Horatio's Drive Americas First Road Trip

About the Show

This film tells the hilarious story of the first transcontinental automobile trip, an adventure undertaken in 1903 by Dr Horatio Nelson Jackson. Travelling in a 20-horsepower 1903 Winton touring car with a driving partner and a bulldog named Bud, Jackson set off from San Francisco to win a $50 bet and prove that the newfangled 'horseless carriage' really had a future. They splashed through streams, got stuck in buffalo wallows, bounced over railroad trestles and suffered every imaginable breakdown and delay, at one stage being towed by a cowboy and his horse. Eventually they arrived in New York City 63 days later to great national applause. Tom Hanks voices the part of Horatio.