Dagger – The Drive Home
I flew down to Virginia, visited a friend, and picked up the car. It was missing quite a few things that would make it drive-able, but they were all sorted out within an hour. It still didn’t have a dashboard, only sported a boost gauge, and the shift knob wasn’t actually attached to anything, but I was driving from Virginia Beach to Boston, and that was that. This is what the cockpit looked like for the 10-hour trip home:
After starting the trip though, more problems reared their ugly heads. The running lights and directionals didn’t work, and one of the headlights was inconsistent and fluttering off and on. On top of that, the battery was slowly draining itself and actually needed to be replaced along the way.
Aside from those minor hitches, my copilot and I made it back to Boston in just under 10 hours. It was a dedicated overnight drive, and some parts were more fun (and/or exciting) than others, but we both felt exhausted and satisfied at the end of it.