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Take a Cruise on Route 66…the easy way.

I recently had to make a fast trip to California. It was 2,000 miles one way and I did the round trip in 7 days including time to pick up a car and load it up. I was by myself in a pickup pulling a 24′ enclosed trailer. 90% of the trip was on I-40 which, from Oklahoma to California is what replaced Route 66. Parts of the old highway run parallel to the Interstate in several locations. I have made this trip numerous times. Sometimes the car was full of kids, sometimes just wife and I and, as on this trip, I was alone.

Over the last 30 years there have been a lot of changes but especially in New Mexico much has stayed the same. The same tourist traps and the same scenery. You can only imagine what this trip would have been like pre-interstate. It must have been a trip with life long memories.

Here are a few of the photos taken from the driver’s seat at 70 mph! (At least I was not texting!)

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I grew up and lived in Iowa for nearly 40 years before moving to Southern California and now live in Tennessee. I have been into cars since I was old enough to remember. I don't have a brand loyalty although I do prefer American Muscle especially the 1969/1970 NASCAR Aero Cars. (Check our our page) As long as it has four wheels on it I get excited. Few men are lucky enough to be able to share their passion for cars with the woman they love. Fortunately, my wife Katriana is also a gear head and many of our activities revolve around the cars. We have a small collection that includes at least one car from each of the Big Three. Katrina prefers all original cars while I like to modify them so we have a few of each. When we aren't playing with cars we are out with our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at

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