Route 66 Travel Series
This is the story of journalist and talk show host Jann Scott traveling on historic Route 66. He has been documenting his travels since 1996, visiting with various road legends. This show is the most comprehensive in existence and is played on various public access stations around America. They are sometimes off beat and wacky, and other times serious. If you would like to see our show on your public access station in your city, sign us up as a community producer and we’ll send the series to your channel. Contact Jann Scott for more information. This is a rare collector’s series. Each show is 30 minutes long and is available on VHS or DVD.
ROUTE 66 – Part 23 – Springfield, Illinois – Jann heads across route 80 to the Marriot in Omaha, Nebraska on his way to Springfield, Illinois. He takes us to the Cozy Dogs in the Audi he drove, and then to the 2002 Route 66 Convention at the Renaissance in Springfield. He talks with Martin Milner from the Route 66 TV show. Then Jann visits Bill Shea at Shea’s Gas Station where there’s tons of great mother road memorabilia in the museum. Michael Wallace tells us about some history of Route 66 in Springfield and his life on the road he wrote about in his Route 66 Mother Road book.
Route 66 – Part 1 – Chicago – Beginning at the Art Institute, and heading to Three Draw Bridges, Buzz Kurkel, Michigan Ave., Old Siscero, The Wishing Well Motel, Juliet, and more.
Route 66 – Part 2 – Illinois – Chester Henry, the connection of US highways 24 and 66, Normal IL, Bloomington IL, Dixie Truckers, Maclene IL, Broadwell IL, Pig Ranch, the IL State Fair, Springfield IL, the Cozy Dog, Raymond, and Litchfield.
Route 66 – Part 3 – Missouri – Jann travels down the mother road, including scenes from The Chain of Rock Bridge, St. Louis, Ted Drews, Diamond Truck Stop, Nancy’s Cafe, The Wagon Well Motel, and Cuba MO.
Route 66 – Part 4 – North East Oklahoma – Cuba MO continued, Hazelgreen, Buckhorn, The Hill Billy Bar, Carthridge, The Boots Motel and northeast Oklahoma.
Route 66 – Part 5 – West Oklahoma – Joplin MO, Riverton KS, Miami OK, Afton OK, The Will Rogers Hotel, The Gun Museum, and an interview with Michael Wallace.
Route 66 – Part 6 – Oklahoma & Missouri – Texola, Erik, Sayre, Elk City, Clinton, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Joplin MO, and Galina KS.
Route 66 – Part 7 – Oklahoma – Michael Wallace interview, Big Babes Cat Fish, Stroude OK, Chandler OK, Jim Ross and Map Services, an interview with a farmer and race horse owner, Arcadia, and Round Barn.
Route 66 – Part 8 – Texas and Oklahoma – Here Jann and Colonel Pete eat the Big Texan, Amarillo, Conway, Groom, Jericho, Hydro, and an interview with Lucile.
Route 66 – Part 9 – New Mexico – Continuing, Albuquerque, Route 66 Diner, Route 66 swap meet, Grants Museum, The Aztec Motel, plus Sanders Diner and Yellowstone AZ.