[M]y amazing two-week trip is best summed up by Cars character Sally when she shows Lightning McQueen the distant interstate that reduced Radiator Springs to a ghost town.Read the entire piece: Back then, folk didn't drive to make great time, they drove to have a great time
As she says: "Back then, people didn't drive to make great time, they drove to have a great time."
So it is with the REAL Route 66 because there are so many fabulous sights and eccentric characters along its path.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Here's another newspaper Route 66 travelogue (leading me to wonder how many people traveling the Mother Road are simply reporters doing stories on people traveling the Mother Road). What interests me about this piece from the Birmingham Mail is its set of references to the movie Cars. As I'm exploring in an essay under development, it seems that more and more people find "reality" on the road most vividly when it matches what they saw in the movie. Here's a snip: