Dave Darby, Executive Director of the Iowa U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association, and the author of The Lonesome Highway: Your Guide to the Original Highway 6, sat for an on-camera interview and talked about the two-lane highway that is his passion.
"Having grown up on Highway 6 in Davenport, Iowa, I watched many changes take place. Businesses came and went," Darby said. "The more I study Route 6, the more history, and more special people, places, and things I discover."
Darby had just returned from a two-week Highway 6 (also known as the Grand Old Highway) road trip east to Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
"To really see America, and get the stories, and meet new friends along the way, you have to get off the interstate and take the road less traveled," Darby said. "Find those hidden treasures. Highway 6 invites you to slow down, take in the scenery, and rekindle your love of driving."
River to River: Iowa's Forgotten Highway 6 will guide viewers on a nostalgic classic car journey through yesterday's soda shops, filling stations, general stores, drive-ins, and roadside attractions. The documentary is slated for release in 2012.
The U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association is a Not-for-profit IRS 501 (c) (3) "Public Charity" Corporation dedicated to the economic development and cultural preservation of inner cities, small towns and rural communities located along all 3,652 miles of the Grand Old Highway.