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Route 66 – The Ultimate DVD Collection

– Rated: NR | Format: DVD
This collection is a documentary film about the legendary “ROUTE 66: THE ULTIMATE DVD COLLECTION”…filled with historical pictures and facts hosted by best selling author Michael Wallis (“Route 66-The Mother Road”), Linda Lewis (producer) and Christopher Lewis (director), Suzanne Fitzgerald Wallis (photographer) . . . . . our three DVD collection spells out the history in fine form, U.S. Route 66, (also known as Route 66 or The Will Rogers Highway) was a highway in the U.S. Highway system…one of the original federal routes, US 66 was established on November 11, 1926, though signs did not go up until the following year.[1] It originally ran from Chicago, Illinois through St. Louis, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California before ending at Los Angeles for a total of 2,448 miles (3,939 km).

Route 66 underwent many improvements and realignments…most of those affected the total mileage somewhat…one of those resulted in the movement of the endpoint from Los Angeles to Santa Monica. Contrary to common belief, Route 66 never ran to the ocean; it terminated onto what was then US-101, at the intersection of what is today Lincoln Boulevard and Olympic Boulevard.

In the 1950s, Route 66 became the main highway for vacationers heading to Los Angeles…the road passed through the Painted Desert and near the Grand Canyon. Meteor Crater in Arizona was another popular stop…this sharp rise in tourism in turn gave rise to a burgeoning trade in all manner of roadside attractions including teepee shaped motels, frozen custard stands, Indian curio shops, and reptile farms. Meramec Caverns near St. Louis began advertising on barns, billing itself as the “Jesse James hideout”…The Big Texan advertised a free 72 ounce steak dinner to anyone who could eat the whole thing in an hour…it also marked the birth of the fast-food industry: “Red’s Giant Hamburgs” in Springfield, Missouri, site of the first drive through restaurant, and the first McDonald’s in San Bernardino, California. Changes like these to the landscape further cemented 66’s reputation as a near perfect microcosm of the culture of America, now linked by the automobile . . . . . what this collections gives the viewer, is a feeling that you’ve been there…and that my friend is the whole point.

Route 66: The Complete Series

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On a weekly basis, from 1960 to 1964, the CBS network treated American audiences to two things they loved the most: television drama and cars. Starring Martin Milner, George Maharis and later Glenn Corbett, this series presented the exciting adventures shared by a pair of good-natured friends as they drove their Corvette convertible across the country, traversing the often dangerous highway known as Route 66.

By the end of the show’s run of 116 episodes, this semi-anthology series boasted an award for writing and two Emmy nominations for acting. The program’s impressive guest star roster included such classic screen legends as Lon Chaney, Jr., Buster Keaton, Peter Lorre and Boris Karloff, as well as up-and-coming cinematic stars Robert Duvall, James Caan, Robert Redford, Martin Sheen, Lee Marvin, Burt Reynolds, Gene Hackman and many more, making Route 66 as iconic as the highway itself.

Billy Connolly’s Route 66

– Rated: NR | Format: Blu-Ray
Billy Connolly has such obvious affection for U.S. culture that this documentary couldn’t fail to be a treat to watch. Starting his journey in Chicago, he takes a leisurely trip through the States on his way toward California, always making time to highlight the many charms of Route 66: not just the obvious landmarks, but plenty of fascinating places that lie just off the beaten track. He really does justice to the wide open spaces, the cultural riches and the engineering marvels of the American past and present. Connolly’s enthusiasm is such that if you’ve never travelled Route 66, this series will make you want to seek out each and every sight for yourself. Not to be missed.

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Route 66 & America’s National Parks

– Rated: NR | Format: DVD
Discover America like never before – from the nostalgia and kitsch of historic Route 66 to the majestic beauty of its National Parks. This deluxe giftset includes 9 DVDs plus a soundtrack for your road trip – an audio CD of 20 popular American theme songs performed by the 101 Strings Orchestra.
Route 66: The Marathon Tour: Take a trip across the country and back in time and discover the America of years gone by on the historic Route 66. Called the Main Street of America, it linked east and west for nearly 60 memorable years and became part of our national folklore in the process. Route 66: The Marathon Tour covers nearly 2400 miles of roadside diners, small towns, tepee-shaped motels and frozen custard stands. See the road, hear the stories and take the journey along the Mother Road from its starting point in Chicago until it hits the ocean in L.A.

America the Beautiful: Filmed in High Definition, this series showcases 14 of America’s most exquisite National Parks, from the depths of Death Valley to the heights of Mount Rushmore; from the lush forests of the Everglades to the rugged terrain of Yellowstone.

