This week, on the 11th November, America celebrates the birthday of one of the world's greatest roads. It's been 90 years since Route 66 opened, connecting Chicago and Los Angeles with 2448 miles of tarmac.
The "Mother Road", as it became known, crossed eight states and three time zones, forming a key part of the migration route used by those heading to start new lives in the west. Few other drives have made such an impact on the national psyche, providing a muse for writers and artists alike.
Even today, more than 30 years after Route 66's function as a cross-country highway was usurped by modern freeways, the remaining sections of scenic byway draw road trippers from around the world. Only some stretches of the original route may survive, but it's certainly not too late to get your kicks on Route 66.