A 90-Year Old Angel and Some Very Amazing People

A 90-Year Old Angel and Some Very Amazing People

In case you missed it, Angel Delgadillo recently celebrated his

90th birthday. If you don’t know about Angel, or have never met this amazing and inspirational man, it would be safe to assume that you’re not a Route 66 enthusiast – yet.

The irrepressible Angel Delgadillo. Photo by Judy Hinckley

I am not exactly sure when it happened but at some point in time a highway transformed into an icon, an almost magical place that has come to symbolize the ultimate authentic experience for legions of passionate enthusiasts. That is one reason why I often refer to Route 66 as a living, breathing time capsule, but that isn’t really a very accurate descriptor as only the very best has been preserved. That is manifest in the people that give Route 66 an infectious vibrancy. (more…)