The Smoking Tire

May 18th, 2010

So when we made it to LA we stopped to meet up with Matt Farah, the host of a super cool internet car show called The Smoking Tire. We handed him the keys to the caddy and then this happened:

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Rolling into LA

April 27th, 2010

Fireworks over New Mexico

April 27th, 2010

We stopped just shy of Albuquerque in Moriarity, NM to handle some business. Remember when we bought all those fireworks? Yeah it was time to get those out of the trunk. So we asked nicely for permission and were directed to a vacant lot behind a conveniently located motel. Then this happened.

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Billy the Kid’s Grave

April 26th, 2010

After leaving the Cadillac Ranch we tore though Texas and entered the grand state of New Mexico. Fort Sumner is home to the official grave site of the frontier outlaw Billy the Kid.

Billy The Kid was killed in Ft. Sumner back in 1881, and today it is the only reason anyone makes the trip to the small town about 50 miles from Santa Rosa, NM.

Here are a few photos taken from the trip, unfortunately due to rain we had to cut the trip short.

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Cadillac Ranch – Amarillo, Texas

April 26th, 2010

About 40 miles outside of Amarillo, Texas alongside Route 66 is a place that has been attracting art fans for years. Cadillac Ranch was created in 1974 and is the brainchild of Stanley Marsh 3, the helium millionaire. Cadillac Ranch is a set of used Cadillacs representing the “Golden Age” of American Automobiles (1949 through 1963) nose down and facing west “at the same angle as the Cheops’ pyramids.”

We visited Cadillac Ranch on our way to Flagstaff, AZ and here are some of the photos taken by Jorge A. Gonzalez.

If you would like to learn more about the Cadillac Ranch, visit the Wikipedia page.

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Missouri Hick in Cuba, MO

April 21st, 2010

On its way out of St Louis and through Missouri, Route 66 passes through a small town called Cuba. If you make it there you can’t help but notice Missouri Hick, and if you notice it you can’t help but stop. Once you do you’ll be glad you did.

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Oklahoma City Bombing 15th Anniversary

April 20th, 2010

On our way out of Oklahoma City, we stop by the Oklahoma City National Memorial to pay our respects to the men and women who lost their lives there in 1995.

To lean more about the bombings, click here.

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Fireworks World

April 18th, 2010

We were on our way to Cuba, MO as we were leaving St Louis on Route 66, and we passed by Fireworks World, and just HAD to stop.

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St Louis Sliders and Frozen Custard

April 16th, 2010

Here we are cruising the caddy around St Louis MO, we check out some local landmark eateries.

To find out more information on Ted Drewes in St. Louis, view the Ted Drewes website.

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Route 66 Begins – Chicaco & Springfield

April 16th, 2010

We finally hit the road, taking Route 66 from the shores of Lake Michigan to Springfield, IL.

Before we leave Chicago we had a chance to attend a Chicago White Sox game vs. the Minnesota Twins.

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