The Two-Lane Adventure: Celebrating our highways of yesteryear...And the Joys of Driving them Today!
Celebrating our two-lane highways of yesteryear...and the joys of driving them today!

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About us

Welcome classic highway enthusiast! We're taking the ultimate road trip, and we'd like to take you along. Whether you tend to burn rubber, or you prefer to stop and smell the coffee, we'll show you what's out there to help you plan your next adventure. AMERICAN ROAD® is your armchair guide to the back roads of North America-complete with breathtaking photography and tales that will make you laugh out loud.

What is AMERICAN ROAD®?
What types of articles are in AMERICAN ROAD®?
May I see a sample issue?
Can you mail me information?
May I order a subscription on-line?
May I order a gift subscription on-line?
Where may I purchase AMERICAN ROAD® off the shelf?
What is the Founder's Club?
What are the AMERICAN ROAD® Forums?
What is the AMERICAN ROAD® E-newsletter?
When do issues mail to subscribers?
I've moved. How do I change my subscription address?
Are back issues available?
What is the AMERICAN ROAD® Affiliate Program?
Does AMERICAN ROAD® publish books?
Where may I purchase AMERICAN ROAD® merchandise?
How may I advertise in AMERICAN ROAD®?
How may I obtain a media kit?
How do I obtain a copy of your Writer's Guide?
I need a speaker for an event. Can you help?
I still have questions! Help me.

What is AMERICAN ROAD®?

AMERICAN ROAD® is a quarterly, all-color, 84-page magazine that celebrates America's two-lane highways and the people and places that make them great.

What types of articles are in AMERICAN ROAD®?

The AMERICAN ROAD® staff collectively boasts more than 100 years in professional travel writing experience. With that record, it's small wonder that each issue of AMERICAN ROAD® is packed bumper-to-bumper with "the best of the best" in road-travel reading. When we choose our features stories, we do so with one goal in mind: to put you in the driver's seat and send you rolling down America’s back roads—to the mom-and-pop cafes, the small towns glowing with neon, and the people and personalities who make each journey worthwhile. Our recurring departments—Thinkin' Lincoln; Along the Yellowstone Trail; Our National Road; One to 101; The Playground Trail; and 66 Kicks—are penned by road scholars who are nationally lauded for their knowledge. Add to this our interviews with highway preservationists and road legends, the traditional beauty of any Mock Turtle Press publication, and you have the perfect magazine for historic travelers, nostalgia buffs, and anyone who believes America is worth exploring. Quite simply, there exists no other magazine like AMERICAN ROAD®.

May I see a sample issue of AMERICAN ROAD®?

Yes. Click HERE to view excerpts from an issue of AMERICAN ROAD®. A Flash viewer is required. 

Can you mail me information?

Certainly. We would be happy to send you an informational brochure. Send your request to sales@americanroadmagazine.com. Or phone 1-877-285-5434. If we are assisting other callers, please leave a message requesting a brochure and provide us with your name and address.

May I order a subscription on-line?

Yes. Hit click HERE, and you will be walked through the steps to subscribe. A confirmation e-mail will be sent to you. If you do not receive such a confirmation within 7 days, please e-mail sales@americanroadmagazine.com to ensure that your electronic order was received.

May I order a gift subscription on-line?

Yes. When you subscribe, simply provide the name and address of the individual to whom the subscription should be sent. We are happy to mail or e-mail a gift notice for you at no charge. Send an e-mail to sales@americanroadmagazine.com with your gift letter request and any special message we should include.

Where can I buy AMERICAN ROAD® off the shelf?

AMERICAN ROAD® is generally available at the end of February, May, August, and November in major bookstores (Barnes & Noble, Hastings, Books-A-Million, WalMart, etc.) and at privately-owned newsstands around the country. Find a retail outlet near you.

What is the AMERICAN ROAD® Founder's Club?

