Electric Route 66 Dashcam: Victorville, CA
This edition of Electric Route 66 Dashcam brings us back to southern California from our trip there in April 2022. We took a drive all the way through downtown Victorville headed eastbound. The video begins on Mariposa Road, a tiny bit of which was actually Route 66 before the I-15 freeway came through. This has been configured to an intersection in modern times, so we take a right turn to get onto 7th Street to head for downtown. The lovely horse-topped sign for the New Corral Motel is visible in the rear-facing passenger-side camera at 3:12, and at about 3:52 in the video after we pass Victor St., we get a brief glimpse of Apollo Restaurant, a great local burger joint.
At the heart of Victorville we pass under a wonderful overhead 'arch' for Old Town, complete with Route 66 shields. 7th Street then comes to a quick end, and we take a left turn onto D Street just as Route 66 did. Shortly after our turn you may spot the California Route 66 Museum on the left. It's a great place to visit and I'll include a stop there on another upcoming dash cam video.
This time, we continue north on D Street as it passes under I-15 and leaves the urban area of Victorville behind. With the railroad and industrial businesses as our company, we drive on two-lane 66 for a little while until we finally arrive at Victorville's most famous vintage diner, Emma Jean's Holland Burger Cafe.
I hope you like this latest video! I realize there is some traffic this time and some traffic lights to wait through, but in the spirit of giving you a genuine view of what it's really like out on Route 66, this video is a real-time drive without anything cut or sped up. You can view the video embedded below, or follow this link directly to YouTube.