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Road Trip on Route 66 by Tin Can...

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  1. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
    Posts: 3,470


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    Road Trip on Route 66 by Tin Can...


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  2. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 12,974

    from KCMO

    Awesome! I’ll be cheering you on from KC be sure to take lots of photos and keep us posted :)
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  3. Rolleiflex
    Joined: Oct 25, 2007
    Posts: 1,066


    Please excuse the wheels, but here's my Pontiac in about '98-'99 at the Wigwam Motel in Holbrook AZ.
    I was towing a U-haul trailer back home to the West coast after a living in OKC for a little over a year.
    I drove as much of the original 66 as I could. I often ended up backtracking miles to get back on 40 when the 66 segment I was on abruptly came to an end. Saw some really cool places. A good bit of what I saw no longer exists.
  4. KCTA Chris
    Joined: Jan 16, 2002
    Posts: 423

    KCTA Chris

    We make the midwest section often in our '49 Spartan. Don't feel bad about not being 100% vintage, I ditched the idea of long hauls with an old wagon after a deer jumped out in front of us at 60 (braking sway technology beats style points). Pick up the Jack D. Rittenhouse 66 Guide Book. Written after the war and keeps mile indicators to let you know what cool town the current rock foundation used to be. Enjoy! Unknown-5.jpeg

  5. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,114

    from California

    my brother has two of those Spartan Manors at his property. he does not know it, but I am going to live in one when I retire
  6. 42˚18'N 83˚09'W
    Joined: Jul 29, 2008
    Posts: 159

    42˚18'N 83˚09'W

    Several years ago my wife and I took off in our 302 powered '33 3w coupe from Maine to do Route 66. And did we! Seven weeks and 9600 miles later we returned home with no incidents. The key we found was the "Here It Is" maps and a Hi-Liter. The maps will keep you on Rt 66 and the Hi-Liter will keep track of where you are on the page. Best trip ever and we have done many in that coupe. So far 103000 miles worth and "We ain't done yet".
    Take your time. Talk with everyone you meet. The locals will tell you more than any guide book . Relax and enjoy. Above all "Be safe".
    It's always a good idea to have AAA and carry a can of "Fix-A-Flat. You never know.
  7. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,247


    great adventure, I have covered most of it with great pleasure
  8. HotRodTractor
    Joined: Jan 3, 2009
    Posts: 67


    Awesome trip - its definitely a bucket list trip for me.
  9. fortynut
    Joined: Jul 16, 2008
    Posts: 1,038


    I grew up in Northern Mississippi. Every summer my father who was involved in the whiskey business would take a few weeks off. He had two sisters who moved to a little town just west of San Bernadino, California. More often than not that was our destination, sometimes with a side trip thrown in when the occasion permitted. We always hit Route 66 and followed it to where it became Foothill Boulevard. Of course, over the years, changes occurred that I noticed, especially the further west we went. And, as anyone who has grown up in a small town with a main street will tell you, some of those were not for the good. However, as I grew older, and started out on my own in my own vehicles following the sun, I came to appreciate the main streets of Albuquerque as 66 went right down it, and Gallup where the sad story of a proud race could be read only by looking at the pawn shops and bars, and the human wreckage that came with that vicious cycle. In Flagstaff, too, 66 ran parallel to the train tracks that were seen, otherwise, all along the trip through Oklahoma --- that was OK, New Mexico --- the Land of Enchantment, and Arizona --- the Grand Canyon state, a place that I came to visit as often as possible, both on the North and South Rim, and all the way to bottom further west than the Park at Havasupai, as unique a place as any I have ever been - my daughter of four years and I walked to the bottom and stayed with them for a week, much later on, a deal I made as a screen writer, and rode out on a single horse after giving our camping gear away to reduce weight. And, yeah, I'm way off course. Probably because I am loathe to say that nothing stays the same. Change being the only constant, when Eisenhower's dream of an Autobahn all over America, and the one mile of straight highway for jets to land in case of a national emergency, all that was quaint and colorful, all that made traveling along that beautiful ribbon changed. I have crisscrossed that same area more times that I can remember and none of the trips equal those of my childhood. I am hopeful, however, that those looking for nostalgia and a chance to see scenery that amazes by its spacious skies, clouds painted by sunlight and darkened by rain, noised by thunder and the long, elegant bolts of lightning that seen from a distance equal to the tenderness of a good sermon in the comforting embrace of the familiar surroundings of a church, because across that stretch across America is and always will be God's own cathedral.
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2020
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  10. Jungle Jalopy
    Joined: Mar 31, 2010
    Posts: 275

    Jungle Jalopy

    DD8E63C6-B97C-4C46-9D9D-7D8E2AD6FC3E.jpeg Port of Kaua’i. Here’s our ‘53 Airstream arriving from the Big Island three years ago.
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  11. hudson48
    Joined: Oct 16, 2007
    Posts: 2,934


    Did a short R66 back in 95 from Amarillo across to Springfield MO. That just wetted the appetite and back in 2009 starting in Chicago and going practically all the way on old R66 as much as possible.
    Sometimes you are forced back onto the Interstate. Had some fun times on that trip. Things that are now gone like seeing Harley and wife in Erick OK who put on a special show for tourists. His wife passed away a few years ago but I think he still runs the Curiosity Shop full of memoribilia. Italy Photos Paul 301 (Large).jpg
  12. gagray
    Joined: Feb 18, 2007
    Posts: 15

    from Tulsa

    In Tulsa, be sure and stop in to see Mary Beth at Buck Atom's on 11th Street for all things 66! Here's a photo of my '55 StarChief at the lights on for her neon...
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  13. rod1
    Joined: Jan 18, 2009
    Posts: 947


    Livin the Dream..
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  14. i.rant
    Joined: Nov 23, 2009
    Posts: 3,348

    1. 1940 Ford

    Have fun! We did 66 in our coupe in 2018 with another couple and never had a dull moment.
    We were fortunate not to have any time constriction and could live in the moment. The cars were the stars and we met others from all over the world.
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  15. Truck64
    Joined: Oct 18, 2015
    Posts: 5,104

    from Ioway

    Jeeze guys, makes me want to hop in and drive right now. Thanks a lot

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