Preservation

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Preservation

Preservation

Route 66 has a preservation following.  It isn’t often you have people who donate time and money to keep a road maintained, but this is the case with Route 66.  It’s worth it, in my opinion.

You can read how the National Park Service is helping here:  https://www.ncptt.nps.gov/rt66/cost-share-grants/

Route 66 is like a huge, 2000 mile museum of Americana.  It should be part of the Smithsonian Institute in my opinion.  Never has there been a section of road in the U.S.A. that says so much about 20th century life.  From space aliens to cowboys, Route 66 is the place.

Help Us Help Route 66

I wish our request for sponsors had such an overwhelming response it would not only pay our expenses, but it would also allow us to provide funds to preserve Route 66.  So, here’s my promise.  If we end up with leftover cash from cash sponsorships we will make sure it all gets spent on helping preserve Route 66.

In terms of goodwill, we are helping build awareness of this great resource.  Our blog and vlog will allow others to see what a great resource Route 66 is.  People who decide, based off our reports, to drive it for themselves will help the Route 66 economy and thus help preserve it.

For Your Entertainment…

I like these guys.  I have no idea where they are from, but their lead singer does a great job with the scatting.


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Video Coming

Video Coming

We have a video coming soon.  We will post a video, once available, that is a sample of what we will post as we drive Route 66.  We hope to have it posted in the next week or two.

Meet Up Requests

We have received many meet up requests.  For example, a group of motorcycle riders asked if they can meet us part way and follow us for a while.  Of course! The best thing to do is monitor this web site and our Facebook page.

Hulu

Did you know you can watch old episodes of Route 66 on Hulu?

For those who didn’t grow up in that era, and those who miss it, you can watch them on Hulu.

Sponsors

Sponsoring this trip is an affordable way to advertise.  Route 66 has a following, and we intend for all our followers to know those businesses that are making this trip possible.  We’re only starting.  In a year we should have thousands of followers!

Sponsors, get your kicks on Route 66!

copyright 2016 db walton - Video Coming

Bottle Tree Forest

For Your Entertainment

We’re on the lookout for Route 66 covers.  Here’s a live rendition that has a 1940-ish feel.


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Going Live

Going Live

We are going live today, September 24th, 2016.  Our tour is a little over one year away, and we have a lot of preparation to do.  We are including you, our readers, in our preparation and plans.

Our plan is to broadcast and post every day of the tour.  You’ll see every inch of this historic route.  For those not old enough to know the importance of Route 66, it was the highway that connected the east to California.  There were no freeways.  U.S. Highway 66 went from Chicago, headed southwest, through the southwestern states, and terminated in Santa Monica, California.

Listen to Manhattan Transfer as they describe the journey…

What’s Epic About Our Tour?

We’re going to photograph every mile we can find.  When I say, “that we can find”, I will explain…

Route 66 was decommissioned 1984.   May portions fell in to disrepair.  Some no longer exist.  In many respects, Route 66 became to highways what ghost towns are to cities.

An important part of American history, Route 66 is the Mother Road.  For a while, there was a TV series named Route 66.  Actor Martin Milner was one of the stars of the series (also known for his role in Adam-12).

Here’s a little trivia for you… We are starting our trip down Route 66 the day before Martin Milner’s birthday!  We’ll stop on 9/5/2017 and have a celebratory lunch on what would have been his 85th birthday!

going live - copyright 2016 db walton

Why Sponsors?

You might ask why we are looking for sponsors.   It’s simply this… we have our own businesses that will shut down during this period.  And, like any entertainment venue (and this will be entertaining), sponsors help bring the entertainment to the public.  Sponsors buy ads on TV shows so you can watch the TV shows at no cost.  If it weren’t for sponsors, there wouldn’t be free TV.

Conclusion

In conclusion, we’re driving this road (for however long it will take us), and we’re sharing what we find with the world.  Think of it as Guy Fieri teams with Charles Kuralt armed with cameras.  You’ll be able to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, this web site and more.