Route 66 in September 2019: An epic, 5,000 mile road trip

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Re: Route 66 in September 2019: An epic, 5,000 mile road tri

#16 Post by Jim Liberty » Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:15 pm

We, you are correct about the heads/tails, especially with Blockley tyres. Sunpike cam in the horse and buggy days. The dirt roads that were subject to deep mud were paved with logs, and the property owner would charge a fee to cross. (Somethings never change) more frugal travelers found ways around these pay as you go paved roadways, and they were referred as "Shunpikes" ...................Jim.

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#17 Post by Phil Planck » Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:10 pm

Drove parts of 66 on the way to 2013 WCH in Santa Fe. As others have said, a little hard to do as it just stops in some places. But we enjoyed it for several hundred miles.
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#18 Post by Jim Alton » Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:52 pm

In the home stretch, stop at Donut Man on Rt. 66 in Glendora, CA.
 
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#19 Post by Roy Tuason » Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:20 am

STEVEN MOORE wrote:Stop at this place in Lebanon Mo .
There are kool places to see every mile of the Route
Hi Steven,

I would like to stop in at this place, and get a picture of my car there like in your picture. But I’m having trouble finding where this is. Got a link or address for it?

Thanks!
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#20 Post by Roy Tuason » Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:48 am

In the lyrics to the “Get Your Kicks on Route 66” song by Bobby Troup, several place names are mentioned. Here are all of them, in song order:

Chicago, LA
St. Louis
Joplin, Missouri
Oklahoma City
Amarillo
Gallup, New Mexico
Flagstaff, Arizona
Winona
Kingman, Barstow, San Bernardino



I had to look up Winona. Wasn’t super easy. It’s in Arizona.

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#21 Post by Roy Tuason » Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:21 am

Wes Bender wrote:<snip>My philosophy is that, unless you are under tight time constraints, shunpike as much as possible. (No, it's not in Webster's Dictionary, but it means to avoid the Interstates.)
Hi again Wes,

shunpike” and “shunpiking” may not be in Webster’s, but Wiki has a page on shunpiking. The term dates to at least as far back as the 1780s.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shunpiking
Shunpikes were known in the United States soon after independence. In the mid 1700s, Samuel Rice built a road over the Hoosac Range in northwestern Massachusetts, near the present Hoosac Tunnel. Subsequently, a nearby road for stagecoaches was built around 1787, which became subject to control of the Turnpike Association incorporated in 1797. People desiring to avoid the turnpike fees took the Rice Road instead of the stage road, and so the Rice Road earned the sobriquet “shunpike”.

I’ll be shunpiking as much as possible!

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#22 Post by John Standish » Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:43 pm

Check out Michael Wallis' "Route 66: The Mother Road."
http://www.michaelwallis.com/books/

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/03122 ... 0312281617

And, of course, Clines Corners Travel Center, 1 Yacht Club Drive, Clines Corners, NM, where Route 66 lost its way.

https://www.clinescorners.com/history.html

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#23 Post by Roy Tuason » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:14 am

John Standish wrote:Check out Michael Wallis' "Route 66: The Mother Road."
http://www.michaelwallis.com/books/

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/03122 ... 0312281617

And, of course, Clines Corners Travel Center, 1 Yacht Club Drive, Clines Corners, NM, where Route 66 lost its way.

https://www.clinescorners.com/history.html
Good history — thanks John.

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#24 Post by Gregory Gray » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:48 pm

If you wind up in Tulsa on a Saturday morning, the Cimmaron PCA meets about 8:00 for breakfast at the Wild Fork restaurant in Utica Square. Encourage you to stop in...

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#25 Post by Roy Tuason » Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:05 am

Gregory Gray wrote:If you wind up in Tulsa on a Saturday morning, the Cimmaron PCA meets about 8:00 for breakfast at the Wild Fork restaurant in Utica Square. Encourage you to stop in...
Thanks, Gregory, sounds good if we can fit the timing.

I found the Cimarron PCA site, http://www.cimarronregionpca.org/

Thanks again.

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#26 Post by Roy Tuason » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:54 am

So... this trip is still a Go. No exact dates yet, we were originally thinking August / September, but now we might push it a little later so that, towards the end of Route 66, we connect with the High Desert Holiday in Flagstaff AZ.

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#27 Post by Wes Bender » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:10 am

That would certainly be better. The High Desert Holiday will be well worth attending, and it will be a bit cooler in the desert parts of your trip.
Some days it just isn’t worth the hassle of chewing through the restraints......

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#28 Post by Adam Wright » Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:01 pm

I mapped out a two week trip with the family this summer. We are renting an RV and driving from NY to CO and back. There is a website called
https://www.roadsideamerica.com/
You can see all the cheesy stuff of America. We are going to stop at the American Kazoo Factory and make a kazoo, and then stop at a Gummy Bear Factory, and then see the world's largest Easel. Also planned is the hot dog bun museum, some Bonny and Clyde stops, the list goes on and on. But it's all low dollar fun stuff, the kids are very excited.
I always need stories for my Barn Find column in the magazine, if you have a good story to share, please let me know.

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#29 Post by Roy Tuason » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:27 pm

https://www.roadsideamerica.com/

Lots of road side sights found there. Thanks Adam.

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#30 Post by John Ward » Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:14 pm

Depending on when in september...
The Riverside Region PCA has our annual Porsche Timeline in Lake Arrowhead Ca.
Its usually around the 3rd sat.
We`re located straight up ( about 5200 ft. in the San Bernardino Mtns. ) above San Bernardino. ( Route 66 )
About 70 cars park in the village, and about 150 park in a corral.
Hope it works for you
 

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