A Conversation for The Main Street of America - Route 66
Steve K. Started conversation Apr 6, 2007
Nice entry. I think John Lasseter did a great tribute to Route 66 in "Cars". I especially remember one scene, I think when the Radiator Springs residents thought the big crowds would return. The run down little town suddenly came alive with neon, roadside attractions, etc., what the highway must have looked like in its heyday. Or at least a Pixar version of that. Too bad we'll never see the real thing again without a ...
P.S. Long ago as a highschooler, I worked the night shift at a big gas station at the Okla. City end of the Turner Turnpike. Good location for a gas station, lousy job ...
broelan Posted Apr 7, 2007
That was one of my favourite scenes in the film, I think the other best scene was tractor tipping.
I haven't had the opportunity to go there yet, but it seems like New Mexico probably has some of the best neon left on the road; it's one of the focus areas of their preservation group. Parts of Illinois and Arizona are pretty well preserved, too. My next big trip though will be Oklahoma, I think.
I enjoyed my years working at a gas station - but the locations I worked at were well removed from the interstates. Now that I think about it, though, one of them was on an old alignment of 66
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