Membership is now closed. Anyone who subscribed to AMERICAN ROAD® before December 31, 2003, automatically became a member of the AMERICAN ROAD® Founder's Club. They will receive discounts on select products from John Claar's Hitching Post.

What are the AMERICAN ROAD® FORUMS?

The AMERICAN ROAD® FORUMS are free on-line forums open to anyone with a love of historic roads. As a member of the group, you will have the opportunity to post your own travel stories and interact with other classic highway hounds worldwide! To join or learn more, click HERE.

What is the AMERICAN ROAD® E-newsletter?

The AMERICAN ROAD® E-newsletter is a free, quarterly, electronic newsletter sent to subscribers and others who wish to receive it. The newsletter is typically sent in March, June, September, and December. It contains additional bits of road news, and trivia contests for free prizes. If you are not a subscriber and wish to receive the e-newsletter click HERE.

When do issues mail to subscribers?

Primary mailings to subscribers occur in February, May, August, and November. Subscribers should expect issues to arrive in these or the subsequent months. In addition, we schedule supplemental mailings at the six-week mark between primary mailings. Anyone subscribing after the cutoff date for these mailings will see their subscription start with the subsequent issue.

I've moved. How do I change my subscription address?

To receive AMERICAN ROAD® without interruption, address changes must be received by the 15th of the month prior to our primary mailing for any issue. Notify us of your address change via e-mail at addresschange@americanroadmagazine.com; by telephone at 1-877-285-5434; or via US mail at AMERICAN ROAD, PO Box 46519, Mt. Clemens, MI 48046.

Are back issues available?

Limited numbers of some back issues of AMERICAN ROAD® may be available. They retail for $4.95 plus $2.50 for shipping and handling and $9.95 for autographed copies. Back issues are available only through AMERICAN ROAD®. Please call us, visit our on-line store, or email sales@americanroadmagazine.com for the availability status of any particular issue.
To view an index of content included in back issues of AMERICAN ROAD®, click HERE.

What is the AMERICAN ROAD® Affiliate Program?

Click on the AFFILIATE text in the menu bar at the bottom of the home page for detailed information regarding our Affiliate Program.

Does AMERICAN ROAD® publish books?

Mock Turtle Press, the publisher of AMERICAN ROAD®, publishes books. Executive Editor Thomas Repp has written Route 66: The Empires of Amusement and Route 66: The Romance of the West. Romance, in fact, was selected by the Los Angeles Times as one of the best books of 2002. Click HERE to read more. Find out more about our new release, Country Stores in North Carolina, photographed by Disney artist Tony Craig, click HERE. For more information, call toll free: 1-877-285-5434 x1.

How can I purchase AMERICAN ROAD® merchandise?

AMERICAN ROAD® offers a fine selection of travel books and products through John Claar's Hitching Post. To get there, click the STORE button on the menu bar of home page or click HERE. Select the "buy now" button next to the product that you wish to purchase —or you may call 1-877-285-5434, or e-mail sales@americanroadmagazine.com

How can I advertise in AMERICAN ROAD®?

Select the ADVERTISING button on the menu bar for information regarding advertising in AMERICAN ROAD® or click HERE. Preview our current issue.

How can I obtain a media kit?

Select the ADVERTISING button on the menu bar of the home page or click HERE for media kits and rate cards. Members of the media may visit our Press Room by clicking HERE for a media kit, images, media releases and more. You may also contact us at our toll-free number 1-877-285-5434 with your request for a media kit.

How can I get a copy of your Writers' Guide?

Click on the link marked WRITER'S GUIDELINES on the bottom of the page for a copy of our Writers' Guide in PDf format. Be advised that the editorial lead time for AMERICAN ROAD® is nine to twelve months.

I need a speaker for an event. Can you help?

Yes. Our staff and authors are frequent speakers at events and conferences. For additional information select the SERVICES link below or click HERE. You may also contact us toll-free at 1-877-285-5434.

I still have questions. Help me!

Contact us at 1-877-285-5434, (206)-369-5782 or sales@americanroadmagazine.com.