Spirit of America Bookstore

Roadside  Americana  Page

Automobile Brands Nostalgia Page

Drive-In Theaters Page

Fifties Culture Nostalgia Page

Route 66 Books Pages

Surf Shack Page

Surfing Woodies Page

               old-fashioned glass-top gasoline pump              

general books & links

gas stations

modern autos & racing

vintage autos & trucks
car shows & concours
reading material


U.S. Highway System
Lincoln Highway {U.S. 40}
U.S. Highway 20
U.S. Highway 50
U.S. Highway 66

Collectibles / Americana catalog at Amazon.com

Vintage Roadside Gift Shop & Archives of Portland, Oregon

The Lost Car Registry: Finding The Ones That Got Away

G.E. Nordell's U.S.A. Travel & Business Links Pages

Burma-Shave Signs  "The Verse By The Side of The Road: The Story of The Burma-Shave Signs & Jingles" [1977]
by Frank Rowsome, Jr.

Plume 8x5 pb [9/79] for $10.40
Stephen Greene Press 8¼x5¼ hardcover [9/90] out of print/used
Stephen Greene Press 8¼x5½ hardcover [1/77] out of print/many used
Blue Highways   "Blue Highways: A Journey Into America" [1982]
by William Least Heat Moon

Little Brown 8¼x5½ pb [11/99] for $10.47
Little Brown 8½x5¾ hardcover [11/99] for $20.97
Nightingale-Conant ABRIDGED audio [11/91] for $11.20
author's official website
Architecture of American Chain Restaurants  "Orange Roofs, Golden Arches: The Architecture of American Chain Restaurants" [1986] by Philip Langdon
Knopf pb [5/86] out of print/used
Knopf hardcover [5/86] out of print/used
Roadside America  "Roadside America: The Automobile & The American Dream" [2000]
Photography by Lucinda Lewis

Harry N. Abrams 12¼x10 hardcover [10/2000] for $34.65
Lost America  "Lost America: The Abandoned Roadside West" [2003]
by Troy Paiva

Motorbooks Intl 9x9 pb [6/2003] for $13.97
Great American Billboards 100 Years of History  "Great American Billboards: 100 Years of History By The Side of The Road" [2006] by Fred E. Basten
Ten Speed Press 6½x11 pb [12/2006] for $13.57
Roadfood Coast-To-Coast Guide Revised & Updated book  by Jane Stern & Michael Stern  "Roadfood: The Coast-To-Coast Guide To 800 of The Best Barbecue Joints, Lobster Shacks, Ice Cream Parlors, Highway Diners, and Much, Much More" [orig 2005, rev 2011] by Jane & Michael Stern
Kindle Edition from Random House/Clarkson Potter [5/2011] for $13.99
Clarkson Potter Revised & Updated 9x6 pb [5/2011] for $14.95
Broadway Books '700' edition 9x6 pb [4/2008] out of print/many, many used
Broadway Books '600' edition 9x6 pb [4/2005] out of print/many, many used

Roadside  Diners  &  Coffee  Shops

now on a separate page

Motels  &  Motor  Courts

Motel America Tour Guide  "Motel America: A State-By-State Tour Guide To
Nostalgic Stopovers" [2004]
by Andrew F. & Jenny L. Wood

Collectors Press 9x6 pb [3/2004] out of print/used
Motels Retro   "Motels: American Retro" [2000]
Edited by Alison Moss

Sourcebooks 6¾x6½ hardcover [10/2000] out of print/used
American Motel   "The American Motel" [2000]
by Michael Karl Witzel

Motorbooks Intl 10¼x10¼ hardcover [8/2000] out of print/used

Gas  Stations  &  Oil  Companies

Illustrated Guide To Gas Pumps book by Jack Sim  "An Illustrated Guide To Gas Pumps: Identification & Price Guide" [2002]
by Jack Sim

Krause Publns 10¾x8 pb [7/2008] for $23.09
Krause Publns 10¾x8¼ pb [5/2002] out of print/used
Fill 'er Up! Great American Gas Station book by Tim Russell  "Fill'er Up!: The Great American Gas Station" [2007]
by Tim Russell

