Author Jim HInckley at the airport in Frankfurt Germany. Photo courtesy Sylvia Hoehn

For more than three decades I have been telling people where to go and sharing the adventure. My passion for Route 66, the back roads of America and the automobiles that traveled them before the last Studebaker rolled from the factories in South Bend is shared through books, feature articles, blog posts, video, Facebook live programs, and presentations.

My published work includes nineteen books on topics as diverse as The Illustrated History of the Checker Cab Manufacturing Company,  Ghost Towns of the Southwest, Ghost Towns of Route 66, Backroads of Arizona, Travel Route 66, The Big Book of Car Culture, and The Route 66 Encyclopedia. 

Presentations on my adventures, on how to plan back road odysseys, harnessing the power of tourism as a catalyst for economic development and the dawning of the American auto industry have been made internationally.

Jim Hinckley’s America is a grand adventure –