Route 66: The Marathon Tour, Episodes: The Mother Road, The Journey Begins, From Joliet to Funk’s Grove, McLean to Springfield, Litchfield Illinois to Meramec Caverns, Missouri, From Cuba to Lebanon Missouri, Carthage Missouri to Baxter Springs KS, Miami to Tulsa Oklahoma, From Stroud to Clinton Oklahoma, Erick Oklahoma to Adrian Texas, Tucumeari to Flagstaff Arizona, Navajo to Flagstaff Arizona, The Grand Canyon to Seligman Arizona, The End of the Road.

America the Beautiful, Episodes: Everglades National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Redwood National Park, Petrified Forest National Park, Death Valley National Park, Zion National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Tetons National Park, Arches and Canyon Lands National Park, Mt. Rushmore National Park and Monuments, Big Bend National Park, Texas Wild, West Cave Preserve, Meramec Caverns.

Soundtrack for an American Road Trip: Star Spangled Spectacular, The Yellow Rose of Texas, El Capitan, America! Patriotic themes , Fanfare for the Common Man, Strike Up the Band, Liberty Bell, Battle Hymn of the Republic, Ava Maria, God Bless America, Liberty Fanfare, Armed Forces Salute, Shaker’s Melody from Appalachian Spring, Washington Post March, Amazing Grace, American Salute, You’re a Grand Old Flag, Shenandoah, Stars and Stripes Forever, America the Beautiful.

Route 66: Marathon Tour – Chicago to L.A. (2006)

– Rated: NR | Format: Blu-Ray
Take a trip across the country and back in time and discover the America of years gone by on the historic Route 66. Discover Route 66 like never before in this 5 disc collection of all the nostalgia and kitsch that made it a piece of Americana. See the road, hear the stories and take the journey along the Mother Road from its starting point in Chicago until it hits the ocean in L.A. “Route 66: Marathon Tour” covers the journey in six hours of lively, fun-filled stories and anecdotes that will make you want to take the trip again and again! With tons of bonus features including rare photos and a profile of the Corvette, another American classic, “Route 66: Marathon Tour” is one ride you’ll never forget. So fasten your seatbelt, hold on tight and like the song says, “Get your kicks on Route 66”.

Route 66: Marathon Tour – Chicago to L.A. (2006)

– Rated: NR | Format: DVD
Take a trip across the country and back in time and discover the America of years gone by on the historic Route 66. Discover Route 66 like never before in this 5 disc collection of all the nostalgia and kitsch that made it a piece of Americana. See the road, hear the stories and take the journey along the Mother Road from its starting point in Chicago until it hits the ocean in L.A. “Route 66: Marathon Tour” covers the journey in six hours of lively, fun-filled stories and anecdotes that will make you want to take the trip again and again! With tons of bonus features including rare photos and a profile of the Corvette, another American classic, “Route 66: Marathon Tour” is one ride you’ll never forget. So fasten your seatbelt, hold on tight and like the song says, “Get your kicks on Route 66”.

Route 66: Return to the Road with Martin Milner

– Rated: NR | Format: DVD
It’s you and Martin Milner heading down The Mother Road in a 1960 Corvette, as he ventures out to see how America has changed since he criss-crossed the country while starring in the CBS television series “Route 66” in the early 1960’s.
Return to the Road profiles the people of the road like never before … you’ll meet the countless unique characters that make Route 66 what it is.
Along with Martin Milner, you’ll discover that their history, in their own words, is the story of roadside America itself. Over three hours of entertainment on a DVD that is packed with special features not seen in the original VHS release.

Route 66: An American Odyssey

– Rated: NR | Format: DVD
Honored at major film festivals, translated into German and praised by Hot Rod, Motor Trend, American Heritage and countless other reviewers… Route 66: An American Odyssey is the heartfelt history of Route 66, from the building of the road to today’s renaissance. Route 66 Magazine called it “the ultimate video tribute to The Mother Road.” Featuring rare historical footage and narration by Michael Wallis, Angel Delgadillo and Bobby Troup. This new digitally remastered DVD version is chock full of Special Features,and also includes our popular titles “Drive 66: the Guide to taking a Trip” and “Greetings From Route 66: A Video Postcard”.