Voyageur Press 11x9½ hardcover [11/2007] for $25.55
Gas Globes books by Scott Benjamin & Wayne Henderson  "Gas Globes: Amoco to Mobil & Affiliates - With Price Guide" [2006]
by Scott Benjamin & Wayne Henderson

Schiffer Publng 11x8¼ pb [6/99] for $30.36
"Gas Globes: Pennzoil to Union & Affiliates - With Price Guide"
[2006] by Scott Benjamin & Wayne Henderson

Schiffer Publng 11x8¼ pb [10/99] for $30.36
Gas Stations Coast to Coast  "Gas Stations: Coast to Coast" [2000]
by Michael Karl Witzel

Motorbooks Intl 10¼x10¼ hardcover [11/2000] for $20.97
Roadside Memories  "Roadside Memories: A Collection of Vintage Gas Station Photographs" [1997]
by Todd P. Helms & Chip Flohe

Schiffer 8½x11 pb [8/97] for $29.95
Gas Station Memories  
"Gas Station Memories" [1994] by Michael Karl Witzel
Motorbooks Intl 9x8¼ pb [8/94] for $10.47
Glory Days of The Gas Station  "Pump and Circumstance: Glory Days of The Gas Station" [1993]
by John Margolies

Little, Brown 10½x9¼ hardcover [11/93] out of print/used
American Gas Station book by Michael Karl Witzel  "The American Gas Station" [1992] by Michael Karl Witzel
Motorbooks Intl 8.6x10 pb [10/98] for $17.47
Motorbooks Intl hardcover [4/92] out of print/used

"Fill'er Up: An Architectural History of America's Gas Stations" [1979]
by Daniel I. Vieyra
Macmillan pb [6/80] out of print/used

(AllPosters.com shut down their affiliates program in June 2015)

Dixie Motor Oil round tin sign        Gulf Oil gasoline round tin sign        Esso Gasoline round tin sign        Mobil Oil Pegasus round tin sign        Pennzoil round tin sign

Shell Oil tin sign        Sinclair Gas tin sign        Texaco Fire Chief round tin sign        Texaco Gasoline tin sign        Union 76 round tin sign

Modern  Automobiles  &  Racing

The Auto Channel [est. 1987] based in Kentucky
Nissan's Nismo.TV channel [est. 4/2013] at YouTube
Sports Car Digest [est. 2008] based in North Carolina
Tania's Car Candy accessories website

Vintage Auto Posters [est. 1980] in Carmel Valley, California

History of Automobiles Page at Explain That Stuff website
History of Automobiles Page at TechRogers website

Vintage Racing League [est. 2006] social networking site based in Dallas, Texas
Dunn-Walsh Vintage Racing's West Coast Vintage Racing fansite
RacingIn [dot] com: 'for fans of fast' (an online community of racing fans, racers & race tracks)

Borders Vintage Automobile Club [est. 1895] in Scotland
Royal Automobile Club of Belgium [est. 1896]
The British Automobile Racing Club [est. 1912] based at Thruxton, Hampshire, U.K.
The Vintage Sports-Car Club [est. 1934] based in Chipping Norton, West Oxfordshire, U.K.
F.I.V.A. (Fédération International des Véhicules Anciens) [est. 1966]
Historic Sportscar Racing [est 1970s] in Georgia USA
Historische Auto Ren Club [est. 1975] of The Netherlands
Vintage Sports Car Drivers Assn. [est. 1978] based in Michigan
SVRA: The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association [est. 1981] based near Dallas, Texas
Welsh Racing Drivers Assn. [est. 1981] based in Swansea, Wales, U.K.
Historic Vehicle Association [est. 2009] based in Michigan
SVRA YouTube Channel [est. 12/2012]
U.S. Historic Vehicle Registry [est. 1/2014] partnership of N.P.S. & H.V.A. - not yet online
Vintage and Classic Car Club of India []

