The Roundup: February 2017

Every month we spend some time scouring the web for some of the best classic car stories so you don’t have to. In this month’s installment of The Roundup we link you to articles about Roadsters, Family Trucksters and the legendary Route 66.

More Lawmaker Love For Route 66


“Route 66 Fever” has apparently taken over Washington lawmakers. Last month, it was announced that a new bill—H.R. 66—had been introduced to preserve America’s “Mother Road” ahead of the iconic route’s 100th birthday in 2026. Now Hemmings Daily brings readers news of another piece of legislation—H.R. 801—that would secure National Historic Trail status for Route 66 and ultimately help preserve it. Click here for the full Hemmings Daily report.

Photos From The 68th Grand National Roadster Show


This month, Hot Rod Network brings readers a glimpse of the incredible cars on display at this year’s Grand National Roadster Show. The three-day event, which welcomed some 50,000 visitors, featured seven halls packed with traditional hotrods and retro creations that you have to see to believe. Click here to check out the story and the pictures.

Remember Overman Tires? Of Course You Don’t


Founded Massachusetts in 1882, the Overman Wheel Company began as a bicycle manufacturing company before getting into making automotive tires. The relatively short-lived foray didn’t produce much profit for the company. But it did provide some wonderful old ads and some really cool pictures from field tests showing the tires in action. Click here to check them out, courtesy of The Old Motor.

Meet The Real-Life Griswolds


This month, Auto Blog brings readers this fun little video about a real-life Griswold family that—for obvious reasons—so loves National Lampoon’s Vacation that they recreated the movie’s hilarious cross-country trip in a car made to look like the original Griswold Family Truckster. Get ready to smile, and click here to check it out.