Get Your Kicks

One of the original U.S. Highways, Route 66 was established on November 11, 1926—with road signs erected the following year. The highway, which became one of the most famous roads in America, originally ran from Chicago, Illinois, through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California, before ending at Los Angeles, covering a total of 2,448 miles (3,940 km).

It was officially removed from the United States Highway System on June 27, 1985 after it had been decided the route was no longer relevant and had been replaced by the Interstate Highway System. Portions of the road that passed through Illinois, Missouri, New Mexico, and Arizona have been designated a National Scenic Byway of the name Historic Route 66, which is returning to official maps and Google Maps (Wikipedia).

Maybe this 1937 Terraplane traveled on The Mother Road, its most enduring nickname, during its glory days.

And doesn’t this Vette make you want to hit the open road and have a few adventures?

It’s summer, the time for roadtrips…

I’m ready, let’s go…


3 responses to “Get Your Kicks

  1. I enjoy stopping for a bite in Seligman to experience some of the Route 66 stuff, and the Burma Shave signs are a hoot.

  2. It was an iconic highway in its day. I remember driving the Arizona and California parts of it. It sure had a kind of romance to it.

  3. A fine series to remind us of the importance and long standing regard people have for route 66.

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