KINGMAN, AZ (November 23, 2021) – Distinguished Route 66 Historian & Author Jim Hinckley will be holding a book signing at Antares Point Visitor Center on Saturday, December 18, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Jim has authored 19 historical Route 66 book and will is scheduled to release his newest book “Here We Are … On Route 66” in January of 2022. Jim’s books will be available for purchase during the event.
During the book signing, Antares Point will be offering our new line of fresh hot homemade soups along with hot coffee.
About Jim Hinckley
Jim has shared his passion fortravel and the people met along the way, automotive history, and a lifelong association with Route 66 through nineteen books, countless feature articles, and international presentations. (Bio from Murder and Mayhem on the Main Street of America by Jim Hinckley)
About Antares Point
Antares Point Visitor Center & Gift Shop is located on the longest curve on Route 66 at 9855 AZ-66, Kingman, AZ 86401 (between Valley Vista and Hackberry at mile marker 75). Originally built as a Shell gas station, restaurant, and land sales office. Purchased by local artist Gregg Arnold 20 years ago, it is now visitor center and gift shop for those traveling along the longest intact stretch of Route 66. Antares Point is also home to Giganticus Headicus a 14-foot-tall green tiki head and the Guardian of Route 66 a 16 foot tall statue.
About the Guardian of Route 66
The thought and inspiration behind the Guardian is the rebirth of route 66 that we see all up and down route 66 and especially in Kingman.
With her “follow me” optical illusion eyes, what better to symbolize the Mother Road than a powerful woman made from the pieces of what makes Route 66.
She is comprised of scrap metal, camels, cars, motorcycles, donkeys, route 66 shields, peace signs, kokopellis, and of course a little Giganticus Headicus lol.
Hopefully she’s an inspiration that what has been can be again, pieces of the past can be reshaped into the fabric of the future, and that everything and everyone deserves a second chance. Reshape the pieces of your past into a bright shiny future.