Night Driving: The Invention of the Wheel and Other Blues


Dick Dorworth is a name even an ardent climbing history buff may not have come across. He was one of the four amigos, one of whom was Yvon Chouinard, who, in 1968, drove a Ford Econoline from Ventura to Patagonia in search of empty peaks and waves. Influenced by Beat writers such as Jack Kerouac, Dorworth embodies a disregard for social norms.

He was the long-time record holder for the fastest recorded speed in downhill skiing, and certainly didn’t slow the pace when it came to his “On the Road” lifestyle.

In “Night Driving” we are taken on a booze-filled, speed-maintained trip into the psyche of Dorworth and all those who live on the outer reaches of the unconventional.

Dorworth is the furthest thing from a gimmick, a refreshing departure from all the “van-lifers” spewing out of our social media feeds these days.

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Jake Stein