A quiet drive in the country can be the most relaxing thing in the world. What if it didn’t have to end, and you could keep driving for a week, a month or even a whole year? That’s what Scott Fisher is doing by taking a one-year sabbatical from work and driving his 1967 Datsun Fairlady Roadster around North America.
«I had owned a manufacturing business in Las Vegas for 16 years. I knew I needed to kinda’ get out, and unwind, and get my mojo back,» said Fisher.
Fisher’s trip has covered over 30,000 miles through 44 states and 7 Canadian Provinces, and it is not over yet. He left from his home in Las Vegas, NV, last spring and drove to the Pacific. From there, he drove up the coast to the Canadian border and aimed the car for the Atlantic. He just posted on his blog about visiting the Nissan headquarters and museum in Franklin, TN, and his next stops are Mississippi and New Orleans, LA.
Fisher owned the Datsun Roadster prior to the trip, but the car received a thorough refresh to make sure it was ready. Fisher added a five-speed transmission for easier cruising, rebuilt the rear end and did maintenance on the engine while it was out of the car.
«Pretty much anywhere I stop people will come up and talk to me. The car is like a little ambassador. Like traveling with a puppy, people want to come up and look at it, pet it,» said Fisher.
Scroll down to check out the video of Fisher’s adventures so far.