We are just one week away from the start of our epic, cross-country road trip. For a good portion of our journey, we will be traveling along stretches of old Route 66 from Oklahoma City all the way to California. On our companion blog Boom-Pop!, we will be Following the Joads, tracing the Route 66 journey of the Joad family, as chronicled by author John Steinbeck in his classic American novel The Grapes of Wrath. Here at 2719 Hyperion, we will be doing some similar roadside investigating, but will instead focus on the landmarks and places that inspired many of the art designs seen in the Pixar animated feature Cars.
In the film, Lightning McQueen gets lost in the American southwest, finally surfacing in the remote little town of Radiator Springs. He soon discovers the charms of this once thriving Route 66 community. Pixar artists mined the Mother Road for ideas, and we will be exploring the numerous locations from which they drew their inspirations.
Our travels begin on Saturday, June 13. We hope you'll join us as we blog our way across America and get our kicks on Pixar's Route 66!