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Jim Hinckley

Coffee With Jim: Forgotten Cousin of Route 66

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In 2018 author Jim Hinckley was a featured speaker at the European Route 66 Festival in Zlin, Czech Republic. He also managed an info booth to assist with Route 66 travel planning and to answer questions.

In 2013 author Jim Hinckley sat with Jay Leno in his famous garage for an interveiw about his books The Big Book of Car Culture and Checker Cab Manufacturing Company: An Illustrated History. 

Nissan Canada has organized a journey along iconic Route 66 for a group of Canadian automotive journalists. This is the second time that the company has provided journalists with an opportunity for an extended test drive in three of the automaker’s newest models on the most famous highway in America. The tour will include stops at historic sites as well as provide an opportunity to meet with key people associated with the highway’s renaissance and interview Nissan technology specialists. To develop the tour author Jim Hinckley, creator of Jim Hinckley’s America travel network, was retained as a consultant.

Expanding on the theme of sharing Needles’ ample Route 66 legacy with the world, the Needles Chamber of Commerce’s June 23 general membership meeting features Jim Hinckley, an internationally noted writer, photographer, tour guide and speaker with hundreds of credits on the subject of the Mother Road.

Touch Media has announced collaboration with historian and author Jim Hinckley to enhance Route 66 Navigation, the ultimate offline turn by turn app that offers unique functionality and features. Hinckley, author of 19 books including 100 Things to Do on Route 66 Before You Die, Travel Route 66 and The Route 66 Encyclopedia has created descriptions of more than 1,000 points of interest on Route 66 for the app that will be made available over the course of the next two weeks.

With support of the Patreon based crowdfunding initiaitve it becomes economically feasible to bring educational and informative presentations to groups such as the Rotary Club in El Paso, Texas, to classrooms in Germany or Illinois, and to small museums in rural communities such as Needles, California. And with your support we can give artists and authors, small business owners and communities a promotional boost during hard times.

Jim Hinckley is the author of 19 books and several hundred feature articles for a variety of publications. In January 2021 he commenced work on his 20th book.

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Murder & Mayhem on The Main Street of America

Coming Soon! It’s a walk on the dark side of Route 66 with author Jim Hinckley, America’s story teller. It’s a tale of serial killers, gangsters, race riots and robberies turned deadly.  It’s murder, mayhem and dark deeds on the Main Street of America. 

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At Jim Hinckley’s America we test the pillows, taste the enchiladas, try the shower, walk the neighborhood, sample the beer and make the detour so you can enjoy worry free travel. We discover the places known only to the locals, the special places most travelers miss, the hidden gems that ensure a memorable adventure. And we introduce you to the characters, the colorful and fascinating people that add seasoning to the adventure. 

Since 1990 America’s storyteller author Jim Hinckley has been sharing his passion for Route 66, its history and unique culture. In presentations, books, feature articles and live stream programs he weaves a rich tapestry of stories about this iconic old highway, backroad adventures and the great American southwest. 

“Top notch!!! Great journalism. Love Jim’s work!”

– Jim Liviingston – Photographer

 I’ve read some of his work and looked up some stuff on his website but never spoke to him until today. Holy Moly! His voice to me in one word is “comfort”. You know how some people have that voice for radio. This man has a voice that you’d want to have read you a bedtime story every night. Two minutes into our conversation, I wanted to just dig into a piece of apple pie topped with vanilla ice-cream! I guess that’s why he does tours and speaking engagements in addition to his writing.

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Route 66 was proclaimed the Main Street of America and the Mother Road. It was a highway of commerce, both legal and illicit. 

It was traveled by vactioning families and serial killers, truck drivers and celebrities, vagabonds and gangsters, the weary and the wicked. 

It was a hunting ground for grifters, criminals and murderers. It was a battleground for racial violence and gangland wars. 

Get your kicks on bloody Route 66. 

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Route 66. The Lincoln Highway. The road less traveled. That is Jim Hinckley’s America.

At Jim Hinckley’s America we share the adventure. We test the pillows, taste the enchiladas, try the shower, walk the neighborhood, sample the beer and make the detour so you can enjoy worry free travel. We seek the places known only to the locals, the special places and hidden gems that most travelers miss, the hidden gems that ensure a memorable adventure. And we introduce you to the characters, the colorful and fascinating people that add seasoning to every adventure.

We tell people where to go just as we have since 1990. 

Bathtubs, Birdcages & Chevrolet

Bathtubs, Birdcages & Chevrolet

A key to success is an awareness of shortcomings. We all have an Achilles heel. For me there is a daily struggle with distractions. As an example, this afternoon while preparing for the next episode of Coffee With Jim, the live stream program on the Jim Hinckley’s America Facebook page, I was thumbing through a 1929 Rand McNally atlas. As this weeks program with be a virtual tour along U.S. 6, I was looking for information about the highways course in Pennsylvania.

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