Automobile Racing Tracks
Speedway Motorsports, Inc. operates tracks in CA, GA, KY, NC, NH, NV, TN, TX
MotorSport Vision [est. 2004] operates race events and five venues in U.K.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway [est. 1909] in Indiana, USA
the historic Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps [est. 1922] in Spa, Belgium
Cadwell Park Race Course [est. 1934] south & west of Louth, Lincolnshire, U.K.
Silverstone Race Course [est. 1948] in Northamptonshire, U.K.
Circuit Park Zandvoort racecourse [est. 1948] in The Netherlands
Sebring International Raceway [est. 1950] in central Florida
Road America race course [est. 1955] in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
Watkins Glen International race track [est. 1956] in New York State
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca [est. 1957] in Monterey County, California
Lime Rock Park auto racetrack [est. 1957] in Litchfield County, NW Connecticut
Virginia International Raceway [est. 1957] in Alton, Virginia
Waterford Hills Road Racing track [est. 1958] near Detroit, Michigan
Daytona International Speedway [est. 1959] in Daytona, Florida
Albuquerque National Dragway [est. 1963] in New Mexico
Brainerd International Raceway [est. 1965] in Minnesota
Sonoma / Sears Point Raceway [est. 1968] in California
high-banked half-mile oval I-70 Speedway [open 1969, abandoned 2008] outside Odessa, Missouri
Road Atlanta [open 1970] in Georgia USA
Pembrey Circuit, the home of Welsh Motorsport [open 1989] in South Wales, U.K.
Auto Club Speedway (formerly California Speedway 1996-2008) in Fontana, California
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course [est. 2009] in Lexington, Ohio
Circuit of The Americas™ race course [opened Nov 2012] near Austin, Texas

Automobile Track & Road Race Events
SVRA Spring Vintage Classic [Feb-March 2014] at Sebring International Raceway in Florida
Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach [April 2014 = #40]
four-day California Mille Miglia road race [April-May 2013 = #23]
Donington Historic Festival [May 2014 = #4] near Castle Donington in Leicestershire, England
Spa-Classic historic racecar meeting [May 2013 = #3] in Belgium
FIA Masters Historic Festival [May 2017 = #11] at Brands Hatch motortrack, Dartford, Kent, England
Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival car races [June 2014 = #20] in Sonoma, California
Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational [June 2014 = #1] at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
The Great Race cross-country vintage car road rally [June 2013 = #31] based in Tennessee
Mechanics Bank Vintage Grand Prix [June 2013 = #31] in Lexington, Ohio
Scottish Borders Historic Motoring Extravaganza [June 2014 = #42] in Scotland
V.S.C.C. Vintage Racing Festival [est. 1934 = June] at Cadwell Park Race Course in Lincolnshire, U.K.
Silverstone Classic Motor Racing Festival [July 2013 = #24] in Northamptonshire, U.K.
Goodwood Festival of Speed [July 2013 = #20] in West Sussex, U.K.
Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix & Festival [July 2017 = #35] in Pennsylvania
Michigan Classics Vintage Races [July 2013] at Waterford Hills in Michigan
Rolex Monterey Motorsports Pre-Historics/Pre-Reunion [Aug 2013] at Laguna Seca Raceway
Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion [Aug 2013 = #40] at Laguna Seca Raceway
HARC Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort [Aug 2013 = #2] in The Netherlands
Goodwood Historic Motorsport Revival Meeting [Sept 2013 = #16] in West Sussex, U.K.
Lime Rock Park Historics & Sunday Concours [Sept 2013 = #31] at Lime Rock Park in NW Connecticut
Glenora Wine Cellars U.S. Vintage Grand Prix [Sept 2013 = #23] at Watkins Glen in New York
Historic Sportscar Racing's Atlanta Fall Historics [Sept 2016 = #1]
United States Vintage Racing National Championship [Oct 2013] at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas
Historic Sportscar Racing, Ltd.'s 24-Hour Endurance Race for historic race cars [Nov 2014 = #1] at Daytona Speedway in Florida
5000-kilometer biannual Kenya Airways East African Safari Classic Rally [Nov 2015 = #7]

Auto-Racing Film Festival Page at Magic Lantern Video & Book Store

"The Last Open Road" [5/1998] by Burt S. Levy - focuses on one year in the life of racers on the open road race car circuit
"Montezuma's Ferrari and Other Adventures" sequel [1999]
"The Fabulous Trashwagon" [2002] by Burt S. Levy

Vintage  Automobiles  &  Trucks

animated touring car

Spirit of America Bookstore's Woodie Surfing Wagons Page
Spirit of America Bookstore's Automobile Brands Nostalgia Page

