Video // Das Ziel – An Epic 911 Road Trip
Images courtesy Kris Clewell/Alex Nelson/StanceWorks
The dream of packing a small number of belongings into the boot of a modified classic car and hitting the road for weeks on end is one that we all hold dear, but for a variety of reasons, many of us never quite make it a reality. Maybe it will be too hot, too cold, too far. The car might break down, I can’t get the time off work, I don’t want any stone chips. The list of reasons not to do a trip like the one Kris Clewell and Alex Nelson took in Kris’ 1972 Porsche 911 often seems insurmountable.
But every so often, the stars align, and the dream trip comes together. And throughout its duration and for months afterwards, we’re left questioning why it took us so long, and when we can get away on the next one. The best road trips are taken in cars that aren’t designed for them – a little suffering is a prerequisite for true satisfaction, after all.
Der Weg ist Das Ziel, to use the full name (The Route is the Goal) documents Kris and Alex’s trip from the Stanceworks garage in Los Angeles, to Monterrey Car Week, and then 2,400 miles home to Minnesota. If you’re already looking to the classic in your garage with itchy feet and there’s a roadmap on your desk, this isn’t the film for you. But if you aren’t, you need to make viewing Das Ziel an absolute priority.