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Publishers Note: Twenty-two years ago when we first published the on-line version of The Auto Channel, there was no talk or even a thought of ever having to consider giving up our freedom of mobility and the many pleasures of driving, in exchange for a robotic ride controlled by a bundle of (made in China) silicon valley invented chips and a fear of the implementation of a government run "Central Traffic Control Administration" who will have the political power and technical ability to “make us safer” by eliminating our hard earned freedom of mobility.

Those of you who are regular readers of The Auto Channel know that for the past few years the children from the digital world, along with a push from China; the backing of investment bankers; and misplaced enthusiasm of dumb politicians; have been pushing the adoption of "Autonomous Vehicles"...transportation appliances meant to eliminate personal vehicle ownership and replace Driving with Riding.

In the hope to counter the overwhelming autonomous and EV propaganda, The Auto Channel management has decided to feature "The Auto Channel; Enjoy The Drive" editorial philosophy and spotlight Great Drives in Great Car articles with which to rekindle and stimulate the daydreams of experienced drivers and awaken the appetites of those modern youngsters who have never experienced just how exhilarating and fulfilling the freedom of a Great Drive in a Great Vehicle on an open road can be... enjoy!

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Great Road Trips John Heilig
Travel Editor

Great Road Trips From Donna Vissing
Travel Editor

Great Drives Around the World
By Stephan Wilkinson

Contributing Editor

RoadTrip is an original television series produced by The Auto Channel. It's been available on TACH's website since 2005. Beginning in Fall 2008, the series migrated to traditional television, where it can be seen on select cable and broadcast stations throughout North America. Each episode features in-depth, behind-the-wheel discussions with top automotive executives, designers, engineers and other auto industry personalities.

What makes this series different from other car TV programs is the way we conduct the interviews; we put the interview subjects behind the wheel and let them tell us about their vehicle as we travel through some of the country’s most scenic destinations. The vehicles are a variety of new passenger cars, classics, concepts, and future fuel automobiles.

RoadTrip is primarily hosted by The Auto Channel’s Mark Fulmer, who is also the show’s creator. David Ray, founder of Hooked On Driving is one of the series’ alternate hosts. An online extended version of the series will continue to be seen on These extended shows contain footage that is trimmed to meet the TV half-hour format.

The series' Producers are Bob Gordon and Marc Rauch, The Auto Channel's Co-Publishers and Founders.

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RoadTrip Episodes

RoadTrip: 2011 Scion tC Sports Coupe

RoadTrip: Driving and Alcohol Do Mix - In-Depth Look at Ethanol

RoadTrip: 2010 Mercury Milan and Honda Insight

RoadTrip: 2010 Lincoln MKS and MKT

RoadTrip: Algaeus Prius, Algae BioDiesel and the Veggie Van Tour

RoadTrip: Volkswagen Fuel Cell Technology

RoadTrip: 2010 Audi S4 Sedan

RoadTrip: 2010 Audi S5 Cabriolet

RoadTrip: 2010 BMW Z4 Roadster

RoadTrip: New Lexus HS 250h Luxury Vehicle and Lexus IS Convertible

RoadTrip: New Muscle Cars - Chevy Camaro and Dodge Charger

RoadTrip: Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG and 2010 E 350

RoadTrip: All New 2009 Audi Q5

RoadTrip: 2009 MINI Convertible

RoadTrip: 2009 BMW 7 Series

RoadTrip: 2010 Lexus RX350 & 450 Hybrid

RoadTrip: Nissan Electric Vehicle Preview

RoadTrip: 2010 Toyota Prius

RoadTrip: Plug-In Electric Chevrolet Equinox

RoadTrip: 2009 Cadillac CTS VS. 2009 Lincoln MKS

RoadTrip: 2009 Toyota Venza

RoadTrip: 2009 VW Jetta TDI

RoadTrip: 2009 Acura TL

RoadTrip: 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart

RoadTrip: 2009 Honda Pilot

RoadTrip: Thunderhill Raceway with Del Coates

RoadTrip: Morgan Roadster

RoadTrip: 2008 Ford Escape Hybrids as San Francisco Taxis

RoadTrip: 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer EVO

RoadTrip: 2008 Toyota Highlander & Synergy Expo

RoadTrip: 2008 Ford Taurus

RoadTrip: 2008 Audi R8

RoadTrip: 2008 Roush Mustang GT

RoadTrip: 2008 Hyundai Fuel Cell Powered Tucson

RoadTrip: 2008 Audi S5 Coupe

RoadTrip: 2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible

RoadTrip: Bosch Diesel-Powered Jeep Cherokee concept car

RoadTrip: 2008 PG&E's 100 MPG Toyota Prius Plug-In

RoadTrip: 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander

RoadTrip: 2007 MINI Cooper

RoadTrip: AutoSock (Snow chain replacement)