New Web Series Puts Public in the Driver’s Seat: Voting Now Open for Round 2 Drives

October 21, 2012

For Immediate Release:

New Web Series Puts Public in the Driver’s Seat: Voting Now Open for Round 2 Drives
American Detours Will Visit West Virginia In Its First Season

Cherry Hill, N.J. (October 23, 2012) –– The public has spoken and American Detours, ( the new web series that pairs American roads with classic collector cars, will visit Monongahela National Forest/Route 39 in West Virginia during its first season. There are a number of paved and unpaved roads along this route through “Coal Country” and the highlands, valleys, and ridges offer spectacular views. The public still has a chance to ride “shotgun” as Round 2 voting opens today with a whole new batch of roads to choose from.

Auto enthusiasts have another opportunity to vote on what scenic roads American Detours should visit next as well as provide input on what “can’t miss” spots should be incorporated into each road trip. Voting closes October 29 and every day one lucky voter will be randomly chosen to receive a $100 American Express gift card.

Votes can be cast on either the American Collectors Facebook page: or website: Once the votes are tallied and the road for Round 2 is chosen, the American Collectors team will travel the winning route– stopping at participants’ suggested local attractions and eateries, and visiting with some automotive experts and enthusiasts along the way.

“We’re excited to visit West Virginia and to find out where else car enthusiasts will ‘steer’ our first season,” said Jill Bookman, CEO of American Collectors Insurance. “We see American Detours as a true collaboration with the auto community and want to feature the roads and pit stops of their choosing in each episode.”

The top-voted road in Round 2 will be the final route featured in the first season of American Detours. Round 2 roads include:

Las Vegas Area –
From the 8,000 ft. elevation of Mt. Charleston, down to the Las Vegas Strip, this ride has everything you could ask for from a desert tour.

Creole Trail, Texas and Louisiana –
Gators! Airboats! Gumbo! Creole! Seriously, does this one need an explanation?

Wichita Mountains, Oklahoma –
Home of some of the last and best prairie lands, this trip through the Wichita Mountains combines endless straightaways with desolate and rugged hills.

Housatonic River Run, Connecticut –
The 150-mile long Housatonic River runs down the western edge of Massachusetts and Connecticut. The River is a popular whitewater rafting and fly fishing destination and as you ride due north through Connecticut, classic New England is everywhere.

Bonneville from Orem, Utah –
Make your way north to Rt. 80 and the speed limit becomes 80mph, and locals only consider that a suggestion, not that we condone that sort of thing.

Neah Bay, Washington –
Take a trip to the most northwesterly point in the lower 48 and ride along the shore before cutting inward for a taste of the Olympic range.

American Collectors will be selecting one participant each day to receive a $100 American Express gift card, so voting and sharing the contest with friends is encouraged.

The webisodes are set to roll out Spring 2013, however, American Collectors will be releasing “teaser” videos, behind-the scenes sneak peeks, etc. on its Facebook page ( all year long.

For American Detours announcements and voting opportunities, visit: or

About American Collectors Insurance
American Collectors Insurance is the nation’s leading provider of collector-vehicle and collectibles insurance. American Collectors offers products through independent insurance agents, in partnership with several major insurance organizations, and direct to consumers. A wide range of collector vehicles qualify for American Collectors’ program, from “brass and wood” antiques to street rods, exotics, modern classics, and more. American Collectors also offers all-risk coverage for a wide range of collections from stamps, coins and comic books to vintage wine, sports memorabilia and beyond.