This will be another short post but there should be a tid bit or two of interest that will spark discussion. 

  • I will run the photo contest through Christmas. I am upping the ante, the first correct answer will receive an autographed copy of Backroads of Arizona AND Route 66 Backroads – 
  • I have been asked to put the word out that we have art for three of the five window murals for the Old Trails Garage funded. So, if you or your organization is interested in contributing t this endeavor, please drop me a note and I will provide additional information – 
  • Oklahoma is raising the bar in regard to Route 66 promotion. Check out this story on Route 66 News – 
  • I will be the featured guest on AM Arizona on January 3rd and the topic of discussion (surprise!) is the resurgent interest in Route 66 and what it means to communities – 
  • Thank you to all who have purchased a copy of The Route 66 Encyclopedia. You have put Route 66 at center stage with the publisher as the book is up for a second printing even though it made its debut in October – 
  • If you haven’t ordered a copy, I can’t promise a Christmas delivery but can offer a bonus. With each purchase of the book, or any other title ordered through Route 66 Chronicles, I will include a signed limited edition, first printing promotional post card from the publisher. These make excellent book marks – 
  • While supplies last, I will also provide one in exchange for the copy of a receipt showing that one of my books was purchased from a store, museum, or gift shop on Route 66 – 
  • Will you or your group be motoring through Kingman on Route 66 next year? If so, please drop me a note with the dates and I might be able to make you stop here quite memorable –
  • I received a note from a reader in Britain that has left me a bit speechless. Attached was this excerpt from the UK page for The Route 66 Encyclopedia (emphasis mine). 

    About the Author

    Author Jim Hinckley (Kingman, AZ) is Mr. Route 66. He has written several books on the subject, including Ghost Towns of Route 66 and Route 66 Backroads. He writes a feature column for Cars & Parts magazine and maintains a daily blog called Route 66 Chronicles ( 
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