American Truck Historical Society [est. 1971]
Stanley Steamer, White & Doble steam-powered automobiles
Internet Movie Car Database
Vintage Chevrolet Club of America [est. 1961]

Dealers & Restorers
Back In The Day Classics [] vintage car dealer & museum in Carson, California
Benton Performance - Porsche specialists [est. 1984] in Anaheim, California
Brown's Classic Automotive [est. 1953] in Scottsdale, Arizona
Classic Car Liquidators, LLC [est. 2011] based in Sherman, Texas
Graham Chapman Classic Cars [] in Grimsby, NE Lincolnshire, UK
Hilen's Antique & Classic Cars [1970-2013] in Dayton, Ohio { owner retired, autos auctioned off }
GOLD STAR: specialists in restoring antique, classic & vintage cars  Kevin Dittmar Body Repair, 1717 Busch Blvd. in Tampa, Florida
Milford Vintage Engineering, Ltd. [est. 2006] in Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland
Topsfield Motor Company [building 1970s, est. 2012], 16 Maple Street in Topsfield, MA

Classic & Vintage & Concours Car Shows
Concours Dates website [est. 2012]
Four Rivers Classic Car Show [Jan 2014 = #3] in Ontario, Oregon
Cavallino Classic Convention for Ferraris [Jan 2015 = #24] in Palm Beach, Florida
Rétromobile Week exhibition & sale [Feb 2014] at Porte de Versailles Exhibition Center in Paris, France
Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance [March 2013 = #19] near Jacksonville, Florida
Salon International de l'Auto (The International Geneva Motor Show) [March 2014 = #84] at Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland
Ventura Farms Concours [March 2013 = #1] in Lake Sherwood, California
Old Timer Gallery Moscow Classic Motor Show & Concours [March 2014 = #13] in Russia
Vintage Car & Motorcycle Fiesta & Concourse D'Elegance [March 2014] in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India {run by V.C.C.C.I.}
Annual Vintage Car Fiesta [April 2014] in Pune, Maharashtra, India {run by V.C.C.C.I.}
La Jolla Concours d'Elegance [April 2014 = #10] at Ellen Browning Scripps Park in La Jolla Cove, California
Antique & Classic Car Club of Canada Concours d'Elegance [May 2013 = #50] at Port Hope, Ontario
Greystone Mansion Concours d'Elegance [May 2014 = #5] in Beverly Hills, California
Springfield, Ohio, Swap Meet and Car Show [May 2013 = #23, also Sept & Nov]
Kemp Auto Museum Concours d'Elegance [May 2013 = #6] in Chesterfield, Missouri
Pinehurst Concours d'Elegance [May 2014 = #2] at Pinehurst Resort [est. 1895] in North Carolina
BMW Group's Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este [May 2014] on Lake Como in Cernobbio, Italy
Marin Sonoma Concours d'Elegance [May 2013 = #5] in San Rafael, California
Red River Classic Car Show [May-June 2014 = #19] in Red River, New Mexico
Greenwich Concours d’Elegance [June 2013 = #18] at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, Connecticut
The Elegance at Hershey [June 2013 = #3] in Hershey, Pennsylvania
Art of The Car Concours classic car show [June 2013 = #7] in Kansas City, Missouri
Misselwood North Shore Concours d'Elegance [July 2013 = #3] in Beverly, MA
Concours d'Elegance of America [July 2013 = #35] in Plymouth, Michigan
Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix [July 2013 = #31] at Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA
Monterey Classic Car Week [Aug 2013] in California
Cleethorpes Classic Cars & Vintage Festival [Aug 2014 = #1] at Meridian Park, Cleethorpes, NE Lincolnshire, UK
Concours On The Avenue [Aug 2013 = #10] in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
Albaugh Classic Car Show [Aug 2016 = #9]in Ankeny, Iowa
The Pebble Beach Weekend & Concours d'Elegance [Aug 2013 = #74] in California
Columbia River Concours d'Elegance and Car Show [Aug 2013 = #4] at Fort Vancouver, Washington
Concorso Italiano [Aug 2013 = #23] at Laguna Seca Golf Ranch, Monterey, California
Fleet Week Coronado Speed Festival [Sept 2013 = #16] at North Island, Coronado Naval Air Station in California
Porsche 'Classics At The Castle' Concours [Sept 2013 = #7] at Hedingham Castle [built c1140] in northeast Essex, England
RetroFest Classic Motor Show [September 2014] in Moscow, Russia {Cyrillic only}
Palos Verdes Concours d'Elegance [Sept 2013 = #21] in California
Ypsilanti [MI] Orphan Car Show [Sept 2017 = #20]
Cobble Beach Concours d'Elegance [Sept 2013 = #1] in Georgian Bay, Ontario, Canada
Tennessee Trash Car Show [Oct 2012 = #33] in Brownsville, Tennessee
Hilton Head Island Concours d'Elegance [Nov 2013 = #12] in South Carolina

