The EZ66 GUIDE was developed by Route 66 historian Jerry McClanahan and The National Historic Route 66 Federation to make it as easy as possible for travellers to find and follow the various alignments of Route 66. The guides have been used by thousands of travellers from around the world. The 200 page guide is spiral bound, to make it easy to use while travelling. It includes easy to use maps you can follow going EAST or WEST.
I personally used this guide and found it invaluable. In my opinion everyone should have a copy of this if they’re thinking of driving Route 66. It's a complete "must purchase". Brilliant.
An encyclopedia with a twist, The Route 66 Encyclopedia presents alphabetical entries on Route 66 history, landmarks, personalities, and culture, from Bobby Troup’s anthem “Route 66” to The Grapes of Wrath to the Wigwam Motel, illustrated with over 1,000 old and new, color and black-and-white photos and memorabilia.
The Route 66 Encyclopedia provides a sweeping look at a highway that has become more than just a road. These pages cover the history of Route 66 and the people who played a role in its transformation from highway to icon between 1926 and the present, but like the highway itself, this work does not fit within the traditional confines of generalities or terminology. Yes, this is an encyclopedia, a reference book for all things Route 66. However, it is also a time capsule, a travel guide, a history book, a memorial, a testimonial, and a chronicle of almost a century of societal evolution.
Having always dreamt about taking a trip on the legendary Route 66, Billy Connolly finally heads off on the ride of a lifetime. Traveling all 2,488 miles of this epic road, hitting both its classic landmarks and uncovering lesser-known gems, Billy shares the experiences of the countless travelers who have taken the journey before him.
Packed with local flavor, the tales he gathers on the way, from the skyscrapers of Chicago through the Wild West badlands of Oklahoma and Texas and on to the beaches of the Pacific coast, tell the story of modern America - and they might just inspire a few readers to get on their bikes as well. The book also contains a section with maps, playlists, recipes, and more, bringing the reader to the heart of this adventure.
Featuring recommendations by members of the National Historic Route 66 Federation, this guide has been used by thousands around the world to find the best places to stay and eat along the Route.
It lists over 500 dining and lodging establishments objectively reviewed by Federation Adopt-A-Hundred members (no advertising is allowed) and concentrates on the vintage properties that made the Route famous. Price ranges, amenities, credit cards accepted, must stops and other speciality features are included. The Route 66 Dining and Lodging Guide makes an excellent companion to the EZ66 GUIDE.
A very useful book with plenty of interesting stories and features. Celebrating the history and current revival of a great American highway, the author paints a vivid portrait of life on Route 66, and the people who haunt it, including cattle rustlers, gangsters, hitchhikers, and everyday travellers. Considered by many to be a must-have book for the glove-box.
Now, more than 20 years after the original publication of "Route 66", this completely updated and expanded version will make the trip along the Mother Road easier and even more exciting. Responding to requests from readers and travellers, Snyder offers up-to-date routings, elegant and easy-to-read new maps, and revised information on roadside attractions.
A guide to all the exuberance, splendour, and absurdity of Route 66. This reference includes details on the magnificent architecture, natural wonders, vintage motels and cafes, unique museums, offbeat attractions, fascinating artefacts and icons, and kitschy tourist traps that dot this famous stretch of road.
Painstakingly researched, this resource provides information on how to locate unmarked portions of the old highway; contact information for Route 66 associations and local visitor bureaus; maps and other navigational aids; an index of all Route 66 towns; and anecdotes, trivia, attractions, and suggested side trips.
From well-known hotspots to obscure, off-the-beaten-path destinations, this inspiring guide presents a wealth of information for both first-time adventurers and seasoned travellers.
This Lonely Planet guide book follows the successful formula of it's predecessors in style and structure and includes lots of great information in the form of it's box-outs including:
This book is a concise description of the route and maintains the authority of previous Lonely Planet publications.
This acclaimed Route 66 packaged set of eight roadmaps, one for each Route 66 state, provides an easy to follow “through route” aimed at keeping you on track and maximizing your Mother Road experience.
Designed with a "treasure map" theme and generously illustrated with original art, points of interest and historical text, the Route 66 Map Series is the longest established and most trusted guide available and the only "must have" map you will need as you explore America s legendary highway, regardless of where you begin or what direction you travel.
An excellent companion to the EZ66 GUIDE For Travellers, also by Jerry McClanahan.
As well as a specialised Route 66 guidebook/map you should definitely take an up-to-date road atlas too to make sure you’re always heading in the right direction. If you plan on taking any side-trips off Route 66 then a modern map is essential to avoid getting lost.
Although Route 66 isn’t featured on modern maps, an up-to-date atlas will still be able to give a general idea of where you are in relation to the major roads.
