Horatio Nelson Jackson made a fifty dollar bet in San Francisco in 1903 that he could drive across the United States. With Samuel Crocker, a mechanic, and a bull terrier, Horatio set out to do the improbable with no experience, no corporate sponsor. His trip could have imploded for a variety of reasons: mountains, non- existent roads, dangerous weather, mechanical failures, and pure bad luck. The story that matters here is the determination of one man to overcome uncertainty, exhaustion, and enormous distances. The journey is fascinating and inspiring without being saccharine. Well worth viewing.