Gas is cheap and Coachella begins this Friday: Music lovers, you have two days to get ready. Because, while it might not be the latest technology, there is no better way to get to a music festival than a grand, cross-country road trip. Instead of a cramped, expensive mad-dash in an airplane with a hundred strangers, why not take a cruise with friends, and make the journey as important as the destination? Pack a sunhat, some Marlboro Reds, a pair of quick-dry shorts, and call up whatever friend has the most reliable car (probably a Civic).
That’s one version, at least. But what if you’re a little older, a little richer, and want to have a little more luxury in your life? You need a prime vehicle and a comfortable camper. With those needs in mind, we’ve picked six cars, from the lordly Cadillac Escalade to the miserly Volkswagen Golf TDI, and paired each with its own compact camper-trailer to make the perfect, festival-ruling combo. Drive in style, and sleep (or at least get horizontal) in peace.
Photos by Hutte Hut