Mille Bornes is French for a thousand miles. It is also an excellent car themed card game.
The object of the game is simple: the first person to reach 1000 miles wins (non-standard scoring).
However, everyone else will be trying to stop you at almost every turn. The (mostly) friendly rivalry that develops is often the best part of the game. Flat tires, accidents, and out of gas are some of the hazards you must deal with. You may be able to avoid them, if you are lucky.
I remember playing this game a lot at a kid, usually with my friends at the community pool. Between swims, we would head to the snack bar (I would usually get ice cream or a soft pretzel) and start playing.
Sometimes, the simplest fun is the best fun.