Automobile, Truck & Bus Museums
A.A.C.A. Museum of Bus Transportation [est. 6/2003] in Hershey, PA
America's Car Museum & LeMay Collection [open June 2012] in Tacoma, Washington
Ankeny, Iowa Chevy Convertible Collection of Dennis Albaugh [amateur video 8:55] at YouTube
The Antique Automobile Club of America (A.A.C.A.) Museum [est. 2003] in Hershey, PA
Automobile Driving Museum [est. 2007] in El Segundo, California
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum [opened 1995] just outside Birmingham, Alabama
Blackhawk Automotive Museum [est. 1988] in Danville, California
Gilmore Car Museum [est. 1967] in Hickory Corners, Michigan • watch 50th Anniversary video [6:38]
Haul of Fame Trucking Museum [] in Canterbury, CT
Lane Motor Museum in Nashville, Tennessee
National Armor & Cavalry Museum in Fort Benning, Georgia
National Corvette Museum [est. 1994] in Bowling Green, Kentucky
National Hudson Motor Car Company Museum [est. 1996] in Ypsilanti, Michigan
Northeast Classic Car Museum [] in Norwich, New York
Peterson Automotive Museum [] in Los Angeles, California
Rick Treworgy's Muscle Car City Showroom & Diner [] in Punta Gorda, Gulf Coast Florida
Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum [] in Philadelphia
Unser Family Racing Museum in Rio Rancho, New Mexico

Antique & Classic Car Club of Canada [est. 1956]
Auto World Vintage car Museum in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Enzo Ferrari Museum [refurbished & reopened 2/2014] in Modena, Italy
Historical, Vintage & Classic Cars Museum in Shuwaikh, Kuwait
Lamborghini Museum [opened 7/2016] in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy
Musée des Blindés (Saumur’s Armored Vehicles Museum) [est. 1977] in France

1000 Historic Automobile Sites book by Mike Varey  "1000 Historic Automobile Sites" [2003] by Mike Varey, MIMI
U.K.-based author gathered detail information for automobile-related museums, collections, homes, birthplaces, factories, racing circuits, gas stations, U.S. Route 66, memorials, gravesites, curiosities, celebrity cars, racing cars, film cars, prototypes, models — in 40 countries.
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [9/2013] for $2.99
Elderberry Press 11x8¼ pb [6/2003] out of print/used

Reading Material About Automobiles & Trucks

Flivver King  "The Flivver King: A Story of Ford-America" [1937]
by Upton Sinclair [1878-1968]

"The book was instrumental in the formation of the United Auto Workers' Union."
Charles H. Kerr Publg 8¾x6½ pb [3/84] out of print/used
Charles H. Kerr Publg pb [1/87] out of print/used
Roadside America  "Roadside America: The Automobile & The American Dream" [2000]
Photography by Lucinda Lewis

Harry N. Abrams 12¼x10 hardcover [10/2000] for $34.65
Cars American Retro  "Cars: American Retro" [2000] Edited by Alison Moss
Sourcebooks 6½x6¾ hardcover [10/2000] for $12.95
Six Men Who Built the Modern Auto Industry book by Richard A. Johnson  "Six Men Who Built The Modern Auto Industry" [2005]
by Richard A. Johnson

The stories of six extraordinary men who redefined the automotive industry after World War II, and redirected its course for the future: Henry Ford II, Shoichiro Honda, Lee Iacocca (Ford & Chrysler), Robert Lutz (General Motors), Ferdinand Piech (Volkswagen), and Eberhard von Kuenheim (BMW)
Motorbooks Intl. 9x6¼ hardcover [5/2005] out of print/many, many used
Big Book of Car Culture book by Jim Hinckley & Jon G. Robinson  "The Big Book of Car Culture: The Armchair Guide To Automotive Americana"
[2005] by Jim Hinckley & Jon G. Robinson

