William Flood is a freelance historian and writer from Columbus, Ohio interested in twentieth-century commercial culture. He’s been called an “evangelist” for retro Americana, promoting the icons of mid-century popular culture including historic roads, old diners, vintage motels, and glowing neon. He has written numerous articles and spoken on subjects such as Route 66 and the National Road, roadside architecture, tiki culture, and 1950's modernism. He is the author of Images of America: Whitehall Ohio. Bill serves as the president of the Whitehall Historical Society which was once home to the famed Kahiki Polynesian restaurant. Bill is also the creator/moderator of the Tiki Ohio Facebook group which is dedicated to tiki enthusiasts in Ohio and surrounding states, and the founder of NeonRoadtrip.