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!
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.
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.