History Channel – Modern Marvels: Route 66

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Route 66, encompassing eight states from Illinois to California and 2,400 miles, represented an American myth – that something better lay over the rainbow. Today, one can trace its remnant along byways, bridges, and abandoned roadside attractions. Route 66 began in the early 20th century when a confluence of technologies – automotive, steel construction, and concrete paving – merged with population explosion, westward migration, and prosperity after WWI. The federal government responded with highway bills that converted existing roadways into an interstate called Route 66. Later, WWII highlighted the need for a strategic system similar to Germany’s Autobahn – wider, safer, and more advanced. As federal and state governments worked on a superhighway, millions sought “their kicks on Route 66.” By 1985, the abandoned roadway no longer “officially” existed, yet, it remains a destination for nostalgic travelers wishing to recapture a simpler, more adventurous era.

Cities of the World Route 66 USA

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The famous Route 66 was one of the original federal routes between 1926 and 1985. It started in Chicago and lead through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California ending in Los Angeles. The length of this historical route is around 4000 km’s. Visit the shops, the gas stations, motels, and restaurants along the Mother Road. Visit the cities of Chicago and St. Louis, the Museum of the West and the western movies, the Native American villages, and the Mississippi River. Think of Mark Twain, Walt Whitman, Jack Keruac, John Steinbeck, and the ‘Easy riders’. See the wonderful colors of Santa Fe and the fantastic Grand Canyon. Walk in the footsteps of the stars on the streets of Beverly Hills and Hollywood, and take a swim in the Ocean on the beach of Santa Monica or Malibu.

Rails & the Mother Road – A Route 66 Railroad Adventure

– Rated: NR | Format: Blu-ray
Here’s a 2-DVD Blu-ray set that mixes “The Mother Road” with the railroads that wander through the southwest with Route 66. Elrond Lawrence’s book “Route 66 Railway” began this video journey to see what was left of Route 66’s artifacts. Disc 1 takes a look at California: BNSF over Cajon Pass, through Victorville to Barstow, across the Mojave to Needles and the bridge at Topok. Disc 2 takes a look at Arizona, from Kingman Canyon to Flagstaff and on to Winslow and the NM border. You’ll see trains along with the neon, abandoned gas stations, tourist traps and restored depots of Route 66.

Cars on Route 66 (2006)

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Author & traveler Michael Wallis salutes the magnificent cars of Route 66, and the remarkable people who drive them, plus the unique places they go. From the cornfields of Illinois to the surf of California, meet the creative builders and avid collectors of unusual cars… classics, muscle cars, hot rods and antique autos. Explore the growing trend of the Tin-Can Tourist, travelers who drag their classic homes behind them as they cruise the Mother Road. Experience the allure of life on the open highway and visit the latest tourist traps along the way; the new Abraham Lincoln Museum in Illinois New Mexico’s Route 66 Casino, and Arizona’s Powerhouse Museum. Witness first hand the restoration efforts that are bringing Route 66 back to the way it used to be!

Route 66: A Cruise Down Mainstreet

– Rated: NR | Format: DVD
Supermodel HUNTER RENO heads West to recreate one of America’s most mythical road trips: Route 66 from Chicago to L.A.
Combining stunning photography, rare archival footage, eyewitness accounts and a real-life modern journey across the road, Route 66: A Cruise Down Main Street celebrates the rich, but vanishing, tradition of the all-weather highway that captures our imaginations!
Discover the early days of the road: how the introduction of the automobile sparked the wanderlust that lured carloads of families across 8 states and 2,400 miles…how the Dust Bowl forced thousands of desperate farmers along Route 66… and how the romance of the road – its no-tell motels, feisty truck stops and neon glitz – inspired artists and writers like John Steinbeck.
Stop in on the Custom Car Hall of Fame…the Devil’s Rope Museum…the Museum Club dance hall – and one of the last surviving old-time hotels along the Route. Discover the stories behind classic “66” cuisine – including the famous pies at Norma’s Café and the corn dogs at “Cozy’s”! Plus, meet the colorful people whose real stories help shed light on the history and mystery of Route 66.

Route 66: 75th Anniversary Collector’s DVD Set

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This amazing 75th Anniversary Route 66 collector’s set contains “Route 66: Return to the Road with Martin Milner”; “Route 66: An American Odyssey”; “Drive 66:The Guide to taking a Trip”, and “Greetings From Route 66: A Video Postcard”. Over 4 and a half hours on two DVDs!
The 75th Anniversary set also contains colorful maps and menus, director’s commentary, an interview with Martin Milner, DVD-ROM weblink, interactive menus and additional bonus footage.
Everything’s here….beautiful music, breathtaking scenery, wacky roadside America, and all of the people that make Route 66 live on today.