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A “Cars” Guide to Route 66

Posted by mike on April 19th, 2007

Nothing much of interest today, but I thought I’d provide a distraction from all the of the Virginia Tech related stuff that’s online and on the news. I’m really disgusted by the “face time” they are giving the kid that committed this horrible crime! His face is plastered all over MSNBC and Headline News, holding guns and whatnot. Guaranteed this will cause “copycat” incidents by troubled kids thinking they too can go out in a blaze and get their face and name all over the news.

Anyhow, if you are a fan of the Disney/Pixar movie Cars, you’ll enjoy reading A Route 66 guide to the “Cars” movie. This little article is about the locations and people along Route 66 that inspired the various elements and scenery in the movie. The town of Radiator Springs itself is largely based upon the real life towns such as Amboy, California, Glenrio, Texas, and Oatman, Arizona — all which thrived along Route 66 until they pretty much became abandoned after Interstate 40 bypassed them in the early 1970s. Oatman even has wild burros that roam the town similar to the “free range” tractors in the movie. Enjoy!

2 Responses to “A “Cars” Guide to Route 66”

  1. Thirteen The Movie Says:

    Good Day Guru, what entice you to post an article on A “Cars” Guide to Route 66? This article was extremely interesting, especially since I was searching for thoughts on this subject last Thursday.

  2. mike Says:

    Hello… thanks for your comments! My son is a HUGE “Cars” fan. We have so much Cars stuff and it’s such a topic of conversation around here, one would think the movie was filmed in our back yard. I’m also a big fan of “retro” things, so this movie struck a bit of a chord with me, as well.