The Blue Swallow Motel, with vintage Bonneville car, in Tucumcari, New Mexico, a classic Route 66 stop. Photo: Alamy

The good, bad and ugly sides to a Route 66 road trip – where kitsch reigns supreme

  • The 3,945km (2,451-mile) stretch from Chicago to Los Angeles has been immortalised countless times in song and on screen
  • Today, the ‘Road of Dreams’ is littered with ghost towns and takes tacky to another level
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The Blue Swallow Motel, with vintage Bonneville car, in Tucumcari, New Mexico, a classic Route 66 stop. Photo: Alamy
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