As J&S’s auto transport drivers travel the highways of the US delivering cars for our customers, the encounter many beautiful and interesting sights and scenes. And every once in a while, they get spot some of the native fauna. While traveling down I-90, one of our drivers was lucky enough to spot this endangered species, the iconic Grizzly Bear, on the banks of the Gallatin River, near Three Forks, MT. Photo by Ron Kukus.
If you happen to be traveling down US 95 in Idaho near the Nez Perce Reservation, make sure to stop by the town of Grangeville, just outside the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest. Grangeville is the home to the Graneville Elk Horseshoe sculpture. The Grangeville Elk is made up of 600 used horseshoes and weighs over 600 pounds. It is the brainchild of artist Bud Thomas, who specializes in wildlife sculptures made of used horseshoes. You never know what slice of Americana you’ll find as you travel the highways of America, and our auto transport drivers encounter quite a bit of it! Photo by Hector Farias.
If your traveling down Interstate 84 near North Powder, Oregon, make sure to take in the picturesque Blue Mountains, a mountain range located in northeastern Oregon and stretch into southeastern Washington. Neat fact: They are home to the world’s largest organism and fungal mycelial mat, the Armillaria solidipes. If you’re not in a rush, try the Blue Mountain Scenic Byway for a scenic 4 hour trek through the wilderness. Photo by Kevin Davis.
Drive It Like You Stole It and Feel the MOPAR Magic with Our Soundtrack Comin’ in Clutch – A modern playlist evoking gangsters, stock car racers, and classic car lovers. Swaggering, rebellious independence works for both rock ‘n roll and fast cars. We wrote about music and muscle cars and their shared rough and tumble, rebellious spirit. We’ve come to the conclusion this is a lot like the attitudes people have about racing any kind of car, not just the ones loaded with muscle. Turns out, this swaggering, rebellious attitude started decades before Muscle Cars came on the market. It started way back with the bootleg moonshine drivers. The Roaring 20s were known for a lot of things. Outrageous parties, good music, fast cars, outlaws smuggling hooch, the lot of it. Needless to say, the romance and swagger went hand in hand. We like to think our playlist does a pretty good job of the same. Catch me if you can… Every driving aficionado has at least some degree of a need for speed within them. Feeling the power of an engine rumbling through ones feet on the floor is an irreplaceable magic. We’ve sought to preserve this driving magic with a playlist for all to enjoy. Inspired by our friends at Graveyard Carz and their undying passion for all things MOPAR, it’s a soundtrack meant for being on the road, and behind the wheel. Classic rock meets new voices, and old legends give way to up-and-comers. Full of rebellion,… Read more »
Bet you didn’t know there were so many artists out there taking the old classic rock sound you love and putting a new spin on it. Lucky we’re here! If you’ve got a Muscle Car, Street Rod, or maybe an El Camino, you’re in for a treat. (Treat still enjoyable even if you’re driving something not so exotic – we promise). America is home to a driving culture unlike any other. Wide open spaces, and more miles of road than you could shake a stick at. Unlike most other countries, our borders are distinctly different, and far, far apart. With this comes an impressive variety in cars, races, shows, and driving environments. Muscle Cars are a special breed; and both the Hot Rods that came before them, and the Street Rods that followed, have a long and rich history. A lot changes over the years. Paint jobs, what kind of engine you’re allowed to put in a car, speed limits, the amount of grease in your hair, and how beat up your leather is. Music changes, too. The old lays the foundation, and the younger generations appreciate what came before, learn from it, and create a new kind of art entirely their own. That’s what the beauty of this playlist is to us. Much like how an old Ford Model-T can be swanky and faster than lightning with the right modifications, new life can be breathed into old music: Car lovers form a friendly community bonded by their love of… Read more »
Our auto transport drivers submit photos of the beautiful, interesting, weird, and wacky sights they encounter as the transport cars across the country for our customers. Sometimes, however, they simply send in pictures we think are flat out cool or beautiful. This is one such shot. We don’t know exactly what it is about this picture, but it is damn neat! Photo by Doug Cappel.
Try out this epic playlist and see how it compares to the glory days of old. We created it with our friends at Graveyard Carz, the only MOPAR show on television. Like us, they enjoy driving with the top down and the music loud! via GIPHY Muscle Cars are America’s gift to the automotive world. Europe makes elegant, famously fast vehicles, and America found its own way to make a mark in typical fashion. Loud, fast, mildly aggressive, and oozing sex appeal – the late 1960s gave the first taste of muscle. These magnetic vehicles gave their driver a sense of swaggering independence like no other. The 1960s were a time of emotional, social, and political turmoil. It was only natural this was reflected in pop culture. The 1950s encouraged the rise of Rock & Roll, and the lifestyle that accompanied this. Rock & Roll was an undeniably American art-form. A fusion of roots-country, old jazz, rhythm & blues, and a little taste of the new generation – Rock & Roll was loud. It was messy. It was fierce, rough and tumble, and it was not backing down. Sound familiar? A fast car goes a long way… but half of the experience is the soundtrack backing up that cruise. We’ve curated 20 songs that provide a contemporary take on the classic MOPAR driving sound. Not all of the lyrics are car-related, but we promise they sound so good you won’t mind the change of pace. Muscle Car Romance… Small body,… Read more »
Our “Life on the Road” photo gallery showcases the sights our auto transport drivers encounter as they travel the highways of America transporting cars for our customers. Some pictures are of the wacky, some of the weird, some of the many points of interest and historical landmarks that dot the country, and some are simply shots of the breathtaking scenery you encounter traveling across the US. This is one such image. Photo by Joel Bradshaw.
If your travels take you along Interstate 15 between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, you’ll pass through the town of Baker, CA, and the town’s most prominent feature, “the world’s tallest thermometer“. The World’s Tallest Thermometer is a 134-foot-tall commemoration of the record high temperature in the U.S., in nearby Death Valley — 134 degrees Fahrenheit in 1913. It is located at 72157 Baker Boulevard in Baker, California. It is visible from Interstate 15 in Southern California’s Mojave Desert. Photo by Kurt Graveley.
Have you ever gotten a traffic ticket? If so, then you’ve likely contributed to a multi-billion dollar industry according to the National Motorists Association. While no one knows exactly how many traffic tickets are actually issued, a study done by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that an average of 112,000 people per day receive a speeding ticket. However, many of the driving-related laws that still stand today are based on ancient rulings that date back further than the invention of modern cars. Some of these laws are so outrageous that you can’t help but to laugh. Others surely have an interesting story behind them. While not all are actively upheld, they’re still on the books. The graphic below outlines the most outrageous driving laws that exist in the United States of America. Share this Image On Your Site <p><strong>Please include attribution to JanSTrasnport.com with this graphic.</strong></p><br /><br /> <p><a href=’https://www.jandstransport.com/weirdest-driving-laws/’><img src=’https://www.jandstransport.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/js_weirdest-driving-laws.png’ alt=’Weirdest US Driving Laws’ width=’700px’ border=’0′ /></a></p><br /><br /> <p> While the wildest laws may prohibit us from hiding bears or gorillas in our cars, when it comes time to transport your vehicle itself, you can trust J&S Transportation to make sure it gets there in a law-abiding manner. Get an instant quote from us to find out how much it costs to ship a car or contact us with any questions.