My car hates me. 2014 the trans started going out - C4. I went from Charlotte to TN, I think it was 2-3 days and went home, luckily that was my plan from the start because when I went to move the car again the next day every gear was gone. Don't know how I made it home... I had so much fun over 3 days I just had to do the whole thing... at least one time, right? lol
T5 swapped the car. Added A/C. Rebuilt front and rear suspensions. Bunch of stuff I'm forgetting...
2015, longhaul, distributor fried on day 5 or 6 in alabama. Was a pertronix but even new points wouldn't get it to fire? We gave up and installed a new distributor and it fired right up? Other than that, I think that was my favorite PT. My wife went with me. We drove from SC, over to MI (never been then) then over to the start of PT in WI. Beautiful drive down to Gulf Port MS then over to some small town in LA. Weather was nice, not crazy hot... rained a lot the first couple days but beautiful after...
I almost never went again in 2016. If my wife had gone I would have had to pay to put her on a plane by the 2nd day. This one was from LA through TX, OK and ended in KS. It was insanely hot. Every day. Insanely hot. Each day started out in the high 80's/90's each morning and was 105-110 each day. My car ran so hot, not only could I not run my A/C, it damn near overheated when it was off.
Took 2017 off, was still hot from 2016
Last year was a nice overall PT too. Didn't rain too much, wasn't too hot. New cooling system in car and was able to run A/C entire trip (even in heavy traffic) A few of the days drives kind of sucked (too much city/highway) but overall good. Except on the way up my 2 year old alternator completely fried (custom 100amp in GM case) so of course no one had it. Did some reading and ended up with a mid 90's small case 3G for like a V6 aerostar. Something like 96 amp but they have power at idle too, not just rpm. Redneck engineered the wire to get through PT and had a blast.
Long story short. Your crap will probably break. Find a group of cool people and ride around with them all week. My group stopped to help 2 different cars we didn't even know. One we couldn't do anything about except make a phone call (trans) and the other was a fried igntion system we helped make a parts run for.
Comfy seats are a must. I love my TMI Sport Seat 1's. Make sure your car is ready to drive across the country, and make sure the cooling system works. Being from TX I imagine yours is good to go.
I credit PT for me now having a 65 Mustang I could literally drive to CA and back.