... not just another Route 66 book.  It is one of a handful written that adds meat to the sinew and bone as well as reality to the fantasy. With the turning of each page, the evolution of the American highway and our fascination with the open road unfolds. ... This could be the definitive book on Route 66 and our fascination with it.

Cars & Parts

You’ll quickly leaf through the handsome book, admiring the many colorful and often-nostalgic images. Even if you’re a hardcore roadie, you’ll likely see images you’ve never seen before.”

Route 66 News

Is there an old-car enthusiast on your Christmas list, or maybe someone who loves to travel? Then they’ll love Legendary Route 66. This huge, heavy book is filled with pictures, maps, trivia, and remembrances of a stretch of pavement that inspired song, TV show and countless road trips. Hint: this book makes a great vacation companion.”

Thomasville Times Enterprise

Authors Michael Witzel and Gyvel Young-Witzel recount the route’s history in this Wonderfully illustrated tribute to the best-loved highway in the United States.”

Family Motor Coaching

Legendary Route 66

Legendary Route 66: A Journey Through Time Along America’s Mother Road is an amazing homage to the historic American highway called Route 66.

Through an unprecedented collection of never-before-seen color and black and white images, follow the evolution of Route 66 from the early days of the trails to the era of the superhighway bypass. This unique book highlights the sights along the highway with historic and current photos in then-and-now pairings, and includes Route 66 postcards, road signs, trinkets, maps, brochures, and advertisements.

Get your kicks on Route 66!” with this wonderfully illustrated tribute to the best-loved highway in this car-loving nation. Michael Karl Witzel and co-author Gyvel Young-Witzel share their expertise and wealth of personal, archive, collector, and contributing photographer images in these pages, offering a nostalgic tour of the charms and oddities of this road through American cultural history.