The Los Angeles Times, one of the biggest newspapers in the United States, on Friday published several stories by reporter Brady MacDonald about Route 66.
The introductory video about the series of stories:
Here are the stories:
- “A trip on Route 66 proves to be uncharted territory for a master planner”
- “You’ll remember this segment of Route 66 for haircuts, hamburgers and, most of all, its sense of humor”
- “You’ll get panhandled (by burros) and shot at (by fake bad guys) in Oatman, a Route 66 town that’s a triumph of reinvention”
- “Sometimes, when things go awry on the road, the morning’s rays make up for it, as they did in the Grand Canyon”
I suspect this story was sparked by all the discussion about the expiration of the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program in 2019 and the upcoming release of the Disney-Pixar film “Cars 3”; the original “Cars” from 2006 helped spur a new surge of tourism on Route 66.