Get your kicks with me on Route 66

Just because the memories of my big parade day may be fading, that doesn’t


mean my reign is over– it’s far from it!! 


On March 1st, I will be joining Esotouric for its new adventure, “Reyner Banham Loves Los Angeles: Route 66.” I will offer my wise and witty commentary on downtown Covina (all four blocks, woo hoo!), the story of Azusa Pacific University and the famous – and almost destroyed – Azusa Drive-In sign and more.


If you’re extra good, I might even tell you the location of Meth Alley. This small segment of Covina is located on a main thoroughfare and has received its name from the police who patrol it. It will definitely surprise you, as it looks extremely innocuous and, honestly, I’ve never noticed any kind of suspicious activity there except by the cops…


Here’s some information on the tour, please visit for tour summary and more.


Reyner Banham Loves Los Angeles: Route 66 – Saturday March 1st

Mar 1 2008 – 11:00am
Mar 1 2008 – 4:00pm

Instructions for passengers:

There are no paper tickets: your name will be on a list at the bus door. Check in is at 10:30am for a 11am sharp departure from Philippe The Original in downtown Los Angeles, just across from Union Station.


Tickets can be ordered online until the morning of the tour. For last minute bookings, please feel free to call 310-995-4591 after 8am on tour day, and if there are seats available, you can reserve a spot and pay with cash at the bus.


Food and drink are permitted and suggested; no audio or video-taping without permission. We regret that there are no refunds for passengers who miss the bus.


PARKING: There are a couple of pay lots in the immediate vicinity of Philippe’s, along New High Street one block north and parallel to Alameda. Please do not park in the restaurant lot. You may also choose to arrive by train at Union Station, which is a block from the restaurant.


Price: $55.00

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