Great day for a drive in Alaska! Love these fall days. Crisp. Clear. Dry roads (PTL). Now is your chance (in Alaska) to try out some great rides from Avis in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau–even Kenai.

As part of Avis-Alaska’s 50th anniversary, they picked up some hot cars to celebrate, including some Mini-Coopers, some VW Bugs, and some muscular Chevy Camaros.

Whoa. We drove a Beetle. My friend Kevin got one of the Mini-Coopers. And ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM we went down to Homer. Above, a shot of us outside Two Sisters’ Bakery in Homer. Wow. That VW had NO PROBLEM pushing 100mph. J-u-s-t kidding. (Who, exactly, am I kidding??) Kevin was bragging about the Mini’s gas mileage (41mpg). Y-a-w-n.

So–here’s the scoop. Not only can you rent ‘em. You can buy ‘em. Avis is done celebrating, I guess. It’s back to the Toyota Camrys. That’s what I bought (LOVE my Camry, BTW). Details? Test drive? Call (907)249-8243.

ANCHORAGE:
2010 Mini Cooper 5,800 mi. $22,685
2010 VW Beetle 2,600 miles $19,475
2010 Chevy Camaro  5,000 miles $28,675

JUNEAU:
2010 VW Beetle 2,000 mi. $19,475
2010 Chevy Camaro 2,000 mi. $29,400

KODIAK:
2010 VW Beetle 2,000 mi. $19.475
2010 Chevy Camaro 3,000 mi. $29,990
2008 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4×4 23,000 mi. $28,990