Miscellaneous

Sharing America’s Story

Awhile back a 76-year old fellow contacts me and says, "I listen to your podcasts, and think that you need to talk with my dad. He started his truck drivinig career on Route 66 in the Mojave Desert." Needless to say, he had my undivided attention. Even though his...

It Started With A Typewriter

If this story opened like a film noir classic such as The Big Sleep starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, the first line would be, "It started with a typewriter, advice from a trusted friend, troubled thoughts, and reflection." The opening would continue with,...

Oddities, Opportunities’ & Interesting Stories

But there is a back story that makes the Rittenhouse guide book even more fascinating. His choice of vehicle for the trip was a diminutive 1200-pound, 22-horsepower 1939 American Bantam coupe! These little cars well quite fuel frugal. Some professional drivers tested the cars and often averaged 45 miles per gallon. 

The Magic, And The Business, of Route 66

The Magic, And The Business, of Route 66

This week Pontiac, Illinois is host city for the seventh annual Miles of Possibility Conference. As this charming town has come to symbolize how the Route 66 renaissance can fuel revitalization of a blighted historic district and provide a community with an economic...

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And Then It Was Winter

And Then It Was Winter

I believe it was Charles Kuralt that said the interstate highway system made it possible to drive coast to coast and see nothing. That is an opinion that I share. And it was an opinion verified on this trip, until today. After several days spent on the interstate...

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Not Our Best Aventure (And Not Our Worst)

It has been a voyage of discovery. The Cactus Rose Taproom on Main Street in McLean, Texas is a new addition in this faded old town. I will need to verify this, but purportedly it is the first bar in the town's history. And hands down it is one of most unusual...

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Laugh or Cry?

Laugh or Cry?

Travel in the post apocalyptic world is apparently not for the faint of heart. Since 2020 I have heard all manner of horror stories about canceled flights, delayed flights, rerouted flights, rental car reservations that turned out to not be reservations, and jaw...

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Telling America’s Story

Telling America’s Story

At Jim Hinckley’s America, we tell America’s story. The story of Patterson-Greenfield, the only Afrcan American owned automobile manufacturer, is just one chapter is this inspiring epic that is still being written as America is a work in progress. 

Histroy provides us with perspective and balance. The future gives us hope. But history strained and filtered to fit a perspective or agenda is akin to a jigsaw puzzle picture oa desert with clear skies that has had all all the blue pieces removed. 

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