What could be more iconic than a trip down Route 66? If you’re looking for an adrenaline-filled adventure, then let us introduce you to Two Lane America’s guided route 66 car caravans. This special tour is custom-made so that your dream road trip includes tons of photo opportunities – because memories last longer than footpaths.
When it comes to roads in the United States, there’s probably none as well-known as Route 66. Put simply: it’s America’s road, and what’s better than traveling America’s favorite road in America’s favorite sports car?
That’s exactly what happens each summer on Two Lane America’s Guided Route 66 Car Caravans. While people bring a variety of different cars for the trips, the Corvette continues to be the most popular choice.
Starting in Chicago at the “Start of Route 66” sign, each caravan of roughly ten cars follows a lead car with all the fun stops and big-time photo ops all planned out. So what all does one see from the windshield of their Corvette on one of these trips?
Here are just a few of the highlights…(Photo Gallery at the end)
In Illinois, you immediately start to get lost in nostalgia as you tour vintage filling stations, small-town cafes, and stunning Route 66 museums. As you travel further through the land of Lincoln, a stop at his tomb gives you a chance to reflect on Lincoln’s remarkable legacy.
The good times continue to roll as you cross the Mississippi and begin sightseeing in St. Louis with must-sees like the Arch and Budweiser. From St. Louis, Route 66 snakes through the rolling hills of Missouri and unveils charming motels, funky roadside attractions, and even more filling stations like our favorite, Gary’s Gay Parita.
Once manned by Gary Turner, today, his daughter and son-in-law still continue the tradition of greeting travelers and pointing them down the road toward the next Route 66 stop.
As the caravans move west, the rolling hills of Missouri give way to the plains of Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. We find plenty of roadside attractions and photo ops throughout these states like Rainbow Bridge, the Blue Whale of Catoosa, and Tower Conoco in Shamrock, Texas.
Of course, Texas also gives us one of the most photographed spots on Route 66: Cadillac Ranch.
The vast flatlands of Texas start to change dramatically to high desert as the Mother Road crosses into New Mexico. Here we find gems like the 66 Diner, the charming capital city of Santa Fe, and the El Rancho Motel, where all the big western starts once stayed.
In terms of scenery, a Route 66 trip only gets more stunning as you cross into Arizona and experience the Petrified Forest National Park and some of the most iconic towns along the Route like Seligman, Williams, and Kingman.
Of course, no Route 66 trip in a Vette would be complete without tackling the old Route 66 road leading up to Oatman, Arizona, the “Arizona Sidewinder.” This road twists and turns so much one might think of it as a western Tail of the Dragon.
Once safely through the sidewinder, wild burros greet you in the old mining town of Oatman.
Eventually, California comes into focus with a trek through the Mojave Desert before finally crossing over the mountains and into the sprawl of Los Angeles. Finally, Route 66 ends in Santa Monica, a fitting spot to celebrate traversing the 2400+ miles of America’s road in America’s sports car.
Sure, you can do Route 66 in anything, but nothing compares to doing it in your own Corvette.
Imagine traveling to the most iconic spots from Chicago to LA without having to plan a thing all while meeting fellow road trippers!
Each trip includes 13 nights of lodging, 18 meals, all your museum and sightseeing admission fees, and a lead car showing you all the best stops along the way.
Two Lane America is pleased to offer Vette Vues readers a $250 per person discount for any available 2022 Route 66 Car Caravan date. (Use coupon code “Vette”)
All of Two Lane America’s Route 66 guided car caravans are limited to approximately 10 cars, so don’t miss your chance to hit the Mother Road in 2022.
Our Route 66 trips visit countless old filling stations, vintage diners, roadside attractions, and historic sites as well as two national parks, including the Grand Canyon. Trips begin in Chicago and end in LA but can be prorated based on where you’d like to start/stop.
Other trip inclusions:
- Trip tote bag
- All parking fees and highway tolls
- Souvenir-quality guide book
- All museum and park admissions
- A photo souvenir
- Guided tour of Santa Fe, NM
- On-the-road snacks/water
- Custom Spotify music playlists
We already have several Corvettes signed up for this year, so add yours to the list!
About Two Lane America: Two Lane America offers guided car caravans of Route 66 and Nashville/Memphis/New Orleans. Founder Austin Coop has traveled Route 66 over 40 times, and each trip is created to be as hassle-free as possible. Each trip includes all the hotel arrangements, many of the meals, and any activity listed on the literary. For more information, visit https://www.2laneamerica.com/
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