The Trangia is pretty cool and would be my choice for a Trans-Am ride.
Both times crossed NYS I used the MSR Dragonfly and had plenty of fuel for the whole trip in one bottle which rode in the down below cage. (I also have the small bottle that usually goes on hiking trips.) Fuel is handy for starting campfires.
I have a Pocket-Rocket canister which is handy as well. Quick, easy, and hot. Best for short trips IMO. But it's tough to know when you are about to run out of gas.
The Trangia is quiet, silent in fact, which is a nice under-rated feature. First one up can have coffee ready without waking the hung-over. Fuel is easy to get anywhere. Does require a bit of patience and not for the camp gourmet.
Another item I carry is a foldable grill top that slides into a pannier. A campground with a fire ring becomes a nice grill for steak and vegetables. http://www.rei.com/product/401121
I end up using this more than anything else.