Jim Hinckley is creating everything needed to plan the ultimate Route 66 road trip
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So, who exactly is Jim Hinckley and why should you lend support that will enable development of the ultimate Route 66 travel planning portal? Well, Jim Hinckley is the author of 19 books. He is an internationally acclaimed historian, tour development consultant, and speaker.

The envisioned promotional network that will provide everything that a traveler needs to plan the ultimate Route 66 adventure is being developed as a community of partners. With your support, you become a member of this exciting and dynamic partnership.

Jim Hinckley's America was launched with one simple goal; inspire adventure, give people everything they need to plan the ultimate Route 66 odyssey. So, we inspire adventure with a new book. We inspire adventure with photographs of the Mojave Desert at sunset. We inspire an adventure in business ownership or community revitalization with a Facebook live program. We inspire adventure by sharing the story of a community organizer. We inspire adventures in community revitalization with a presentation. We inspire adventure with stories of lost treasure. We inspire adventure with stories about great pie, barbecue, and cold beer. 

The idea was conceived during research for a new book; Route 66: America's Longest Small Town. This project included interviews with adventurers, visionaries,  and countless small business owners such as Nick Adam, owner of the Ariston Cafe, a restaurant his father had started in 1924, and Connie Echols that, working with her sister, had renovated the 1936 Wagon Wheel Motel in Cuba, Missouri along Route 66. With each and every discussion the vision to develop a multifaceted network that incorporated books, video, Facebook live programs, podcasts, blog posts, and other venues to inspire adventure gained clarity. Won't you join us on this grand adventure?

Now, a few examples of how our partnership touches people from throughout the world. 

Shelley Gomez, "Had an amazing dinner and tour around Kingman, AZ courtesy of Mr Jim HInckley. It was amazing to hear his stories and information about the old road and his own personal story as well. If it were up to Alex we would all be out still climbing around the rocks and hills of Kingman. Tomorrow we will get to see a couple more really cool things thanks to Mr Hinckley ... I’m blown away by his generosity. "
Franco Zefferi, "Jim is an inexhaustible source of information on the history and places of route 66 and listen to him while telling the anecdotes linked to this street is an extraordinary experience." 

Sylvie Toullec, "All the pleasure was for Freddy and me to be with you in Kingman. What could be a better guide than you??? You are the best my dear Jim!" 

Meghan Saar, Editor at True West Magazine, "Jim Hinckley is our go-to guy when it comes to ghost towns in the American West. His professionalism is obvious from the published books he has written on the topic, and we enjoy working with him at True West magazine."
Tina Luster, Communications Manager at Sonoma County Tourism Bureau, "Jim provided stories to me when I was editor of "the weekender," a weekly arts and entertainment publication that covered the tri-state area of Nevada, Arizona, and California.
His love of history and automobiles made his feature stories come alive. I also had the pleasure of working with Jim on several stories. Our collaborations became adventures that still make me laugh.
Even with all the fun, Jim's work ethic and integrity meant I was able to publish quality pieces in a timely manner.
I'm proud to be one of the first editors who worked with Jim. If I was in a position to work with Jim again, I would do it in an heart beat."






Tiers
Patron
$1 or more per month
Thank you! One dollar may not seem like much in the grand scheme of things but your contribution enables us to keep the Facebook live programs rolling, develop new content for the blog posts, provide travel planning assistance, and promote small town America. 

Exclusive patron posts and a standing invitation to Facebook live programs and presentations are just our way of saying thank you. And, if we can coordinate our schedules, you have an invitation to a half price walking tour through the historic business district in Kingman, Arizona. 

Welcome To Jim Hinckley's America
$5 or more per month
  • Posts about travel tips, restaurant and motel reviews, new projects, and pending appearances - 
  • 10% discount on books and DVD's by Jim Hinckley - 
  • 1/2 price Kingman, Arizona district walking tour 
Jim Hinckley's America Travel Club
$10 or more per month
As our way of saying thank you for the support -


  • A copy of 100 Things To Do on Route 66 Before You Die
  • Personal invitations to Jim Hinckley's America events, appearances, presentations, etc. that coincide with your trip
  • When applicable, coffee with Jim
  • When applicable, 1/2 price walking tour through Kingman, Arizona historic district
  • Discounts on books by Jim Hinckley

 

