Route 66

3600 miles behind the wheel of a 1929 Model A on Route 66 -Phillip Thomas @Hagerty

Context is everything, right? For modern traffic, Route 66 is a slow, constricted highway, especially when compared to the interstate highway system. For a 1929 Model A, Route 66 is just the right speed. Just as time and technology ditched… Read More ›

Despite end of federally funded program, Route 66 preservation efforts will continue for a little while – Daniel Strohl @Hemmings

National Park Service officials who have worked on the federal grant program dedicated to preserving what’s left of Route 66 say they will continue to support the program with limited services despite the fact that it came to an end last… Read More ›

When the highway came to Hilldale: A look at how the interstate system was sold to America – Daniel Strohl @Hemmings

There’s a lot to glean from this half-hour film that the American Roadbuilders Association produced in 1957 to help smooth the road, so to say, for the coming Interstate Highway System. While the traffic scenes early on would make for… Read More ›

A farewell to the front-engine Corvette on Route 66 – Benjamin Preston @Hagerty

Only a month remains before Chevrolet pulls back the curtain on its long-awaited mid-engine Corvette. It will mark the first time since the Corvette’s 1953 debut that it was anything but a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive two-seater, even if the mid-engine design has been… Read More ›

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