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Old December 14th, 2009, 04:08 PM   #1
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Default Anyone ever driven Route 66?

Wonder if anyone has ever done the entire route, either direction. Thinking of doing the trip East to West in my '49. Have seen people mention doing the run, but info is vague on doing the entire route.

Looks to be more interesting and intact farther West one gets on it (until LA of course, then it is just a road).
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Old December 14th, 2009, 04:12 PM   #2
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Something I'd like to do as well someday, but not on a 49! LOL
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Old December 14th, 2009, 04:14 PM   #3
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Something I'd like to do as well someday, but not on a 49! LOL



Hear you on that. If on the bike, would be the '05. (The old Harley is a '47 by the way) The '49 is my 5-Window Chevy Pickup, with upgraded motor and running gear, so would be fine to drive.







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Old December 14th, 2009, 04:51 PM   #4
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Old December 14th, 2009, 04:56 PM   #5
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sounds like either the begining of a tim allen and John travolta feel good flick or Rob Zombie movie.

I think it could go either way.

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Old December 14th, 2009, 04:58 PM   #6
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Something I've wanted to do as well.
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Old December 14th, 2009, 05:07 PM   #7
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i think it would be fun
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Old December 14th, 2009, 05:13 PM   #8
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I haven't driven the entire way, but I've been on it. I'd like to drive it a couple times, one in the '33 Ford and the other in the GTO if I could. We'll see if the Ford could handle it. I still haven't found many parts for it though.
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Old December 14th, 2009, 05:41 PM   #9
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I've seen both ends and many points in between but have not driven the entire route end-to-end. Can't say I'm motivated to do so, either. It passes through prime 'meth country if you're in to that sort of thing.

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Old December 14th, 2009, 05:53 PM   #10
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I have got my kicks on RT 66. But that was in the early 60's.
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Old December 14th, 2009, 06:27 PM   #11
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I've seen both ends and many points in between but have not driven the entire route end-to-end. Can't say I'm motivated to do so, either. It passes through prime 'meth country if you're in to that sort of thing.

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I was thinking that it passes through the crappier parts of New Mexico.
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Old December 14th, 2009, 06:29 PM   #12
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dont forget to stop in radiator springs. flo's V8 cafe will feed your car, and ramone will hook u up.
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Old December 14th, 2009, 06:36 PM   #13
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The two ends are what I am wondering about somewhat. Not sure I want to start out in Chicago or end up in LA. Seen part of it in MO and AZ, but never the entire route.

Will have to check out the forum link, see if they have any good info.
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Old December 14th, 2009, 08:05 PM   #14
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There are parts of it that are closed so you have to make good plans or you will end up in some crummy places that you dont want to go.
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Old December 14th, 2009, 09:47 PM   #15
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There are parts of it that are closed so you have to make good plans or you will end up in some crummy places that you dont want to go.
See that on the linked site. Plus looks like not all of it is marked as well as others. Seems most say stay out of LA for relaxing driving as well.

Still a lot of history on what is left of the Route, so may still try it out before more is lost.

As for the crummy areas, doesn't bother me that much. Easy enough to just keep going. But thanks for the heads up.
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Old December 14th, 2009, 11:53 PM   #16
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I looked into it when driving back from CA to Detroit. Route 66 per se does not really exist anymore. Many sections of the original route do not exist. Some sections are dirt or gravel roads now because they were abandoneded and not maintained. Do some research online. There are route 66 sites/info that can take you on the original route, or get you as close to it as possible.
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I've been on most of what is there, at different times in my life, but never driven the whole length, or even really thought about doing it..
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Old December 15th, 2009, 09:09 AM   #18
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My brother did part of it several years ago and at the Cadillac ranch ran into some German guys who flew into LA who bought a mid seventies Delta 88 were on their way to Chicago via Rte 66 and when they got there they were going to dump the car and fly home. They said that was the vacation to take for a lot of people from Germany.
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Old December 15th, 2009, 09:16 AM   #19
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My brother did part of it several years ago and at the Cadillac ranch ran into some German guys who flew into LA who bought a mid seventies Delta 88 were on their way to Chicago via Rte 66 and when they got there they were going to dump the car and fly home. They said that was the vacation to take for a lot of people from Germany.
Ha, that's kind of funny...
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Old December 15th, 2009, 09:42 AM   #20
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I think he said that they didnt even insure it or register it or anything. True rebels.
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