A nicely detailed map with a simple, straight-forward design. It has the added bonus of being laminated and therefore will tolerate numerous coffee spills and french-fry-fingers! A compact and handy resource to keep in the glove compartment.
Accordion-style folded, laminated map of Route 66, covering Los Angeles to Chicago. Features inset maps of St. Louis, Tulsa, Chicago, Amarillo, Oklahoma City, Flagstaff, Albuquerque, and Los Angeles. Includes descriptions of points of interest with photographs.
Discover Route 66 like never before in this 5 disc collection of all the nostalgia and kitsch that made it a piece of Americana. See the road, hear the stories and take the journey along the Mother Road from its starting point in Chicago until it hits the ocean in LA.
ROUTE 66: THE MARATHON TOUR covers the journey in six hours of lively, fun-filled stories and anecdotes that will make you want to take the trip again and again! Immortalized in American pop culture through song and story, Route 66 inspired John Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath and Bobby Troup’s jazzy tribute to the country by-way. With tons of bonus features including rare photos and a profile of the Corvette, another American classic, ROUTE 66: THE MARATHON TOUR is one ride you’ll never forget.
All 116 Episodes Collected In One Complete Series Set!
On a weekly basis, from 1960 to 1964, the CBS network treated American audiences to two things they loved the most: television drama and cars. Starring Martin Milner, George Maharis and later Glenn Corbett, this series presented the exciting adventures shared by a pair of good-natured friends as they drove their Corvette convertible across the country, traversing the often dangerous highway known as Route 66.
By the end of the show’s run of 116 episodes, this semi-anthology series boasted an award for writing and two Emmy nominations for acting. The program’s impressive guest star roster included such classic screen legends as Lon Chaney, Jr., Buster Keaton, Peter Lorre and Boris Karloff, as well as up-and-coming cinematic stars Robert Duvall, James Caan, Robert Redford, Martin Sheen, Lee Marvin, Burt Reynolds, Gene Hackman and many more, making Route 66 as iconic as the highway itself.
Billy Connolly takes the ultimate road trip as he travels the world’s most famous highway, Route 66, Billy turns Easy Rider and follows a lifelong dream as he makes the iconic 2488 mile journey from Chicago to Santa Monica. With his unrivalled ability to tell a great story, he brings to life both the big and small moments of American history: the world changing events and the comic asides.
Billy says: “Travelling Route 66 has always been a lifelong ambition - It brings together some of my favourite things - my trike, my banjo and America. The ultimate road trip”.
On his way, Billy will meet disciples of Route 66, from seasoned “roadies” to first-timers living the dream. And he won’t just be passing through: anything could happen on the way...
Pixar’s great animated comedy is directly inspired by real-life places and people along Route 66. “Cars” is a family film featuring the vocal talents of Owen Wilson, Paul Newman and George Carlin, and follows the journey of “Lightning McQueen” - a Nascar competitor who finds himself lost and charmed by the inhabitants of the fictional Route 66 town of “Radiator Springs”.
The soundtrack features the brilliant Rascal Flatts cover of “Life is a Highway”.
Noted landrunner and postmark artist, Ken Turmel, accumulated over 28,600 miles of cross-country travel in order to acquire all of the special commemorative "pictorial postmarks" on Route 66, that were officially issued by the U.S. Postal Service during the 70th Anniversary of Route 66, from 1995 to 1997.
Many of these postmarks are no longer available. One post office in particular, in Cadiz, CA. has already closed down, and its postmark is now lost in time. It is very possible that more post offices will close their doors in the future.
This was the historic importance of capturing all of the Route 66 postmarks onto one piece of art, during the last years of the 1900's.
Put on some road-music and go surfing down Route 66! Enjoy road icons like the Chain of Rocks Bridge, Blue Whale of Catoosa, Pops, and Blue Swallow Motel - all shown in fresh new ways - plus scenes that have been overlooked for 80 years. Oh, and be prepared for an occasional outrageous caption that may figure into a trivia question later.
Route 66 becomes a very long work of art at www.rt66pix.com. Photographer Frank Gifford (no relation to the ex-football player) showcases its icons, signs, ruins, vehicles and people in more than 1,000 Route 66 images. All are exclusively available through the site as art-quality photographs, and more than half are captioned for T-shirts, mugs and other merchandise.
You can literally spend hours exploring a wealth of American road, car, gas station and sign photographs in full-screen beauty. The neon section alone has more than 100 images. Plus there's a Blog with extensive travel and photographic information, even a "Fun!" section with loopy road-questions.
In Stefanie's own words...
"In the summer of 2009 I took my first trip down part of Route 66. I discovered the Supai Motel and fell in love. I have been chasing neon signs ever since hoping to capture the beauty and art of the Mother Road and it's era."
Stefanie's has a great talent for spotting what makes a beautiful image. There's not an image in her Route 66 collection that I wouldn't hang in my home - fantastic!