Call it what you will. Man and machine. The open road. Easy Rider. No matter how you slice it, the great American road trip is a tale as old as time. Well, maybe not that old but pretty damn old. One of the great motivators for an epic road trip is the acquisition of a new vehicle. But not just any vehicle…something special. A previously loved [marketing speak for used] Porsche 911 does the trick nicely. Me and my ride needed to get to San Diego for the start a new job. Along the way, the plan was to pick up a custom surf board in Seattle for all those gnarly California tubes. Couple that in with the fact that my buddy has never seen the American Southwest and you have a recipe for 5,500 blissful miles. The only soundtrack we needed on this journey was the melodic hum of a flat six.