Take a road trip down the iconic “Mother Road”! Route 66 tells the stories of this highway's people, legends, and funky roadside attractions. Part legend, part nostalgia, part working highway, part touchstone to an America of the past, Route 66 is the only road in the United States so fascinating that both Americans and international visitors read about and may never actually travel. Route 66: America's Longest Small Town takes you on a virtual road trip, telling you about the highway's legends, stories, people, and businesses that are the essence of the Route 66 experience.
You will be introduced to the road's past, present, and future, including a nostalgic look at vintage diners, signs, advertisements, and roadside attractions. Featuring all-new photography along the existing and former 2,000-mile route of the highway, this book, from America's foremost Route 66 author, combines the nostalgia of a storied past with the intriguing realities of an evolving present to create an intriguing portrait of the Mother Road of America.
Jim Hinckley has written numerous critically acclaimed and best-selling books, and hundreds of feature articles about travel, and Route 66. His books are provided as part of a tour package by companies based in Norway and Australia. Hinckley also regularly assists with tour development, meets with tour groups and individuals traveling Route 66, serves as a Route 66 tourism development consultant for Ramada, and is a featured speaker at the Miles of Possibilities conference that is part of the 2015 Route 66 convention. Recently he accepted a position on the Route 66 Economic Development Committee that is a part of the Route 66: The Road Ahead Initiative facilitated by the National Park Service Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program.
Judy Hinckley's passion for photography began with dimes earned in the family store and the purchase of a toy camera. It mushroomed with the patient tutelage of high school photography teacher Loren Wilson. As author Jim Hinckley's wife and partner, her photography has enhanced the books and presentations that are the cornerstone of Jim Hinckley's America. Together the husband and wife team have chronicled more than thirty years of adventures on Route 66, and on the road less traveled in America and Europe. Jim and Judy reside in Kingman, Arizona, the proclaimed the heart of historic Route 66, have one son, and five grand children.