Electric Route 66 Dashcam: Oro Grande to Victorville
Electric Route 66 Dashcam is revisiting California for this edition. This video comes from the same day as my previous post. In this instance, we begin our trip from Antique Station in Oro Grande, and then proceed south to Victorville on Route 66. Scroll to the bottom for the embedded video, or take your time with some photos first!
|We visited Oro Grande during their yearly festival, Oro Grande Days|
|Oro Grande Days includes a car show with some amazing vintage vehicles.|
|Antique Station is in a very large building containing many antique vendors.|
Along this stretch of 66, one of the interesting sights is Rockfield Bridge, a historic road bridge dating to 1930 that has an interesting offset truss structure. We always love to drive across neat bridges like this one.
|The Rockfield Bridge, north of Victorville|
Another notable part of this drive that I've included in the dashcam footage is Turner Road. A very short piece of this road was originally used as Route 66 in its earliest years. This little-known alignment was first brought to my attention by the work of Jim Ross at his excellent web site. Jim's map series called Deep Tracks has extensively documented the known alignments of Route 66, and includes a lot of great information, no matter where on the Route you want to go exploring. I refer to his maps again and again. Thanks so much, Jim!
This video ends with our arrival at the California Route 66 Museum, a wonderful place to visit on any trip through the area. There are many exhibits to view and learn from, and a beautiful mural on the far side of the building that you can pose in front of, with or without your car. Of course, we couldn't resist taking some pics with The Blue Spirit! The museum employees and volunteers are always friendly and knowledgeable, ready to showcase the best of what California Route 66 has to offer. This attraction is truly a treasure worthy of your time.
|The Blue Spirit takes a break at the California Route 66 Museum.|
|A brief glimpse inside the California Route 66 Museum|
|The full mural at the California Route 66 Museum is enough to dwarf any car.|
|We're always up for a photo op with The Blue Spirit and a great Route 66 mural!|
As always, you can view the video embedded on this page below, or follow this link directly to YouTube. That's it for this time; coming up next time is a very short dashcam special edition: the musical highway outside Albuquerque, New Mexico.