Motorcycle Journeys Through
The American South
Author: Scott Cochran

  • Format: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 in.

    Pages/Length: 256 pp.

    Illustrations: color illus.

    With Scott Cochran as your guide, take a fascinating journey through a region that still honors values and traditions handed down from generation to generation. Meet some of the people who have shaped the very fabric of Southern society, and ride some of the best motorcycle roads south of the Mason-Dixon line.

    Learn the best places to eat, sleep, shop, and explore the rich history in the American South. Written by a prominent southern motojournalist, this book provides an informed sampling of what the region is today and what has defined its past. Routes covering the five-state area of Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida are often clustered around “base camps” where you can leave your luggage and explore a nearby area unencumbered for several days.

    Some of the more unique trips include: a three-day ride on the old Natchez Trace Parkway while searching for the Roxie Hole gold; a chance to sample a fried green tomato “sammich” in an authentic Southern juke joint; a trip to a Florida town used by pirates hiding out from the King’s Navy; a visit to Elvis’ birthplace with lunch at the actual unrestored Drive-In he frequented after school and the hardware store where his mamma bought him his first guitar; and a night in a sharecropper’s cabin on what was once a working southern plantation. Plenty of full-color, detailed maps, photographs, and easy-to-follow directions are provided to make sure you find your way with no lost vacation time and no frustration.