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General Confusion 03-16-2013 05:51 AM

Route 66
I have recently suffered two quite severe heart attacks. It tends to make you focus and realise how easily life can be taken away from you.

I now realise that I still have a few things on my bucket list of stuff to do before I die. One of them is to drive a Wrangle along the full length of the old Route 66.

Can any of my American friends recommend a company or organisation that may be able to assist me in this venture? Bear in mind that I live in England, sobS wouldn't be using my own TJ.

jquinn83 03-16-2013 07:08 AM

If you haven't already found it, here is a good start The Mother Road: Historic Route 66

General Confusion 03-16-2013 07:15 AM

Yeah, I had seen that thanks. There are a few English travel companies that arrange these things, but I think I could probably get a better deal from a US based outfit and then just sort my own flights.

whetstone 03-16-2013 10:06 AM

I have no experience with any of them, but a quick google search turned up many agencies that have Route 66 tours. If I were in your shoes, I'd most likely just fly into Chicago, rent a car and buy a map, and start driving! Look me up when you come through Missouri, Route 66 runs through the town I live in

RoadiJeff 03-16-2013 11:35 AM

I've pedaled most of Route 66 but never driven it. I live less than 1 mile off the original Route 66 near St. Louis, Missouri.

If you drive the original route send me a PM on when you'll be passing through the area and I'll treat you to dinner at a local restaurant that was booming when Route 66 was the main thoroughfare through town and is still open. The bordellos behind the restaurant are no longer in business. :)

kg4kpg 03-16-2013 05:13 PM

Met some folks from Australia once who every year fly over, rent a classic rag-top Mustang, and drive the route. I'd say get a good map, get a car, pick a start date and enjoy. Stop to see the sights along the way and just walk-in to whatever hotel you prefer when you decide to stop. Of course, that could make it a couple weeks long but who cares. Wish I could do it.

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