Swiftcover.com did a survey back in 2010 and it found that 40% of people choosing to cruise Route 66 do so "for motoring adventure" even though it has been removed from official road maps.
But many states still promote their stretches of the old road with "Historic Route 66" signs. Also, a whole industry has sprung up to support those people wanting to drive the Mother Road to relive the American driving dream (that is until these gasoline prices wrecked it).
There are Route 66 guides, maps and even folks making a living off the road.
Di you say Route as in "Root" or the other way?
Way Too Hooked to Turn Back Now. --RoadDog