every driver, biker and armchair explorer.


Originally released in October 2017, this 960-page tome has just had a bit of a facelift, along with the entire book series. It has also been renamed 1001 Road Trips to Drive Before You Die as it originally should have been titled, since it was also aimed at motorcyclists. Acting as the book’s General Editor for the best part of a year, it was a mahoosive undertaking, researching and mapping each one. I also wrote up about 100 of the final 1001 road trips, and I’m still really chuffed with the way it turned out. Some of the photography sourced is absolutely mind blowing, and the intrepid Charley Boorman penned a lovely foreword too. So, come on folks, if you haven’t already got a copy, or your dog chewed up the old version, now’s the time to put it on your Amazon Wish Lists for Father’s Day or whatever. It’s the perfect gift for any travel-mad MotorPunk and I can think of no better way to waste an evening dreaming up plans for your next automotive adventures.


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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