It is well researched, detailed, and is filled with great photos. It also provides in depth direction to earlier alignments and in detail lists the reasons to seek them out.
I have long been a fan of the unique artistry of Jerry McClanahan. His stunning paintings in post card form are as windows into the era when Route 66 was really the Main Street in a string of towns from Chicago to Santa Monica, the Edsel was the latest automotive styling sensation, and “We Like Ike” buttons were a popular fashion accessory.
If your plans are to explore a portion or the entire length of Route 66 don’t leave home without this guide.
Granted its a bit early to tell but the initial impression is the Octauto best exemplifies the Obama administration. The concept looks good on paper but it is wholly impractical. There are way to many wheels and even worse the Octauto transformed a practical well designed Overland into an impractical, cumbersome, and perhaps dangerous behemoth. I see a number of parallels between the Edsel and the Bush administration. The production model of the Edsel was not the car originally designed. Unforeseen circumstances resulted in its introduction being ham strung. Even though there were a number of futuristic features on the Edsel these were plagued with glitches. Last but not least the car did not meet the expectations fueled by the hype.
Those are my random thoughts for the day. Last evening as my mind began to drift in that direction I decided that it was time to call it a day. Without realizing it I had somehow managed to make Saturday a fourteen hour work day!