Motorbooks Intl. 10½x8½ pb [10/2005] out of print/used
Classic Car Commercials & Ad Shorts on DVD  "Classic Car Commercials and Ad Shorts" on DVD [2010]
commercials & 'news' shorts for many brands, including Chevrolet, Corvair, Corvette, Dodge, the futuristic Firebird, General Motors' Frigidaire, Hertz, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Renault Dauphine, and Volkswagon Beetle
PR Studios DVD [3/2010] for $15.99
Chevrolet, GM ,and The Golden Age of The American Car TV commercials on DVD  "Chevrolet, G.M., and The Golden Age of The American Car" TV ads on DVD [2010]
111 minutes of retro TV commercials and promo shorts, which seem to be all General Motors products
PR Studios color/b&w DVD [10/2010] for $15.99
Car Guys vs. Bean Counters book by Bob Lutz  "Car Guys vs. Bean Counters: The Battle For The Soul of American Business [2011] by Bob Lutz
Portfolio 8¼x6 hardcover [6/2011] for $15.11
Once Upon a Car book by Bill Vlasic  "Once Upon A Car: The Fall and Resurrection of America's Big Three Auto Makers - GM, Ford, and Chrysler" [2011]
by Bill Vlasic

William Morrow 9x6 hardcover [10/2011] for $15.58
On Wheels memoir by Michael Holroyd  "On Wheels" memoir [2013] by Michael Holroyd
Kindle Edition from FS&G/Macmillan [5/2013] for $8.89
Farrar, Straus & Giroux 7¾x5¼ hardcover [5/2013] for $11.75
Collector Car Price Guide book for 2017  "2017 Collector Car Price Guide, 12th Edition" [2016]
From the Editors of Old Cars Report

More than 280,000 listings of vehicles from 1901 to 2009, in 848 pages
Krause Publns 9x6 pb [7/2016] for $14.91

http://www.amazon.com/Cars-Auto-Editors-Consumer-Guide/dp/1412771196/ = 1960s cars

Auto Restorer Magazine [est. 1989 as Classic Auto Restorer] subscription
Auto Restorer Magazine
[est. 1989]

autorenewal subscription:
12 issues/year for $20.00
via Amazon

subscribe: 2 years for $37.00
via Amazon

magazine website

Old Cars Weekly Magazine [est. 1971] subscription from F&W Publns
Old Cars Weekly
[est. 1971]

print + Kindle
subscription at Amazon
38 issues/year for $34.98

magazine website


As happens with many sections on these bookstore websites, the Automobile Brands Department here finally
got big enough for its own page in mid-2012.

Spirit of America Bookstore's Automobile Brands Nostalgia Page
The auto 'marques' and models with their own sections on that page include:
American Motors  •  Chevrolet and Corvette®  •  Chrysler  •  Ford Motor Company
General Motors  •  Oldsmobile  •  Packard  •  Pontiac  •  Studebaker

(AllPosters.com shut down their affiliates program in June 2015)

Buick Service round tin sign        Genuine Chevrolet (white) round tin sign        Genuine Chevrolet Parts (navy} round tin sign        Genuine Chevrolet Parts {yellow & blue} round tin sign        Genuine Chevrolet Parts {orange & black} round tin sign        Corvette flags round tin sign

Genuine Ford Parts round tin sign        Genuine Ford V-8 Parts round tin sign        Ford Mustang (red) round tin sign        G.M.C. Trucks round tin sign        Chrysler Mopar Parts round tin sign        Pontiac Service round tin sign

color still photo from feature film "Easy Rider" [1969]
Motorcycles,  Scooters,  et cetera

'Biker Movies' Film Festival at Magic Lantern

Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum [est. 1992], 5867 No. Nevada Avenue in Colorado Springs, CO
GetGeared - gear for bikers [est. 2004] based south of London in U.K.

