For the second time in five years, Nissan Canada has organized a journey along the fabled Route 66 for a small gaggle of automotive journalists. The program includes visits of historic spots, an extended drive in three of the automaker’s models, and the opportunity to interview Nissan technology specialists. These experts will join us at various points on the trip.
Auto123 accepted the invitation with enthusiasm to live the full experience of what Route 66 has to offer, and to see just what Nissan has planned for us of course. For me, this is my second time around on the route, but this time the difference is in the structure provided by Nissan. Obviously, with a dozen vehicles driving in a convoy, you’re less free to go off on a wander and choose your own schedule! No way around it, the schedule put together by Nissan must be respected.
On the other hand, Nissan has organized, well, everything for us. At the start of each day, we know exactly where we’re going to stop. And of course, the places they’ve chosen for us are must-sees, exactly what those who are partaking of this journey for the first time would want to discover.
Over the next eight days, we’ll be providing you with a daily diary of the day’s driving and sights. The idea, of course, is to give you a sense of what it’s like to drive this epic road.