Getting my kicks on Route 66

A great drive through history

On June 5th and 6th of 2016 I drove this Mustang
convertible from west of Oatman, Arizona to Williams,
a distance of about 150 miles and the longest existing
contigous streach of old Route 66.

Route 66, more properly called US 66, was established in 1926 and ran from Chicago, Illinois to Santa Monica, California. It was a major route for people migrating west, especially during the dust bowl era of the 30's. By 1985 it had been replaced or bypassed along it's whole length by Interstates and was removed from the US Highway system.

A few facts about Route 66

States Route 66 passes through

  1. Illinois
  2. Missouri
  3. Kansas
  4. Oklahoma
  5. Texas
  6. New Mexico
  7. Arizona
  8. California

Route 66 isn't just another old road, it has had a big influence on our culture and entertainment.

Route 66 in the media

Title Type of media
The Grapes of Wrath © Film
The Grapes of Wrath © Book
Cars Film
Get Your Kicks on Route 66 © Music
Route 66 TV Series