Mike Marino is an author and freelance writer of travel and classic car culture. In past lives he has been a rock n' roll dj in San Francisco and founder of the Experimental Theater Workshop in Detroit, Michigan. He's lived in in a treehouse in Honolulu and Haight Ashbury in San Francisco. He's also lived the Rocky Mountain highlife in Colorado and amidst the puffins of Bar Harbor, Maine where "chowdah" is king! In his spare time he is carving hiking sticks and creates nautical art from driftwood that embody the nautical spirit of the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean.
He has traveled Route 66 from stem to stern when it actually was Route 66 back in the day (hitch hiking) and hs also traveled in Europe, primarily his favorite haunts in London and Amsterdam. Photography (with film!) and backpacking are favorite modes of relaxation along with collecting Hula Dashboard ornaments and turning scrap automotive metal into welded works of low brow art. Hubcaps rock!
Mikes book, "The Roadhead Chronicles" not only explores the rock n' roll sub-culture of the 1950's and 1960's but also has a section that include articles on Mike's travels to offbeat locales such as UFO and James Dean Festivals, Cadillac Ranch and the Rocky Mountain Oyster Festival in Colorado. The book is available through Barnes & Noble, Target Stores, Little Professor and over 5,000 other locations worldwide including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, The United Kingdom, France, Germany, Netherlands and Japan.
Visit Mike's site at: The Roadhead Chronicles
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