I’m not sure who’s doing this, but it’s pretty cool.
Someone has mounted a dashboard video camera and cruised Route 66 from its eastern starting point in Chicago. Some stoplight stops are edited, but it’s mostly real-time footage of driving west on the Mother Road. It’s darned near like being there.
Both videos are about an hour apiece. Part 1 starts in Chicago. Part 2 starts in Romeoville.
I have no idea whether the individual is planning on posting videos of his drive of the entire 2,200 miles. I’m eager to see.
UPDATE 6/1/07: Part 3, as the driver goes through Livingston County, Ill., has been posted. It’s about eight minutes.