Jim Hinckley is creating road trip inspiration
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patrons

Route 66 is our primary focus, but this is Jim Hinckley's America. So, we work to provide everything that a community needs for harnessing the power of Route 66 as a catalyst for revitalization and economic development. Linked with this are projects that provide travelers with tools for planning adventures on the back roads and two lane highways of America.

Jim Hinckley's America was born of an epiphany that occurred in 1990. After years of being told that I had a gift for telling people where to go, the decision was made to do so professionally. It began with the writing of feature articles for various publications, and then books (19 to date). Inspiring adventures was quite satisfying but a day job was needed to support the writing habit. 

Then I learned that writing, a blog, presentations, and the use of a social media network could inspire road trips AND enable communities to develop tourism that enhanced road trips. These endeavors could also be used to provide struggling authors, artists, and event organizers with a promotional boost. This was even more satisfying but the day job constrained what I do best - telling people where to go. 

So, I turned to Patreon and asked fans to lend the support needed for me to devote all of my time to the development of projects that inspires road trips and that inspire communities to become destinations for road trippers. 

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


If you didn't attend tonight's Route 66 Meet & Greet with Jim Hinckley's Video & Live Presentation about his trip to Europe and the 2nd International Route 66 Festival, you certainly missed an eye opening experience.
Maybe if enough of you who missed it ask him to please give it again, he might; and you won't want to miss it. I would certainly want to see it again and hear all about the remarkable impact our Route 66 has on people from all over the world. Thank you Jim for providing a truly amazing evening.
STEVEWAGNER
KINGMAN PREMIER PROPERTIES
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 walking tour through the historic business district in Kingman, Arizona at a discounted rate. 

Welcome To Jim Hinckley's America
$5 or more per month

As our of saying thank you we would like to offer a 10% discount on books and DVD's by Jim Hinckley ordered through the Jim Hinckley's America Facebook page, or the website www.jimhinckleysamerica.com When ordering simply note that you are a Patron!  


Jim Hinckley's America Travel Club
$10 or more per month

As our way of saying thank you for the support we would like to offer -


  • A copy of 100 Things To Do on Route 66 Before You Die
  • When applicable, an invitation to have coffee with Jim
  • 10% discount on walking tour through Kingman, Arizona historic district
  • 10% discounts on books by Jim Hinckley ordered through the Jim Hinckley's America Facebook page shop or the website, www.jimhinckleysamerica.com Just note that you are a patron when ordering! 

 

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 of many projects.  As our way of saying thank you - 

  • Personal invitations to Jim Hinckley's America events, appearances, presentations, etc. 
  • An open invitation for coffee, beer, or, perhaps, fresh ginger ale when you are in Kingman, Arizona 
  • An autographed copy of 100 Things to Do on Route 66 Before You Die 
  • A half price walking tour in the historic district of Kingman, Arizona 
  • 10% discount on books by Jim Hinckley when ordered through the Jim Hinckley's America Facebook page store or the website, www.jimhinckleysamerica.com When ordering just note that you are a patron! 
Making Route 66 History
$35 or more per month
 
  • Dinner with Jim, my treat (need minimum two weeks notice to coordinate schedules) 
  • 10% discount on signed copies of books by Jim Hinckley (domestic shipping only) 
  • Free Kingman, Arizona historic district walking tour
  • Access to exclusive patron content 
  • Free autographed copy of 100 Things To Do On Route 66 Before You Die

 

Promotional Partner
$50 or more per month
  • Thank you! A promotional partner is greatly appreciated. As our way of saying thank you -
  • On a rotating schedule your business, organization, or museum is noted as a promotional partner on various platforms including social media, blogs, etc. 
  • Where applicable, Facebook live programs at your business
  • Listing as a promotional partner, with website link if applicable, on the Jim Hinckley's America blog 
  • Distribution of promotional materials from your business at applicable events attended by Jim Hinckley
  • Inclusion of your business, when applicable, in travel planning assistance provided to tour groups or individuals
  • On a rotating schedule your business highlighted in a 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
$1,000 or more per month
  • Limited to four sponsors - 
  • 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 -
  • Where applicable, Facebook live programs from sponsor business -
  • For business owners or communities, distribution of promotional materials at events and select locations during travels - 
  • Addition of your logo to banners for Jim Hinckley's America events, presentations, and programs 
  • Notation of sponsorship in press releases and interviews - 
Goals
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This goal enables us to add new dimensions to the Jim Hinckley's America website, enhance the podcast, and acquire some needed to equipment. 
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Route 66 is our primary focus, but this is Jim Hinckley's America. So, we work to provide everything that a community needs for harnessing the power of Route 66 as a catalyst for revitalization and economic development. Linked with this are projects that provide travelers with tools for planning adventures on the back roads and two lane highways of America.

