Patrick T Cooper Exploring the Oregon Trail in the 2018 Buick Regal Tour X
Patrick T Cooper Exploring the Oregon Trail in the 2018 Buick Regal Tour X

Cruising down Headland and Delowe (“Elevators (Me & You),” OutKast) is where I learned how to navigate the road at the tender age of 15 in Atlanta. My early opportunities to drive were limited. Perhaps it’s the fact that I am the baby of the family, falling last in order to drive (or my brother’s supreme car washing abilities) that hindered my access to our Buick. Thankfully, it was my mother, a self-proclaimed racer, who taught me never to look back when accelerating onto the expressway.

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Exploring the Oregon Trail in the 2018 Buick Regal Tour X

I will never forget merging into traffic on GA 166 she belted, “I said don’t look back … now step on it!” Our 1983 Buick Park Avenue leaped into passing gear and the roar of the engine sent us flying down the road. Needless to say, my adrenaline was flowing. Hence, I am no stranger to the horsepower of Buick. I must admit I was eager to find out what Buick USA had up their sleeve with the introduction of the 2018 Buick Regal Tour X. I am a legacy and my father is elated! Pleasantly surprised many years later, my dad’s sense of style would re-emerge in an experience to see the world and drive one of his favorite automotive brands. Dad would always say, “Summertime is for road trips so let’s go see the world!” Thankfully Buick is more than a car it is a lifestyle. We got a jumpstart on road tripping for summer 2018 and experienced the beauty and wonder of Oregon while test-driving this luxury wagon. The Tour X made for a powerful road presence and a splendid drive while covering Portland, Eugene, Salem, Woodburne and Oceanside. An active lifestyle is yours for the taking this summer. Forty-eight hours and change is all it took to fall in love with Oregon and the all-new 2018 Buick Regal Tour X. Check our list for favorite stops along the modern Oregon Trail!

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