Working Minds / Solutions / Alternative Vehicles Page
New TechnologiesElectric-PoweredHuman-Powered

Whizzer Motorbikes [est. 1939]        electric E-Bike® from EV Global Motors        eGO mopeds

Zap® & Zappy®: electric scooterselectric ATVselectric bikes

Harley-Davidson Motor Cycles insignia with wings
Harley-Davidson Motorcycles [est. 1903]
official websiteentry at Wikipedia

Harley-Davidson 100 Years Celebration of A Legend book by Todd Rafferty  
"Harley-Davidson 100 Years: Celebration of A Legend" [2002]
by Todd Rafferty

Motorbooks Intl. 11¾x10¾ hardcover [6/2002] for $19.77

Indian Motorcycles color chieftain insignia        Indian Motorcycles [since 1901]
Indian Motorcycle [est. 1901]
official websiteentry at Wikipedia

Indian Motorcycles in Gilroy []

Indian Motorcycles {blue} tin sign        Indian Motorcycles {tan} tin sign

U.S.  Highway  System
The U.S. Highway System began soon after there were cars & trucks; the U.S. Interstate Highway System began in 1956
under President Eisenhower. The two systems are an engineering marvel that Americans take for granted every day.

G.E. Nordell's U.S.A. Travel & Business Links Pages
USDOT/FHA: America's Scenic Byways website

First Highways  "First Highways of America: A Pictorial History of American Roads & Highways From 1900-1925" [1994] by John L. Butler
Motorbook Intl 11¼x8¾ hardcover [5/94] for $29.95
Divided Highways / Interstate Highways book by Tom Lewis  "Divided Highways: Building The Interstate Highways, Transforming American Life"
[1997] by Tom Lewis

Penguin pb [3/99] out of print/many used
Viking Adult 9x6 hardcover [10/97] out of print/many, many used
Roads Less Traveled - Southeast book by Lyn Wilkerson  "Roads Less Traveled: Exploring America's Past On Its Back Roads - Southeast U.S. Edition" [2000] by Lyn Wilkerson
iUniverse 9x6 pb [11/2000] for $32.95
American Trails Revisited book by Lyn R. Wilkerson  "American Trails Revisited: Following In The Footsteps of The Western Pioneers" [2003] by Lyn R. Wilkerson
iUniverse 9x6 pb [7/2003] for $27.95
Modern Marvels Pacific Coast Highway DVD from History Channel  "Modern Marvels: Pacific Coast Highway" [History Channel Feb 2004]
U.S. Highway 101 from Seattle to the Mexican border took 25 years for construction.
A&E Television Networks 47-minute DVD-R [7/2008] for $13.50
full credits at IMDb
Roads That Built America / U.S. Interstate System book by Dan McNichol  "The Roads That Built America: The Incredible Story of the U.S. Interstate System"
[2005] by Dan McNichol

Sterling Publng 10x8½ pb [12/2005] for $11.32
Complete Guide To The Interstate Highway System CD-ROM from the U.S. Government  "21st Century Complete Guide To The Interstate Highway System: Celebrating 50 Years of The Eisenhower Interstate Highway System, plus Archives of Public Roads Magazine" CD-ROM [2007] from the U.S. Government
Progressive Management CD-ROM [8/2007] for $19.95
U.S. Highway 89 / Scenic Route book by Ann Torrence  "U.S. Highway 89: The Scenic Route To Seven Western National Parks"
[2009] by Ann Torrence

U.S. Highway 89 runs north from Flagstaff, Arizona to Yellowstone (848 miles)
and then to the Canadian border (404 miles).

Sagebrush Press 11x8½ pb [12/2009] for $29.95
U.S. Highway 89 entry at WikipediaU.S. Highway 89 fansite
publisher book pageAnn Torrence Photography in Salt Lake City, Utah

Interstate 69 Unfinished History book by Matt Dellinger  "Interstate 69: The Unfinished History of The Last Great American Highway" [2010] by Matt Dellinger
Started twenty years ago, and only partly completed, U.S. Interstate 69 is bogged down in controversy between proponents and opponents of the N.A.F.T.A. & C.A.F.T.A. trade agreements. Completed roads exist in Michigan and Indiana, with plans to run from the U.S.-Canada border to the border with Mexico, thru Indianapolis, Memphis, Shreveport, and Texas.
Scribner hardcover [8/2010] for $18.98
Big Roads / Superhighways book by Earl Swift  "The Big Roads: The Untold Story of The Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers Who Created The American Superhighways" [2011] by Earl Swift
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 9¼x6¼ hardcover [6/2011] for $16.07
The Road Taken / America's Infrastructure book by Henry Petroski  "The Road Taken: The History and Future of America's Infrastructure" [2016]
by Henry Petroski

