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Welcome to Route 66 Alfa. This site was created to document a cross-country trip from New York to California taking place June 23 – July 8, 2013. The major part of the journey will be along The Historic Route 66 – The Mother Road. A stretch of highway that moved so many Americans and is now seen as a way to travel back to a different time. Our transporter will be a vintage Alfa Romeo.
Route 66 terminates in Los Angeles but our goal is Sonoma California where we plan to attend the 2013 Alfa Romeo Owners Club national convention.
In a previous year our Alfa Romeo transported us via a similar but lesser known cross-country route; The Lincoln Highway. That trip terminated in Monterey California where we attended the famed Pebble Beach concourse and several other car related activities. For many road travelers Route 66 is seen as the pinnacle of historic American byways with each persons journey meaning something special for them. Our feelings on this trip are expressed in the philosophy section.
As the planing for this trip has developed several other Alfa Romeo enthusiasts (Alfisti) have expressed interest in; traveling with us for the entirety, following along for a shorter stretch, or simply meeting up with us along the way. We welcome any Alfisti to follow along or meet up with us but encourage you to peruse the entire site to be sure it’s for you . There are several ways to communicate us via the contact tab.
We hope you enjoy this site as we document our preparation and eventually set off. Frequent updates from several of the participants will be posted in the diary section documenting how we prepare and the subsequent journey. The maps section includes an up-to-date map of our current location (active only on the trip), so even if you can’t physically participate, you can travel virtually along with us. This section also includes our route including the points of interest we’ve planned to see.