Frequently Asked Questions
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. For your convenience, we’ve listed the answers to frequently asked questions.
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 online?
May I order a gift subscription online?
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.
AMERICAN ROAD® is a quarterly, all-color, 100-page magazine that celebrates America’s two-lane highways and the people and places that make them great.
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 feature 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, and 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®.
Yes. Click HERE to view excerpts from an issue of AMERICAN ROAD®. A Flash viewer is required.
Certainly. We would be happy to send you an informational brochure. Send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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 two business days, please e-mail email@example.com to ensure that your electronic order was received.
Yes. When you subscribe, simply select “Give a Gift” and provide the name and address of the individual to whom the subscription should be sent in the “Gift Recipient” fields. We are happy to mail or e-mail a gift notice for you at no charge. To request a gift notice, check the box to “Send a Gift Email.”
AMERICAN ROAD® is generally available at the end of March, June, September, and December 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.
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 our souvenir store, John Claar’s Hitching Post.
The AMERICAN ROAD® FORUMS are free online 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! Join for free or learn more, click HERE.
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 April, July, October, and January. 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.
Primary mailings to subscribers occur in late March, late June, late September, and late December. 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.
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. Click HERE to sign in and change your address and manage your subscription. Alternatively, you may notify us of your address change via our online chat, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; telephone: 1-877-285-5434 x1; or via US mail: AMERICAN ROAD, PO Box 46519; Mt. Clemens, MI 48046.
Limited numbers of some back issues of AMERICAN ROAD® may be available. They retail for $9.95 each. Back issues are available only through AMERICAN ROAD®. Please call us, visit our online store, or email email@example.com for the availability status of any particular issue.
To view an index of content included in back issues of AMERICAN ROAD®, click HERE.
Click on the AFFILIATE text in the menu bar at the bottom of the home page for detailed information regarding our Affiliate Program.
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. To find out more about Country Stores in North Carolina, photographed by Disney artist Tony Craig, click HERE. For more information, call toll-free: 1-877-285-5434 x1.
AMERICAN ROAD® offers a fine selection of travel books and products through our online store, John Claar’s Hitching Post. To get there, click the SOUVENIRS button here or on the menu bar of the home page. Select the “buy now” button next to the product that you wish to purchase—or you may call 1-877-285-5434 x1, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Writers must submit a query along with resume, published clips, and sample images to demonstrate how the proposed article might be illustrated. Please be advised that AMERICAN ROAD® is put together by theme. We strongly recommend that individuals familiarize themselves with AMERICAN ROAD’s style prior to submitting a query.
In general, authors will undergo a trial period before being assigned any articles exceeding five hundred words in length.
Our editorial lead time for AMERICAN ROAD® is nine to twelve months.
Yes. Our staff and authors are frequent speakers at events and conferences. Contact us toll-free at 1-877-285-5434.