Alice’s Drive

In 1909, Alice Ramsey drove a Maxwell DA across the US, from 1930 Broadway in New York City to San Francisco, becoming the first woman to complete a transatlantic drive.

Her journal of the journey was published in 1961 as Veil, Duster, and Tire Iron, which you can find on various rare book sites for $100-$200.

it’s also been republished as Alice’s Drive (amazon).

Next summer, in June 2009, my cousin Emily is going to recreate Alice’s Drive, in a 1909 Maxwell DA restored by my uncle Rich, and cousin Bengt is producing a documentary about it. How cool is that?

The trailer (somewhat old now, a newer version is due soon) follows – but check out for more info, to follow the preperations through blog posts, and so on.