Kindle Edition from Bloomsbury USA [2/2016] for $9.26
Bloomsbury USA 8¼x5½ pb [2/2017] for $9.75
Bloomsbury USA hardcover [2/2016] for $15.23

Coast-To-Coast  Lincoln  Highway
The Highway 40 route, completed in 1915 and modified later, went from New York City thru Pennsylvania,
West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, Utah & Nevada to San Francisco, California

Lincoln Highway entry at Wikipedia
National Road Museum [] in Norwich, Ohio
FXB's U.S. Route 40 fansite

Lincoln Highway Across America  "The Lincoln Highway: Main Street Across America" [1988]
by Drake Hokanson

Univ IA Press 10½x9 pb [3/99] for $22.76
Univ IA Press hardcover [6/88] out of print/used
Historic Lincoln Highway  "Link Across America: A Story of The Historic Lincoln Highway"
[for ages 9-12; 1997]
by Mary Elizabeth Anderson, illustrated by Randall F. Ray

Rayve Productions 10¼x8½ pb [4/97] for $15.95
Greetings From The Lincoln Highway  "Greetings From The Lincoln Highway: America's First
Coast-To-Coast Road" [2005] by Brian Butko

Kindle Edition from Stackpole Books [4/2013] for $11.99
Stackpole Books 8½x11 Centennial Edition pb [4/2013] for $19.05
Kindle Edition from Stackpole Books [2005 edition] for $31.96 {sic}
Stackpole Books 8½x11¼ hardcover [5/2005] for $35.96

Lincoln Highway  "The Lincoln Highway: Coast to Coast From Times Square To
The Golden Gate" [2007]
by Michael Wallis, photographs by Michael S. Williamson

W.W. Norton 10½x8½ hardcover [7/2007] for $26.37
Lincoln Highway Companion book by Brian Butko   "Lincoln Highway Companion: A Guide To America's First
Coast-to-Coast Road" [2009] by Brian Butko

Stackpole Books 5½x8¼ pb [4/2009] for $17.79

Coast-To-Coast  U.S.  Highway  20
The route, completed in 1926 to Yellowstone Park and extended to the Pacific Coast in 1940, spans 3,365 miles (5,415 km) and is the longest road
in the United States. The highway starts westward from Boston, Massachusetts and crosses the states of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana,
Illinois (via Chicago), Iowa, Nebraska, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, and Oregon.

U.S. Route 20 entry at Wikipedia
RR's U.S. Route 20 fansite

Twenty West Across America book by Mac Nelson  
"Twenty West: The Great Road Across America" [2008]
by Mac Nelson

State Univ NY Press 9x6½ hardcover [5/2008] for $16.50

Coast-To-Coast  U.S.  Highway  50
The route was started in 1926, with many portions not completed (or even paved!) until 1952; the Maryland portion was extended from Annapolis
over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge to Ocean City in 1952; the Sacramento to San Francisco portion was deleted in 1964. The official west end is now
Sacramento, California, with routing thru Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia & Virginia, and Maryland.

WB's Route 50 fansite
article by Alvin Edlund, Jr. from Colorado Central Magazine, January 1999

U.S. Route 50 entry at Wikipedia

"Traveling America's Loneliest Road: A Geologic and Natural History Tour Through Nevada Along U.S. Highway 50" [] > travelNV

U.S.  Highway  66
Highway 66 was established in 1926 and officially begins on Adams Street in Chicago, Illinois and wends its way
along 2,448 miles thru Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California to terminate
at the bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Santa Monica, California.

Route 66 links pages            Route 66 books pages

North-To-South  U.S.  Highway  395
Highway 395 was started in 1926 in Washington State; the full route at one time ran from San Diego to the Canadian border (and northward thru British Columbia
as Canada 395). The current route runs from Hesperia in California's Mojave Desert for 1,305 miles (2,100 km) to Nevada and Oregon and Washington State.

"Guide To Highway 395: Los Angeles To Reno" [6/2013] by Ginny Clark

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