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8/3/2018

Airstream: Preserving the freedom of the road

The great American road trip is an adventure ingrained into the Airstream way of life. Since the first Airstreams hit the road in 1931, thousands of Airstreamers have set off to explore the captivating sights and diverse culture of the United States, traveling both the well-trod highways and remote byways.

This summer, Airstream is partnering with The National Trust for Historic Preservation in a campaign called Preserve Route 66. The campaign will celebrate the legacy of the Mother Road as it spotlights national efforts to designate Route 66 as a National Historic Trail. Achieving such a designation would make Route 66 part of a select group of historic trails, including the Oregon Trail, the Iditarod, the Lewis and Clark Trail, and the Selma to Montgomery Trail.

On Monday, July 2, 2018, the Preserve Route 66 initiative departed from the start of Route 66 in Chicago. Over the course of a six week road trip, the campaign will travel the 2,400 miles of Route 66 to Los Angeles. In addition to Airstream, sponsors include State Farm, Sonic, Polaroid, and National Geographic. Sign up for email updates and add your signature to the petition to preserve Route 66 at savingplaces.com. You can follow along on social media as well, including InstagramTwitter, and Facebook