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How Route 66, Burma Shave and wine mix


The connection between wine and travel is almost synonymous.  With that said, the infamous Route 66 and wine also have a connection that believe it or not is current and may actually be helping to bring the legendary highway back into the public realm while also aiding the wineries along the way. 

We’ve made the connection between Route 66, wine and even the once renowned Burma Shave and its celebrated signs along our once popular back roads.  You can catch more of the story of these iconic vestiges of Americana with the stories below.  And while you’re at it, keep an eye out for specials and giveaways relating to these famed symbols of North American lore … have your own memento around to remind us of what should never be forgotten.



U.S. Route 66 and Burma Shave - To some baby boomers and most of the younger set of Americans with their I-pads, I-phones, Palms, Droids and X-boxes – Route 66 and Burma Shave are foreign, like another language.  What are they and how do they relate to each other?  Well, in a sense, it might be a different language to them since it’s called history and nostalgia.  Nostalgia, because Route 66 was built in November, 1926 (FHWA.gov).  The “father” of the highway was a fellow by the name of Cyrus Steven Avery from Tulsa, Oklahoma.  The road stretched 2,448 miles (Historic66.com) from Chicago, Illinois, to Los Angeles, California, (Santa Monica) and earned the title of “The Mother Road” from John Steinbeck’s book “The Grapes of Wrath” and is colloquially known as the “Main Street of America”. click here for more …

Route 66, Burma Shave And Wine - I have a certain amount of knowledge and information about Route 66 and Burma Shave because of our background in cars and motorsports.  Heck, some years back we were able to acquire special permission from the owner of the trademark to use the legendary Burma Shave jingles – which in fact we still possess. … click here for more …



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