"A historian has said that Henry Ford freed common people from the limitations of their geography. The automobile created mobility on a scale never known before, and the total effect on living habits and social customs is endless." History of the Automobile
It's something that has been sneaking up for a long time: my admission that times have changed.
I know that sounds rather trite; however, I realized how much I really enjoyed the era of the automobile, it's part in my life, the freedom and power it gave to my life.
Join me on this podcast as I bid farewell to my nostalgic nemesis and move on.
(At least I hope so...)
Route 66, and the spirit of adventure, is being remembered all over the world!
From Left to Right - Clock for Sale in Bad Godesburg, Germany; Sign hanging on a concrete wall in Hong Kong; photo of sign through a rainy pub window, Dingle, Kerry County, Ireland
Stopping in Pontiac, Illinois is a good idea. Just off the freeway (that is largely following the older Route 66) you MUST visit the Route 66 Museum.
Great memorabilia of the Route 66 history, knowledgeable docents, superb experience. I've only been there twice, surely another visit or two will be necessary.
If you happen to be driving in upper state New York, drop by the Northeast Classic Car Museum in Norwich, NY. Fabulous exhibit of the history of automobiles by showing you examples of cars you probably have never heard of. Docents are enthusiastic and filled with Automotive History.
Some facts that are referenced in the podcast and their links for your further pondering.
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