Adventures With Jim
$25 or more per month
 Thank you! With your support we can take Jim Hinckley's America to a new level, and expand the scope or our Facebook live programs
  • Personal invitations to Jim Hinckley's America events, appearances, presentations, etc. that coincide with your trip
  • A weekly invitation for coffee, beer, or, perhaps, fresh ginger ale
  • Access to exclusive posts 
  • An autographed copy of 100 Things to Do on Route 66 Before You Die 
Making Route 66 History
$35 or more per month
 
  • This is our most ambitious project to date - 21 Days of Route 66. We are making plans for 21 Facebook live interviews with business owners, authors, artists, travelers, and Route 66 enthusiasts in 2018. Twenty-one days, Chicago to Los Angeles, 21 interviews plus a few surprises. Each interview will be added to the YouTube channel, each interview will preserve a part of Route 66 history. Lend your support and let's make Route 66 history. 
  • In exchange for your support, exclusive updates on the project 
  • Where applicable, dinner, breakfast, or coffee with Jim (I can promise some lively conversation)
  • 10% discount on signed copies of books by Jim Hinckley (domestic shipping only) 
  • Recognition of your support in promotion of the project in social media network 
  • 10% discount on our travel planning service 

 

Promotional Partner
$50 or more per month
  • Thank you! A promotional partner is greatly appreciated. As our way of saying thank you -
  • Your business, organization, or museum noted as a promotional partner on various platforms including social media, blogs, etc. 
  • Where applicable, Facebook live programs at your business
  • Through limited partnership with MyMarketing Designs, Facebook live programs and other content shared through the Promote Kingman and Promote Route 66 network
  • Listing as a promotional partner, with website link if applicable, on the Jim Hinckley's America blog 
  • Distribution of promotional materials at applicable events attended by Jim Hinckley
  • Inclusion of your business, when applicable, in travel planning assistance provided to tour groups or individuals
  • Feature profile in Mail Chimp campaigns 
  • Product placement where applicable 
  • Distribution of samples or materials during some events, Facebook live programs 
Jim Hinckley's America Sponsor
$750 or more per month
  • listing as a sponsor in blog posts, in presentations, and Facebook live programs as well as advertisement for these programs -
  • exclusive posts for this sponsorship level -
  • Facebook live programs from sponsor business -
  • for business owners or communities, distribution of promotional materials at events and select locations during travels 
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Just 30 patrons takes us to stage one of the equipment upgrade needed to enhance the Facebook live programs and video development.
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So, who exactly is Jim Hinckley and why should you lend support that will enable development of the ultimate Route 66 travel planning portal? Well, Jim Hinckley is the author of 19 books. He is an internationally acclaimed historian, tour development consultant, and speaker.

The envisioned promotional network that will provide everything that a traveler needs to plan the ultimate Route 66 adventure is being developed as a community of partners. With your support, you become a member of this exciting and dynamic partnership.

Jim Hinckley's America was launched with one simple goal; inspire adventure, give people everything they need to plan the ultimate Route 66 odyssey. So, we inspire adventure with a new book. We inspire adventure with photographs of the Mojave Desert at sunset. We inspire an adventure in business ownership or community revitalization with a Facebook live program. We inspire adventure by sharing the story of a community organizer. We inspire adventures in community revitalization with a presentation. We inspire adventure with stories of lost treasure. We inspire adventure with stories about great pie, barbecue, and cold beer. 

The idea was conceived during research for a new book; Route 66: America's Longest Small Town. This project included interviews with adventurers, visionaries,  and countless small business owners such as Nick Adam, owner of the Ariston Cafe, a restaurant his father had started in 1924, and Connie Echols that, working with her sister, had renovated the 1936 Wagon Wheel Motel in Cuba, Missouri along Route 66. With each and every discussion the vision to develop a multifaceted network that incorporated books, video, Facebook live programs, podcasts, blog posts, and other venues to inspire adventure gained clarity. Won't you join us on this grand adventure?

Now, a few examples of how our partnership touches people from throughout the world. 

Shelley Gomez, "Had an amazing dinner and tour around Kingman, AZ courtesy of Mr Jim HInckley. It was amazing to hear his stories and information about the old road and his own personal story as well. If it were up to Alex we would all be out still climbing around the rocks and hills of Kingman. Tomorrow we will get to see a couple more really cool things thanks to Mr Hinckley ... I’m blown away by his generosity. "
Franco Zefferi, "Jim is an inexhaustible source of information on the history and places of route 66 and listen to him while telling the anecdotes linked to this street is an extraordinary experience." 

