This video shows portions of Route 66 before decommissioning. The video is an hour and 45 minutes long, but it presents a good overview of Route 66. It’s worth watching…
I like how this video presents the people and communities. While it is from the 1980s, it presents the importance of Route 66 and it’s place in history. Imagine riding a bus for a week while traveling from Chicago to L.A. Today, people fly. Back then people couldn’t afford to fly, so they took the bus.
Bloody 66, Mother Road, and other nicknames have been given this highway. Because you cannot drive it end-to-end any more, few people get off the Interstate to drive it. That’s why we’re driving it.
Our tour will be spread out over a month. We know many of you will never get a chance to drive Route 66. For this reason we want to provide you with a virtual road trip along Route 66.
Paul and Brent plan to stop at every significant attraction – man made or natural. Come night time, if we have access to the Internet, our pictures and videos will go online. Our blog will post here along with links to our videos and social media posts. We will also Tweet updates as they happen — signal strength permitting.