Our ROUTE 66 MOTHER ROAD WITH INDIAN MBIKE is of course about the historic highway in the United States extending from Chicago to Los Angeles. It crossed much of the American Midwest, Great Plains, and Southwest. Although US Highway 66 no longer exists, you can still “get your kicks” on the path it took through the United States on other highways and roads. The highway was first opened in 1926, although much of the route was not paved for decades afterwards. It soon captured America’s imagination. John Steinbeck, in his 1940 novel Grapes of Wrath, chronicled the migration along Route 66 of thousands of farmers leaving the Dust Bowl of Kansas and Oklahoma during the Great Depression, trying to reach a better land in California. Steinbeck posited the road as an almost hostile force, draining money, energy, and enthusiasm from the optimistic Okies. Later representations of the road were a little more upbeat. Probably most famous is musician Bobby Troup’s eponymous tribute song, which enjoined listeners to “get their kicks on Route 66”. A TV show in the 1960s, also called “Route 66”, featured two young men exploring America’s highways. Although Jack Kerouac only mentions 66 briefly in his book On the Road, it acquired something of the aura of Beatnik cross-country driving.
In the 1980s, the aging highway was decommissioned. Much of its stretch had been overlaid or routed around by broader, newer interstate highways. But the embedded idea of Route 66 refuses to die – as demonstrated by the 2006 Disney/Pixar movie Cars – and millions of kicks-seekers continue to follow the remnants of the road from Chicago to Los Angeles to this day. Many Towns, such as Strafford have festivals (Route 66 Days) and Motor Cruises (Route 66 Cruise) each year which keep the history alive, along with providing excellent opportunities for enthusiasts to drive the existing road.
Novelty Tin signs are great for adding a touch of fun or nostalgia and there are heaps of them available with everything from Classic Muscle cars to Hollywood legends. Not only something with shed, games room or kitchen value these vintage signs have flair and decoration potential and a sort of artistic beauty that adds charisma and character to the place they are displayed.
Measuring 12.5 x 16 ins (32 x 40cm) and made from durable and long lasting high quality tin they can be hung inside or outside and each is pre-drilled so ready to hang and also look very nice framed. We sell for a great price and offer a wide variety so get yours today!
The design on this sign is copyright DESPERATE ENTERPRISES – Manufactured & Distributed to Dixie Souvenirs by Desperate Enterprises UPC 605279 TBA
BONUS! – Each sign is supplied in a free clear plastic pocket ready for display in store. For protection during delivery we use extra packing materials to ensure they arrive in tip-top condition
If you would like plates or signs made to your own design, we can easily do this for you. Virtually anything you want can be created with our modern digital equipment. The key is good art, and we can do
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