Sylvie Toullec, "All the pleasure was for Freddy and me to be with you in Kingman. What could be a better guide than you??? You are the best my dear Jim!" 

Meghan Saar, Editor at True West Magazine, "Jim Hinckley is our go-to guy when it comes to ghost towns in the American West. His professionalism is obvious from the published books he has written on the topic, and we enjoy working with him at True West magazine."
Tina Luster, Communications Manager at Sonoma County Tourism Bureau, "Jim provided stories to me when I was editor of "the weekender," a weekly arts and entertainment publication that covered the tri-state area of Nevada, Arizona, and California.
His love of history and automobiles made his feature stories come alive. I also had the pleasure of working with Jim on several stories. Our collaborations became adventures that still make me laugh.
Even with all the fun, Jim's work ethic and integrity meant I was able to publish quality pieces in a timely manner.
I'm proud to be one of the first editors who worked with Jim. If I was in a position to work with Jim again, I would do it in an heart beat."






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Tiers
Patron
$1 or more per month
Thank you! One dollar may not seem like much in the grand scheme of things but your contribution enables us to keep the Facebook live programs rolling, develop new content for the blog posts, provide travel planning assistance, and promote small town America. 

Exclusive patron posts and a standing invitation to Facebook live programs and presentations are just our way of saying thank you. And, if we can coordinate our schedules, you have an invitation to a half price walking tour through the historic business district in Kingman, Arizona. 

Welcome To Jim Hinckley's America
$5 or more per month
  • Posts about travel tips, restaurant and motel reviews, new projects, and pending appearances - 
  • 10% discount on books and DVD's by Jim Hinckley - 
  • 1/2 price Kingman, Arizona district walking tour 
Jim Hinckley's America Travel Club
$10 or more per month
As our way of saying thank you for the support -


  • A copy of 100 Things To Do on Route 66 Before You Die
  • Personal invitations to Jim Hinckley's America events, appearances, presentations, etc. that coincide with your trip
  • When applicable, coffee with Jim
  • When applicable, 1/2 price walking tour through Kingman, Arizona historic district
  • Discounts on books by Jim Hinckley

 

Adventures With Jim
$25 or more per month
 Thank you! With your support we can take Jim Hinckley's America to a new level, and expand the scope or our Facebook live programs
  • Personal invitations to Jim Hinckley's America events, appearances, presentations, etc. that coincide with your trip
  • A weekly invitation for coffee, beer, or, perhaps, fresh ginger ale
  • Access to exclusive posts 
  • An autographed copy of 100 Things to Do on Route 66 Before You Die 
Making Route 66 History
$35 or more per month
 
  • This is our most ambitious project to date - 21 Days of Route 66. We are making plans for 21 Facebook live interviews with business owners, authors, artists, travelers, and Route 66 enthusiasts in 2018. Twenty-one days, Chicago to Los Angeles, 21 interviews plus a few surprises. Each interview will be added to the YouTube channel, each interview will preserve a part of Route 66 history. Lend your support and let's make Route 66 history. 
  • In exchange for your support, exclusive updates on the project 
  • Where applicable, dinner, breakfast, or coffee with Jim (I can promise some lively conversation)
  • 10% discount on signed copies of books by Jim Hinckley (domestic shipping only) 
  • Recognition of your support in promotion of the project in social media network 
  • 10% discount on our travel planning service 

 

Promotional Partner
$50 or more per month
  • Thank you! A promotional partner is greatly appreciated. As our way of saying thank you -
  • Your business, organization, or museum noted as a promotional partner on various platforms including social media, blogs, etc. 
  • Where applicable, Facebook live programs at your business
  • Through limited partnership with MyMarketing Designs, Facebook live programs and other content shared through the Promote Kingman and Promote Route 66 network
  • Listing as a promotional partner, with website link if applicable, on the Jim Hinckley's America blog 
  • Distribution of promotional materials at applicable events attended by Jim Hinckley
  • Inclusion of your business, when applicable, in travel planning assistance provided to tour groups or individuals
  • Feature profile in Mail Chimp campaigns 
  • Product placement where applicable 
  • Distribution of samples or materials during some events, Facebook live programs 
Jim Hinckley's America Sponsor
$750 or more per month
  • listing as a sponsor in blog posts, in presentations, and Facebook live programs as well as advertisement for these programs -
  • exclusive posts for this sponsorship level -
  • Facebook live programs from sponsor business -
  • for business owners or communities, distribution of promotional materials at events and select locations during travels