Jim Hinckley's America was born of an epiphany that occurred in 1990. After years of being told that I had a gift for telling people where to go, the decision was made to do so professionally. It began with the writing of feature articles for various publications, and then books (19 to date). Inspiring adventures was quite satisfying but a day job was needed to support the writing habit. 

Then I learned that writing, a blog, presentations, and the use of a social media network could inspire road trips AND enable communities to develop tourism that enhanced road trips. These endeavors could also be used to provide struggling authors, artists, and event organizers with a promotional boost. This was even more satisfying but the day job constrained what I do best - telling people where to go. 

So, I turned to Patreon and asked fans to lend the support needed for me to devote all of my time to the development of projects that inspires road trips and that inspire communities to become destinations for road trippers. 

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


If you didn't attend tonight's Route 66 Meet & Greet with Jim Hinckley's Video & Live Presentation about his trip to Europe and the 2nd International Route 66 Festival, you certainly missed an eye opening experience.
Maybe if enough of you who missed it ask him to please give it again, he might; and you won't want to miss it. I would certainly want to see it again and hear all about the remarkable impact our Route 66 has on people from all over the world. Thank you Jim for providing a truly amazing evening.
STEVEWAGNER
KINGMAN PREMIER PROPERTIES
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 walking tour through the historic business district in Kingman, Arizona at a discounted rate. 

Welcome To Jim Hinckley's America
$5 or more per month

As our of saying thank you we would like to offer a 10% discount on books and DVD's by Jim Hinckley ordered through the Jim Hinckley's America Facebook page, or the website www.jimhinckleysamerica.com When ordering simply note that you are a Patron!  


Jim Hinckley's America Travel Club
$10 or more per month

As our way of saying thank you for the support we would like to offer -


  • A copy of 100 Things To Do on Route 66 Before You Die
  • When applicable, an invitation to have coffee with Jim
  • 10% discount on walking tour through Kingman, Arizona historic district
  • 10% discounts on books by Jim Hinckley ordered through the Jim Hinckley's America Facebook page shop or the website, www.jimhinckleysamerica.com Just note that you are a patron when ordering! 

 

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 of many projects.  As our way of saying thank you - 

  • Personal invitations to Jim Hinckley's America events, appearances, presentations, etc. 
  • An open invitation for coffee, beer, or, perhaps, fresh ginger ale when you are in Kingman, Arizona 
  • An autographed copy of 100 Things to Do on Route 66 Before You Die 
  • A half price walking tour in the historic district of Kingman, Arizona 
  • 10% discount on books by Jim Hinckley when ordered through the Jim Hinckley's America Facebook page store or the website, www.jimhinckleysamerica.com When ordering just note that you are a patron! 
Making Route 66 History
$35 or more per month
 
  • Dinner with Jim, my treat (need minimum two weeks notice to coordinate schedules) 
  • 10% discount on signed copies of books by Jim Hinckley (domestic shipping only) 
  • Free Kingman, Arizona historic district walking tour
  • Access to exclusive patron content 
  • Free autographed copy of 100 Things To Do On Route 66 Before You Die

 

Promotional Partner
$50 or more per month
  • Thank you! A promotional partner is greatly appreciated. As our way of saying thank you -
  • On a rotating schedule your business, organization, or museum is noted as a promotional partner on various platforms including social media, blogs, etc. 
  • Where applicable, Facebook live programs at your business
  • Listing as a promotional partner, with website link if applicable, on the Jim Hinckley's America blog 
  • Distribution of promotional materials from your business at applicable events attended by Jim Hinckley
  • Inclusion of your business, when applicable, in travel planning assistance provided to tour groups or individuals
  • On a rotating schedule your business highlighted in a 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
$1,000 or more per month
  • Limited to four sponsors - 
  • 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 -
  • Where applicable, Facebook live programs from sponsor business -
  • For business owners or communities, distribution of promotional materials at events and select locations during travels - 
  • Addition of your logo to banners for Jim Hinckley's America events, presentations, and programs 
  • Notation of sponsorship in press releases and interviews -