Get Your Kicks On Route 66 (and come see our giant ball of yarn!) 🏁
In 1926, an ambitious project was undertaken to improve the transportation infrastructure of the United States. The project was a highway system, and the most famous of its roads was Route 66. It stretched from Chicago, Illinois, to Los Angeles, California, and was a main artery for travelers for many years.
But Route 66 quickly became more than just a road. It became a symbol of Americana and the free spirit of adventure. It was a road of dreams and possibilities, a way to discover what the United States had to offer.
People from all over the country set out on its long stretch of asphalt, seeking a chance to explore. Route 66 quickly became the lifeblood of many small towns along the way.
Route 66 was also immortalized in song, film, and television. It became a cultural touchstone, and its status as an American icon lives on to this day.
Although the highway was officially decommissioned in 1985, the stories of the road and its incredible history still remain.
I drive. That’s all I do. I don’t sit in while you’re planning the score or while you’re running it down. You tell me where we start, where we’re headed, where we’ll be going afterwards, what time of day. I don’t take part, I don’t know anyone, I don’t carry weapons. I drive.
dir. Nicolas Winding Refn, adapted from the novel Drive by James Sallis
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