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 –

International Route 66 Festival - Zlin, Czech Republic








Notes From Our Fans

“Great author about Route 66, blogger and historian, your tour guide for the roads less traveled and personally honored to count to his friends.” Geri Lind Merterle, Germany 

“Top notch!!! Great journalism. Love Jim’s work!” Jim Livingston, photographer, Amarillo, Texas 

“Jim has the perspective of a man who loves the Mother Road and enjoys sharing his experiences with everyone. He truly believes in sharing the love.” Renee Charles, Galena, Kansas 

“Unparalleled adventures to excite the modern traveler, complete with historic stories with plots and characters that could only come out of the Old West. Couple that with all the iconic stops, eats, tours, and haircuts, that will have your friends amazed, and even a little jealous!” Chris Durkin, Ohio