Tim Cahill has taken on the world's bold horizons from the front seat of a GM truck. More specifically, he's driven this truck from the southern-most point in the Western Hemisphere - Tierra del Fuego in Chile - to the oil fields of the Arctic Circle, as far north as you can get without being polar bear lunch. The distance is 15,000 miles. The speed? A Guiness Book of World Records twenty-three and a half days. Road Fever is the hilarious account of this preposterous journey, a breathtaking tour of North and South America, as well as a veritable how-to of pulling off such a delicious scam. Cahill doesn't only give us a travelogue (God forbid!); he also relates how he got countless others to abet his plot. For example, what do you have to do for GM to not only donate a truck for this effort, but airlift the darn thing all the way down Chile? Who do you call to get a full military escort through the Nicaraguan jungle? What does Fuji want for all that free film? And snack food: Is it really possible to keep ice cream from melting for over three weeks? Tim Cahill drove and drove - and then drove some more - from one desolate spot to another in order to put his name into the record books. And he succeeded. With the humour, knowledge, and propriety-be-damned attitude that have made his other adventure books such critical and popular successes, Tim Cahill embarks on his fastest, funniest trip yet.