Jim Hinckley – Author & Legends of America Contributor

Author Jim Hinckley

Legends of America is proud to work with award-winning Author and Photographer James (Jim) Hinckley as a contributor to our website. Here, you will find articles written by Jim, including unique content that can only be found on Legends of America and many of his professional photographs that are available for photo prints and editorial downloads.

Jim Hinckley is a former Associate Editor of Cars and Parts Magazine, the author of multiple books, and a lover of the Great Southwest and Route 66. Jim’s writing and photography are a perfect match for our readers at Legends Of America.

Even though he was born in North Carolina, Jim says he’s a product of the desert southwest, where he currently lives with his wife Judy in Arizona. As a husband and wife photography team, the Hinckleys have a lengthy and colorful resume of work appearing in magazines, books, corporate websites, and promotional materials.

In a short autobiography, Jim writes:

“After years of having friends and associates tell me that I was blessed with a gift for telling folks where to go, and with support from my loving wife, I began writing about my passion for lost highways, the road less traveled, the special places found along the way, and the vintage vehicles that once traveled them. To date, this grand adventure has manifested in the form of eight books, more than 1000 feature articles for a wide array of publications, including Old Cars Weekly, Classic Auto Restorer, Hemmings Classic Car, The Kingman Daily Miner and American Road, and even an interview with Jay Leno. In addition, I write my website chronicling the life of a starving artist on Route 66 and wrote a monthly column profiling the independent thinkers of the American auto industry for Cars & Parts magazine. It is my sincere hope that you find my books and articles an inspiration for overcoming obstacles, discovering the joy that comes from seeking the road less traveled, and are inspired to make a road trip or two.”

In 2013, Jim started “Jim Hinckley’s America,” which began as a weekly radio show on Alamo AM 1230 in New Mexico. Jim Hinckley’s America chronicles the grand adventure on Route 66 and the road less traveled. He is also now heavily involved in his home base of Kingman, Arizona, with Promote Kingman.

Legends of America is also proud to present Jim Hinckley’s America in Photos, now available for photo prints and editorial downloads through Legends Photo Print Shop HERE!.

Jim’s Articles on Legends:

Two Heads are Better than One (The Stanley Twins)

Frontier Era Time Capsule– (Johnson Canyon Rail Tunnel)

In the Beginning (Automotive Pioneers)

Bathtubs, Birdcages & Chevrolet (Automotive Gold Rush)

Jackson – The Other Detroit

King of the Road (The Continental Era)

In Praise of Eccentricity (The Thin Line between Progressive and Insanity in American Auto History)

Introducing America’s Most Modern Automobile – In 1773

One Foot in the Stirrup and One on the Throttle (The Race to Gain Public Interest in Motor Vehicles)

Dawning of a New Age (Setting the Stage for the Battle of the Titans)

Optimistic Pessimism and Myopic Visionaries – (Automobile Evolution)

Selling The Sizzle – Automotive Advertising

Rise of an Empire (Morris Markin and Checker Motors)

William Galloway (The Galloway Farm and Auto Empire)

See our Jim Hinckley Photo Gallery HERE

Jim Online:

Jim Hinckley’s America – Route 66 Chronicles

Jim’s Face Book Page

Jim on Good Reads